Fire Retardant Tape targets transportation applications.

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Free of halogen and polybrominated biphenyls, single-coated SealDry(TM) FR Tape features flame-retardant, hydrophobic acrylic adhesive that is aggressive yet repositionable and leaves no residue. Flame-retardant, self-extinguishing properties are in both backing and adhesive. Available in 6.1 mils thickness, tape provides abrasion resistance and corrosion protection while sealing against moisture and debris ingression for aerospace, transportation, and automotive applications.



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New Halogen-Free, Fire Retardant SealDry(TM) FR Tape



New Halogen-Free, Fire Retardant SealDry(TM) FR Tape Seals the Deal Against Moisture and Debris Ingression for Aerospace, Transportation, and Automotive Applications

Outstanding environmental attributes offer distinct advantages and meet or exceed industry standards.

Franklin, MA - November 2, 2009 - In response to the growing regulatory pressure for tapes to be both environmentally friendly and standard compliant, the Patco® Performance Engineered Tapes product group of Berry Plastics is pleased to introduce SealDry(TM) FR Tape, patented technology for the first halogen-free and fire retardant tape that meets the demanding interior moisture barrier applications for the aircraft, rail, freight and automotive industries.

Developed by Patco, an industry leader of performance engineered tapes, SealDry(TM) FR Tape has been optimally produced with transportation applications in mind. As a single-coated substrate, this next generation tape is unique, lightweight, and tough. The flame-retardant, hydrophobic acrylic adhesive is aggressive yet repositionable and leaves no residue. It is ideal for use as floor seam protection for wet areas such as galleys, seat track protection, moisture protection in cargo areas, abrasion resistance, and corrosion protection.

Also referred to as Patco 9425FR, SealDry(TM) FR Tape is free of polybrominated biphenyls and is environmentally friendly. The flame-retardant, self-extinguishing properties are in both the backing and adhesive. By eliminating the toxins typically associated with a flame retardant tape, SealDry(TM) FR Tape is able to meet and even exceed industry standards and boast environmental advantages. SealDry(TM) FR Tape has already received the endorsement of the aerospace industry with several key industry approvals, including: Boeing BMS 8-346B Type I Class 3; FAR 25.853(a); and EU 76/769/EEC. The tape is available for additional industry approvals.

"Producing tapes that meet the standards for various transportation applications has always been necessary. In today's world, it is the evolving needs in response to economic and environmental interests that require a new thinking regarding backings and adhesives in combination with excellent raw materials and disciplined engineering. Because Patco specializes in tape engineering, our R&D team is very responsive in new product development and is able to deliver a different kind of product," says Mr. Ernie Giordano, Director of Sales and Marketing, Patco. "We are very pleased with both the physical properties and performance attributes offered in SealDry(TM) FR Tape. By delivering a lightweight, interior-grade, moisture barrier, corrosion protection tape that is halogen-free, fire-retardant, and performance-driven, Patco has once again established a new industry benchmark," he adds.

SealDry(TM) FR Tape has a thickness of 6.1 mils and a weight of 5.0 oz per square yard. It is manufactured in a 9001:2008 certified facility by Berry Plastics Corporation and is available for immediate shipment. For further information or a product sample, please contact Mr. Ernie Giordano at 508.918.1684 or email PatcoTapeProducts@berryplastics.com.

About Berry Plastics

Berry Plastics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Berry Plastics is a major producer of a wide range of products, including open top and closed top packaging, polyethylene-based plastic films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, packaging, heat-shrinkable coatings, specialty laminates, and FIBCs. The company's 13,000 plus customers range from large multinational corporations to small local businesses. Based in Evansville, Indiana, the company has more than 60 manufacturing facilities worldwide and nearly 13,400 employees. For more information, please visit www.berryplastics.com.

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