Protective Packaging suits long-duration shipments.

Press Release Summary:

Microfoam® ORCA(TM) Wrap and Astro-Foam® ORCA(TM) Wrap feature protective sheet foam laminations with ventilation holes. Wraps reduce damaged goods, resist scratching, and offer breathability, which minimizes condensation and keeps moisture away from product. Microfoam® Wrap features 1/10th in., polypropylene foam laminated to .8 mil polyethylene film. Astro-Foam® Wrap is made from 3/16 in., low-density polyethylene laminated to .8 mil polyethylene film.

Original Press Release:

Pactiv Launches ORCA(TM) Wraps Packaging Line

Lake Forest, Ill. (September 24, 2002)- Pactiv Corporation (NYSE:
PTV) is launching a new breathable, protective packaging line under the ORCA(TM) brand name.

Microfoam® ORCA(TM) Wrap and Astro-Foam® ORCA(TM) Wrap feature
new highly protective sheet foam laminations from Pactiv, in which ventilation holes have been added. The line is targeted for longer-duration shipments (such as cross-country or overseas) where ventilation is ideal.

The ORCA(TM) wrap line reduces damaged goods, resists scratching and
offers breathability, which minimizes condensation and keeps moisture away from the product.

The Microfoam®R ORCA(TM) Wrap features a 1/10th-inch, polypropylene
foam laminated to a .8 -mil polyethylene film. The white foam/grey film product offers higher tear strength and better tensile and elongation properties than competitive products. This results in a more durable wrap for longer-duration applications. Additionally, it is more pliable and easier to handle while offering superior coefficient of friction. It is ideal for wood-based products or those requiring a high degree of scratch resistance.

Astro-Foam® ORCA(TM) Wrap is made from 3/16-inch, low-density
polyethylene laminated to a .8-mil polyethylene film. It is available in a grey foam/grey film combination ideally suited for applications needing an emphasis on cushioning vs. scratch resistance.

Additional applications for the ORCA(TM) Wrap line include furniture, appliances, moving/storage applications, etc.

Microfoam® ORCA(TM) Wrap's 60-inch x 250-foot bundle weighs 13.5 lbs. while the same size bundle of Astro-Foam® ORCA(TM) wrap weighs just under 28 lbs. The diameters of the rolls are 22- and 28-inches, respectively.

With sales of $2.8 billion, 13,000 employees and operations in 13
countries, Pactiv is a market leader in three growth sectors of the packaging industry: Consumer Products, with the Hefty® brand, Foodservice/Food Packaging, and Protective and Flexible Packaging. With the broadest range of products in the specialty packaging industry, the company derives more than 80 percent of its revenues from market sectors in which it holds the No. 1 or No. 2 position. For more information about Pactiv, log on to the company's web site at

Please forward sales inquiries to:
Protective Marketing Dept.
Pactiv Corporation
1900 West Field Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 482-8812
Phone: (877) 692-6163 (toll free)
Fax: (847) 482-4529

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