Innovative Adhesive Continually Blocks Harmful Rays and Provides Long-Term Surface Protection

FRANKLIN, MA, July 27, 2009 - UV-ProTEK is a premium outdoor grade tape with a first-to-market regenerative ultraviolet inhibitor (UVI) system that effectively combats and blocks 100% of the UV rays from the surface on which the tape is applied. Ideal for most substrates, UV-ProTEK is the ultimate aftermarket defense to preserve the showroom quality finish of most high-wear surfaces prone to scratching, chipping, and weathering. Applications include watercraft, outdoor plastic and wood furniture, handrails, air foils and ground effects panels on race cars and trucks, turbine blades, signage, and many other applications.

Developed by the Patco® Performance Engineered Tapes product group of Berry Plastics, these unprecedented levels of UV protective properties are continually regenerated, making UV-ProTEK a must-have for any asset owner who wants to defend against fading or discoloration without ongoing maintenance. UV-ProTEK has been tested and proven on wood surfaces against deterioration for 3+ years, using the standards of ASTM G26(A)2 (weathering cycle) as measured by an Atlas Ci5000 Weather-Ometer®. UV-ProTEK is available in a variety of widths and lengths to accommodate both narrow and wide surface protection applications of any size.

"We are very proud of the properties engineered into UV-ProTEK. The regenerative UVI that blocks, not filters, the ultra violet rays truly distinguishes the product as unique. Additionally, this product has been developed in response to the need to reduce the amount of time invested in maintaining a 'like-new' finish for high-dollar assets. The ultra-high clarity, conformability, and unique adhesive that has long-term staying power (but can be removed cleanly) all contribute to its desirability and ease of use," says Mr. Ernie Giordano, Director of Sales and Marketing, Performance Engineered Tapes, Berry Plastics Tapes and Coatings Division.

Available for immediate shipment, UV-ProTEK resists abrasion and will not lift, stain, or dry-out. It has a poly liner for application ease and/or die-cutting applications.

For further information or a free sample please contact Ernie Giordano at 508.918.1684 - or email

About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Berry Plastics is a major producer of a wide range of products, including open top and closed top packaging, polyethylene-based plastic films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, packaging, heat-shrinkable coatings, specialty laminates, and FIBCs. The company's 13,000 plus customers range from large multinational corporations to small local businesses. Based in Evansville, Indiana, the company has 66 manufacturing facilities worldwide and nearly 13,400 employees.