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Inteplast Group Supports Earthquake Relief Efforts

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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LOLITA, Texas, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The January earthquake in Haiti and the February earthquake in Chile inspired people and organizations worldwide to support relief efforts in these nations. Inteplast Group, in coordination with the TZU CHI Foundation of Taiwan and the United Nations, provided nearly 50,000 tarps to act as temporary tent housing for earthquake victims and relief stations in the stricken countries, and over 48,000 pairs of gloves for those helping the victims.

Within five days, Inteplast's XF Film plant in Lolita, Texas produced, printed, cut, folded, packaged and shipped TZU CHI's initial order of 10,000 tarps for Haiti. Over 60 employees were involved in this massive effort. The lightweight, sturdy XF film tarps provided shelter to earthquake victims and relief workers; their success was noticed by the United Nations.

Inteplast Group worked with the UN and TZU CHI to provide a second order of 29,000 tarps for the Haiti earthquake relief. Through excellent management and employee cooperation, Inteplast produced and shipped this larger order within the same five-day timeline.  In March, Inteplast Group and TZU CHI again collaborated to provide 10,000 tarps to earthquake victims in Chile.

"We have a great sense of pride and accomplishment in our ability to provide help," said Tom Hsiao, XF Film Plant Manager.  "It gives us a sense of confidence, knowing that we produce quality products that can help people and solve problems around the world."

About Inteplast Group

Founded in 1991, Inteplast Group is the largest manufacturer of integrated plastics in North America, offering a wide variety of quality products. Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Inteplast Group maintains three divisions—AmTopp, Integrated Bagging Systems (IBS) and World-Pak—covering a full range of customer needs. The company provides biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and stretch-wrap films; plastic concentrates and compounds; grocery, merchandise, and garment bags; trash can liners and institutional products; fluted and corrugated-plastic sheets; XF cross-laminated films; and the TUF board® line of synthetic wood products.

Inteplast's 700-acre manufacturing facility in Lolita, Texas is supported with the most innovative technology available. State-of-the-art plants have been developed at the site, which are the largest of their kind in the world. Combined capacity of these plants exceeds one billion pounds of finished goods annually. The Lolita site has achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification, the international stamp of quality. Visit http://www.inteplast.com for more information.

SOURCE Inteplast Group

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