MPI Packaging Inc.

MPI Packaging Inc.

April 23, 2008 09:40 ET

Look for Plastic Containers Marked With the Number "1" Says MPI Packaging

North American manufacturer reminds consumers that products made from PET plastic are 100% safe and good for the environment

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) -

Attention: Business Editors

Despite current widespread misperceptions about plastic products, the vast majority are 100% safe according to MPI Packaging, a Canadian manufacturer of containers made from PET plastic.

Most food and beverage products sold in disposable plastic today (95-98%) are made from Polyethylene Terephthalate ("PET") or High Density Polyethylene ("HDPE"). PET or HDPE containers are considered safe since they contain no Bisphenol A.

"Recent attention surrounding Bisphenol A has left many consumers with the impression that all plastic packaging poses a health risk. This is a major misperception and it's important that consumers are armed with the right information," said Ron O'Brien, President MPI Packaging Inc. "My message is simple: look for the number 1 on the bottom of the bottle."

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) codes plastic materials used in the manufacture of a product or packaging. These SPI codes (numbered 1-7) are commonly found on the bottom of plastic products and containers encircled by a triangle of arrows.

All PET packaging is clearly marked with the SPI code "1" on the container.

"As a food and beverage container manufacturer using PET plastic (SPI code "1"), we are proud to provide a safe and convenient packaging alternative to the consumer," added Mr. O'Brien. "As a concerned father, I'm also pleased to say my four children, wife, extended family and I consume products packaged in PET without reservation."

"Not only is PET plastic safe, it's also made from the most collected and recycled packaging material in North America compared to glass, metal or other materials," said Mr. O'Brien. "It makes sense that global demand for PET plastic is growing faster than any other type of plastic, with current requirements outstripping supply."

About MPI Packaging Inc.

MPI specializes in the design and manufacturing of Polyethylene Terephthalate ("PET") plastic bottles, in various sizes capable of holding a broad range of liquids such as; wine, milk, personal care products, liquor, motor oil etc. The company focuses on providing superior service and support to lower volume customers that are not typically prioritized by larger bottle manufacturers. MPI also develops custom injection tools and blow moulds to create unique features that allow customers to differentiate their products. With facilities in both Toronto and Los Angeles, MPI is able to transport cost effectively anywhere in North America.

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