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Are refill stations the answer to packaging waste?

Currently retail packaging for cleaning chemicals, personal care products and beverages is single use, however that is changing. With a goal of eliminating waste, eco-conscious companies are setting up in store refill stations to reuse containers. The motto for The Refill Place, stores that offer refills for personal care products, laundry detergent and cleaning chemicals, is “Refill, Not Landfill.”  The Common Good company offers customers refill options for their hand soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent. While it may be challenging to reduce the amount of waste produced by single use packaging, companies offering refill options can make a significant difference in reducing packaging waste.

 

http://www.packagingdigest.com/sustainable-packaging/are-refill-stations-the-answer-to-packaging-waste150401

 

Source: Packaging Digest

CDF exhibits at the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention & Expo

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 be exhibiting at the April ASC Convention, booth# 402.

Representing CDF will be Bag-in-Box Product Manager Iris Thomas and Regional Sales Manager Leigh Vaughn. CDF will display a wide range of flexible packaging solutions at the ASC Expo on April 29. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical chemical applications. CDF’s bag-in-box liners are an ideal solution for small and large volume needs.

CDF’s newest products, the Smart Pail™, a plastic pail replacement system, and the EZ-Flo™ dispensing system will also be on exhibit at the ASC Expo. 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 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 EZ-Flo Dispensing System is 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.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council Convention and Expo will be held April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida. The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 124 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. http://www.ascouncil.org

CDF speaks and exhibits at the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention & Expo

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will be presenting “Flexible Packaging Solutions for Chemical Manufacturers” at the April ASC Convention, booth# 310.

The CDF speech “Flexible Packaging Solutions for Chemical Manufacturers” will give an overview of flexible packaging solutions used in the chemical industry. Participants will learn about the different types of in-process manufacturing packaging, the benefits of selecting one product over another and the latest packaging innovations.

Representing CDF will be Product Manager Iris Thomas. In her current role as Product Manager of the Cheertainer bag-in-box product line, Iris is responsible for the development and growth of the Cheertainer brand in North America and the subsequent coordination with CDF’s European business affiliate. Her current business goals are to increase awareness of the benefits of flexible packaging and to increase Cheertainer’s market share in North America. Iris is working closely with the beverage, chemical and petroleum markets.

Iris is a frequent speaker at industry trade events on a variety of topics, including flexible packaging for liquids – from packaging concept to filling and delivery. Most recently, Iris has addressed the Petroleum Packaging Council and the Packaging Alliance Network.

CDF will have a wide range of flexible packaging solutions on display at the ASC Expo on April 22. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical chemical applications. The Cheertainer, CDF’s innovative form-fit bag-in-box, is an ideal solution for small and large volume needs. The Cheertainer ranges in size from 5 to 20 liters.

CDF’s newest product, the Smart Pail, is a plastic pail replacement system. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with the option of a hermetically sealed lid and/or snap-on plastic cover, corrugated box and corrugated lid. The Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council Convention and Expo will be held April 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 124 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. http://www.ascouncil.org

CDF exhibiting range of flexible packaging solutions at the ILMA Management Forum

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will present Cheertainer® bag in box, Smart Pail™, IBC formfit liners and drum and pail liners at the Independent Lubricants Manufacturers Association’s Management Forum.

The Independent Lubricants Manufacturers Association’s Management Forum will be held April 18th through the 20th in Carlsbad, CA. The management forum is three days of networking, informative sessions, committee meetings and the opportunity for customers and suppliers to meet; over 300 attendees are anticipated.

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.

Our most popular IBC liner is the form-fit liner. Formfit liners are manufactured to form fit the internal shape of your intermediate bulk container. Form-fit IBC (cube-shaped) liners provide high performance in critical applications, such as top-fill applications using a bridge or automated filler; containers with no access doors for placing a liner at the bottom; high speed fills and viscous products that would get caught in the folds of pillow-shaped liners.

The Smart Pail is an environment-friendly alternative to plastic pails. The Smart Pail’s modern design consists of a cube-shaped, semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with the option of a hermetically sealed lid and/or snap-on plastic cover, corrugated box and corrugated lid.

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 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 Cheertainer gets the UN Nod of approval for Europe

Bag in box packaging has been around for over 50 years, in those fifty years BIB has become well established in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. However, within the last two years BIB has introduced itself in the lubricant industry; the reception was limited and was not seen as a serious contender for packaging aggressive product like those of the lubricant industry.

Most recently, CDF Europe and European corrugated partners have developed a bag-in-box package specifically for the lubricant and chemical industry. This is also the first BIB package that is certified for UN transport.

Marco Dariol, the CDF Europe Technical Director states that his R&D team worked closely with the box manufacturers to meet exact needs that are required by both the UN test and the markets. The result was a final box design coated with polyethylene terephthalate on the outside. The final product was a product with the strength and durability of a rigid package but the sustainability benefits of BIB.

The box has now been tested in accordance with the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The test ensures that the product is able to be transports under the most extreme conditions and withstand the conditions. The package has now been approved for ten to twenty liters sizes for the Hazardous Goods Classifications Groups 2 and 3.

One of the challenges faced in plastics packaging, explains Dariol, is when the temperature is reduced to -18 degrees Celsius. He explains, “The bag is filled with liquid containing antifreeze and subjected to freezing temperatures for over 24 hours.” At this point the bag is frozen while the liquid inside is fluid, the bag is then dropped from 1.2 meters. Dariol continues, “This is a tough test for plastic because it becomes brittle, but every bag passed.”

There are many reasons to switch to BIB, one being the improved environmental protection, sustainability, ergonomics and cost savings. The CDF Europe Cheertainer is targeting industrial and consumer sectors such as cleaning chemicals, detergents, lubricants, general chemicals, paints and coatings. The bag is capable of dispensing many fluids, and is and improvement on former designs, the bag fits securely into the box which leads to the distribution of hazardous material more evenly.

The Cheertainer bag reduces plastic consumption and in return lessens the amount of plastic in landfills. This is a reduction of nearly 90 percent, compared to 20 liter rigid packaging. Furthermore, its flat design while shipping reduces transportation and handling costs nearly 20 times over jerry cans. As a result, it can reduce the number of trucks on the road, and in time fuel consumed and greenhouse gases emitted.

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http://www.packagingeurope.com/Packaging-Europe-News/47671/CDF-Cheertainer-gets-the-UN-nod-of-approval.html