Cheer Pack North America exhibiting at PLMA

Cheer Pack North America, an all-in-one solution for brand owners looking at production capabilities for their flexible packaging requirements, will display flexible spouted pouches and have live Gualapack pilot filler demonstrations at PLMA’s 2010 Private Label Tradeshow.

PLMA’s Private Label Tradeshow will be held November 14-16 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, IL. Supermarkets, super centers, drug chains, mass merchandisers, discounters, convenience stores, importers, exporters, wholesalers and the military exchanges come to the PLMA show to find new products, suppliers and packaging solutions. Product categories range from fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, beverages, snacks and shelf-stable groceries to household and kitchen, paper and plastics, health and beauty aids and general merchandise.

Representing Cheer Pack North America at PLMA will be Steve Gosling. With over 30 years of management experience, Gosling has covered a wide array of applications throughout the packaging industry. In his current role as President of Cheer Pack North America, Steve is responsible for the launch, development and growth of Cheer Pack in the North America market. 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.

cheer pack pouch styles

The Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted single-serve retail pouch serving the food and beverage and cosmetic industries. The Cheer Pack  pouch features an easy-flow straw with a reclosable, tamper-evident, screw-on top. The pouch is made from a multi-layer laminate material, with 3-4 layers in a standard configuration. An outer layer of glossy polyester is used to protect our high quality Rotogravure printing. The next layer is selected based on the barrier properties required. An additional layer of nylon is added to increase the strength properties of larger package formats. The internal or final layer is a polyethylene or polypropylene sealing layer.

CDF exhibited flexible packaging at Pack Expo

CDF, manufacturer of liquid packaging products and solutions that meet customers’ environmental goals, exhibited at Pack Expo Oct 31-Nov 3, 2010, Booth# 4169, North Hall. CDF demonstrated Cheertainer bag in box and Cheer Pack consumer pouch filling at the booth. CDF’s showcased products included liners and accessories for pails, drums, intermediate bulk containers, bag in box and pouches.

CDF selected to exhibit for Nestle

CDF Corporation displayed flexible packaging solutions at TOPS Exhibition & Innovation Fair at Nestle PTC. CDF was one of ten packaging suppliers selected by Nestle to exhibit. The packaging focus of the show was sustainability (greener design, reduced energy consumption, waste management), new trends and cost-cutting solutions.

Representing CDF was Steve Gosling, Technical Director of New Product Development and Iris Kennedy, Cheertainer Product Manager.

With over 30 years of management experience, Gosling has covered a wide array of applications throughout the packaging industry. In his current role as President of Cheer Pack North America, Steve is responsible for the successful integration of Cheer Pack into the North America market. Cheer Pack North America is an international partnership between CDF Corporation, Gualapack and Hosokawa Yoko. Steve is playing a critical role in the launch, development and growth of Cheer Pack North America.

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 market share in North America. Iris is working closely with the beverage, chemical and petroleum markets.

CDF offers a wide range of flexible products that satisfy customer’s environmental needs.

The Cheertainer, CDF’s form-fit bag in box, is an ideal solution for small and large 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.

The Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted single-serve retail pouch serving the food and beverage 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.

CDF Corporation expands

CDF Corporation expanded its manufacturing presence in the New England region with the purchase of a 109,000-square foot facility in Plymouth, MA. As part of its expansion, the company also announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Guala Group and Hosokawa Yoko Co., LTD to create Cheer Pack® North America LLC (Cheer Pack NA) to develop and support spouted packaging technology in North America.

“The purchase of this additional building will allow CDF to invest in the future of our existing product lines – Drum & Pail and IBC (Intermediate Bulk Containers) bags and liners and to expand into new product areas such as Cheertainer bag in box products and Cheer Pack spouted pouch products”, stated Joe Sullivan, Jr., President, CDF Corporation.

Located on Armstrong Road in the Plymouth Industrial Park, the facility features office and manufacturing space and will house CDF’s research and development, as well as administrative and engineering teams.

“CDF’s expansion coincides with the formal launch of Cheer Pack North America LLC,” noted Steve Gosling, President, Cheer Pack. “As a partnership, we are on track to ship more than one billion pre-made spouted pouches per year worldwide.”

CDF develops and manufactures high quality liquid packaging products that provide a competitive edge in design, form and function. This most recent market expansion reinforces the company’s commitment to state of the art manufacturing and customer focus in the company’s decision-making and investment strategies

“Our whole reason for being is to create a company to bring best-in-class packaging to industrial customers and to give them a competitive edge,” says Laura Beechwood, Chief Operating Office of CDF. “Because of that, we have to look at solutions that can translate into a win for both our customers and our company.”

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 presented at the Petroleum Packaging Council

Laura Beechwood, Chief Operating Office and Iris Kennedy, Cheertainer Bag in Box Product Manager represented CDF in their speech “Liners & Flexible Packaging for the Petroleum Industry”. The lecture covered the benefits of using liners in the petroleum industry, technical considerations and types of drum, pail and intermediate bulk container liners and innovations in the flexible packaging industry. The presentation can be viewed at http://www.ppcouncil.org.

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.

CDF announces replacement for rigid pails

In an effort to create a sustainable replacement for rigid pails, CDF Corporation, the leading manufacturer of drum, pail and intermediate bulk container liners and flexible packaging, has developed the Smart Pail, an environmentally-friendly liner-in-box system.  The Smart Pail consists of a light-weight, cubed shaped liner designed for use with a 100% recyclable corrugate overpack.  The Smart Pail provides a significant cost-savings opportunity for the user by reducing input energy and maximizing overall efficiencies without sacrificing the quality and reliability required of pail systems.

The Smart Pail can be seamlessly integrated into existing single and multi-head filling lines, providing companies a means to increase profit and promote sustainable business practice.  The pail liner weighs 87% less than a rigid pail, allowing the customer to maximize energy efficiencies and productivity rates.  In terms of energy savings, one truckload of empty Smart Pails is equal to 5 truckloads of empty rigid pails.  This reduces inbound transportation costs, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while maximizing inventory space. 

Due to its cubed construction, the Smart Pail is able to achieve one extra skidded layer over rigid pails, equating to 33% more product-per-pallet.  The corrugate container is 100% recyclable and the liner, made from high-density polyethylene, has recycle code 2 certification.  And, at the end of use, the Smart Pail occupies 76% less space in landfills than rigid pails.

“In today’s business climate, it is becoming all the more important to be cost-effective and environmentally-conscious,” says CDF Chief Operating Officer Laura Beechwood.  “The Smart Pail is a revolutionary product that will cut costs, help drive future business growth, and improve company environmental efforts – creating an all-around smart system.”

Two different lidding options are available for the Smart Pail.  For users handling products that need to maintain freshness or storing capacity, the Smart Pail can be hermetically sealed with a wide range of film structures, creating an air-tight, tamper-proof seal to ensure product purity.  For users that require quick turnaround for their product, the Smart Pail can be used with a snap-on lid to increase the ease of use when filling and emptying the product.

The Smart Pail is designed for use with thick viscous products which are traditionally packed in steel or plastic pails such as paints, inks, cosmetic compounds, drywall mud, roof sealants, powders and flakes.

  The Smart Pail is one of many innovative products in flexible packaging technology offered by CDF.  Such innovations have included the Cheer Pack®, Cheertainer® bag-in-box, EZ-Strainer™ inserts for drums and pails and Air-Assist™ IBC liners.

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.