Friday, April 29, 2011

INDEVCO Group Unveils New Web Design

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Visitors to the manufacturing group’s web site experience up-to-date news and product information at

INDEVCO’s information platform integrates its online news network and social media channels, including Linked in, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. It also, utilizes Google maps application to show locations worldwide of group manufacturing plants and commercial companies.

Buyers can access product specifications, request quotes (RFQ), and engage in live online chat with an INDEVCO representative to assist with inquiries. News agencies can download accurate INDEVCO affiliate logos and interested parties can keep track of top events and exhibitions that INDEVCO member companies will exhibit in or attend.

Furthermore, the interactive site offers in-depth information about INDEVCO Group corporate values and mission, founder, company history, member companies, and sectors served. The user-friendly, visually enhanced web site offers infographics with the latest up-to-date figures and graphs.
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INDEVCO Introduces New Industrial Packaging Portal

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INDEVCO has put online a new industrial packaging portal displaying building and construction films, corrugated packaging, paper materials, and plastic bags and films.

INDEVCO industrial packaging portal provides information for industrial and construction packaging and films, product specifications, a vast array of product images, and downloadable brochures. Visitors can request more information, engage in live online chat with INDEVCO Group representatives, and request for quotes (RFQ), which are processed by INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit.

In line with product preferences, visitors will receive suggestions to view other related products of interest. This facilitates information gathering by foreseeing future information needs and cutting down search time.

the industrial packaging portal enables visitors to keep track of sector and company news and developments, as well as with upcoming events through social media channels.

INDEVCO Group, the local multinational of the Middle East, manufactures paper and plastic flexible packaging, corrugated containers and displays, and tissue consumer and institutional disposables.

INDEVCO industrial packaging portal is powered by Online Communications Unit, a service unit of INDEVCO Group.

For More Information

INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit
Ajaltoun, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 108
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INDEVCO Beverage Packaging Portal Now Online

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INDEVCO launched a new beverage packaging portal on 29 April 2011, providing sector related information, product specifications, news, and photos.

INDEVCO beverage packaging portal displays corrugated, paper, and plastic beverage packaging products for soft drinks, water / sparkling water, juice, coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages.

INDEVCO beverage packaging portal allows visitors to attain all sector related product information and specifications and download brochures, in order to facilitate informed decision making. The portal allows interested parties to submit direct requests for quotes (RFQ), as well as provides online chat support in real time. RFQ's are processed by INDEVCO lead Generation Unit.

According to the product of interest, the portal provides options to view related products, for example those interested in paper cups might receive the option to view cup holders. Additionally, the portal holds a rich photo gallery of product images.

Visitors, through the beverage packaging portal, can follow all social media channels in order to access sector, company, and product related news, as well as be informed of all coming events.

INDEVCO Group manufactures paper and plastic flexible packaging, corrugated containers and displays, and tissue consumer and institutional disposables.

INDEVCO beverage packaging portal is powered by Online Communications Unit, a service unit of INDEVCO Group.

For More Information

INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit
Ajaltoun, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 108
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Phoenix Energy to Exhibit at Project Lebanon 2011

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Project Lebanon visitors can learn more about innovative energy-saving technologies for Lebanon and the Middle East at Phoenix Energy booth.

Phoenix Energy, supplier of renewable energy products and solutions, will exhibit environmentally friendly technologies at Project Lebanon 2011, Booth # L26 in the Green Pavillion. Phoenix Energy supplies water solar heaters, wind turbines, biomass boilers, biomass stoves for domestic and commercial use, and minced solid biofuels.

The international construction and environmental technology trade exhibition will take place from 31 May - 3 June 2011, at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL). The 16th edition of the annual event held in Lebanon draws construction and engineering firms, contractors, suppliers, and traders, in addition to leading real estate from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Lebanon. [1]

Project Lebanon has served to promote the construction trade and building industry throughout Lebanon and the Middle East. The 16th edition to be held next June will feature the best in construction technology, building materials, equipment, and environmental technology.

Phoenix Energy is a sister company to Phoenix Machinery and a member of INDEVCO Group.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

MASTERPAK to Distribute AGRU Geomembranes in MENA Region

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MASTERPAK provides sophisticated and effective impermeable systems to preserve and contain water in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

In April 2011, MASTERPAK teamed up with AGRU, manufacturer of high-quality plastic products, to offer customers innovative products and lining solutions for water and solid containment. AGRU, headquartered in Bad Hall, Austria, produces and distributes high-quality plastic products, environmental technology, and constructional engineering worldwide.[1]

Today, MASTERPAK is the exclusive distributor of
AGRU geomembranes in Bahrain, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan.
A PE film manufacturer in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, MASTERPAK offers AGRU High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Linear Low Density PE (LLDPE), and Very Low Density PE (VLDPE) geomembrane liners.

AGRU HDPE liner (2.0mm) -
water reservoir for ski resort in Hochzeiger, Austria

AGRU Geomembrane Applications and Specifications  
Geomembranes have a vast array of applications ranging from water reservoir lining, stadium or basement water proofing, solid waste containment, dam or tunnel lining, and many more. AGRU geomembranes have a thickness of up to 3.0 mm and width of 5 or 7 m and are manufactured in a high-precision calendaring extrusion process.

AGRU HDPE Liner (2.0 mm) -
municipal landfill in Paris, France

Bachir Awwad, MASTERPAK Geomembrane / Petrochemical & Dry Food Packaging Market Manager, states,
 “We deliver liners with a smooth and structured surface finish. AGRU MICRO-SPIKE (structured surface) ensures a safe design with excellent interface friction properties.”

AGRU HDPE MICRO-SPIKE designed for application
with steep slopes in combination with geotextiles

AGRU geomembrane liners are extensively tested through internal production control, lab control and system tests, as well as through external quality inspections by independent state authorized institutes, such as MPA – Damstadt SKZ – Wuerzburg, BAM – Germany, and OFI – Wien.[2] Thus, AGRU geomembranes comply with various high-quality standards.

MASTERPAK is a member of the Flexible Division of INDEVCO Group.
For More Information
Bachir Awwad
Market Manager, Geomembrane / Petrochemical & Dry Food Packaging
P.O.Box: 11-2354 Beirut
Zouk, Lebanon

Tel:  +961-9-209 001 
Fax: +961-9-209 002
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

COMPACT Offers Butter Wrap Solutions

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COMPACT offers various butter packaging options to meet butter producers' needs.

In order to fully serve the butter packaging industry, Saudi PE film manufacturer and converter, COMPACT, produces a variety of butter wraps. Most commonly used films include: PE based lamination, hot-melt based (wax) lamination, and water based lamination.

Butter is a volatile dairy product that solidifies in cool temperatures, separates in room temperature and liquefies in higher temperatures. Thus, the right type of packaging film is key in order to maintain the products integrity during transport and storing.

Each type of wrap, manufactured by COMPACT, presents different benefits and characteristics, which butter producers can choose from according to preferences and requirements. Furthermore, laminates can be tailored made to match a customer's specific needs.

World butter demand is growing in 2010 – 2011, parallel to the improving economic activity in key butter importing regions: Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Russia.[1] Different importing countries have varying butter packaging requirements, thus posing the need for differentiated butter wrap.

Butter Wrap Solutions

COMPACT’s PE Based Lamination

For butter producers interested in superior bonding strength, PE based extrusion lamination is the butter wrap of choice. COMPACT manufactures PE based extrusion lamination, through which multiple layers are laminated together using melted PE spread evenly onto paper/foil and bonded together.

PE based extrusion lamination is also known as ‘bullet proof butter wrap’ due to its superior bonding strength and dead fold effect. Most importantly, this film is solvent-free, making it the most reliable and demanded film.

Furthermore, PE based extrusion lamination films have been adapted to run on various well-known international packaging machines, as well as operate and run at high speeds. 

Storage conditions require room temperatures and dry places, reducing the additional costs that arise from the need for cooling storages.

COMPACT’s Hot-Melt Based (Wax) Lamination

Hot-melt based/wax lamination provides very good adhesion and excellent dead fold of the packaging film. The lamination process melts a special grade of wax to bond the layers together.

Storage conditions, however, require a cooling room to prevent the reaction of the wax when exposed to high temperatures (especially in hot climate countries).

Merched Nahmy, COMPACT Marketing Manager, clarifies,

“Our newly adapted hot-melt has the capabilities of withstanding shipping / container temperatures that reach up to 50 and 60 degrees.”

COMPACT’s Water Based Lamination

Water based lamination uses a food grade adhesive to bond layers together, eliminating the risk factors of any unwanted solvent based chemical reactions. This type of film can run on high-speed machines.ealing lacquers can be applied, though, to create a low temperature seal while running on the packing machine, thus not totally depending on the dead fold effect.

Storage conditions do not require cooling rooms, and the film can be stored in dry and room temperature conditions.

This film, however, has declined over the years due to stiffness created by the adhesive, causing dead fold effects to be reduced. Sealing lacquers can be applied to create low temperature seal while running on the packing machine, thus not totally depending on the dead fold effect.

All three lamination films can be printed in up to 8 colors with high quality inks and offer the features of embossed or non-embossed, depending on the users requirements. Also for butter packaging, COMPACT produces printed laminated peelable top film with aluminium base for butter portions.

Futhermore, COMPACT manufactures other dairy packging, such as: L
aminated outer wrappers for sliced cheese, packaging film for shredded cheese, peelable lids for cheese spread, ice cream bar wrappers, aluminium peel lids in rolls for yogurt, labels - PE stretch sleeves labels for milk bottles, labels - roll-fed labels for liquid milk bottles, pouch packaging for milk powder, and aluminium lids in reels for yoghurt cups.

To request more information and quotes visit:



For More Information

Merched Nahmy
Marketing Manager
Napco Composite Packaging Technology Ltd. (COMPACT)
2nd Industrial City, Street #133
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
PO Box 31646
Al Khobar 31 952

Tel: +966-3-812-1244
Fax: +966-3-812-1322

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Interstate Container’s New Lexington County, SC Facility to Produce ‘Green Packaging’

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The $13 million investment to open a containerboard manufacturing plant will create 60 new jobs in Lexington County, SC.

Interstate Container announces that it will establish a new manufacturing plant in Lexington County, South Carolina, with the facility expected online in September. The corrugated plant will produce eco-friendly wax-alternative corrugated boxes, which are 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable and which are used to ship fresh and frozen food products, such as poultry and seafood.

Interstate Container is renovating a facility previously owned by Smurfit Stone to meet its manufacturing needs. This location, with its local and state support, provides necessary market access for the corrugated packaging manufacturer to expand its customer base and market reach. 

Interstate Container is a division of Interstate Resources, a national group of kraft linerboard, recycled medium, and corrugated manufacturers based in the U.S.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Representatives to Attend Interpack 2011

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INDEVCO Flexible Packaging marketers, in addition to the INDEVCO exhibition committee,  will attend Interpack 2011 to keep up-to-date with flexible packaging industry developments. 

Interpack 2011, the international triennial packaging and processes trade fair, will take place in Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre in Germany from 12 – 18 May 2011.

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging division representatives will monitor market trends, sustainability issues, and new products and materials at Interpack 2011. Furthermore, division representatives are interested to meet companies looking to venure into the Middle East.

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging companies manufacture polyethylene plastic films and paper packaging for the agricultural, beverage, catering disposables, processed food, dairy, industrial, chemical and petrochemical, paramedical, soap and detergent, and hygiene disposables packaging & raw materials sectors.

Interpack 2011 provides a forum for industry players to discover new processes and machines for the packaging of beverages, confectionary and bakery products, cosmetics, foods, industrial goods, non-food consumer goods, and  pharmaceuticals . Also, the event offers innovative special events and interesting forums.[1]

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging is a division of INDEVCO Group.


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Friday, April 22, 2011

Photoblog: Phoenix Machinery at INDEX 11

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Phoenix Machinery, manufacturer of hygiene converting machines, met with INDEX 11 attendees at Hall 4, Booth # 4142 from 12 - 15 April 2011. Visitors of Phoenix Machinery's booth viewed the ‘Online Stretch Ear Applicator Unit’ machine on display, as well as the new low waistband applicator kit.

Phoenix Machinery manufactures adult diaper line AD-250, baby diaper line BD-04, baby diaper line BD-06, feminine napkin ultra thin LN-05 UT, feminine napkin ultra thin LN-08 UT, and feminine napkin ultra fluffy LN-05 F for the nonwovens industry.

The event at GENEVA PALEXPO in Switzerland was very successful, bringing 12,670 visitors from around the world to meet with 533 exhibitors coming from 43 different countries.[1]

Phoenix Machinery Representatives at Booth # 4142

Rabih Osta, Phoenix Machinery General Manager,
meeting with booth visitors

Osta with HengChang representatives at INDEX 11

Phoenix Machinery representatives meeting with booth visitors

Phoenix Machinery's Booth # 4142 at Hall 4

Phoenix Machinery's busy booth

Phoenix Machinery is a member of INDEVCO Group.


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Napco Sponsors Season 1 of Top Chef Middle East

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Napco is sponsoring Middle East’s first season of the Emmy Award winning culinary show, ‘Top Chef’.

Top Chef’ will be aired on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC Sat) on 26 April 2011 at 6:30 pm GMT (9:30 pm KSA) and will be broadcasted until 19 July 2011. Napco, leading consumer disposables manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, will run its Sanita Aluminum Foil and Abou Rabta television campaigns (TVC’s) throughout the duration of the show.

Watch the Abou Rabta TVC

Watch the Sanita Aluminum Foil TVC

The culinary competition program which has seen much success in many other countries around the world will bring together 17 of the most promising chefs in the Arab region, providing an opportunity to show their talents. The show will be hosted by Siham Tueini and Joe Barza and bring prominent celebrity guest chefs to add unexpected challenges to the competition.

The managing partner of Napco is INDEVCO Group.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Phoenix Machinery Web Site Now Online

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Phoenix Machinery has launched its new and improved information-rich web site.

In line with Phoenix Group of Companies’ web sites, Phoenix Machinery has gone online with its new enhanced web site. The machine manufacturer provides web site visitors with in-depth details of its various divisions, products specifications and services.

The web site also enables customers and prospects to request more product information and download Technical Data Sheets (TDS).

The web site furthermore, offers visitors an archive of all volumes and issues of Phoenix Machinery’s Phoenixia newsletter. The quarterly newsletter features recent developments within Phoenix Group of Companies: new technologies, projects and product launches, latest events, achievements and joint ventures, and customer testimonials.

Phoenix Machinery, in Safra, Lebanon, manufactures industrial machinery, high precision CNC parts, and refurbishes and performs control upgrades, in addition to paper, plastic, tissue, and hygiene converting machinery for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Phoenix Machinery is a member of INDEVCO Group.

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