Raven Industries Announces Class A Vapor Barrier With Post-Consumer Recycled Content

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the addition of VaporBlock® G™, an innovative under-concrete-slab vapor barrier produced with a layer of post-consumer recycled content. VaporBlock G is the first vapor barrier on the market to exceed ASTM E1745-11, Class "A", and qualify under the LEED Building Design and Construction 2009 Edition, Materials and Resources, Credit 4 (Recycled Content) for 1 LEED point. VaporBlock G is co-extruded using state-of-the-art premium resins in the outer layers and 10% post-consumer recycled content in the core layer. VaporBlock G is an addition to the proven Raven VaporBlock® series of high-performance vapor barriers and gas/moisture barriers. The official VaporBlock G product launch is November 14-16, in conjunction with the GREENBUILD® 2012 International Conference and Exposition in San Francisco, CA.

"We are pleased to introduce VaporBlock G to the construction industry. We have been working closely with customers and building design professionals to meet the need for a recycled product that contributes to higher project LEED points," stated Anthony Schmidt, Vice President and General Manager for the Raven Engineered Films Division. "Our challenge was to formulate a product that could conform to the rigorous standards of our premium VaporBlock® line and still incorporate post-consumer recycled resins. VaporBlock G has exceeded our expectations by surpassing all performance criteria and providing a sustainable green product to the industry."

Raven is fully committed to developing innovative construction materials by engineering sustainable and value-added products to conform to the latest building practices. The Raven development team is readily available to discuss any product opportunities; for more information, please get in touch via phone or through the Raven Engineered Films website at www.RavenEFD.com.

About Engineered Films Division: Raven Industries' Engineered Films Division has established a well-known reputation for manufacturing and supplying high performance flexible films and sheeting to major markets throughout the United States and abroad. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and proven product expertise allows them to offer the most innovative and targeted product solutions in the industry. Find out more about Raven Engineered Films at www.ravenefd.com, or visit them on Twitter or Facebook. ISO 9001:2008 Certified Management System.

Raven Engineered Films Division Brands:Marketing products under the Rufco®, DuraSkrim®, VaporBlock®, VaporBlock® Plus™, VaporBlock® G™, Canvex®, FeedFresh™, FeedPro™, VaporSafe™, GrainMax™, SoilSeal™, Absolute Barrier™ brands.

About Raven Industries, Inc:Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high-quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance and unmatched service. With strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven serves the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit www.RavenInd.com for more information.

CONTACT: Cheryl Butler, Marketing Materials Manager Raven Industries, Inc. - Engineered Films Division Ph.: 605-335-0174, Fax: 605-331-0333 Email: cheryl.butler@ravenind.comSource:Raven Industries, Inc.