Raven Industries Announces Class A Vapor Barrier With Post-Consumer Recycled Content

Raven Industries Announces Class A Vapor Barrier With Post-Consumer Recycled

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries
Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the addition of VaporBlock®
G™, an innovative under-concrete-slab vapor barrier produced with a layer of
post-consumer recycled content. VaporBlock G is the first vapor barrier on the
market to exceed ASTM E1745-11, Class "A", and qualify under the LEED Building
Design and Construction 2009 Edition, Materials and Resources, Credit 4
(Recycled Content) for 1 LEED point. VaporBlock G is co-extruded using
state-of-the-art premium resins in the outer layers and 10% post-consumer
recycled content in the core layer. VaporBlock G is an addition to the proven
Raven VaporBlock® series of high-performance vapor barriers and gas/moisture
barriers. The official VaporBlock G product launch is November 14-16, in
conjunction with the GREENBUILD® 2012 International Conference and Exposition
in San Francisco, CA.  

"We are pleased to introduce VaporBlock G to the construction industry. We
have been working closely with customers and building design professionals to
meet the need for a recycled product that contributes to higher project LEED
points," stated Anthony Schmidt, Vice President and General Manager for the
Raven Engineered Films Division. "Our challenge was to formulate a product
that could conform to the rigorous standards of our premium VaporBlock® line
and still incorporate post-consumer recycled resins. VaporBlock G has exceeded
our expectations by surpassing all performance criteria and providing a
sustainable green product to the industry."

Raven is fully committed to developing innovative construction materials by
engineering sustainable and value-added products to conform to the latest
building practices. The Raven development team is readily available to discuss
any product opportunities; for more information, please get in touch via phone
or through the Raven Engineered Films website at www.RavenEFD.com.

About Engineered Films Division: Raven Industries' Engineered Films Division
has established a well-known reputation for manufacturing and supplying high
performance flexible films and sheeting to major markets throughout the United
States and abroad. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and proven
product expertise allows them to offer the most innovative and targeted
product solutions in the industry. Find out more about Raven Engineered Films
at www.ravenefd.com, or visit them on Twitter or Facebook. ISO 9001:2008
Certified Management System.

Raven Engineered Films Division Brands:Marketing products under the Rufco^®,
DuraSkrim^®, VaporBlock^®, VaporBlock^® Plus™, VaporBlock® G™, Canvex^®,
FeedFresh™, FeedPro™, VaporSafe™, GrainMax™, SoilSeal™, Absolute Barrier™

About Raven Industries, Inc:Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and
manufactured high-quality, high-value technical products.Raven is publicly
traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for
innovation, product quality, high performance and unmatched service.With
strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven
serves the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace,
and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit www.RavenInd.com for
more information.

CONTACT: Cheryl Butler, Marketing Materials Manager
         Raven Industries, Inc. - Engineered Films Division
         Ph.: 605-335-0174, Fax: 605-331-0333
         Email: cheryl.butler@ravenind.com
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