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CDF exhibits at NWFPA Expo

Form-fit IBC linerCDF, manufacturer of liquid packaging products and solutions that meet customers’ environmental goals, exhibited liners for intermediate bulk containers at the NW Food Manufacturing and Processing Expo Jan 16-19, 2011, Booth#912-918.

The Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo (Expo) is considered the largest regional Food Processing Expo in North America.  The event is held annually in Portland and attracts almost 4,000 food processing industry professionals from across the country.  In addition to featuring over 400 exhibitor booths in the SOLUTIONS Marketplace Exhibit Hall, the event offers industry relevant sessions with industry relevant information featuring high level speakers to encourage a broad based attendance by food processor company personnel.

CDF introduces new fitment for plastic totes

 The unique 3” discharge assembly was designed for fast dispense from plastic knock down intermediate bulk containers. The 3 inch discharge assembly consists of a 3 inch gland with membrane, a plug, a membrane cutter and a fitment adaptor. The clips on the discharge assembly allow the fitment to be attached directly onto the bin resulting in a secure and sturdy dispense. Standard 3 inch fitments have no way of attaching onto a bin, resulting in poor dispense fitment location which causes difficulty during product dispense.

“This 3 inch discharge assembly offers a superior solution for dispensing viscous liquids in collapsible totes,” stated CDF IBC Accounts National Sales Manager Phil Lanier.

CDF’s green operations

Our goal is to eliminate unnecessary waste. As a company, it is our mission to reduce, reuse and recycle.

CDF’s Plant Green program recycles over 150,000 lbs of cardboard product and over 25,000 lbs of co-mingled material annually. We are also recycling 98% of excess packaging received from suppliers. The Plastic Regrind Program is a longstanding initiative that has allowed us to recycle over 3 million lbs of internally generated plastic per year.

As a company we have decreased our energy consumption by changing to 100% high-efficiency lighting and installing energy efficient air compression systems used throughout our manufacturing facility, resulting in significantly reduced HVAC usage. We have also invested in an energy transfer system to distribute heat from manufacturing to other parts of the production facility. Our investment in energy-efficient machinery that has lead us to produce better quality products and contributed to annual energy savings of 70% over previous equipment.