OGR Paper suits microwave popcorn bag applications.

Press Release Summary:

With oil and grease resistance (OGR), GlazeArmor™ Micro provides aggressive grease holdout for inner and outer ply layers of microwave popcorn bags. This bleached, uncoated, machine-glazed paper offers kit grease resistance levels ranging from Kit 6–12 while supporting runnability and performance for high-speed bag converting and popcorn packing and filling operations.

Original Press Release:

Verso Offers Microwave Popcorn Bag Producers an Attractive New Option with GlazeArmor(TM) Micro Papers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), a leading producer of flexible packaging, technical, and label and converting papers, today introduced GlazeArmor™ Micro, a bleached, uncoated machine-glazed paper with oil and grease resistance (OGR) that is specifically designed for microwave popcorn bag applications.

The latest addition to Verso's GlazeArmor™ family of lightweight uncoated machine-glazed OGR papers, GlazeArmor™ Micro provides aggressive grease holdout for both inner and outer ply layers of microwave popcorn bags, offering kit grease resistance levels ranging from Kit 6 to 12 and excellent runnability and performance for high-speed bag converting and popcorn packing and filling operations.

"Our GlazeArmor™ Micro papers excel in the critical areas that matter most to microwave popcorn brands seeking high performance OGR paper options – quality, performance and run-to-run consistency," said Mike Weinhold, Verso Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development. "We deliver these American-made papers with the same level of highly personalized customer service, experienced technical resources and overall attention to detail that customers have come to expect from Verso."

The GlazeArmor™ product family is an integral part of Verso's broader portfolio of machine-glazed laminating and converting papers designed for flexible packaging applications. Featuring OGR levels ranging from Kit 5 to Kit 12, the GlazeArmor™ line offers excellent runnability, converting performance and multiple perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-free chemistries, all key performance requirements for end-use applications such as sandwich and deli wraps, foodservice liners, microwave popcorn bags and laminated food pouches.

The GlazeArmor™ product line, including GlazeArmor™ Micro, is produced on paper machine No. 5 at Verso's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, and offers several basis weights, ranging from 15.5 lb. to 33 lb. (3000 sq. ft.), each optimized for specific end uses. According to Jason Handel, Verso Group Vice President of Product Development and Technical Sales, "The No. 5 paper machine has a long-standing reputation for producing OGR papers with outstanding quality and consistent performance. The GlazeArmor™ product line is no exception."

For more information on GlazeArmor™ or other products in Verso's broad specialty papers offering, email specialtypapers@versoco.com or visit versoco.com/specialtypapers.

About Verso

Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. The leading North American producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users. For more information, visit us online at versoco.com.

CONTACT: Cory Boettcher, Brand Manager, Specialty Papers, 715-345-8046, cory.boettcher@versoco.com

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