Protective Packaging System creates void-fill pillows.

Press Release Summary:

Pactiv Air 5000(TM) creates on-demand void fill pillows using ambient air and internal electric fan. Portable unit operates at rate of 50 fpm, and offers adjustable cushion fill pressure. It can be used as bench-top or stand-alone unit or in conjunction with portable stand and Air Binz(TM) replenishing containers. Product accommodates 8, 10, and 12 in. film widths, and bag lengths can be 6 or 8 in. To produce on-demand cushioning wrap, 12 in. roll width is used.

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Portable Pactiv Air 5000(TM) Creates Void-fill Pillows Faster

Lake Forest, Ill. (March 5, 2003)-Pactiv Corporation (NYSE: PTV) announces the launch of the Pactiv Air 5000(TM) protective packaging system. The latest addition to the Pactiv Air(TM) line creates on-demand void fill pillows faster and more portable than ever before.

The unit uses ambient air and an internal electric fan. This eliminates the need for an external air supply-such as a compressor-making the unit truly portable. All that is necessary is an electric power source.

An additional benefit is that the Pactiv Air 5000(TM) offers faster operating speeds. The unit operates at a rate of 50 feet per minutes, enabling it to keep up with high-demand packaging situations.

Pactiv Air 5000(TM) can be used as a bench-top, stand-alone unit or in conjunction with a portable stand and Air Binz(TM) replenishing containers. The unit is ideal for applications requiring both speed and protective packaging flexibility.

The Pactiv Air 5000(TM) can accommodate three different film widths- 8-, 10- or 12-inches. Bag lengths can be either 6- or 8-inches. To produce on-demand cushioning wrap, a 12-inch roll width is used.

Because void-fill is created "on-demand," inventory and warehousing requirements for preformed cushioning materials are minimized. Further, the cushions are extremely lightweight which has a positive effect on shipping costs and disposal. (When cushions are deflated, the material reduces down to 1% of the inflated volume.)

Additionally, the Pactiv Air 5000 is compact which enables it to easily fit into any packaging operation-large or small. The unit is also easy to operate by simply loading the film and starting machine. Cushion fill pressure also is adjustable.

The variable film rollstock features an improved structure, which offers superior sealing. There is also more packaging void fill per roll by eliminating "skirt" loss.

Pactiv Corporation (NYSE: PTV) is a leading producer of specialty packaging products. With sales of $2.9 billion, 13,500 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. For more information about Pactiv, visit 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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