CDF eco-smart packaging solutions

Since 1971, CDF has been an industry leader in sustainable packaging. Decades ago, we launched the 55 gallon drum liner. For the first time, this 55 gallon steel drum liner allowed drums to be reused, eliminating cleaning costs and landfill waste.

In the 1980’s CDF introduced round bottom technology to manufacture economical, lighter weight liners and barrier films for oxygen, moisture and hot filling applications. These innovations permitted the outer rigid container to be easily reused or recycled.

CDF’s intermediate bulk container liners were introduced in the 1990’s 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. The patented design maximized product efficiency, allowing the customer to get the most product possible out of the container.

CDF continues to be a pioneer in introducing product breakthroughs that result in environmental benefits and reduce customer cost.

The Cheertainer bag in box is an environmentally-friendly, alternative to traditional packaging. Its form-fit, square design provides an eco-smart bag in box option; its reduced plastic consumption minimizes packaging requirements, while maximizing transportation and storage efficiency.

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 exhibits flexible packaging at Aseptipak

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail and intermediate bulk container liners and flexible packaging, will be attending the 2009 Aseptipak Conference to exhibit CDF’s innovative aseptic bag-in-box, intermediate bulk container liners and single-serve retail pouches, while informing attendees of their aseptic benefits and unique product solutions.

Aseptipak 2009 will be held October 26-27 at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago, IL. A global forum on aseptic processing, filling and packaging, the conference will include presentations by industry leaders and showcases of new product developments.

Representing CDF will be Steve Gosling, Technical Director of New Product Development and Dave Christian, Regional Sales Manager. Gosling, with over 30 years of management experience, has covered a wide array of applications throughout the packaging industry. He is responsible for the areas of product management, engineering and new product development for CDF. Christian has 22 years experience in the industrial plastic container and liner industry and brings with him expertise in new product sales and development within the flexible packaging industry.

CDF has a wide range of aseptic products to suit the needs of product manufacturers and producers. For large volume operations, CDF’s high-capacity aseptic intermediate bulk container liners provide outstanding performance in critical food applications, such as high and low acid products, tomato, fruit juice and any other food product requiring aseptic packaging.

The Cheertainer, CDF’s innovative form-fit bag-in-box, provides an aseptic solution to small volume needs. Ranging in size from 5 to 20 liters, the Cheertainer is UN certified and manufactured with CDF1 Smart Seal Technology, ensuring the ultimate reliability of the package.

CDF’s most recent product addition is the Cheer Pack, a flexible spouted single-serve retail pouch serving the food and beverage, chemical and cosmetic industries. The Cheer Pack is currently being sold throughout Asia and Europe in annual quantities of up to 1.5 billion and has recently made its North American debut. Users requiring aseptic production have the option of gamma ray treatment or oxygen peroxide sanitation to properly cleanse the package. Information on filling equipment, technology and packaging will be readily available in addition to the expertise of CDF representatives.

CDF will display aseptic solutions and will feature product samples, fitments and other interactive programming at Aseptipak 2009.

Bag in box solutions showroom

CDF opened a new, state-of-the-art filler showroom showcasing its successful bag-in-box product, Cheertainer®. The new showroom offers CDF customers an exceptional opportunity to try out both fully automatic and semiautomatic filling equipment as part of CDF’s “Commitment to Solutions” initiative. The initiative also includes product training, customized sourcing and manufacturing for CDF’s form-fit, bag-in-box gusseted designs.

“Our investment in an industrial showroom demonstrates our commitment to being a complete solution provider for our customers’ flexible packaging challenges,” commented Iris Kennedy, Cheertainer Product Manager. “In addition to manufacturing a full line of industrial and retail packaging products, CDF Corporation now has the ability to demonstrate how customers might fill our Cheertainer product using standard equipment.”

The filling equipment currently on display is supplied by Flexifill Ltd., and is available in fully automatic and semi-automatic options. A fully automatic filler can fill up to 1,000,000 units per year and a semi-automatic filler can fill up to 500,000 units per year. The machines have the ability to run multiple sizes, and occupy a relatively small space compared to comparable filling equipment. These state of the art fillers are very user friendly; easy to clean, maintain and sterilize.

The showroom also highlights the Cheertainer – a form-fit, square, bag-in-box product that provides an eco-smart choice for food and beverage, chemicals, detergents, creams and lotions, inks, paints and coatings applications. The design of the Cheertainer is ideal for clean filling and full dispensing of a wide range of products. The bag creates a significant cost-saving opportunity with reduced plastic consumption and packaging requirements that yield transportation and warehousing efficiency.

Bag in box passes transportation tests for petroleum

Cheertainer® Bag-in-Box packaging has been declared compatible for use with petroleum products, following rigorous Department of Transportation testing. Positive test results enhance the value, flexibility and cost savings that come with using Cheertainer bag-in-box packaging for petroleum-based applications.

The 28-day chemical compatibility examination was conducted by Ten-E Packaging Services, a highly regarded product testing facility, as mandated under the Department of Transportation’s Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 173 Appendix B. CFR testing subjects the product to rigorous chemical compatibility and rate of permeation trials in extreme chamber conditions measuring 122° F (50° C) for 28 days.

As part of the testing, Cheertainer bags were filled with both regular and synthetic motor oil and were inspected weekly for evidence of defects, including cracking, crazing, swelling and leakage. According to the report, there was “no visible evidence of deformation to any container” during the testing.

“We are pleased that the Cheertainer performed successfully as expected, thereby adding to its benefits over rigid packaging. The cost savings and sustainability advantages of the Cheertainer make it a valuable alternative to rigid packaging, especially for petroleum companies,” stated Iris Kennedy, CDF’s Product Manager for Cheertainer.

The Cheertainer provides an eco-smart choice for the petroleum customer without sacrificing the quality and reliability demanded throughout the marketplace – reduced plastic consumption minimizes packaging requirements, while maximizing transportation and storage efficiency. The packaging’s form-fit, square design allows for seamless filling and full dispensing of the product.