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    August 15, 2008
    ACH Launches DuraTherm™ Brand Insulated Shipping Containers
    Denver, CO — ACH Foam Technologies has launched DuraTherm™, an extremely durable shipping container for shipping perishable meats, pharmaceuticals and other products that require thermal protection. DuraTherm is a state-of-the-art shape molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) shipping container that absorbs shock, cushions, and insulates products better than other packaging alternatives such as corrugated or molded pulp.

    “DuraTherm is the preferred shipping container for well-known companies that require specific temperature range control, ” said Erich Brandt, VP Sales for ACH Foam Technologies. “As ACH Foam Technologies continues to expand its leadership position in the protective packaging market, we expect DuraTherm to become one of our cornerstone products,” added Brandt.

    ACH Foam Technologies also manufactures Custom Molded EPS, Fabricated EPS, and Loose Fill for the packaging market. Strict manufacturing specifications and quality control assures customers receive a consistently superior product. Proven design consistency, repeat product performance, easy customization and precision form and fit are reasons customers continue to count on ACH year-after-year.

    ACH Foam Technologies has the most advanced custom-molding technology available, resulting in faster, more efficient production. State-of-the-art Hirsch technology allows ACH Foam to mold expanded polystyrene as well as other materials such as Arcel®, Gecet®, R-mer® and polyethylene.

    Designers at ACH utilize 3-D software to determine the perfect configuration of the EPS packaging. Custom-molded EPS parts are designed specifically for an item and are manufactured with efficient lead times.

    ACH Foam Technologies'  Environmental Packaging Benefits

    EPS is Resource Efficient - EPS manufacturing uses little energy and creates little pollution. Steam is a component of the manufacturing process. The water from this process is collected and re-used many times. Only 0.1% of total oil consumption is used to manufacture EPS.

    Made with Recycled Material - Scrap EPS generated during manufacturing is ground and incorporated into new EPS products. EPS is easily recyclable and can be turned into new expanded polystyrene (EPS) products or thermally processed into a resin to make other products such as garden furniture, coat hangers and disposable cameras.

    Reduces Supply Chain Waste - EPS cushions and protects products better than alternative packaging (corrugated, wood, etc.) from repeat impacts during shipment which reduces waste caused by goods that are broken or damaged in the supply chain saving energy, material and transportation resources.

    ACH EPS Reduces Fuel Consumption - ACH has ten locations throughout the United States. The light weight of EPS combined with shorter shipping distances reduces fuel consumption.

    About ACH Foam Technologies

    For specifications, technical data and studies go to or call ACH Foam Technologies at 800.525.8697.For over four decades ACH Foam Technologies has been an industry leader in EPS manufacturing, providing products for construction, geotechnical, packaging, and industrial applications. With locations throughout the U.S., ACH is positioned to offer convenient, valuable, and complete solutions for its customers. ACH recycles 100% of its post-industrial EPS and is actively involved in recycling post-consumer EPS as well.