SCA Packaging North America Brings Expertise Together


NA companies exhibiting together for the first time at PACK EXPO 2006

DeKalb, IL (September 20, 2006) - SCA Packaging North America will be exhibiting as a single, unified company for the first time at PACK EXPO International 2006 trade show, October 29 - November 2, McCormick Place Convention Center, Booth # S-1466. New developments in consumer, protective and temperature-assured packaging as well as new packaging equipment will demonstrate the comprehensive solutions the company now offers.

"Our booth focuses on the advantages our unified company brings to the marketplace and most importantly, our customers," said Andy MacLeod, vice president of sales and marketing. "We're now able to offer our customers consumer, protective and temperature-assured packaging solutions all from one vendor. They also benefit from the operational efficiencies our combined forces make possible: increased speed to market and the highest quality packaging solutions in the industry."

New products the company will introduce at the show include:

SCA Consumer Packaging
AERGO(TM) CP (Club Pack) Sealing Machine - for large format club store packaging - welded clamshells and carded blister packs
AERGO(TM) SL Blister Packaging Machine - straightline sealing machine automatically feeds and seals package components up to 80,000 packages per shift
High Vis(TM) Sustain Pak - more sustainable packaging with reduced plastic usage and cost
Deep Draw Pressure Forming - high visibility packaging for large, heavy, high-value retail products
Value-Added Thermoforming - new capabilities for ink-jet bar coding and labeling during the thermoforming process

SCA Packaging NA
TransGuard(TM) Returnable Totes - lightweight, durable returnable systems custom-molded from expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam plastics
Green Cell(TM) Foam - environmentally safe, biodegradable foam stabilizes lightweight products during transit and provides multiple-impact protection
TurtlePak(TM) Protective Shell - inner pack utilizes film and corrugated board to firmly suspend fragile products in the center of a shipper

ThermoSafe®
905 Media Transporter - keeps liquid bio-substances and cryo vessels at frozen or refrigerated temperatures for up to 120 hours
ThermoSafe® Cool P.O.P. - mobile merchandising unit designed to ship, display and sell product, holds refrigerated temperatures for 10-12 days

The company also will introduce show attendees to the extensive thermal testing available in its newly opened ISC Lab in Chicago. With additional labs in Philadelphia and Phoenix, and over 40 test chambers worldwide, packaging customers have convenient access to SCA's industry-leading testing and validation services.
SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops, produces and markets personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. SCA creates value through knowledge of the needs of consumers and customers, regional presence and efficient production.

Sales are carried out in some 90 countries and production in over 40 countries. Net sales amount to more than SEK 96 billion (EUR 11 billion) annually. At the beginning of 2006, SCA had over 50,000 employees. The SCA share is traded on the stock exchanges in Stockholm, London and New York.

For further information please contact:
Beth Deppe,
Marketing Services Manager
815-787-5870
beth.deppe@sca.com

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