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6 Advantages of Industrial Flexible Liquid Packaging

Flexible packaging is taking the world by storm. It’s preferred by manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and end-users. Its popularity isn’t just a trend. For nearly all dispensable products, there’s a flexible packaging possibility.

What can it do for you? Check out these 6 advantages.

#1: Appropriate for Many Different Industries

You’ve probably seen flexible packaging for single-serve fruit drinks and household product refills, such as laundry detergent. But did you know that it safely keeps bulk quantities of health and beauty products, salad dressings, chemicals and paint fresh? Versatility is one dominant characteristic that separates flexible materials from rigid packaging.

Flexible liquid packaging

From warehouse to pantry, smaller packaging fits where traditional packaging can’t.

#2: More Efficient Use of Storage Space

How much storage space do you need for daily operations? With flexible packaging, you’ll probably need less. Even with bag-in-box styles, containers are smaller when empty and smaller when full. That gives you more mileage from your storage space. The space-saving nature of flexible packaging also benefits transportation costs and carbon emissions. Smaller, lighter containers require fewer vehicles, fewer trips and create fewer carbon emissions in the process.

#3: Variety of Container Dimensions and Styles

From ounces to gallons, flexible packaging offers so many options, there’s probably at least one that suits your needs. Choose from several different films, such as the standard laminated polyethylene/nylon, high-barrier laminated polyethylene/EVOH/nylon or metalized polyethylene/metallized polyester.

#4: Durability in Lightweight Packaging

Don’t let flexible packaging fool you. It’s lightweight, but also tough. Bag-in-box containers use significantly less plastic than rigid or semi-rigid containers. CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™ monitors each seal in every liner bag for consistency and stores data for future reference. And a series of in-process tests, including a visual inspection, further ensures the integrity of every bag.

#5: Virtually Limitless Branding Options

Packaging Digest suggests that when it comes to branding possibilities, flexible packaging is just getting started. It’s malleable and lends itself to almost limitless graphic designs. For example, photochromatic ink responds to sunlight, making branding messages appear or disappear. And with clear designs and better inks, the brand message looks sharp and consistent.

#6: Quick Rollout of Packaging Modifications

Ordinarily, a product update, such as a new flavor or color or an ingredient change, requires an expensive shift in production. But with flexible packaging, rollout of a new product or alteration is fast and simple. Maybe you want a different tap style, a custom liner or new graphic design. Or maybe the change is temporary, such as for a seasonal product. Whatever the modification, flexible liquid packaging adapts fast to keep production on time.

Anchor Printing says, “Brand leaders have the responsibility to keep their products dependable, secure and easy to distribute without any shipping disasters.” That sums up the CDF philosophy in a nutshell.

In an era where less really is more, flexible packaging delivers. Download our Bag-In-Box brochure to learn more.

Smart Pail & EZ-Flo on display at the Association of Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting

CDF Corporation, a global company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality pail liners, drum liners, intermediate bulk container liners, bag in box and flexible packaging, will display packaging solutions at the Association of Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting in May.

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The Association of Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting will be held May 1st to the 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. The technical meeting includes varied technical sessions that provide know-how and solutions for dressings, sauces and other condiment product manufacturers and suppliers.

 

Representing CDF will be Product Manager Joe Wanner. CDF’s newest products, the Smart Pail™ and the EZ-Flo™, will be on exhibit at the ADS Information Open House on Monday, May 2nd. The Smart Pail, a plastic pail replacement system, was developed to offer a more sustainable and cost effective system for transporting semi-viscous, solids and some liquids traditionally shipped in plastic pails. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with a unique wide-mouth laminated peel-reseal lidding film structure offering tamper evidence, easy open-close, excellent oxygen barrier and efficient disposal. The Smart Pail is inserted into a specifically designed corrugated box and stacked 48 units per 40” x 48” pallet for transportation.

 

The EZ-Flo Dispensing System is 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.

 

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) represents manufacturers of salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauces and suppliers of raw materials, packaging and equipment to this segment of the food industry. Its purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products. http://www.dressings-sauces.org/

Flexible Packaging and Source Reduction

Is flexible packaging as sustainable as it claims to be? Yes flexible packaging is manufactured using less plastic than rigid packaging resulting in less plastic to transport and dispose of, but flexible packaging’s sustainability may not be as straightforward as perceived.

 

Flexible packaging advocates boast its sustainable advantages, which are mainly true, however if these claims are exaggerated they could result in serious backlash. Unfortunately the method for quantifying sustainability is subjective. Flexible packaging’s source reduction can be a competitive advantage. Although the more easily quantifiable benefits, such as storage and transport, might reside more with supply chains than with the consumer.

 

To win the consumer, companies should make true product sustainability claims. Companies should avoid overselling product sustainability claims and expect consumers to think of sustainability as a tie breaker when all other factors are equivalent.

 

Growth for flexible packaging could be attributed to the utilization of technologies to provide competitive advantages. Examples of this are innovations that allow for multilayer structures for better barrier protection, the ability to create an interlocking strip system to store product for long periods of time without exposure, and producing see-through packaging for product visibility.

 

To read the entire article please visit:

http://www.greenerpackage.com/source_reduction/flexible_packaging_and_source_reduction

 

Source: Greener Package

New Markets Drive Global Flexible Demand

A new study released by PCI Films Consulting states 15 emerging flexible packaging markets currently account for 20% of global demand, growing twice as fast in the past five years.

PCI’s report, Opportunities in Emerging Flexible Packaging Markets in 2019, is an in-depth analysis of potential markets in Poland, Russia, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Each country profile supplies details on substrate suppliers, converters, investors and purchasers with an in-depth analysis of these important markets.

For more information, please visit http://www.packagingtoday.co.uk/news/newsnew-markets-drive-global-flexible-packaging-demand-4493612

Source:Packaging Today

Top five packaging trends for 2015

The five trends that will impact packaging and associated industries in 2015 are: the growing importance of sustainability; the demand for supply chain transparency; the rise of new barrier/coating packaging technologies; the continued emphasis on lightweight packaging; and the importance of delivering frustration-free packaging.

The growing importance of sustainability

Because sustainable packaging is now prompting consumers purchasing preferences, sustainable packaging has significant environmental and business implications for companies. Businesses should be proactive in implementing procedures that advance a product’s packaging sustainability; if not, they risk the possibility of losing customers to competitor brands that are prioritizing sustainability in their packaging.

The demand for supply chain transparency
Supply chain transparency is an important area companies must focus on to avoid potentially costly environmental and legal infractions that could damage a company’s reputation and overall relationships with consumers. Businesses should address how they are implementing supply chain traceability in terms of sourcing, manufacturing, transport and end of life cycle.

The rise of new barrier/coating technologies
According to a Smithers Pira report, paper and corrugate are going to see tremendous growth in the next several years. The focus will be on developing new barrier technologies that are renewably sourced, readily recyclable and/or biodegradable.

Source: Greener Packaging

To read the entire article, click here: http://www.greenerpackage.com/source_reduction/top_five_packaging_trends_2015

CDF’s PHS, personal hydration system, on exhibit at Marine West

CDF Corporation, a global company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will display their newest flexible packaging product, PHS, at Marine West in January 2016.

Marine West, founded in 1992, is hosted and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, at the Pacific Views Event Center. Marine commands throughout Southern California send delegations to visit this annual exposition. Marine West showcases the latest technology and prototypes aimed at preparing today’s Marines for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Marine West is January 29th through the 30th.

Representing CDF will be Iris Thomas, Flexible Packaging Product Manager and Jimmy Pigg, Flexible Packaging Engineer. CDF’s newest product, PHS, is a disposable bag and tube combination that fits in any backpack hydration system. The PHS, personal hydration system, offers a cost effective alternative to the CamelBak reservoir. PHS’ standard size is 3L; other sizes are available upon request. The PHS is durable, easily disposed of, refillable, impervious to dust, dirt and chemicals, BPA free and made in America. The transparent film and hose allow for easy inspection. PHS will not break down in sunlight due to custom UV film. There is no plastic taste because of the custom film. PHS is capable of enduring varying environmental conditions

“PHS is an alternate solution for military hydration in the field. It provides a cost effective hydration system with a high degree of cleanliness and durability,” stated Iris Thomas.

The Marine Military Expos are three trade shows specifically aimed at the Marine Corps market. The mission of the shows is to assist the Marine Corps to identify and procure the best products and services to help their war fighting efforts and to promote the message of the Marine Corps League. Modern Day Marine is designed to be a systems-level show where industry can interface with the requirements and procurement experts in the Marine Corps. Modern Day Marine has been held annually for over 30-years and averages about 500 vendors and 8,000 attendees. Given the proximity to Washington, DC, Modern Day Marine attracts a broader array of attendees from the larger DOD community, all service branches and a distinct international presence.

The Future is Flexible

Waste reduction, resource efficiency, sustainability and convenience: all reasons behind the growth in flexible packaging. Flexible packaging has entered a new era, one where more resources are saved, and food waste is reduced. Less efficient materials are being replaced, for example, the transportation of beverages in glass bottles versus pouch style. This meant that 47% of beverage was being transported while 52% was packaging. While pouches the ratio was 93% beverage and 6% pouch. The product still performs, sometimes more efficiently, and has a lower environmental impact. FPE is looking to reinforce the message that there is a more environmental sustainable alternative, and it is looking to make the whole supply chain more sustainable.

To read more, please visit:

http://www.packagingtoday.co.uk/features/featurethe-future-is-flexible-4302648/

Source: Packaging Today

CDF’s PHS, personal hydration system, debuting at Modern Day Marine

CDF Corporation, a global company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will premier their newest flexible packaging product, PHS, at Modern Day Marine in September.

Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico, the exposition’s home base. Marine Corps Base Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment and systems that the Marine Corps will rely on in the years to come. These vital and unique functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. Modern Day Marine will take place September 23rd to the 25th in Quantico, VA.

Representing CDF will be Iris Thomas, Flexible Packaging Product Manager and Jimmy Pigg, Flexible Packaging Engineer. CDF’s newest product, PHS, is a disposable bag and tube combination that fits in any backpack hydration system. The PHS, personal hydration system, offers a cost effective alternative to the CamelBak reservoir. PHS’ standard size is 3L; other sizes are available upon request. The PHS is durable, easily disposed of, refillable, impervious to dust, dirt and chemicals, BPA free and made in America. The transparent film and hose allow for easy inspection. PHS will not break down in sunlight due to custom UV film. There is no plastic taste because of the custom film. PHS is capable of enduring varying environmental conditions

“PHS is an alternate solution for military hydration in the field. It provides a cost effective hydration system with a high degree of cleanliness and durability,” stated Iris Thomas.

The Marine Military Expos are three trade shows specifically aimed at the Marine Corps market. The mission of the shows is to assist the Marine Corps to identify and procure the best products and services to help their warfighting efforts and to promote the message of the Marine Corps League. Modern Day Marine is designed to be a systems-level show where industry can interface with the requirements and procurement experts in the Marine Corps. Modern Day Marine has been held annually for over 30-years and averages about 500 vendors and 8,000 attendees. Given the proximity to Washington, DC, Modern Day Marine attracts a broader array of attendees from the larger DOD community, all service branches and a distinct international presence.

CDF to showcase Smart Pail®, EZ-Flo™, Bag in Box and IBC liners at Pack Expo 2014

Plymouth, MA, August 15, 2014 – CDF Corporation, a global company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will exhibit CDF’s newest products, the EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System and IBC liners for stainless steel totes. There will also be live interactive Smart Pail and bag in box equipment demos in booth# 7664 Lakeside Upper.

Pack Expo International will be held November 2nd to November 5th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The tradeshow allows representatives of companies from around the world to experience and discover the newest innovations in the processing and packaging markets. http://www.packexpointernational.com

Representing CDF will be Joe Sullivan, President; Tom McCarthy, General Manager; Joe Wanner, Smart Pail Product Manager; Jimmy Pigg, Flexible Packaging Engineer; Iris Thomas, Flexible Packaging Product Manager; Mark Sinn, EZ-Flo Product Manager; and Dave Christian, Jim Gillis, Jayne Handscom and Jake Sullivan, Sales Representatives.

The Smart Pail, a plastic pail replacement system, was developed to offer a more sustainable and cost effective system for transporting semi-viscous, solids and some liquids traditionally shipped in plastic pails. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with a unique wide-mouth laminated peel-reseal lidding film structure offering tamper evidence, easy open-close, excellent oxygen barrier and efficient disposal.

The bag in box liner is the ideal packaging solution for chemical, food, beverage and cosmetic applications ranging in size from 1 liter to 25 liters. CDF offers both form-fit and pillow styles to meet your entire bag in box needs. BIB flexible packaging offers many benefits, such as excellent quality due to superior seam strength and there is no foaming or splashing because the package fills without air.

The EZ-Flo Packaging/Dispensing System is 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.

The Air-Assist® liner allows the user to realize a more complete evacuation of their product. Less residual product is left inside the liner, resulting in savings to the user. Air-Assist liners are specifically designed for high viscosity products.

Pack Expo tradeshows aim to advance the processing and packaging industry around the world. You can expect to find thousands of engaged attendees, interactive education, and the latest technology and innovations in processing, packaging, and pharmaceutical lifecycle solutions.

Growth and fragmentation in flexibles gives brands food for thought

Flexible packaging is finding new applications for consumers, currently pouches and other flexibles are involved in snacking from adults to toddlers. They are finding a wide range of products to target every consumer. Flexible packaging is offering unique shapes, functions, and convenience. Quite literally, this form of packaging is presenting its self as flexible for the needs of many industries. The flexible packaging industry is not pigeon holing either, the genius of the product is that it is flexible for those looking to convert, and those who are looking to be innovative and differentiate their product.

Between 2012 and 2013, the use of pouches for snacks grew 7%, the use of pouches for sauces and seasonings saw growth of 20%. Over the past decade, pouches have become quite the competition for traditional rigid packaging and has been embraced by U.S. consumers for the ease of use and accessibility. Going forward, we can count of seeing innovative designs, convenient uses, and easy storing.

To read the full article please visit: http://www.packagingdigest.com/flexible-packaging/growth-and-fragmentation-in-flexibles-gives-brands-food-for-thought140731

Source: Packaging Digest