Photo Release -- Raven Industries Installs State-of-the-Art Polymer Reclamation Line

Photo Release -- Raven Industries Installs State-of-the-Art Polymer
Reclamation Line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries
Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the installation of a new
reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer
material from internal manufacturing processes. The new reclaim line is truly
a state-of-the-art system, capable of producing up to 15 million pounds of
reprocessed resin pellets annually. This unique design contains a specific
line filtering system for the removal of foreign materials from the melt
stream; allowing complete quality control of all materials produced.The
integrated computer control interface monitors every aspect of the process
from the introduction of material to the finished resin pellets produced. 

Resin Reclaim Center
 New reclaim production line designed to
 capture and recycle excess polymer
 material from operations.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Raven teamed up with leading consultants for the design and procurement of the
new reclamation system, which involved extensive research and analysis of
current industry recycling solutions. Raven elected to work with companies
such as ADG Solutions and Davis Standard LLC due to their project expertise in
reclaim automation systems.This collaboration proved to be highly
instrumental in the selection of major line components from key equipment

"The installation of this advanced system achieves a closed-loop recycling
stream for our manufacturing facility by reclaiming excess production material
through a fully controlled process from start to finish," states Anthony
Schmidt, vice president and general manager for Raven Industries Engineered
Films Division."Additionally, the reclaim line achieves a critical step in
implementing actions directly aligned with Raven Industries' sustainability
initiatives, by reducing product waste and municipal landfill consumption."

Excess polymer materials are generated during the normal production process
through line startups and material edge trim processes.Past practices have
included transporting this material to external reclaim facilities for reuse
and discarding other non-reclaim materials. With this new system, the vast
majority of excess material is captured and reclaimed through our facility to
increase efficiency, meet environmental initiatives, and add direct value to
our overall manufacturing process.

Raven Industries is fully committed to developing innovative materials by
designing sustainable and value-added products to meet and exceed the latest
industry standards. The Raven development team is readily available to
discuss any product opportunities.Please contact us today for more
information, or visit the Raven Engineered Films website at

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, or visit them onTwitter 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™, FeedPro-G™, VaporSafe^®, GrainMax™, SoilSeal™, Absolute
Barrier™ brands.

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. Raven's
purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world,
energy independence, and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we
utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological
innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty
films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit for more information.

CONTACT: Contact Information:
         Cheryl Butler, Marketing Materials Manager
         Raven Industries, Inc. - Engineered Films Division
         Ph.: 605-335-0174, Fax: 605-331-0333
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