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Intertape Polymer Group(R) Announces Listing on the Cool Roof Rating Council

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Intertape Polymer Group(R) Announces Listing on the Cool Roof Rating Council14:34 EDT Wednesday, September 05, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC and BRADENTON, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2012) - Intertape Polymer Group Inc. ® ("Intertape", "IPG" or the "Company") (TSX:ITP), a global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative polyolefin coating technologies announces the listing of the NovaShield® 400 series (FRU88X-6 white and RU88X-6 white) on the rated products directory of the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).The CRRC is a non-profit educational institution that is committed to providing accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products and communicating the information to interested parties in their rated products directory. The State of California selected the CRRC as the sole entity tasked with evaluating the radiative properties of roofing materials under efficiency code Title 24. The NovaShield® 400 series was tested to the specifications of the CRRC-1 ANSI standard and the product meets Title 24 of the California Cool Roof requirements."Designers, builders, architects, owners and other key stakeholders are showing an increased interest in the radiative properties of roofing systems," says Paul Ecclestone, Product Manager. "Having the NovaShield® 400 series listed on the CRRC represents a significant advantage for IPG® because people know that they can access reliable test results through a trusted rating council. This ensures information is more accessible for interested parties and gives piece-of-mind because all test results are conducted by a third party CRRC accredited laboratory. Having the NovaShield® 400 series listed on the site helps people make informed decisions that will meet all the technical requirements of a build, and also ensure that environmentally friendly building choices are made."The NovaShield® 400 Series comprises both the FRU88X-6 for flame retardant applications and the RU88X-6 for traditional applications. The 12oz/yd² (407g/m²) structure membrane fabric utilizes a patented weave that produces an impressive strength-to-weight ratio and its lighter weight makes for easier, faster, money-saving installations. The NovaShield® 400 series features excellent physical properties and wider widths than comparable products, and is backed by an industry leading 10 year limited warranty. For more information regarding IPG®'s NovaShield® structure fabrics and other building products, contact Paul Ecclestone, Product Manager, at pecclest@itape.com.About Intertape Polymer Group Inc. Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, specialized polyolefin films, woven fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Bradenton, Florida, the Company employs approximately 1,800 employees with operations in 19 locations, including 12 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.Safe Harbor Statement Certain statements and information included in this press release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and the United States Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may relate to the Company's future outlook and anticipated events, the Company's business, its operations, financial condition or results. Particularly, statements about the Company's objectives and strategies to achieve those objectives are forward looking statements. While these statements are based on certain factors and assumptions which Management considers to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The risks include, but are not limited to, the factors contained in the Company's filings with the Canadian securities regulators and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. While the Company may elect to, it is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) and does not undertake to update or alter this information at any particular time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Product ManagerPaul EcclestonePEcclest@itape.com