May 8, 2012

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Receives FDA’s Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) Certification

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (May 8, 2012)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.TorayFilms.com), the only United States manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, and bio-based films, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has granted the company Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) certification for single-service products. The IMS certification signals to milk and dairy products manufacturers that Toray’s packaging-manufacturing processes and packaging materials are recognized as safe for use with dairy applications that are shipped interstate. Toray is expanding in the dairy market with new packaging and lidding technologies, and customers interested in the new products are assured that Toray is compliant with FDA-mandated interstate shipping regulations.

“Milk and dairy products manufacturers who uphold the industry’s standards of excellence expect suppliers to have IMS certification,” says Milan Moscaritolo, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “We are very pleased to let the dairy industry, manufacturers, and converters know that we have earned the IMS certification.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and bio-based films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$20 billion.   For more information about Toray films, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.TorayFilms.com.