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OWENS-ILLINOIS INC (OI)

Owens-Illinois, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures packaging products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Glass Containers and Plastics Packaging. The Glass Containers segment produces glass containers for malt beverages, including beer and ready to drink low alcohol refreshers, liquor, wine, food, tea, juice, soft drinks, and pharmaceuticals. Its customers include brewers, wine vintners, distillers, soft drink bottlers, and food producers. The Plastic Packaging segment manufactures injection-molded plastic containers, such as ovals, vials, closures, ointment jars, dropper bottles, and prescription containers for prescriptions and over-the-counter products; injection-molded containers for deodorant and toothpaste; and compression-molding plastic closures for carbonated soft drink and other beverage closures. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers, drug chains, and mail order pharmacies. Owens-Illinois was founded by Michael J. Owens as Owens Bottle Machine Company in 1903. It changed its name to Owens-Illinois Glass Company in 1929 and to Owens-Illinois, Inc. in 1965. Owens-Illinois is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.


VITRO S.A. DE C.V (VTO)

Vitro, S.A. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, manufactures flat glass, glass containers, and glassware in Mexico. The Flat Glass segment manufactures, processes, distributes, and installs float glass, rolled glass, architectural tempered safety glass, and insulated glass units for the construction industry; and windshields, side laminated glass, rear and side tempered glass, and polyvinyl butyral products for the automotive industry. The Glass Containers segment manufactures and distributes soda lime glass containers for the soft drink, beer, food, liquor and wine, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries; and raw materials, such as soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, and salt, as well as glass forming machines, castings for glass molds, machinery parts, and electronic controls for the glass industry. The Glassware segment manufactures glassware, flatware, stemware, bakeware, and home decor products for the consumer segment; glassware and flatware for the food service segment; and coffee carafes, blender jars, lids, meter covers, candle holders, and lighting products for the industrial segment. The company has manufacturing facilities in 8 countries, and distribution centers in the United States and Europe. Vitro, S.A. exports its products to approximately 70 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1909. It was formerly known as Fomento de Industria y Comercio, S.A. and changed its name to Vitro, S.A. de C.V. in 1980. Vitro, S.A. is based in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico.


TUPPERWARE CORPORATION (TUP)

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of food storage, preparation, and serving items worldwide. Its products categories include design-centric preparation, storage, and serving solutions for the kitchen and home; a line of kitchen gadgets, children's educational toys, and microwave products and gifts; and beauty and personal care products, including skin care products, cosmetics, bath and body care, toiletries, fragrances, and related products. The company sells its products through informative and entertaining home parties; retail access points in malls and other convenient venues; corporate and sales force Internet Web sites; and television shopping. As of December 25, 2004, the Tupperware distribution system had approximately 1,900 distributors; 58,600 managers; and 886,000 dealers worldwide. The company, formerly known as Tupperware Corporation, was founded in 1996. The company changed its name to Tupperware Brands Corporation in December 2005. Tupperware Brands is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.


GREIF BROS. CORPORATION (GEF)

Greif, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture and sale of industrial packaging products, and containerboard and corrugated products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Industrial Packaging and Services; Paper, Packaging, and Services; and Timber. The Industrial Packaging and Services segment offers a line of industrial packaging products, such as steel, fiber, and plastic drums; intermediate bulk containers; closure systems for industrial packaging products; and polycarbonate water bottles. It sells its products to customers in industries, such as chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agricultural, and pharmaceutical and mineral. The Paper, Packaging, and Services segment sells containerboard, corrugated sheets, and other corrugated products and multiwall bags to industries, such as packaging, automotive, food, and building products in North America. Its corrugated container products are used to ship products, such as home appliances, small machinery, grocery products, building products, automotive components, books, and furniture, as well as various other applications. The Timber segment harvests and regenerates its United States timber properties. As of October 31, 2005, it owned approximately 250,000 acres of timberland in the southeastern United States and approximately 37,000 acres of timberland in Canada. The company was founded in 1877 and is headquartered in Delaware, Ohio.


SILGAN HOLDINGS INC (SLGN)

Silgan Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures metal and plastic consumer goods packaging products in North America. The company's products include steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food; metal, and composite and plastic closures for food and beverage products; and plastic containers, tubes, and closures for personal care, health care, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, food, pet care, agricultural chemical, automotive, and marine chemical products. It offers its products through its direct sales force and distributors. Silgan Holdings was founded in 1987 by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA (PKG)

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) engages in the manufacture and sale of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in North America. The company manufactures a range of linerboard and corrugating medium, as well as various corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multicolor boxes and displays used to merchandise products in retail locations; and special design/application boxes used in the food and agriculture industry. It also produces meat boxes and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry. PCA sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization. In addition, the company leases the cutting rights to approximately 115,000 acres of timberland located near its Counce and Valdosta mills. Packaging Corporation was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.


BALL CORPORATION (BLL)

Ball Corporation engages in the manufacture of metal and plastic packaging; and supply of aerospace and other technologies, and services to government and commercial customers. The company manufactures and sells aluminum, steel, and polyethylene terephthalate containers; and produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products. It offers these products primarily to beverages and foods, and food processors in North America. The company also owns Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which develops sensors, spacecraft, systems and components for government and commercial markets. It supplies aerospace and technologies for defense operations; civil space systems; and engages in commercial space operations. In addition, the company offers various technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations for a range of information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space systems needs. It has operations worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.


CROWN CORK & SEAL COMPANY INC (CCK)

Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. The company's primary products include steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household, and other consumer products; and a range of metal and plastic caps, closures, and dispensing systems. It also supplies aerosol cans, specialty packaging, metal closures and caps, high density polyethylene containers, health and beauty care packaging, and can making equipment. The company markets and sells its products through its sales organization to the soft drink, food, citrus, brewing, household products, personal care, and various other industries. It operates in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The company was founded by William Painter. Crown Holdings is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (GPK)

Graphic Packaging Corporation (GPC), through its subsidiaries, provides paperboard packaging solutions in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. It operates through two segments, paperboard packaging and containerboard/other. The paperboard packaging segment produces paperboard and cartons, as well as designs and manufactures packaging machines that package bottles and cans, beverage containers, and nonbeverage consumer products. It also offers various laminated, coated, and printed packaging structures. In addition, this segment leases its packaging machines. The containerboard/other segment manufactures containerboardlinerboard, corrugating medium, and kraft paperfor sale in the open market. GPC distributes its paperboard and paperboard-based products, through direct sales offices and broker arrangements with third parties, principally to multinational brewers, soft drink bottlers, food companies, and other consumer products companies; as well as to independent and integrated corrugated converters. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.


REXAM PLC (REXMY)

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UFP TECHNOLOGIES INC (UFPT)

UFP Technologies, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of packaging and specialty foam products for various industrial and consumer markets in North America. The company operates in two segments, Engineered Packaging and Component Products. The Engineered Packaging segment designs and manufactures interior protective packaging solutions utilizing molded fiber, vacuum formed plastics, and molded and fabricated foam plastic products to the computer electronics, medical/pharmaceutical, military, automotive, military, and general industrial markets. It provides a range of protective packaging products, including automotive material handling components, thermoformed medical packaging, cases and inserts, end-cap packs for computers, corner blocks for telecommunications consoles, antistatic foam packs for printed circuit boards, die-cut or routed inserts for attache cases, and plastic trays for medical devices and components. The Component Products segment designs and manufactures engineered component solutions utilizing laminating, molding, and fabrication technologies. It provides high performance foam, fabric, and plastic composites to the medical, sports and leisure, beauty, industrial, and automotive interior markets. The Component Products segment's products include backpack harness systems, abrasive nail files and antifatigue mats, athletic and industrial safety belts, medical braces, precision industrial gaskets, shock absorbing inserts used in athletic and leisure footwear, and other automotive interior trim components. UFP Technologies was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Georgetown, Massachusetts.


PACTIV CORPORATION (PTV)

Pactiv Corporation supplies specialty-packaging and consumer products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer Products, Foodservice/Food Packaging, and Protective and Flexible Packaging. The Consumer Products segment manufactures, markets, and sells consumer products, such as plastic storage bags for food and household items; plastic waste bags; foam, pressed-paperboard, and molded-fiber tableware; and aluminum cookware. The Foodservice/Food Packaging segment offers tableware products, such as plates, bowls, and cups; and takeout-service containers made from clear plastic, microwaveable plastic, foam, molded-fiber, paperboard, and aluminum; and plastic zipper closures. It also provides dual-ovenable paperboard containers, molded-fiber egg cartons, meat and poultry trays, aluminum containers, and modified atmosphere packaging for food processors, as well as offers foam products for use in the construction industry. The Protective and Flexible Packaging segment manufactures and markets liners for disposable diapers; wrap-around sleeves for glass and plastic bottles; bags for sterile intravenous fluid delivery; modified atmosphere films; stand-up pouches; food and hygienic packaging; surgical drapes; and medical packaging for medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, hygienic, and industrial applications. It also provides sheet foams, air-encapsulated bubble products, and paperboard honeycomb, and engineered foam-plank products for automotive, computer, electronics, furniture, durable-goods, building, and construction industries. The company sells its products through direct sales force, brokers and manufacturers' representatives, fabricators, and retailers. The company was incorporated as Packaging Corporation of America in 1965 and its name was changed to Tenneco Packaging, Inc. in 1995 and to Pactiv Corporation in 1999. Pactiv is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.


PEAK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (PEAK)

Peak International Limited (PIL) engages in the manufacture and sale of precision engineered packaging products for the storage and transportation of semiconductor devices and other electronic components. The company primarily produces matrix and disk drive trays, carrier tapes, and reels, as well as leadframe boxes and interleaves used in the storage and transportation of leadframes. In addition, it collects and sells recycled matrix trays. PIL sells its products to semiconductor companies, disk drive manufacturers, and assembly and test companies through its sales force and sales agents in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Italy, South Korea, North America, and Europe. PIL was organized by T. L. Li in 1992 and is based in Fremont, California.


SEALED AIR CORPORATION (SEE)

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of food and protective packaging products. It operates through two segments, food packaging and protective packaging. The company's food packaging products segment produces flexible materials and associated packaging equipment systems, and rigid containers and absorbent pads to package various perishable foods, such as fresh meat and poultry, smoked and processed meat, cheese, produce, seafood, baked goods, and processed and prepared foods, such as soups, condiments, and sauces. Its food packaging equipment include rotary chamber vacuum systems, vertical form-fill-seal systems, dispensing equipment, manual and automated loading units, shrink tunnels, bagging systems, and auxiliary equipment. The company's protective packaging products segment provides cushioning, surface protection, and void fill. The company also manufactures and sells various other products, such as specialty adhesive tapes, solar collectors and covers for swimming pools, and products related to the elimination and neutralization of static electricity. In addition, the company manufactures recycled kraft paper and loose-fill polystyrene packaging. The company markets its products through distributors, fabricators and converters, as well as directly to end users, such as food processors, food service businesses, and manufacturers. The company is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.


BEMIS COMPANY INC (BMS)

Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials for food, consumer products, and manufacturing companies worldwide. It operates in two segments, Flexible Packaging and Pressure Sensitive Materials. The Flexible Packaging segment offers consumer and industrial packaging products, including multilayer flexible polymer film structures and barrier laminates for use in food, medical, and personal care products, as well as in nonfood applications. It also produces monolayer and co-extruded films; blown and cast stretchfilm products; carton sealing tapes and application equipment; custom thermoformed plastic packaging; multiwall and single-ply paper bags; printed paper roll stock; and bag closing materials. The Pressure Sensitive Materials segment manufactures pressure sensitive materials serving label, graphic, and technical markets. Its products for label markets include narrow-Web rolls of pressure sensitive paper, film, and metalized film; printing stocks used in printing and die-cutting of primary package labeling, secondary or promotional decoration, and for data processing stocks; and bar code labels. Its products for graphic markets include pressure sensitive papers and films used for decorative signage through computer-aided plotters, digital and screen printers, and photographic overlaminate, and mounting materials. Its products for technical markets include micro-thin film adhesives used in electronic parts assembly, and pressure sensitives utilizing foam and tape based stocks to perform fastening and mounting functions. The company serves food, chemical, agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care products, batteries, electronics, automotive, construction, and graphic industries. Bemis Company was founded in 1858. The company was formerly known as Bemis Bro. Bag Company and its name was changed to Bemis Company, Inc. in 1965. Bemis Company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


MOD-PAC CORP (MPAC)

MOD-PAC CORP. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of folding cartons, as well as in the provision of color print-on-demand services in the United States. It engineers, prints, and finishes paper-board packaging for consumer goods for the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, confectionary, and automotive sectors. The company provides stock boxes primarily for the confectionary market during the holiday season to gift retailers and for general consumer use. MOD-PAC sells short-run commercial printing products, such as business cards, direct mail pieces, and marketing brochures to the small office/home office market. Further, it provides personalized printed products, such as invitations, napkins, and stationery for weddings, graduations, and anniversaries. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.


INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC (ITP)

Intertape Polymer Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of specialized polyolefin plastic and paper-based products, as well as complementary packaging systems for use in industrial and retail applications in North America. The company''s products include carton sealing tapes, including Intertape pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes; industrial and performance specialty tapes, including masking, duct, electrical, and reinforced filament tapes; Exlfilm shrink film; Stretchflex stretch wrap; engineered fabric products; and flexible intermediate bulk containers. The company's product applications include aerospace, automotive, and industrial. The company sells its packaging products to industrial and specialty distributors, retail stores, and large end-users in diverse markets. The company was established by Melbourne F. Yull in 1981. Intertape Polymer Group is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.


CONSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC (CNST)

Constar International, Inc. produces polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers for consumer products companies. The company supplies bottles and preforms in the conventional and custom PET markets. Its container applications include food, juices, teas, sport drinks, new age beverages, beer, and flavored alcoholic beverages. The company also manufactures high-density polyethylene and polypropylene containers. Constar International was incorporated in 1927 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.