GualaPack Group strenghens its presence in China

The GualapackGroup has successfully completed the acquisition of substantially higher stakes in two Chinese flexible packaging companies: Guangzhou Secure Packaging Co., Ltd. in Guangdong and Secure HY Packaging Co., Ltd., in Jiangsu.

With this move the Group strengthens its pouch manufacturing and laminates production capacities as a complete provider on the Chinese, Far East Asian & Pacific markets, in collaboration with its longstanding Japanese partner Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.

The reinforced production network will offer new business development opportunities in the region, as well as a future-oriented product portfolio in attractive segments other than for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets to our customers.

The GualapackGroup is the world leader of spouted pouches and filling machinery and a key global player of the flexible packaging industry. To date, it operates with direct manufacturing sites in Europe (4), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, 1), Latin America (1) and through joint ventures in the USA (1) and the Far East (2).

Source: World Press Online

The EZ-Flo™ dispensing system and Cheer Pack® pouches selected to exhibit at ConAgra

CDF Corporation, a global company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality pail, drum, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will display packaging solutions at the TOPS ConAgra Foods show.

CDF Corporation will be co-exhibiting with Cheer Pack North America at the TOPS Exhibition and Innovation Fair at ConAgra Foods, Inc. held at the Embassy Suite Omaha on March 11, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. CDF Corporation is one of forty-six companies selected to exhibit; the focus of the show is Clean Label.

Representing CDF will be Mark Sinn, EZ-Flo Product Manager. Mark will be promoting the EZ-Flo dispensing system, an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ Flo’s innovative dispensing system uses patent pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity.

Cheer Pack North America will be represented by Stacia Draper. Cheer Pack North America is an international partnership between CDF Corporation, Gualapack and Hosokawa Yoko. Cheer Pack North America will be promoting the Cheer Pack, a flexible spouted single-serve retail 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.

CDF’s Smart Pail & Cheer Pack pouches selected for Heinz Technology Show

CDF Corporation will be co-exhibiting with Cheer Pack North America Corporation at the Heinz Technology Show/TOPS Exhibitions held at H.J. Heinz on September 12, 2012, in Warrendale, PA. CDF Corporation is one of twenty-two packaging suppliers selected by Heinz to exhibit. The packaging focus of the show is sustainability, new trends and cost-cutting solutions. Heinz is looking to develop next generation products referred to as “disruptive innovation”; products that can be placed in parameters of grocery stores, or alternative channels that can provide convenience, on-the-go, easy to eat food.

Representing CDF will be Joe Wanner, Product Manager of the Drum and Pail Division. Joe is responsible for the development and growth of several product lines including the Smart Pail brand on a global basis. Joe’s current focus is to bring the Smart Pail product line out of product development to the commercial stage and penetrate key market segments in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Joe has over 20 years of sales management and brand development experience in bulk liquid packaging, global logistics and flexible films. Combining a deep understanding of packaging, transportation, direct customer relationships and global logistics allows Joe to offer a consultative approach in all facets of the supply chain during the critical change and implementation phase of a new packaging and transportation program.

Cheer Pack North America will be represented by Blair Vance, Director of Sales and Marketing. Blair has over 20 years of local and international experience in the food and beverage industries, as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise in package, product and category development and process and strategic management. Blair’s responsibility is to lead the sales and marketing teams. Cheer Pack North America is an international partnership between CDF Corporation, Gualapack and Hosokawa Yoko.

CDF offers a wide range of flexible products that satisfy customer’s environmental needs. The Smart Pail is a plastic pail replacement system. Its modern design consists of a cube-shaped, semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with the option of a hermetically sealed lid and/or snap-on plastic cover, corrugated box and corrugated lid. The end user removes corrugated lid, peels back sealed plastic lid, then pumps or scoops the product The Smart Pail is available in 5 gallon sizes and is ideal for the chemical, construction, cosmetic, and food markets.

The Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted single-serve retail 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.

The emergence of new pouches continues

After many years of discussion and projection, the rise of the pouch has taken over the grocery shelves and has replaced rigid lining for consumer products. In the past decade, we have seen the rise of pouches in consumer brands. The light weight, convenience, portability and shelf appeal has captured the appeal of the consumer, more so than any other packaging.

The pouch has had many new converters, including PepsiCo, H.J.Heinz, and Dial Corp, consumer brands are not the only converters, in recent years we have seen many startup and emerging companies taking over grocery shelves. New and emerging comrades include baby food, caffeine sticks, beverages, cosmetics, ketchup, seafood, wine, soap, water and many more. Some estimate that the annual growth in this market will reach double digits; this is far larger than any other packaging format.

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Bag-in-Box Smart Inventions

“An innovative, flexible packaging that flattens the competition” is the best way to describe CDF Corporation’s bag in box design. The Cheertainer bag in box is a gusseted, form-fit multi-ply bag that is marketed towards chemicals, cosmetics, food & beverage and medical markets. Although relatively new to manufacturing in the Plymouth area, the product goes back to 1995 in Asia, relates Product Manager Iris Thomas. The product is patented and owned by Japan’s Hosokawa Yoko Co.

The Cheertainer bag-in-box holds a wide range of markets, ranging from food & beverages to paints, inks and petroleum. So what is the big draw to Cheertainer? Iris Thomas feels the Cheertainer is a “real hit” because of the sustainability movement, she continues, “it’s a flexible bag, and a replacement to rigid packaging.” She continues, “The bags use less plastic, which translates into saving in warehouse space and transportation, which saves fuel and money,” she says, “they generally have lower cost performance because they’re better in fill and dispensing. It dispenses almost 100 percent of product,” she explains, “There’s not a lot of product trapped in the fold. It’s also safer than rigid packaging.”  In Plymouth, CDF is capable of manufacturing five million bags a year; however the plant is a long way from reaching capacity.

Further advantages to the Cheertainer include, replacing rigid packaging like cube-shaped inserts, cans and plastic pails, the Cheertainer is suitable for semi-automatic and fully automatic lines. The design of the Cheertainer is essentially a flat bag, this design minimizes shipping and warehouse space requirements, the flexibility, and shape minimizes dead space, this allows for more products per pallet. Using the consumer has benefits for using the Cheertainer, the bag fills without using air which eliminates splashing and foaming, the bag has superior seam strength and the fitment is always in the correct position, furthermore the lack of internal folds improves the filling and dispensing of the product- the dispensing if so accurate ranging around 99.9% dispensing of nearly any product.

There’s more to Cheer about!

In the CDF family is Cheer Pack, also deriving from Hosokawa in Asia, a stand up pouch with a cap, good for dispensing yogurts, ice creams and jellies. Cheer Packs President Steve Gosling, has supplied its Cheer Pack to Dole Foods Canada which distributes its five flavors of applesauce in the pouch.

Gosling states, “We produce 1.2 billion pouches a year with this fitting and ninety percent is for children’s products.” The pouches can now be found at seven national food stores, including Whole Foods and Babies R Us. Steve Gosling described the pouches as convenient because of their reclosable application, the no spill advantage and the shelf life of the product is stable for 24 months.

Made with multi-layer laminate material, with an outer layer of polyester which is capable of high-resolution graphic printing, a layer of aluminum foil for excellent barrier properties, another layer of polyester for shock and pressure resistance and lastly, internal layer of polyethylene for direct food contact.

The typical markets for Cheer Pack include energy drinks, beverages, yogurt, and sorbet. Other markets include cosmetics, gels, inks, shampoos, lotions and creams. One of the advantages of the pouches is the tamper-evident, screw on top to ensure safe usage.

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Dole fruit puree in Cheer Pack pouches

Senior business development and sales strategy manager for Dole Packaged Foods Canada, Peter Stewart has a solution for parents whose child’s snack has been smeared across their vehicles backseat. In June 2008, Dole Packaged Foods Canada launched Squish’ems! Squish’ems! is a fruit puree packaged in Cheer Pack spouted pouches manufactured by the CDF Corp. The spout is designed to allow the puree to dispense freely, but also narrow enough to prevent the contents from spilling easily from the package. The pouches are also equipped with a resealable cap.

The Dole team was inspired by similar packaging for pureed foods in Europe. “We saw how successful the product with this format had been in Europe, and we know Europe is ahead of North America with their packaging ideas,” stated Stewart. “We agreed that if we could bring this package to North America, we would be ahead of the curve.”

However, the draw back from being ahead of the curve is not having a clearly defined road map to implement a new product.

“We saw the European packaging about two and half years before we actually ended up launching the product,” Stewart remarks. “It’s been a long, tortured path to the market. When we started this project there were I think two machines in all of North America that could do this.”

The Dole team had discovered a copacker in upstate New York that was equipped to work with the spouted pouches. “But it was a small company, and they eventually went out of business,” recalls Stewart.

During this time, Stephen Fairfield was consulting for a state-of-the-art form/fill/Seal facility in Mississauga, Ontario, which was suffering with poor sales. Fairfield recognized this as an opportunity. Fairfield and an investment partner incorporated Eco Container Corp. (ECC) and together began negotiating the purchase of the business.

ECC began talking with Dole concerning their Squish’Ems! project. In detail, Dole wanted to know if the facility in which ECC was to be purchasing would be able to fill fruit puree into Cheer Pack pouches.

“As it happened, the negotiation for the facility went south,” Fairfield stated. “We had a production contract done and signed with Dole, and no place to put the equipment, and the clock was ticking for the launch target date.”

Dole Canada was eager to get the product to market, they enlisted the help of the packaging manufacturer CDF Corp. “Dole led us to Eco-Container and said, ‘talk to them about doing the copacking and everybody kind of roller up their sleeves and got it done,” recalls Steve Gosling, CDF Corp., director of sales for Cheer Pack North America.

The companies identified the packaging machinery, including CHP40 filler from Gualapack S.p.A, being the best fit for the packaging application. ECC then created a new copacking business model that would ensure that the new operation would be sufficiently capitalized.

“Our business model is to go into an existing facility that has the trained staff and infrastructure, QC, logistics, accounting departments, etc. and we fund and maintain the equipment” Fairfield explained. “The facility’s owner has the advantage of no capital expense or ongoing maintenance costs, and secures better asset utilization. ECC covers the variable cost of running the equipment and provides a simple profit allocation.”

“And the investment bankers like the model as the entry cost is lower, which in turn provides for a competitive costing to the trade-so, it’s a good financial model,” Fairfield complements.

Canadian grown and processed apple cause, being the main ingredient in Squish’Ems! products currently on the market, arrive at the copacking facility in large totes. The apple sauce is mixed with the other fruit-based ingredients in accordance to Dole’s recipes.

After mixing purees, the product is heat-treated in a simple steam injection, tube-in-tube pasteurizer that has been modified with a heat exchanger to control the stream. Quality-control is conducted at a minimum of every half hour; however these checks have been clocked in at being every fifteen minutes.

From the pasteurizer, the purees go into two separate, but synchronized CHP40fillers. “They’re well built; fairly simple in design and solid,” say Fairfield “depending on fill amounts, and pouch capacity, each filler can run between 40 and 44 pouches per minute, with larger pouches easily accommodated with minimal adjustment or downtime. The model is calculated to deliver 83 percent production efficiency on a 24-hour shift, resulting in close to 96,000 pouches of approximately 8,500 kg of puree.”

Fairfield states, “the Gualapack fillers can handle a wide range of viscosities” and that, “fruit piece identity is possible, though it is limited to a fairly small size in order to clear the valving and fit through the pouch’s neck.”

The Cheer-pack pouch is vacuum-checked by the converter prior to its delivery to the packaging operation. The evacuation of the air from the pouch enables the pureed product to enter the pouch faster. Pouches are delivered at the copacking facility preloaded on rails, which are enabled quick loading into the filler’s magazines.

Once the pouches have been filled and sealed, they are on their way to a post-fill steam tunnel in which they receive a second heat treatment to more than 90 degree C to further ensure the integrity of the product. After exiting the steam tunnel the product is dropped into a cooling bath, the temperature ranging between 30 and 35 degree Celsius. Once finished with the cooling bath, the pouches are put into a drying chamber; the cooled pouches are dried by air knives. All the machinery used if from Gualapack.

Each pouch is coded by a Leibinger printer with the date, time and filler information. Once coded and cooled pouches are conveyed to manual pack-out area, where personnel manually shape the package for a smooth looking product. The pouches are then packed into colorfully printed paperboard cartons that are manufactured by Cascades, which also supply the case former and sealer.

Dole considered the flexible packaging an competitive advantage and didn’t want the secondary packaging to take away from any interaction the consumer may have with the product. Stewart states, “We wanted a window so people could poke it and feel it and touch it,” he continues, “the problem is that when you open up a carton, the window allows the product to move around. And it doesn’t present itself well within that window.”

Dole worked with Cascade to develop secondary packaging that would secure the pouch within the carton packaging but would also display the product nicely through the secondary packaging window.

Four pouches are inserted into each carton: two pouches are displayed with caps up and the other two caps down. The packing line personnel then hand-pack 12 Squish’Ems! Cartons into a master shipping case.

The product is engineered to have a 12-month shelf life, the Cheer Pack configuration used for Squish’ems! is a PET outer layer, laminated to aluminum with an inner sealant layer of PE.

The PET layer imparts a high-gloss finish; this enables the eight-color gravure printing done on Cerutti press by CDF partner Hosokawa Yoko.

The laminate structure of the package allows for the product to be stored in a wide range of temperatures. The packages are able to withstand very cold temperatures, with some parents reporting the ability to freeze the product. And yet, the same pouches are hot-filled during the packaging process.

Gualapack has created a safety cap, each pouch is sealed with a large-diameter, screw on cap. “This cap is 32 mm in diameter,” Gosling stated, “This means it won’t pass through the choke tube, therefore its considered to be child-safe.” According to Gosling, the cap meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Small Part Regulation, 16 C.F.R. Part 1501 and 1500.50-53.

Stewart continues, stating that even if a child was able to swallow the cap, it’s manufactured with enough venting that it wouldn’t create a total blockage.

Gualapack was awarded U.S. Patent D547, 657 S for the cap design.

Squish’ems! is performing well as  part of Dole Canada’s single serve fruit market, and adding children single serve is a huge component. Plans were made to expand the market in 2010 into two new flavors, grape and cherry.

Other sectors of Dole are considering the product and the reception within the market within their region. The U.S. group plans to develop a product similar to Dole Canada, but the U.S. will cater to a sweeter taste preference that cater to the American preference.

Cheer Pack North America moving operations to W. Bridgewater

Cheer Pack North America LLC, a focused solution provider for brand owners looking at production capabilities for their spouted flexible packaging requirements, is planning to relocate its manufacturing facility from Plymouth, Massachusetts to One United Drive in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts as part of a major capital expansion. The relocation and expansion project will result in the retention of Cheer Pack’s current 35 employees and the addition of 75 new manufacturing jobs resulting in 110 new jobs in the town of West Bridgewater. The company plans to lease 187,500 s.f. in the industrial building, which has a total floor space 315,000 s.f. and has been largely unoccupied for the last couple of years. Cheer Pack develops and manufactures proprietary spouted pouch packaging for the food and beverage industries. According to Steve Gosling, President of Cheer Pack, “The demand for our unique food packaging products has grown tremendously resulting in the need to substantially increase our capacity. It is an exciting opportunity for the company, the town of West Bridgewater, and the entire southeastern Massachusetts region.”

The company plans to make an investment of approximately $23 million over the next five years in building renovations and the purchase and installation of machinery and equipment. According to Mark Kasberg, Treasurer of Cheer Pack, “The building renovations and a significant portion of the machinery and equipment installation will be completed in the first year of the project. We hope to move into the building and commence operations in the second quarter of 2012.” It is expected that all of the 35 employees working in Cheer Pack’s Plymouth facility will continue to work at the new West Bridgewater location, which is 26 miles away.

“There is still a significant amount of work to be done over the next several weeks before the long-term lease is signed and the plan becomes final,” said Rod Jané of New England Expansion Strategies, project consultant for Cheer Pack North America. The company is working with town officials and boards to obtain permits for the project. Additionally, the company and the town are exploring the possibility of Tax Increment Financing, as well as investment tax credits from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Economic Development Incentives Program. West Bridgewater joined the Brockton area Economic Target Area in 2004 for the purpose of being able to offer state and local benefits for job creating projects like the Cheer Pack project. “In order to earn these benefits, the company will have to commit to job creation and investment goals and deliver on those goals,” said Jané. He added that “the West Bridgewater town officials and boards have been absolutely great to work with. They have been responsive and very helpful. This is clearly a business friendly town.”

‘Melting pot’ innovations merit high scores

The 2011 fourth-quarter Shelf Impact!/Dragon Rouge survey of innovative packaging awarded products that holistically combined creative concept, design, and execution: a wellness water that uses an active cap to deliver vitamins, a twist on concentrated cleaner packaging, and an appetizing pack design for organic baby food.

With a composite score ranging from 3.5 to 3.7 on a five-point scale, the three packaging innovations that lead our report are Karma Wellness Water, Ella’s Kitchen’s new organic baby food packaging, and SC Johnson’s new Smart Twist all-in-one cleaning system. While all three scored high across the board, they were exceptionally strong with relation to concept idea, structure, and graphics.

Taking the top spot this quarter is a new line of natural, nutrient-enhanced water. Unlike other nutrient-enhanced waters, where the vitamins are premixed with the water, Karma has developed KarmaCap, a proprietary technology that allows the vitamins to be contained in an airtight cap. When you’re ready to open the bottle and release the vitamins, simply peel off the top sticker, push the cap down, and shake! Since vitamins deteriorate in water, premixed drinks lose their strength over time. Karma allows you to enjoy all the vitamins’ benefits at their maximum potency.

With five different varieties, each focusing on a different health benefit, the line differentiates itself on-shelf through its square bottle shape, unique cap, and strong flavor cues. The uniqueness of the active cap technology caters to the idea of fresh convenience, clearly communicating the benefits and value of achieving the maximum vitamin potency when you need it most.

Fresh, on-the-go convenience is also exhibited in the new packaging for Ella’s Kitchen, an organic children and baby food brand in the U.K. The goal of the project was to harmonize and evolve the packaging to bring greater visibility and recognition of the brand mark across the line, provide a clear and simple communications hierarchy, and ensure that designs are appealing and differentiating. The new “at a glance” age-and-stage communication system cuts through the clutter, allowing moms to conveniently identify which product they need without having to invest time deconstructing the information on-pack. The vibrant colors and messaging such as “I’m Organic” further emphasize the freshness of the product.

Following the convenience theme, SC Johnson has introduced a new take on concentrated cleaning solutions with an all-in-one cleaning system. The system, called “Smart Twist,” was created to help consumers clean more efficiently and effectively by enabling them to choose three of their five favorite cleaners to dock at one time in a simple, lightweight sprayer that adds the water. Consumers simply fill the tank of the handheld sprayer with water and snap each of the concentrate containers into place. When they are ready to use the system, they simply twist the carousel to the desired cleaner. The new system is convenient for consumers and also takes up substantially less space than having to store each product individually.


‘True innovation’ requires a well-rounded approach
Regardless of average or above-average scores in one category over another, the three products that scored the lowest only further prove that true innovation requires a well-rounded approach—everything matters!

As part of its “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” initiative, nut processor John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Elgin, IL, decided to transition the current packaging for its Fisher Nuts brand from a composite can to a lightweight, clear PET package. The new see-through PET container provides more sustainability as well as a greater perception of freshness and in turn inspired a complete brand makeover. While the materials and production of the new packaging ranked high, the design concept and graphics fell short, as the new logotype and graphics don’t match the new overall contemporary look and feel of the structure and the campaign, “Freshness You Can See.”

Something Natural is a new brand of all-natural flavored sparkling water that blends the healthful and refreshing qualities of sparkling water with delicious fruit flavors. While the Something Natural brand was created to prove that less is more, the liquid and the name may deliver on this promise, but the design does not. Quite simply, the flock of birds design on the front of the bottle clutters up the pack, detracting from the simplicity and elegance of the overall design.

Similarly lacking in concept and graphics, Mountain Dew also falls short with its new bottle. The intent of the new structure and design was to reenergize the brand with a distinctive, new PET bottle design that more fittingly meets its promise of robust, spirited fun, exuberance, and refreshment. The new bottle features a distinctive silhouette that provides the package with a solid shelf presence. A label less than half the size of the brand’s previous label allows the bottle’s shape to be the point of differentiation for the brand. But respondents gave the new design unfavorable reviews, thus overshadowing the bold textural elements meant to add excitement.


Tips for 2012 design
As you wrap up 2011 and begin to think about how to create packaging innovation in 2012, try to keep these fundamental guidelines in mind:
• Begin with a solid foundation. If you don’t have an amazing concept, you won’t have anywhere to place a stake in the ground.
• Don’t overthink it! Simplicity and convenience are key… everything else will follow.
• Remember that the whole is greater than the sum of all parts—you can have really great design, a stand-out structure, sustainable materials, etc., but none of that matters if they don’t mesh well as a whole.

The author, Eric Zeitoun, is president of Dragon Rouge USA, an international brand and design consultancy. Contact him at or at 212/367-8800.

Source: Packaging World

Flexible packaging to exceed $18 billion by 2015 in US

Gains in flexible packaging will reflect a rebound in the U.S. economy and will be supported by cost, performance and source reduction advantages over most rigid packaging formats, according to a new report from ReportsnReports. Rising demand for convenience-oriented and other further processed food items, which often use more costly higher barrier packaging materials for extended shelf life, will also propel growth in the U.S. converted flexible packaging market.

Converted flexible packaging’s source reduction capabilities will be increasingly advantageous in light of initiatives by major retailers and packaged goods firms to evaluate the packaging used by their suppliers in terms of eco-friendliness and cost reduction.

Pouches to exhibit above average annual gains
Above-average gains for pouches will be driven by continued conversions to stand-up pouches and healthy gains for flat pouches in a number of markets. Demand will also benefit from the presence of convenience features (such as zippers, spouts) and the emergence of new applications and product types (such as flat-bottomed, side-gusseted pouches and hybrid pouch/folding carton products).

In addition, stick pouches will experience rapid growth in single-portion packaging uses based on advantages of product differentiation and portability. Growth for bags will increase at a faster pace than in the 2005-2010 period based on an expected recovery in the U.S. economy from the 2007-2009 recession. However, gains will lag the overall converted flexible packaging average due to the maturity of many applications along with competition from pouches and rigid packaging.

While demand for paper bags and sacks will be constrained by performance limitations relative to plastic bags and sacks, growing efforts by packaged goods firms to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability will lead to some degree of renewed interest in paper, which possesses such qualities as renewability, recyclability and compostability.

Demographic, eating trends to benefit food applications
Above-average growth in food applications will be driven by the need for more costly films for extended shelf life along with demographic trends such as increased numbers of single-person and empty nest households and households where all adults work. These trends will boost demand for food in smaller package sizes and more convenient foods designed to reduce food preparation time.

Trends toward healthier eating and increased “on-the-run” eating will spur food manufacturers to expand their offerings of products, especially snacks, baked goods and beverages, in single-serving packages. Such products require more packaging than standard packages of similar items.

The fastest growing food packaging markets for converted flexible packaging will be beverage, meat and related products, and snack food uses. In nonfood applications, advances will be led by above-average gains in the pharmaceutical and medical product markets based on heightened barrier requirements, cost and convenience advantages, and adaptability to growing unit-of-use requirements. Moreover, benefits including product visibility, pilferage protection and good barrier properties will support continued demand in a range of uses.

Study coverage
This new industry study, “Converted Flexible Packaging,” presents historical demand data (2000, 2005, 2010) plus forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by material (plastic film, paper, foil), product (such as bags, pouches) and market (food, nonfood). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players.

Explore Table of Contents and more details for this “Converted Flexible Packaging” report at

Source: ReportsnReports

Cheer Pack pouches at PLMA

cheer pack flexible pouches

PLMA’s Private Label Tradeshow will be held November 13-15 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, IL.  Steve Gosling will be representing Cheer Pack North America at PLMA. With more than 30 years of management experience, Gosling’s expertise has covered a wide array of applications throughout the packaging industry. His contributions have been largely focused in the areas of product management, engineering and new product development. In his current role as President of Cheer Pack North America, Steve is responsible for the successful integration of Cheer Pack into the North American market, including the support of co-packing facilities and filling equipment.

The 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 baby food and children’s snacks. 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.