Tuesday, May 7, 2013

INDEVCO News Network Replaces OUTBOUND: Latest News & Developments from INDEVCO Companies Worldwide

For OUTBOUND home page, go to http://outbound.indevcogroup.com   

INDEVCO Group announces a new and improved News Network with consolidated news from the group’s divisions and plants worldwide.  

INDEVCO, a multinational group of manufacturing plants headquartered in Lebanon, has launched INDEVCO News Network to provide visitors with the latest news and developments from business units, industry and market trends. The portal replaces OUTBOUND, INDEVCO’s previous blog at OUTBOUND.indevcogroup.com.  
The portal facilitates information gathering by offering easy navigation and targeted news, segmented by industry and focus, including: INDEVCO Corporate, Corrugated Packaging, Disposable Brands, Paper, Plastics, Sustainability, and Tissue Making. 
Interested parties can subscribe to INDEVCO News Network to receive monthly e-newsletters related to their preferences.

Visitors of INDEVCO News Network can also learn about the group’s divisions and member companies, access archived articles, and connect with social media channels.

INDEVCO News Network Sections

Corporate highlights news from INDEVCO Group, as well as news from Phoenix Group, including Phoenix Machinery and Phoenix Energy. The section focuses on group-wide initiatives, awards, events, and other developments.

Corrugated Packaging features news pertaining to INDEVCO’s corrugated packaging manufacturing companies in Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. The section focuses on business unit news, product development, sustainable packaging, quality control and certifications, industry trends, events and exhibitions, new machinery and lean manufacturing.

Disposable Brands focuses on the latest personal care, household and Away-From-Home brand campaigns, product launches, events and exhibitions from INDEVCO’s consumer products manufacturing plants in Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Paper and Plastics provide news about the group’s flexible packaging manufacturing plants in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. These sections offer deep-level product focused articles, as well as news of certifications, industry developments, events and exhibitions.

Tissue Making sheds light on developments at INDEVCO’s tissue mills in Egypt, Lebanon and the US. The section highlights certifications, environmental and community initiatives and events, and quality manufacturing practices at the plant.

About INDEVCO Group

INDEVCO, an international manufacturing group, produces paper, plastic and corrugated packaging for agricultural, beverage, construction, catering, processed food, dairy, industrial, paramedical and pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical, soap and detergent, tissue and hygiene converting, tissue making and promotional markets.

INDEVCO Group affiliates also manufacture personal care, household and institutional disposables for the retail and away-from-home (AFH) markets. INDEVCO Group employs over 9400 people in Cyprus, Egypt, England, Greece, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Ukraine, and the United States.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Private Brand Revamps Designs: A New Vivid Website

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Sanita redesigns Private website, in line with the brand’s new vibrant packaging design and slogan ‘a new passion for pink’.

Private, a leading feminine hygiene brand in the Middle East, launches a revamped website, customized to better meet visitor information needs. The website helps acquaint customers to the new colorful packaging design for Private feminine hygiene products, while featuring up-to-date information on the products page about Private brand’s variety of sanitary napkins and panty liners. 

Private website helps visitors stay in tune with the brand’s latest campaigns and news by linking to social media channels. Visitors can also watch Private ‘Passionate by Nature’ TV commercial directly from the website.

Promoting Healthy & Happy Women

In line with Sanita’s commitment to guiding women through key milestones in life, Private website helps women better understand physical and psychological changes at different stages of maturation. The website features tips to guide women through all phases of womanhood and answers important questions about starting period, living an active life, enjoying pregnancy, and smoothly entering menopause.

Website visitors can download guides to:

Everything about Starting your Period
Everything about Living the Active Life
Everything about Enjoying Pregnancy
Everything about Entering Menopause 

Private brand provides school presentations to help educate young girls about changes within a woman’s body during puberty and how to care for the body during menstruation, from hygienic practices to health tips. Educational institutions can contact the feminine hygiene disposables brand via the ‘Education Resources’ page to request educational services.

About Private Brand

Private feminine sanitary napkin brand includes Private MaxiPrivate Extra ThinPrivate Maxi Pocket,  and  Private Miss Teen sanitary napkins, as well as Freshdays and Freshdays Sports panty liners.

Private is produced by Sanita in Halat, Lebanon. Sanita is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Phoenix Machinery Now Supplies SIEMENS Process Control System – SIMATC PCS 7

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Phoenix Machinery, Lebanese industrial machine manufacturer, signs supplementary agreement with SIEMENS to include the Process Control System – SIMATIC PCS7 in solution partnership.

Phoenix Machinery and SIEMENS extend solution partnership agreement to include SIMATIC PCS7, a homogeneous and integrated process control system suitable for optimizing all operating sequences of a company. SIMATIC PCS7 boosts plant efficiency and integrates safety technology offering a safer working environment and smooth continuous system operations for reliable protection of personnel and environment, as well as process and plant.

With effortless integration into SIEMENS’ Totally Integrated Automation, SIMATIC PCS7 provides universal, customized technology for all applications of process automation, starting with input logistics, covering production or primary processes, as well as downstream (secondary) processes, up to output logistics.

As an approved SIEMENS solutions partner, Phoenix Machinery offers SIMATIC PCS7 Innovations 2013.

Process Control System - SIMATIC PCS 7 Benefits

SIMATIC PCS7 incorporates additional functions, in comparison to regular process control systems. The process control system offers batch process automation, material transport control, asset management, tele-control and security applications, as well as process data analysis/management.

SIMATIC PCS7 offers customers several advantages:
  • Reduce total cost of ownership through integrated data management, communication, and configuration, as well as through:
    • Minimization of hardware and engineering costs
    • Minimization of costs for spare parts 
    • Minimization of engineering overhead
    • Savings in logistics, maintenance and training costs
  • Improve performance and quality with efficient engineering, reliability, and availability:
    • Facilities for process optimization
    • Adaptability to changing requirements
    • Simple, fast definition and selection of system components
    • Short delivery times for spare parts and expansion components
  • Flexibility and scalability (adapts to small systems to large plant networks)
  • Increase safety & security through integrated safety-related automation solutions, comprehensive IT security, and advanced security concept for safeguarding the I&C system
  • Enhance customer service by offering local service and support through a global network of experts and authorized partners
Process Control System - SIMATIC PCS 7 Functions

Homogeneous & Uniform

The merge of automation engineering and information technology drives growing demand for flexible production plants, seamlessly integrated universal automation engineering solutions, and increased productivity. Manufacturers can use SIMATIC PCS 7 as a standalone process control system or can integrate it with the SIMATIC, SIMOTION, or drive systems to capitalize on a consistent and homogeneous overall system.
Totally Integrated Automation with SIMATIC PCS7 combines consistent data management, communication and configuration with exceptional system properties and high performance.

Flexibility & Scalability

SIMATIC PCS7 architecture allows customers to configure and expand system instrumentation and control in order to meet requirements and optimally match plant dimensions, as well as adapt to changes in capacity or technological modifications. The process control system reduces costs that would arise from expensive reserve capacity.

Openness for the Future

SIMATIC PCS7 modular hardware and software components can be expanded and innovated and remain viable for the future with long-term stable interfaces. SIMATIC PCS7 can be combined with components from other vendors, and integrated in existing infrastructures. The openness feature provides programming and data transfer interfaces for user programs, as well as import/export functions for graphics, text, and data.

SIEMENS continuously applies the latest technologies to SIMATIC PCS7 and align with internationally acknowledged industrial standards, such as IEC, XML, PROFIBUS, etc.

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About Phoenix Machinery

Phoenix Machinery in Safra, Lebanon manufactures hygiene and tissue converting machines, high precision CNC components and machined parts, as well as develops and integrates machinery automation, process automation and power distribution solutions.
The industrial machine manufacturer is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. Phoenix Machinery exports to Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Egypt, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Haiti, USA and Africa.
Phoenix Machinery is a member of Phoenix Group of Companies and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Photoblog: Phoenix Machinery & E+L at Gulf Print & Pack 2013

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At Gulf Print & Pack 2013, Phoenix Machinery and Erhardt+Leimer (E+L) exhibit system solutions and automation technologies for paper, corrugating, and printing industry. The annual printing and packaging event took place from 8 - 11 April 2013 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) in UAE.

During the exhibition , Lebanese machine manufacturer introduced the new E+L Thickness Measurement System, ELTIM, to industry professionals, as well as displayed web guiding Systems, Tension Control Systems, Print Inspection Systems, and Video Monitoring Systems and Inspection Systems for sheet-type running web.

Dirk Shroder, E+L Sales Manager, discussing
system solutions and automation technologies
with booth visitor

E+L representative meets with booth visitors
at Gulf Print & Pack 2013

Phoenix Machinery & E+L booth #M8
at Gulf Print & Pack 2013

 Read more… Phoenix Machinery to Meet With Erhardt+Leimer Middle Eastern Customers at Gulf Print & Pack 2013
Phoenix Machinery & Erhardt+Leimer to Exhibit Printing & Packaging Solutions at Gulf Print & Pack 2013 

About Phoenix Machinery
Phoenix Machinery in Safra, Lebanon manufactures hygiene and tissue converting machines, high precision CNC components and machined parts, as well as develops and integrates machinery automation, process automation and power distribution solutions.

The industrial machine manufacturer is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. Phoenix Machinery exports to Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Egypt, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Haiti, USA and Africa.

Phoenix Machinery is a member of Phoenix Group of Companies and a member of the multinational

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Global Green USA Releases Blog about 'Follow that Box' Tour to South Florida

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As a member of Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource RecoveryInterstate Container's Jeff Cormier took part in the third edition of 'Follow that Box'.

Take a look at Global Green USA's recap of the 'Follow that Box' tour to farms in Belle Glade, South Florida:

Field Report: Follow That Box to South FloridaSourced from: http://globalgreen.org/blogs/global/?p=6705
Contact: Lily Kelly

When I was taking history classes as a kid growing up in Florida, the rich farmland just to the south of Lake Okeechobee figured prominently – this incredibly fertile farming region played a significant role in turning Florida from a frontier into one of the most populous states in the country. This past Tuesday, I and members of Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) saw firsthand some of this historically significant dirt and the plentiful crops it produces. However, the purpose of this field trip wasn't a history lesson. We are out to find out if these farms in South Florida are good candidates for recyclable boxes for shipping their produce.

For the third installment of our “Follow That Box” tour series, we brought seven members of the CoRR team to Belle Glade, a small farming city about an hour inland from West Palm Beach. The trip brought together farmers, box makers, and cooling facility managers and discuss how to replace the unrecyclable wax-coated boxes, and wooden crates, currently used on these farms.

Every year, 1.45 million tons of cardboard are buried in landfills because their wax coating renders them unrecyclable (source: the EPA’s 2010 Municipal Solid Waste Facts and Figures and the Fibre Box Association’s estimate that 5% of corrugated boxes disposed in the U.S. are wax-coated.) If all these boxes were recycled instead, the greenhouse gas emissions reduction would be equivalent to shutting down an entire coal-fired power plant. The big challenge is to find a recyclable coating that is strong enough to keep the box intact, even when it is full of melting ice and under hundreds of pounds of weight for days while it is being shipped across the country. They key is the cooling method – the more water and ice they use, the tougher the box has to be.

During the trip, we visited three major farm locations in the Belle Glade area. Every farming region is unique, and the cooling methods we had seen in New Jersey and California were somewhat different from what we saw in these places. Belle Glade growers use more wooden crates than many other growers we’ve visited, and the cooling processes are a bit different. Crates of corn and beans are stacked onto pallets and run through large hydro-coolers, which pour extremely cold water over the boxes, for up to an hour. However, the farmers’ interest is the same – all the growers want to be able to purchase a strong, recyclable produce box for their products, but since they purchase millions of boxes each year, they can’t handle any additional cost to the boxes.

The CoRR members we brought along manufacture recyclable boxes that can survive most cooling methods. Now that they’ve seen firsthand how cooling works in South Florida, they just might be able to replace the unrecyclable boxes used down here too. Stay tuned for more updates.

You may also be interested in:Interstate Container to Visit Farms in South Florida with Global Green USA’s CoRR   

About Interstate Container 

Interstate Container’s manufacturing plants in Columbia, SC and Cambridge, MD produce 100% of the innovative Greencoat® corrugated packaging in-house without sourcing from third parties. FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free corrugated boxes are 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. The sustainable packaging solution can withstand shifts from hot to cold, and offers the same strength as wax-coated cartons without the carbon footprint. Greencoat® boxes can pack fresh produce, poultry, meat, seafood, and other frozen products. 

Interstate Container also produces corrugated retail ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, protective packaging and industrial packaging in Lowell and Westminster, MA; Brunswick, NJ; and Reading, PA with sister companies in Asheboro and Greensboro, NC and Greeneville, TN. 

Interstate Container Contact 

Jeff Cormier
National Sales and Marketing Manager
Interstate Container

Tel: 443-523-4925
Email: jeff.cormier[at]InterstateContainer.com 

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