Flexible liquid packaging

6 Advantages of Industrial Flexible Liquid Packaging

Flexible packaging is taking the world by storm. It’s preferred by manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and end-users. Its popularity isn’t just a trend. For nearly all dispensable products, there’s a flexible packaging possibility.

What can it do for you? Check out these 6 advantages.

#1: Appropriate for Many Different Industries

You’ve probably seen flexible packaging for single-serve fruit drinks and household product refills, such as laundry detergent. But did you know that it safely keeps bulk quantities of health and beauty products, salad dressings, chemicals and paint fresh? Versatility is one dominant characteristic that separates flexible materials from rigid packaging.

Flexible liquid packaging

From warehouse to pantry, smaller packaging fits where traditional packaging can’t.

#2: More Efficient Use of Storage Space

How much storage space do you need for daily operations? With flexible packaging, you’ll probably need less. Even with bag-in-box styles, containers are smaller when empty and smaller when full. That gives you more mileage from your storage space. The space-saving nature of flexible packaging also benefits transportation costs and carbon emissions. Smaller, lighter containers require fewer vehicles, fewer trips and create fewer carbon emissions in the process.

#3: Variety of Container Dimensions and Styles

From ounces to gallons, flexible packaging offers so many options, there’s probably at least one that suits your needs. Choose from several different films, such as the standard laminated polyethylene/nylon, high-barrier laminated polyethylene/EVOH/nylon or metalized polyethylene/metallized polyester.

#4: Durability in Lightweight Packaging

Don’t let flexible packaging fool you. It’s lightweight, but also tough. Bag-in-box containers use significantly less plastic than rigid or semi-rigid containers. CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™ monitors each seal in every liner bag for consistency and stores data for future reference. And a series of in-process tests, including a visual inspection, further ensures the integrity of every bag.

#5: Virtually Limitless Branding Options

Packaging Digest suggests that when it comes to branding possibilities, flexible packaging is just getting started. It’s malleable and lends itself to almost limitless graphic designs. For example, photochromatic ink responds to sunlight, making branding messages appear or disappear. And with clear designs and better inks, the brand message looks sharp and consistent.

#6: Quick Rollout of Packaging Modifications

Ordinarily, a product update, such as a new flavor or color or an ingredient change, requires an expensive shift in production. But with flexible packaging, rollout of a new product or alteration is fast and simple. Maybe you want a different tap style, a custom liner or new graphic design. Or maybe the change is temporary, such as for a seasonal product. Whatever the modification, flexible liquid packaging adapts fast to keep production on time.

Anchor Printing says, “Brand leaders have the responsibility to keep their products dependable, secure and easy to distribute without any shipping disasters.” That sums up the CDF philosophy in a nutshell.

In an era where less really is more, flexible packaging delivers. Download our Bag-In-Box brochure to learn more.

CDF Achieves SQF Level 2 Certification

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum liners, pail liners, intermediate bulk container liners, bag in box liners and flexible packaging, has successfully achieved SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 2 Certification at both manufacturing facilities. The Flexible Packaging Group facility received a score of 97, the Drum and Pail facility received a score of 95.

 

SQF is a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) based food safety program recognized by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). SQF certification is a food safety standard that is comparable to BRC (British Retail Consortium) and FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification). The SQF certification program ensures that products have passed thorough international standards for food quality and safety. SQF is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system.

 

“CDF’s SQF Level 2 Certification further demonstrates our commitment to exceed the existing basic food safety and quality expectations. Each step throughout our various processes engages our employees in the food safety culture. This certification reinforces to our customers that we are committed to being a reliable packaging supplier within our various supply chains,” says Tom McCarthy, Flexible Packaging General Manager at CDF Corporation.

 

CDF has 30 quality and food safety programs in place, the following are some of the programs: Document Control, Management Audits/ Monthly Audits, Good Manufacturing Practices, Pest Control, Chemical Control, Storage and Handling, Training, Quality Control, Customer Quality/Complaint Management, Traceability, Hold and Release Protocol, Glass and Brittle Plastics, Sanitation and Maintenance. CDF is committed to making food safe products for all customers. With food safety as a priority, CDF customers know there is no risk in using CDF products for in-process manufacturing or as a finished consumer package.

Plastic Packaging Better for Environment than Alternatives Made with Other Materials

A recent life cycle assessment analyzed the energy and climate benefits of alternative plastic materials in contrast to plastic material. The categories included caps and closures, beverage containers, other rigid containers carrier bags, stretch/shrink wrap, and other flexible packaging materials. Carol Hochu, President and CEO of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association noted, “Plastic packaging enables the safe and efficient delivery of various products which form part of our daily lives, everything from food to essential health and safety aids. However, many are unaware that plastics carry out these functions while at the same time conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.”

 

In Canada, the LCA found that replacing all plastic packaging the non-plastic packaging would:

 

  1. Require nearly 4.4 times as much packaging material by weight. Increasing by nearly 5.5 million tons.
  2. This would also increase energy use by 2.0 times. This was calculated as being equivalent to the amount of oil transported by 18 supertankers
  3. This would result in 2.3 times more global warming potential. This was equated to adding 3.3 million more cars to the road.

 

Engineering in plastic packaging enables innovation and performance – the ability to extend the shelf life of foods and medicines. Plastic packaging viewed from the entire life cycle have more benefits than the snapshot that has been taken in years.

 

The afterlife of plastic is further contributing to sustainability in many ways. The ability to recycle, reuse and repurpose for energy value and converted to liquid oil, electricity and into other fuels.

 

There have been great strides made in the reusability and repurposing of plastic containers. These valuable resources are used to make fleece jackets, new plastic bottles, pipes, pallets, creates and buckets, decking and other lawn and garden products. The majority of product stemming from recycled plastic bottles, non-bottle rigid plastics such as deli and dairy containers, bakery, vegetable, fruit containers, and plastic film, bags and outer wrap.

 

Plastic enhances our lifestyles, our economy, and the environment.

 

Source: Canadian Plastics Industry Association

CDF to feature Meta® Pail with Smart Pail® Inside at IBIE

CDF Corporation will exhibit Meta Pail at IBIE booth 720, North Hall.

The International Baking Industry Exposition will be held October 8th to October 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. IBIE is the biggest, most comprehensive event in the U.S. for the grain-based food industry, bringing together more than 20,000 baking professionals from 100 different countries and every segment of the business. It’s where new products are launched, great ideas are born and creativity and innovation unite. Every three years, the Baking Expo™ puts you at the center of it all—providing unparalleled access to the tools, technologies and resources you need to maximize your baking business’ success. http://www.ibie2016.com/

CDF Corporation and WestRock, a leading integrated packaging company, have combined technologies to create an innovative solution to drive value throughout your supply chain.

The Meta Pail is a semi-rigid, vacuum-formed, plastic pail with a hermetically sealed peel-reseal laminated film lid, housed within an 8-sided corrugated container. Meta Pail was developed for transporting semi-viscous, solid and some liquid currently shipped in plastic pails.

The combination of the Smart Pail and the Meta® 8 is a highly effective packaging solution that delivers superior performance by: supply chain optimization via space savings, transport efficiencies and handling, reducing transportation costs, lowering operational costs, improving your sustainability score card (recyclable components- LLDPE or HDPE pail and corrugated container) plus less packaging and increased space savings.

CDF announces patent issuance for EZ-Flo™

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, is pleased to announce a broad utility patent for the EZ-Flo liner has been granted.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted EZ-Flo Technologies US Patent 8,960,502, a utility patent that covers the EZ-Flo liner. Other patents are pending on the dispenser bottle, methods of use, methods of manufacturing, filling the liner and sealing and lidding of the liner. The inventors of the EZ-Flo liner patent are Charles Stehli, Dawn Pansier and Bob De. CDF Corporation is the sole worldwide authorized supplier of the EZ-Flo liner.

The EZ-Flo liner is part of the EZ-Flo packaging/ dispensing system. The EZ-Flo system is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative packaging/dispensing system uses patented technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

The EZ-Flo packaging/dispensing system reduces product waste, eliminates cross contamination caused by refilling bottles and reduces trash-steam waste. The sanitary vacuum sealed liners are available in a wide variety of sizes and can be utilized in a squeeze, portion control, spray or pump system – perfect for food industry, chemical, or cosmetic applications.

EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System

The EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative packaging/dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

CDF chosen to present New Product at the Association for Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will be presenting “EZ-Flo™ Packaging and Dispensing System” at the Association for Dressings and Sauces Spring meeting.

The Association for Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting will be held May 3rd through the 5th at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The technical meeting includes varied technical sessions that provide know-how and solutions for dressings, sauces and other condiment product manufacturers and suppliers.

CDF has been selected to present at the New Products and Services Presentations, which is a portion of the Technical Meeting, held on Monday, May 4 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Eleven companies will be giving presentations on a new product or service offered to the food industry. Individuals involved in research and development, quality assurance, operations, technical sales, marketing and other fields will be present.

At the New Products and Services Presentations, CDF Corporation will present their newest product, the EZ-Flo Dispensing System, an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

Representing CDF will be Mark Sinn, Product Manager for the EZ-Flo Packaging and Dispensing System. Mark is responsible for the global development and growth of the EZ-Flo product line. His current business goal is to increase market awareness of the product benefits. Mark is currently working with many industry leaders in the food market.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) represents manufacturers of salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauces and suppliers of raw materials, packaging and equipment to this segment of the food industry. Its purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products through a governing body of a 16-member Board of Directors and eight working committees. http://www.dressings-sauces.org/

EZ-Flo Packaging Dispensing Systems


The EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo’s innovative packaging/dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

Plastic is the sustainable packaging choice according to new study

According to a new study titled Impact of Plastics Packaging on Life Cycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States and Canada by Franklin Associates for the American Chemistry Council and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, six major categories of plastic packaging significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared to packaging made with alternative materials. Using 2010 as a baseline year, the data shows replacing plastic packaging with alternative materials would result in 4.5 times more packaging weight, an 80% increase in energy use and 130% more global warming potential.

The study examines the six major packaging resins (low density polyethylene, high density PE, polypropylene, PVC, polystyrene, expanded PS, PET) against paper, glass, steel, aluminum, textiles, rubber and cork. The study considers the implications of the materials used in caps and closures, beverage containers, other rigid containers, shopping bags, shrink wrap, and other flexible packaging in a detailed life cycle assessment.

“The benefits hold up across a range of different kinds of applications and materials,” said Keith Christman, managing director of plastics markets for ACC. “Because plastics use so much less material in the first place it results in dramatic greenhouse gas reduction, and that’s just the start. It really adds up across the different types of packaging, to the equivalent of taking more than15 million cars off the road.”

Source: Plastics News

CDF exhibiting flexible packaging at the PPC Spring Meeting

CDF Corporation, a global company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality pail, drum, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will exhibit bag-in-box liners and drum and pail products at the Petroleum Packaging Council’s Spring Meeting and Tradeshow.

The Petroleum Packaging Council’s Spring Meeting and Tradeshow will be held March 16th to the 18th at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

CDF has a wide range of flexible products to satisfy the needs of product manufacturers and producers. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical lubricant applications.

The Cheertainer is an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional packaging.  Its unique form-fit bag-in-box design minimizes packaging requirements and maximizes transportation and storage efficiency, providing an eco-smart solution.

CDF has the industry’s most comprehensive selection of drum and pail liners and accessories. Our products range from tough, leak-proof, vacuum-formed inserts, to economical, round-bottom liners to the special protection of barrier-film liners. These liners and inserts can be used with many chemical applications, such as adhesives, automotive, coatings, detergent, greases, ink, lubricants, paint, sealants and soap.

The Smart Pail was developed to offer a more sustainable and cost effective system for transporting semi-viscous, solids and some liquids traditionally shipped in plastic pails. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with a unique wide-mouth laminated peel-reseal lidding film structure offering tamper evidence, easy open-close, excellent oxygen barrier and efficient disposal. The Smart Pail is inserted into a specifically designed corrugated box and stacked 48 units per 40” x 48” pallet for transportation. The end-user simply peels open the peel reseal label, cuts the tamper evident film and pumps, scoops or pours the contents. The peel-reseal lidding can be open and closed multiple times. The Smart Pail is easily collapsed – ready for disposal or recycling. Four collapsed Smart Pails fit into one 5 gallon pail – saving space, time and the environment!