Wednesday, August 31, 2011

INDEVCO Group Provides Comprehensive Packaging Portal for Pharmaceutical & Paramedical Sector

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In line with the fast-paced medical industry, INDEVCO Group launched the pharmaceutical and paramedical sector portal, providing detailed information about affiliate packaging products for the industry.

Meeting the growing need for sector and industry specific information, INDEVCO Group spun off INDEVCO Export into various sector portals. INDEVCO Group launched the new pharmaceutical and paramedical packaging portal offering a one-stop source for packaging materials for the medical industry.

INDEVCO Group manufacturing plants produce corrugated packaging, paper materials, as well as plastic and composite films for packing and transporting pharmaceutical and paramedical devices and disposables. The pharmaceutical and paramedical packaging portal provides many online tools offering easy and effective product and company based information gathering to facilitate decision making.

Visitors of the portal can obtain in-depth product info, vivid product images, up-to-date company, industry, and product news, notifications of upcoming events, and a clear overview of INDEVCO Group companies, locations, and acquired certifications. The portals also links to company social media channels.

Furthermore, INDEVCO pharmaceutical and paramedical packaging portal provides interactive tools to request for more information, engage in live online chat for any queries, and submit direct request for quotes (RFQs), all of which are processed by INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit. Also, the portal facilitates browsing by suggesting products and other sector portals that might be of interest.  

INDEVCO Group Pharmaceutical and Paramedical Packaging Products

INDEVCO Group companies manufacture corrugated boxes, Point-of-Purchase (POP) displays, and shelf ready packaging for medical packaging. Also, paper making affiliates manufacture paper pouches for medical and surgical gloves.

Furthermore, INDEVCO Group flexible packaging manufacturing plants produce blister foil, strip foil, as well as laminated film for medical powder and  medical swabs. Flexible packaging manufacturing affiliates also produce barrier film for both bottom webs and peelable top webs for paramedical disposables, devices, serum, syringe and dialyzer kits, transfusion, medical soluble tablets and capsules.

INDEVCO pharmaceutical and paramedical packaging portal is powered by the 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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Monday, August 29, 2011

Private Brand Lists ‘Private Song’ Contest Winners

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Private brand by Sanita, Lebanese consumer hygiene disposables manufacturer, names all winners of the successful two-part ‘Private Song’ contest, which ran through 29 July – 26 August 2011.

Private, leading brand of feminine hygiene products, launched ‘Private Song’ online and radio contest to engage and interact with ladies in Lebanon 13 years and above. The contest aimed at fostering a fun spirit and testing the singing skills and lyrical memory of all women who participated.

Ladies partaking in the Facebook game were to guess the daily unknown song in the least amount of time, while participants of the radio contest during weekdays were required to sing the daily song in the most unique way in order to win the $100/day.

‘Private Song’ Facebook Game Winners

Participants of the Facebook game competed to be the first to guess the name of the daily song in the least amount of time in order to win the daily prize of $100 USD. To take part in the game ladies liked Private by Sanita – Official Fan Pageand chose letters from a virtual keyboard to guess the song, similar to Hangman. Contestants were granted an allowance of 5 wrong guesses before losing the daily game. Daily winners of the Facebook game were named on Facebook the following day.

‘Private Song’ Radio Singing Contest Winners

Participants called Radio One (105.5 FM) weekdays, during “The Maximus Experience” at 5 p.m. and enjoyed a laugh while singing the song of the day at the top of their lungs and demonstrating singing talent or courage. Daily winners of the $100/day were those that song with the most originality.

Produced by Sanita in Lebanon, Private brand includes Private Maxi, Private Maxi Pocket and Extra Thin sanitary napkins, Freshdays panty liners, and Miss Teen products for teenagers.

Private by Sanita is a member of INDEVCO Group’s consumer division.

For More Information

Private by Sanita Team
Sanita sal
Halat, Jbeil, Lebanon
PO Box 11-2354
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-477-478
Fax: +961-9-477-476
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Friday, August 26, 2011

MASTERPAK to Exhibit at IndAgra 2011

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MASTERPAK will display agricultural and horticultural packaging films at IndAgra 2011, the international fair of products and equipment for agriculture, horticulture, winery/ viticulture, and animal breeding.

MASTERPAK, polyethylene film manufacturer in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, will provide packaging solutions for the agricultural and horticultural industry at IndAgra 2011, Hall C4, Stand # 73 - 74. The 16th edition of the international fair will take place from 19 – 23 October 2011 at Romexpo exhibition center in Bucharest, Romania.

MASTERPAK manufactures a range of films for the agricultural and horticultural industry: compost and forage bags, grapevine cover film, greenhouse plastic, ground cover film, hydroponic gully film, low tunnel film, mulch film, protective bags for banana cultivation, silage cover, soil disinfection film, and water membrane.

IndAgra trade show brings together manufacturers and distributors of: products and equipment for horticulture and viticulture; agricultural, irrigation, and livestock/poultry machinery and equipment for slaughtering; as well as of seeds and seedlings, fertilizers, greenhouses and solariums. Also, attending the event will be providers of financial services, insurance, consultancy and training in the field, and designers and distributors of dedicated software. [1]



For More Info

Rany Sfeir
Market Manager - Agricultural Films.
Zouk Industrial Zone
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3624
Fax: +961-9-209 002
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Unipak Nile Achieves High Results in Internal Operational Audit

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Unipak Nile received INDEVCO Paper Containers Operational Excellence Award for its exceptional performance in the internal operational audit.

Three times a year, the Center for Technical Excellence (CTE) department runs operational performance measurements and audits on all INDEVCO Paper Containers division affiliate lines, work centers, and equipments. Egypt- based corrugated packaging manufacturer, Unipak Nile, is the first of INDEVCO Paper Containers (IPC) companies to attain silver ranking (63%) in the stringent internal operational audits. 

INDEVCO Paper Containers Operational Excellence Award

Due to Unipak Nile’s high audit results, the corrugated packaging manufacturer received the INDEVCO Paper Containers silver ranking award for Operational Excellence in 2010 (Silver 60%, Gold 75%, Platinum 90%). CTE presented the award to Unipak Nile General Manager, Gilbert Hobeika, during the 2011 Q2 Business Review Meeting on 27 July 2011.

Gilbert Hobeika, Unipak Nile General Manager, states,

“The IPC Operational Excellence Award has come during a period of turn-around in Unipak Nile. In a competitive market, such as Egypt, with export opening to Europe, we believe it is important to reflect high quality standards in order to serve international companies and continuously build our reputation as a quality supplier. These standards are reflected by increased efficiency through a better and safer work place and excellent machine conditions.

Unipak Nile’s continuous improvement, over the past 2 years, as well as the team’s high motivation, led to this remarkable achievement.  We, at Unipak Nile, strongly believe that further improvement will keep us ahead of the competition and we will keep nurturing such initiatives for higher excellence.”  

Dani Khoury, INDEVCO Paper Containers CTE Manager, adds,

“In-line with IPC’s Operational Excellence Strategy, this award recognizes the best performing team in the implementation of lean manufacturing concepts.

This strategy supports our belief that a lean operation is the ultimate answer to future challenges our business will face in the region.

A tidy and organized workplace and shop-floor, coupled with machinery in “tip-top” shape are major contributors to the increase in Overall Equipment Effectiveness, thus production will increase using same equipment and under the same roof (same plant)”

CTE Internal Operational Audit Scope

The operational audit deals with the measurement of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), equipment condition assessment and 5S implementation. CTE auditors measure machine availability, rate, and output quality, to determine the level of OEE in the plants and evaluate machine/line efficiency.

Equipment condition is assessed based on two categories: machine cleaning condition and machine preservation condition. Furthermore, the audit evaluates plant organization, housekeeping, cleanliness and safety in the work area, based on the five pillars of the 5S methodology: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain.

CTE Internal Operational Audit Standards

CTE auditors assess each IPC affiliate based on a scoring sheet. Even minor issues and errors are strictly deducted from overall score to make sure that only plants with the utmost efficient operations receive high results. The better the plant is running, maintaining, cleaning, and preserving its machines, the higher the audit score results.

CTE’s operational audit drives compliance to high standards aiming to surpass external audits requirements. The goal of the operational audit is to ensure continuous improvement in performance level of INDEVCO Paper Containers division affiliates to provide superior quality and service through effective and efficient operations.

Unipak Nile manufactures retail ready packaging, shelf ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, promotional cartons, and corrugated boxes for the agricultural, beverage, catering, dairy, hygiene disposables, industrial, petro/chemical, processed food, paramedical, soap and detergent industries.

Unipak Nile, located in 6th of October City, Egypt, is a member of INDEVCO Paper Containers, a division of INDEVCO Group.

Contact Information
Dani Khoury, CTE Manager
Center of Technical Excellence (CTE)
Ajaltoun, Tellet el Assafir

Tel: +961-9-230 130 Ext. 3024

E-mail: dani.khoury[at]
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Friday, August 19, 2011

BRC/IoP Certification Confirms Easternpak Corrugated Packaging Products Safe for Food Contact

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Saudi-based corrugated packaging manufacturer, Easternpak, passed BRC/IoP detailed audit and receivedGlobal Standard for Packaging and Packaging Material’ certification, with no exclusions.

With the continuous increase in concerns for what is deemed as safe materials for food contact, as well as the growing health and recycling issues, Easternpak’s BRC/IoP certification indicates the manufacturer’s adherence to corporate, social and environmental responsibilities.

By the end of Q2 2011, Easternpak underwent the BRC/IoP audit, conducted by Karl Hernmann from TÜV NORD CERT, Germany. The corrugated packaging manufacturer was lauded for good results and progress.

Fouad Khalil, Easternpak General Manager, states,

“Sustaining a food safety management system is a very important aspect in our on-going good-to-great company transition. The successful continuation of BRC/IoP certification reinforces our commitment towards the transition and our continuous commitment to supplying safe products to food customers.”

BRC/IoP certification verifies the corrugated packaging manufacturer’s technical performance. The certification also confirms that Easternpak meets international safety, legal and quality standards for food packaging products, as well as adheres to principles from existing quality management systems, such as ISO and HACCP.[1]

In coordination with the Institute of Packaging (IoP), the British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade association, developed the BRC/IoP Global Standard for Packaging and other Packaging Materials.

The 3rd edition of this standard extends to non-food packaging producers and emphasizes more on senior management efforts and commitment to achieving product quality and safety. It also includes expanded sections focusing on control of in-line testing equipment, product design and development, and site security.[2]

Easternpak manufactures retail ready packaging, shelf ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, promotional cartons, and corrugated boxes for the agricultural, beverage, catering, dairy, hygiene disposables, industrial, petro/chemical, processed food, paramedical, soap and detergent industries.


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Interstate Container Cambridge Representative Appointed to Global Green’s CoRR Executive Committee

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Interstate Container Cambridge demonstrates dedication to Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) mission to fight climate change.

Interstate Container Cambridge Sales and Marketing Manager, Jeff Cormier, will serve in the Executive Committee of Global Green’s CoRR from August 2011 – July 2012. CoRR Executive Committee serves as an advisory team to Global Green and CoRR's Director. As a member of the committee, Cormier will provide strategic and financial guidance on meetings, events, projects, and all aspects of CoRR. [1]

In line with Global Green USA’s mission to fight global climate change, CoRR aims at transforming waste into resources, while generating business value. CoRR’s 3-year plan includes redirecting 580,000 tons of New York City waste/year from landfills which saves businesses $70 million in disposal costs.

Also, the plan comprises of decreasing greenhouse gases by 1.7 million tons/year, and developing effective waste diversion technologies and programs to transform major markets worldwide.[2]

Maryland-based Interstate Container Cambridge manufactures sustainable corrugated packaging.  As recognition of the manufacturer’s green efforts, last year Interstate Container Cambridge was awarded at Global Green’s 11th annual Sustainable Design Awards in 2010 for its innovative GREENCOAT® wax-alternative corrugated boxes.

GREENCOAT® is recyclable, repulpable and compostable wax-replacement corrugated box for packing bulk poultry, meat, seafood, fresh produce, and floral packaging. Furthermore, Interstate Container has implemented numerous other green initiatives, including:

Interstate Container Cambridge is a member of Interstate Resources Container Division and a member of INDEVCO Group.

Contact Information

Interstate Container Cambridge
903 Woods Road
Cambridge, MD 21613

Tel: 410-221-7777
Fax: 410-221-7766

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