All-Polyester Lidding promotes downstream recyclability.

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StreamOne(TM) is engineered to replace traditional mixed-polymer laminates without sacrificing performance when sealing to PET/PETG trays. Available in thickness from 1-2 mil, with 1 mil PET and .5 mil proprietary polyester peelable sealant, lidding features 100% polyester construction that enables product to be recycled in number one stream along with tray. Tamper-evident feature, included, turns white at point of contact with tray when it is removed without leaving residue on flange.



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Rollprint Launches StreamOne(TM) Polyester Lidding to Aid Downstream Recyclability, Source Reduction



Addison, Ill.-(October 5, 2009)-Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. is launching a high performance, 100% polyester lidding alternative for medical, pharmaceutical and food applications. Called StreamOne(TM) lidding, the structure uses as much as 50% less material and helps companies meet recycling waste stream objectives.

StreamOne(TM) has been engineered to replace traditional mixed-polymer laminates without sacrificing performance when sealing to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) trays. Because the material is made entirely from polyester, it can be recycled in the "number one" stream, along with the tray. Traditional laminated combinations can only go in the "number seven" or "other" stream.

Additionally, StreamOne(TM) lidding represents a downguage of 50% when compared to traditional structures. (These structures are typically 2.5 mils thick, comprised of .5 mil polyester and 2 to 3 mils of sealant.) StreamOne lidding is available in thickness between 1 and 2 mils, with 1 mil PET and .5 mil proprietary polyester peelable sealant.

"Our customers have been requesting a material that is easier to recycle while still meeting performance requirements. StreamOne(TM) lidding does exactly that," explains Dwane Hahn, director of sales and marketing, Rollprint. "Also, because we are using less material, StreamOne(TM) lidding typically offers cost reduction greater than 15 percent.

Like many of Rollprint's other structures, StreamOne(TM) lidding has been engineered with a wide sealing window to run on horizontal form-fill-seal units. The lid also has a tamper-evident feature. It turns white at the point of contact with the tray when it is removed without leaving residue on the flange.

Stream One® lidding is ideal for a broad spectrum of gamma-sterilized medical device products such as catheters, syringes, IV connector sets, etc. It can also be used for a variety of consumer goods in PET/PETG trays, such as razors, as well as food applications such as frozen meals.

About Rollprint Packaging Products
With manufacturing facilities near Chicago, IL, Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. is a worldwide supplier of packaging materials for the healthcare and food industries. The
company offers a complete range of flexible, heat-sealable materials incorporating film, foil, Tyvek® and paper. Structures can be designed to accommodate any sterilization method. Available in rollstock, pouches and die-cut lids, Rollprint's materials can meet the needs of most peelable, chemical resistant and barrier applications.

The company has also formed Alliantz Flexible Packaging Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between itself and Acme Packaging Co. (Pte) Ltd., Singapore. Headquartered in Singapore, Alliantz has been formed to serve the flexible packaging supply needs of Southeast Asia and China.

Rollprint is respected throughout the packaging industry for its heat-sealable, peelable rollstock and pouch technology, as well as its ClearFoil® ultra-high barrier transparent laminates, Allegro® peelable sealants and ClearForm® forming webs. Rollprint has supplied flexible packaging materials into healthcare, industrial and food end-use applications for more than 50 years. Additional information can be obtained at www.rollprint.com.

Please forward sales inquiries to:
Dwane Hahn
Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.
320 S. Stewart Ave.
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (512) 869-6620
Email: dhahn@rollprint.com

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