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Security Metro Cards Go Green With Recyclable Holographic Unilustre®

Fairfield, New Jersey January 28, 2009

Metro card and transit pass manufacturers can now create a card that has anti-counterfeiting properties and is also environment-friendly with recyclable Holographic Unilustre®. One hundred percent recyclable non-laminated Holographic Unilustre is a unique film-free and foil-free metallized material made without harmful solvents, all of which contributes to source reduction and enables recycling. In addition, end users that choose Holographic Unilustre materials for their metro cards can specify that they be made from post-consumer waste, making them even more environment-friendly. Cards can also be manufactured with custom holographic images for even greater security and enhanced authentication ability. Security, strong aesthetics, and recyclability are features that have powerful consumer appeal.

“Cities and transit authorities can communicate an important message about environmental awareness to riders and the entire community with a recyclable card,” says Joseph Funicelli, CEO and President, Unifoil Corporation. “A secure, attractive card that is also recyclable is good for business, consumers, and the environment.”

Recyclable Holographic Unilustre papers and boards are manufactured with a proprietary transfer-metallization process. Less energy and fewer materials are used to produce them, compared with alternative products. It’s also less expensive to ship products made with Holographic Unilustre.

Unifoil Corporation is a leading global specialty converter of paper, board, synthetic paper, plastic, film, foil, and custom holographic and metallized substrates. Its recyclable packaging materials include Unilustre®, Holographic Unilustre®, and proprietary and patent pending Ultralustre® and Holographic Ultralustre®, among others. The company has more than 40 years’ experience in coating, laminating, and metallizing, creating unique materials for packaging, printing, promotional, and gaming applications. Unifoil Corporation is located at 12 Daniel Road East, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004-2507. For information about Unifoil Corporation’s products and services, contact a product specialist at sales@unifoil.com; telephone 973-244-9900, fax 973-244-5555. Visit the Unifoil Corporation Web site at www.unifoil.com.