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Plastic Packaging Better for Environment than Alternatives Made with Other Materials

A recent life cycle assessment analyzed the energy and climate benefits of alternative plastic materials in contrast to plastic material. The categories included caps and closures, beverage containers, other rigid containers carrier bags, stretch/shrink wrap, and other flexible packaging materials. Carol Hochu, President and CEO of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association noted, “Plastic packaging enables the safe and efficient delivery of various products which form part of our daily lives, everything from food to essential health and safety aids. However, many are unaware that plastics carry out these functions while at the same time conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.”

 

In Canada, the LCA found that replacing all plastic packaging the non-plastic packaging would:

 

  1. Require nearly 4.4 times as much packaging material by weight. Increasing by nearly 5.5 million tons.
  2. This would also increase energy use by 2.0 times. This was calculated as being equivalent to the amount of oil transported by 18 supertankers
  3. This would result in 2.3 times more global warming potential. This was equated to adding 3.3 million more cars to the road.

 

Engineering in plastic packaging enables innovation and performance – the ability to extend the shelf life of foods and medicines. Plastic packaging viewed from the entire life cycle have more benefits than the snapshot that has been taken in years.

 

The afterlife of plastic is further contributing to sustainability in many ways. The ability to recycle, reuse and repurpose for energy value and converted to liquid oil, electricity and into other fuels.

 

There have been great strides made in the reusability and repurposing of plastic containers. These valuable resources are used to make fleece jackets, new plastic bottles, pipes, pallets, creates and buckets, decking and other lawn and garden products. The majority of product stemming from recycled plastic bottles, non-bottle rigid plastics such as deli and dairy containers, bakery, vegetable, fruit containers, and plastic film, bags and outer wrap.

 

Plastic enhances our lifestyles, our economy, and the environment.

 

Source: Canadian Plastics Industry Association

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/

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 exhibits at the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention & Expo

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 be exhibiting at the April ASC Convention, booth# 402.

Representing CDF will be Bag-in-Box Product Manager Iris Thomas and Regional Sales Manager Leigh Vaughn. CDF will display a wide range of flexible packaging solutions at the ASC Expo on April 29. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical chemical applications. CDF’s bag-in-box liners are an ideal solution for small and large volume needs.

CDF’s newest products, the Smart Pail™, a plastic pail replacement system, and the EZ-Flo™ dispensing system will also be on exhibit at the ASC Expo. The Smart Pail 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 end-user simply peels open the peel reseal label, cuts the tamper evident film and pumps, scoops or pours the contents. The peel-reseal lidding can be open and closed multiple times.

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 Adhesive and Sealant Council Convention and Expo will be held April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida. The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 124 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. http://www.ascouncil.org

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

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 flexible packaging solutions at the Association of Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting in April.

The Association of Dressings & Sauces Technical Meeting will be held April 27th to the 29th at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. 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 Joe Wanner, Drum & Pail Product Manager and Tom McCarthy, Flexible Packaging General Manager. CDF’s newest products, the Smart Pail™ and the EZ-Flo™, will be on display at the ADS Information Open House on April 28th. 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 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 through a governing body of a 16-member Board of Directors and eight working committees. http://www.dressings-sauces.org/

CDF Corporation exhibiting flexible packaging for pails, drums and IBCs and the Smart Pail™ plastic pail replacement system at the International Dairy Show

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will display CDF’s newest product, the Smart Pail, pail and drum liners and the Air-Assist IBC liner at the International Dairy Show and Process Expo 2013 at booth# 752.

The International Dairy Show and Process Expo will take place November 3-6, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Over 800 exhibitors and 15,000 industry professionals are anticipated to attend. The International Dairy Show will bring together those interested in packaging, processing, ingredients, marketing, sales, plant operations, product development, safety, sustainability, and technology for an exchange of ideas and to discover innovative solutions for the current market trends. http://www.dairyshow.com/

Representing CDF will be Tom McCarthy, Flexible Packaging Group General Manager; Joe Wanner, Smart Pail Product Manager; and Leigh Vaughn and Jake Sullivan, Sales Representatives.

CDF has a wide range of flexible products to satisfy the needs of dairy manufacturers and producers. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical food applications. The Air-Assist liner for IBC totes is ideal for ice cream variegates and syrups. Air-Assist liners are specially designed for convenient dispense and improved evacuation of high viscosity products. The Air-Assist liner features a Form-fit liner with an attached air bladder. As the air bladder is inflated, it pushes against the Form-fit liner, forcing the viscous product out of the bottom dispense fitment, resulting in less residual product left in the liner.

The Form-Fit IBC liner is used often for liquid egg, milk, malts, syrups, concentrated fruit, flavorings, fructose, sweeteners and pastes. Form-fit IBC liners provide high performance for top-fill applications using a bridge or automated filler; containers with no access doors for placing a liner at the bottom; high speed fills and viscous products that would get caught in the folds of pillow-shaped liners.

CDF’s most recent product addition, the Smart Pail is a plastic pail replacement system. The Smart Pail is a 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 Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products, including fillings, frosting and pastes.

CDF exhibiting Smart Pail™ plastic pail replacement system, Cheertainer® bag-in-box and flexible packaging for pails, drums and IBCs at Pack Expo International 2013

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of liners for drums, pails, intermediate bulk containers and flexible packaging, will display CDF’s newest product, the Smart Pail and have live interactive bag in box filling equipment demonstrations at Pack Expo International 2013 at booth# 7838 Upper South.

Pack Expo International 2013 will be held September 23rd to the 25th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Pack Expo International will focus on the latest developments in packaging technology and will showcase exhibitors’ state-of-the-art advances in packaging machinery, converting machinery, materials, packages and containers and components. www.packexpo.com

Representing CDF will be Joe Sullivan, President; Tom McCarthy, General Manager IBC Division; Joe Wanner, Product Manager Drum and Pail Division; Jimmy Pigg, Cheertainer Applications Engineer; Iris Thomas, Cheertainer Product Manager; and Dave Christian and Jake Sullivan , Sales Representatives.

CDF has a wide range of flexible products to satisfy the needs of product manufacturers and producers. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical food, cosmetic and chemical applications. 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 manufactured with CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™, ensuring the ultimate reliability of the package.

CDF’s most recent product addition is the Smart Pail, a plastic pail replacement system. The Smart Pail is a 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 Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products.

CDF introducing EZ-Flo Dispensing System at National Restaurant Show

CDF Corporation will introduce CDF’s newest product, the EZ-Flo™ dispensing system at the 2013 National Restaurant Show, booth# 9087 North Hall Level 1.

The National Restaurant Show will be held May 18th to the 21st at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. For nearly a century, the NRA Show has brought together the best and brightest in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry for four days of discovery, sourcing, networking and entertainment. The NRA Show draws 58,000+ industry professionals from all 50 states and 100+ countries. As the international foodservice marketplace, the NRA Show provides unparalleled opportunity for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from one another, igniting the future of businesses, relationships and ideas. http://show.restaurant.org

The EZ-Flo 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. Markets for the EZ-Flo include: food (condiments, dressings and oils, sauces, dessert and pastry toppings/decorating), chemicals (adhesives, cleaning products, lubricants) and cosmetics (hair care products, hand creams, toothpaste).

CDF’s Smart Pail™, a plastic pail replacement system and the Cheertainer® bag-in-box will also be on display at the NRA Show. The Smart Pail is a 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 Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products. Smart Pail markets include: food (fillings, frosting, pastes), chemical (adhesives, greases, inks, lubricants, paints), cosmetic (flakes, lipstick, powders) and construction (powders, drywall mud, concrete additives).

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 manufactured with CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™, ensuring the ultimate reliability of the package. Markets for the Cheertainer include: food and beverage (flavorings, purees, sauces, vinegar, beverage base, coffee, dairy, juice, lemonade, tea, water), chemical (adhesives, agricultural, automotive lubricants, automotive oils, chemicals, coatings, detergents, inks, paints, petroleum) and cosmetic (cleansers, conditioner, cream, liquid makeup, lotion, shampoo, tanning spray).

CDF speaks and exhibits at the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention & Expo

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will be presenting “Flexible Packaging Solutions for Chemical Manufacturers” at the April ASC Convention, booth# 310.

The CDF speech “Flexible Packaging Solutions for Chemical Manufacturers” will give an overview of flexible packaging solutions used in the chemical industry. Participants will learn about the different types of in-process manufacturing packaging, the benefits of selecting one product over another and the latest packaging innovations.

Representing CDF will be Product Manager Iris Thomas. 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’s market share in North America. Iris is working closely with the beverage, chemical and petroleum markets.

Iris is a frequent speaker at industry trade events on a variety of topics, including flexible packaging for liquids – from packaging concept to filling and delivery. Most recently, Iris has addressed the Petroleum Packaging Council and the Packaging Alliance Network.

CDF will have a wide range of flexible packaging solutions on display at the ASC Expo on April 22. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical chemical applications. The Cheertainer, CDF’s innovative form-fit bag-in-box, is an ideal solution for small and large volume needs. The Cheertainer ranges in size from 5 to 20 liters.

CDF’s newest product, the Smart Pail, is a plastic pail replacement system. The Smart Pail is a 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 Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council Convention and Expo will be held April 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 124 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. http://www.ascouncil.org

CDF exhibiting range of flexible packaging solutions at the ILMA Management Forum

CDF Corporation, a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, will present Cheertainer® bag in box, Smart Pail™, IBC formfit liners and drum and pail liners at the Independent Lubricants Manufacturers Association’s Management Forum.

The Independent Lubricants Manufacturers Association’s Management Forum will be held April 18th through the 20th in Carlsbad, CA. The management forum is three days of networking, informative sessions, committee meetings and the opportunity for customers and suppliers to meet; over 300 attendees are anticipated.

CDF has a wide range of flexible products to satisfy the needs of product manufacturers and producers. CDF’s liners for intermediate bulk containers, drums and pails provide outstanding performance in critical lubricant applications.

Our most popular IBC liner is the form-fit liner. Formfit liners are manufactured to form fit the internal shape of your intermediate bulk container. Form-fit IBC (cube-shaped) liners provide high performance in critical applications, such as top-fill applications using a bridge or automated filler; containers with no access doors for placing a liner at the bottom; high speed fills and viscous products that would get caught in the folds of pillow-shaped liners.

The Smart Pail is an environment-friendly alternative to plastic pails. The Smart Pail’s 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.

CDF has the industry’s most comprehensive selection of drum and pail liners and accessories. Our products range from tough, leak-proof, vacuum-formed inserts, to economical, round-bottom liners to the special protection of barrier-film liners. These liners and inserts can be used with many chemical applications, such as adhesives, automotive, coatings, detergent, greases, ink, lubricants, paint, sealants and soap.

The Cheertainer is an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional packaging.  Its unique form-fit bag-in-box design minimizes packaging requirements and maximizes transportation and storage efficiency, providing an eco-smart solution.