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Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.
("Intertape", “IPG” or the "Company") is pleased to announce that their OXO-Biodegradable stretch films  have officially received certification from Biosystems Atlanta, an independent testing facility. The certification process proves that IPG OXO-Biodegradable stretch films meet the criteria set forth by ASTM.

Biosystems Atlanta tested all three OXO-Biodegradable Stretch Films that are available from IPG including Genesys®, ProLite™ and Handwrap IV. The test methods employed to validate that the films safely OXObiodegrade as claimed include Tier 1 Oxidative Degradation, Tier 2 Biodegradation and Tier 3 Ecotoxicology.

All three films passed according to the applicable ASTM   Machine Film, available in 50 gauge and 63 gauge, offers the highest load retention of any performance film available today. Better load retention translates into better product protection. Genesys® films will stretch over 275% reducing the cost per pallet wrapped and reduces that amount of film consumed.

Superflex™ ProLite™ OXO-Biodegradable High Performance Hand Wrap will securely wrap any load at a lower cost than standard duty films. Smooth and quiet application make this product the film of choice for any hand wrapping application. StretchFlex® Handwrap IV is a hand wrap product available in an OXOBiodegradable  formula offering standard performance characteristics.

The products’ polyethylene film contains an additive that initiates chemical breakdown more quickly and completely in the presence of oxygen and UV light. IPG’s OXO-biodegradable films are fully recyclable and offer identical performance, as well as an environmental advantage, by allowing customers to use up to 47% ess film to perform the same job as standard duty films.

“Recycling stretch film should always be the first disposal option,” states Chuck Meyer, IPG’s Product anager of Stretch Films. “Unfortunately, a significant portion of used film is disposed of improperly with ome ending up along the roadsides and in bodies of water. Using OXO-biodegradable stretch products will llow this film to safely and completely biodegrade providing customers with an environmentally preferable
option when they cannot ensure proper disposal of the film.”

or more information regarding IPG’s OXO-biodegradable stretch film products, contact Chuck Meyer at

About Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of specialized polyolefin plastic and paper based packaging products and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida, the Company employs approximately 2,000 employees with operations in 16 locations, including 12 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.


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