Fuwei Films Signs Supply Letter of Intent with Coca-Cola
BEIJING, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: FFHL) (“Fuwei Films” or the “Company”), a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. (“Shandong Fuwei”) signed a letter of intent on PETG heat shrinkable label film supply for the second half of this year with China Bottlers Procurement Consortium (“CBPC”), the authorized procurement service provider for the Coca-Cola Bottling system in China, on June 30, 2011.
As the leading beverage supplier in the world, Coca-Cola plans to take the lead in replacing PVC non-carbonated beverages labels with PETG films in China starting in the second half of this year, in order to be environmentally-friendly.
PETG is an improved BOPET material, which is widely used in the international label industry due to its environmentally friendly nature. Shandong Fuwei developed its propriety PETG heat shrinkable label films through years of independent R&D. This product not only fills the gap in China but also is widely recognized and approved by many internationally renowned suppliers, such as Coca-Cola. The patent application for this product filed by Shandong Fuwei has been accepted. According to the letter of intent, Shandong Fuwei, as the exclusive local supplier of Coca-Cola in China, will supply PETG heat shrinkable label films to designated label suppliers within the Coca-Cola bottling system. Once the letter of intent is fully implemented, it is estimated that the sales of heat shrinkable label films to be supplied to Coca-Cola may account for 8 to10 percent of Fuwei’s total sales in the second half of 2011.
“We are pleased to sign this letter of intent with the authorized procurement service provider of Coca-Cola,” said Mr. Xiaoan He, Chairman and CEO of Fuwei Films. “We look forward to further cooperation with Coca-Cola and other internationally renowned beverage companies. The Company will continue to be committed to strengthening R&D, and to implementing the products differentiation strategy in order to maintain our competitive advantage in the market.”
About Fuwei Films
Fuwei Films conducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. (“Shandong Fuwei”). Shandong Fuwei develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality plastic films using the biaxial oriented stretch technique, otherwise known as BOPET film (biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate). Fuwei’s BOPET film is widely used to package food, medicine, cosmetics, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as in the imaging, electronics, and magnetic products industries.
This press release contains information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to risks. Risk factors that could contribute to such differences include those matters more fully disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which, among other things, include competition in the BOPET film industry; growth of, and risks inherent in, the BOPET film industry in China; uncertainty as to future profitability and our ability to obtain adequate financing for our planned capital expenditure requirements; uncertainty as to our ability to continuously develop new BOPET film products and keep up with changes in BOPET film technology; risks associated with possible defects and errors in our products; uncertainty as to our ability to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights; uncertainty as to our ability to attract and retain qualified executives and personnel; and uncertainty in acquiring raw materials on time and on acceptable terms, particularly in view of the volatility in the prices of petroleum products in recent years. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company’s estimates as of the date of the press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s estimates to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, this forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s estimates of its future financial performance as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Actual results of our operations may differ materially from information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of the risk factors.
For more information, please contact: In China: Ms. Amy Gao Investor Relations Manager Phone: +86-10-6852-2612 Email: fuweiIR@fuweifilms.com In the U.S.: Ms. Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt Investor Relations Grayling Phone: +1-646-284-9472 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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