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CDF’s ECO-SMART Solutions sustainable packaging - flexible packaging

Our products are intended to be environmentally friendly and fit for use, while saving our customers money. We stand strongly by our mission of creating the most efficient, reliable products without sacrificing quality. This page allows you to review our sustainable product development initiatives.

sustainable packaging - recyclingRecycling

Our product line is 100% recyclable.

sustainable packaging - source reductionSource Reduction

Our products use significantly less plastic than competitive products.

The reduced plastic of our products result in more product per pallet and per truck. The end result is drastically reduced transport, providing cost savings for the user and a greener footprint.

Our products ship flat which minimizes warehouse space and internal transportation energy.

sustainable packaging - biodegradabilityBiodegradability

We are proud to be a pioneer in offering biodegradable additives into our product line. We continue to research alternative materials for our products to move toward renewable resources while continuing to reduce weight and improve performance.

sustainable packaging - calorific valueCalorific Value

In the event the lading prevents cost effective recycling, all of our products have a strong calorific value and can be converted into high output energy in waste-to-energy facilities.

sustainable packaging - filling and dispensing capabiliitesFilling/Dispensing Capabilities

The design of our products results in improved filling and dispensing capabilities. Many of our products can be filled in closed environments, preventing the exposure of potentially toxic fumes and chemicals. When emptying, there is far less residue left in the package compared to most competitive products.

CDF Sustainable packaging timeline

Vacuum Formed Semi-Rigid Semi-Flexible Liners

In 1971, CDF introduced a vacuum formed, semi-rigid semi-flexible liner. This 55 gallon steel drum insert allowed, for the first time, drums to be reused and eliminated costly cleaning and landfill requirements.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 1971: 55 Gallon Accordion Liner
- 1975: 30 Gallon Accordion Liner
- 1979: 5 Gallon Pail Insert
- 1980: 12 Gallon Pail Insert
- 1991: 5 Gallon Special Lip Pail Insert
- 1992: 2.5 Gallon Pail Insert
- 1992: 3.5 Gallon Pail Insert
- 1992: 16 Gallon Accordion Drum Liner
- 1993: 6 Gallon Pail Insert
- 1995: 30 Gallon Straight-Sided Liner
- 1996: 22 Inch / 26 Inch (diameter) Expansion Tank Liner
- 1998: 2 Gallon Plastic Pail Liner
- 1998: 3.5 Gallon Plastic Pail Liner
- 2001: 55 Gallon Polypropylene Liner
- 2001: Tapered 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Liner
- 2008: Conductive 5 Gallon Pail Liner

Flexible Round Bottom Liners

In 1986, CDF introduced new round bottom technology to manufacture economical, lighter weight liners. Flexible round bottom liners allowed drums to be easily reused and eliminated costly cleaning and landfill requirements. In addition, CDF introduced barrier films for oxygen, moisture and hot filling applications. Once again, this allowed the rigid outer container to be easily reused or recycled.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 1986: 5 Gallon LinerPro Round Bottom Liner

- 1986: 12, 16, 30, 55 and 85 Gallon LinerPro Round Bottom Liner
- 1990: Chemliner
- 1993: Foil Laminate Liner
- 1995: Hotfill Liner

Blow Molded Semi-Rigid Semi-Flexible Liners

In 1996, CDF introduced blow molding technology where traditional products could not be used – in steel drums for UN applications and fiber drums to improve opening and closing abilities. With this new technology, CDF could control the thickness of the lip more precisely.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 1996: Thin-lipped Blow Molded Liner
- 1998: UltraLiner Blow Molded Series Introduced
- 2008: Conductive Drum Liner

Intermediate Bulk Container Liners

CDF’s Intermediate Bulk Container liners were introduced in 1996 to reduce the need for expensive rigid packaging. With the use of our IBC liners, CDF’s customers are able to reduce transportation costs of rigid containers while improving the environmental impact of cleaning these products. The innovative design maximized product efficiency, allowing the customer to get the most product possible out of the container.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 1996: IBC Pillow Liner
- 2002: IBC Form-fit Liner
- 2003: 55 Gallon Pillow Liners w/Fitments

- 2005: IBC High-Barier Foil Liner

- 2007: IBC Air-Assist Liner
- 2007: Dunnage-free Aseptic Liner
- 2009: IBC Bottle Liner

Vacuum Formed Flexible Cups

Introduced in 2005, our vacuum formed flexible liners, used primarily for auto body paint application, eliminated the need for rigid container systems. Its lightweight, seamless, fully collapsible design is 100% leak proof and is an industry first in flexible packaging.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 2005: DPC Cup introduced
- 2008: 3 oz cup released in compliance with EPA’s environmental regulation standards

Cheertainer Bag-in-Box System

Cheertainer is an environmentally-friendly, innovative, alternative to traditional packaging. The Cheertainer’s flexible packaging gives the end-user the best of both worlds: the flexibility of a bag-in-box, as well as the benefits of a rigid container. Its unique design provides an eco-smart choice for the customer without sacrificing the quality and reliability demanded throughout the marketplace – reduced plastic consumption minimizes packaging requirements while maximizing transportation and storage efficiency. Its form-fit, square design allows for seamless filling and full dispensing of the product. Cheertainers are used across multiple industries, from chemical to cosmetic, food & beverage to medical.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 2006: Cheertainer Bag-in-Box System Introduced

Cheer Pack

Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted pouch featuring a convenient, easy-flow straw and a reclosable, large tamper-evident, screw-on cap. This unique pouch format is ideal for packaging squeezable liquids, gels, pastes and purees. Cheer Pack is available in a variety of sizes, styles and film choices.

Cheer Pack North America supplies a complete packaging solution, including package design and conversion, filling equipment options and technical support.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 2007: Cheer Pack Consumer Packaging Introduced

Smart Pail

In 2009, CDF introduced the Smart Pail as a sustainable replacement to pails. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with a hermetically sealed plastic lid and/or snap-on plastic cover, corrugated box and corrugated lid. Due to its design, the Smart Pail reduces plastic consumption by 76% and is able to achieve one extra skidded layer during transport than standard rigid pails, equating to 33% more transportation and warehousing efficiency. CDF’s goal is to provide customers an easy-to-use, competitively priced, energy efficient alternative to rigid systems, without sacrificing quality and reliability.

Timeline (Introduced in)
- 2009: Smart Pail Introduced


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