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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 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.

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.