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Raven Industries Announces VaporBlock(R) Spec3 Showcase at World of Concrete(R)

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Raven Industries Announces VaporBlock(R) Spec3 Showcase at World of Concrete(R)11:00 EST Tuesday, February 05, 2013SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the VaporBlock® Spec3 Showcase, a select under-concrete-slab barrier series. The Spec3 Showcase contains three major categories with key products for superior gas and moisture protection. The showcase includes signature VaporBlock® 15 mil with enhanced low-permeability, eco-friendly VaporBlock® G™ with recycled post-consumer content, and advanced VaporBlock® Plus™ providing the latest in gas barrier technology. The official VaporBlock Spec3 Showcase product launch is February 5-8 in conjunction with the World of Concrete® show in Las Vegas, NV at the Raven booth #S12510. All VaporBlock Spec3 Showcase products exceed Class "A" standards and include independent supporting test data as required under ASTM E1745-11. Category: Moisture-Vapor | VaporBlock 15 mil underslab vapor barrier is co-extruded with state-of-the-art premium resins designed to achieve an impressive 0.0076 perms after conditioning, far exceeding the required ASTM E1745-11 for under-concrete-slab barriers, providing a high performance barrier with virtually zero-permeability and industry leading puncture resistance for commercial grade installations. Category: Recycled-LEED | VaporBlock G 15 mil is an innovative green alternative vapor barrier; co-extruded with premium resins in the outer layers and post-consumer recycled content in the core. VaporBlock G is the first vapor barrier on the market to exceed ASTM E1745-11 Class A standards, and qualify for additional LEED project credit with recycled content. Category: Gas & Moisture | VaporBlock Plus is an impressive 7-layer underslab gas and moisture barrier incorporating cutting-edge barrier technology to prevent harmful methane, radon, and dangerous VOCs from migrating through concrete slabs into occupied structures. "We designed this showcase to represent our commitment in advancing vapor and gas barrier technology for the construction industry, and at the same time reducing confusion in product selection by aligning key products into three major categories to easily meet project requirements," states Tom Stoebner, market development manager for Raven Industries Engineered Films Division. Raven Industries is a manufacturing company 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 opportunity; please contact us for more information, or visit 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™, FeedPro-G™, 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. Raven's purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation to serve 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.com