EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2013-- Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is proud to announce that three of its products recently received Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards at the Association’s annual ceremony.

“We are extremely honored to receive the Achievement Awards from the Flexible Packaging Association,” said Larry Goldstein, President of Berry Plastics’ Flexible Packaging Division. “Berry’s team of product design and packaging engineers work diligently to create innovative packaging solutions. With recent capital investment in state-of the art extrusion, high speed quick change flexographic presses, and triplex lamination assets, we are able to provide technologically unique films with superior graphics. These capabilities enable our customers’ products to stand out on store shelves, helping them win in the marketplace.”

Berry Plastics’ awards include:

Award: Silver - Packaging Excellence
Package: gDiapers Biodegradable Wipes
Package Description: The gDiapers Biodegradable Wipes includes the Rigid Lens II (RLII) closure, encompassing the benefits of both traditional peel ’n reseal labels and molded fitments. Packaging high stack count wet wipes in a flexible package with a RLII closure alleviates the need for using molded fitments, canisters, and tubs. High-quality graphics can be printed directly on the RLII to compliment the respective graphics on the flexible film. This technology and package format can be run on existing equipment for wet wipes and, with the ability to be opened and closed with one hand, provides a user friendly experience.

Award: Silver - Technical Innovation
Package: Easy Peel Lidding for High-Pressure Pasteurization
Package Description: High pressure pasteurization is a growing trend in the food industry. The aggressive conditioning from this technique requires higher performance films to meet industry standards. Berry Plastics’ multilayer co-extrusion technology and polymer knowledge provided a solution, bringing a significant improvement to a challenging process. Product benefits include reduced leaker rates, increased production, and assurance of package integrity through distribution and retail. The end consumer enjoys a convenient easy to open package with attractive clarity.

Award: Silver - Printing Achievement
Package: CBI Coelho Smart Wheat
Package Description: The CBI Coelho Smart Wheat package uses HD Flexo imaging for more detail and much sharper imagery. This new printing technology, combining era metallic and pearlescent inks, provides a high impact package and eye catching design that will differentiate this product from the competition.

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 $4.8 billion in fiscal 2012. 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.

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