Berry Plastics Receives 2014 Silver Award for Technical Innovation from Flexible Packaging Association

  Berry Plastics Receives 2014 Silver Award for Technical Innovation from
  Flexible Packaging Association

Business Wire

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- April 17, 2014

Berry Plastics Group, Inc.’s (NYSE: BERY) new nine-layer film for dry food
packaging, recently earned the Company a Silver Award for Technical Innovation
from the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA).

“Designed for the cereal and cracker market, this packaging film represents a
significant step forward in materials engineering and property management in
this market,” explained Greg Gard, Senior Vice President of Technical
Innovation for Berry Plastics’ Flexible Packaging Division. “The film was
engineered with an enhanced moisture barrier to ensure a crisper dry food
product as it nears the end of the package shelf life.”

Berry Plastics employed a nine-layer blown film capability to precisely manage
all aspects of the finished films properties and performance. With this
approach, using market leading thin barrier layers, the film delivers the
required flavor/oxygen barrier, an enhanced moisture barrier, and good
toughness.

The packaging also features easy opening seals, allowing for convenient access
to the food product. The film which is 10 percent less in total thickness, as
compared to competing products, not only helps to reduce total packaging but
also means less packaging material to dispose of after the contents are used.

“One of the largest benefits of this product is its ability to deliver the
same food quality and package use experience to the consumer at a significant
savings to the package producer,” added Paul Wolak, Technical Director with
Berry Plastics’ Flexible Packaging Division. “We are honored to receive a
Silver Award from the FPA, as it underscores our belief that this innovative
new packaging solution is a win-win for our customers and end consumers.”

About the Flexible Packaging Association

The Flexible Packaging Association has served as the voice of the flexible
packaging industry since 1950. FPA members are manufacturers of flexible
packaging sold to users or distributors for packaging purposes and material or
equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging is produced from
paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials,
and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and other
flexible products.

About Berry Plastics

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic
consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized
solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.6 billion in fiscal
2013. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common
stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY.
For additional information, visit the Company’s website at
www.berryplastics.com.

Contact:

Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Media Contact:
Eva Schmitz, 812-306-2424
evaschmitz@berryplastics.com
or
Investor Contact:
Dustin Stilwell, 812-306-2964
dustinstilwell@berryplastics.com
 
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