Friday, October 28, 2011

Phoenix Machinery to Exhibit at Makinat Lebanon 2011

The organisers of Makinat Lebanon 2011 have postponed the exhibition until mid-2012. Stay tuned for more information about Phoenix Machinery's participation in the event.


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Phoenix Machinery will showcase machineries at Makinat Lebanon 2011, the international trade exhibition for equipment, industrial machinery, machine tools and technology for the Middle East.


Lebanon-based machine manufacturer, Phoenix Machinery will exhibit at booth A28 during Makinat Lebanon 2011. The 4-day international exhibition will be held on 6-9 December 2011 at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL) in Beirut, Lebanon.


The machine manufacturer aims to display machineries and meet with prospects and customers to discuss Phoenix Machinery’s product lines, services, capabilities and expertise. 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.


Supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Industry, Makinat Lebanon 2011 is the first exhibition and conference of its kind in Lebanon. The event is organized by IFP Group, one of the leading trade fair organizers across the Middle East.

Makinat Lebanon 2011 targets manufacturers and suppliers of industrial machinery and equipment for plastics, printing, packaging, aluminum and glass, metal and wood sectors, as well as electromechanical components and related software and automation technology. [1] 

Phoenix Machinery is a member of INDEVCO Group.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photoblog: Masterpak Meets IndAgra 2011 Attendees in Romania

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Masterpak, polyethylene film manufacturer in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, exhibited agricultural and horticultural films at Hall C4, Stand # 73 – 74 during IndAgra 2011 Exhibition in Bucharest, Romania.


In collaboration with Ghesaf Trade, importer and exporter of agricultural products in Romania, Masterpak representative Rany Sfeir, Market Manager for Agricultural Films, met stand visitors at IndAgra 2011. The international fair of products and equipment for agriculture, horticulture, winery/ viticulture, and animal breeding took place from 19 – 23 October 2011 at Romexpo exhibition center.

At IndAgra 2011, Masterpak displayed 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 for the agricultural and horticultural industry.


Masterpak and Ghesaf Trade Stand # 73-74 


 The busy stand 


Intersted visitors getting a feel for
Masterpak polyethylene (PE) films


 Rany Sfeir, Masterpak Market Manager for
Agricultural Films, meets with stand visitors


 Sfeir meeting with attentative booth visitor


 Masterpak's display



Masterpak is a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of INDEVCO Group.

For More Info

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

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3624
Fax: +961-9-209 002
E-mail: rany.sfeir@masterpaklb.com
Web: www.masterpaklb.com
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 Opens Doors to New Markets for GREENCOAT®

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Interstate Container Cambridge representatives attended PACK EXPO 2011, international exhibition for packaging and processing machinery, components, materials, containers and converting machinery.



Interstate Container Cambridge representatives, Jeff Cormier, Sales and Marketing Manager, and Frank Biskach, Technical Service Representative, attended PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 to allocate new and innovative packaging machinery for customers. The international exhibition took place at Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, USA, from 26-28 September 2011.

The corrugated packaging manufacturer looked at machines, such as baggers, stretch wrap machines, and robotics that would help customers reduce poultry plant labor. The show also provided representatives the opportunity to explore new ideas and services that Interstate Container Cambridge could offer customers, as well as meet with current and potential vendors.

ADCO, manufacturer of packaging machinery/systems and vendor to Interstate Container Cambridge, occupied a booth at the event and offered the corrugated packaging manufacturer the opportunity to set up a small GREENCOAT® display. Furthermore, ADCO exhibited a new tray-former machine running GREENCOAT® boxes that Interstate Container Cambridge had supplied.

The corrugated display demonstrated GREENCOAT®’s strength and durability with the eco-friendly corrugated box holding 5 inches of water without leaking. GREENCOAT® is an innovative recyclable, repulpable and compostable wax-replacement corrugated box for packing bulk poultry, meat, seafood, and fresh produce, as well as floral packaging.

The small display was well-received in a setting unrelated to the usual target sectors. PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 provided Interstate Container Cambridge the opportunity to target new markets, attracting prospects from all over the world interested in GREENCOAT® for packing fertilizer, plants, paving stones, and produce. Visitors were looking for a corrugated box that could withstand exposure to certain elements at big box retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container Cambridge Sales and Marketing Manager, explained,

“ADCO offered us the opportunity to put a small corrugated display in their booth as a thank you for buying their machine.  Ed Fish, our designer, created the display and sent it out to Las Vegas along with our standard GREENCOAT® flyers.  By noon on day 1 of the show (26 September 2011), we were called to the booth to replenish flyers and talk to several prospects that visited the stand. 

Booth visitors were amazed by the fact that our box had 5 inches of standing water in it and was not leaking.  Because this was not a poultry show, like we are used to, the products the people wanted to pack were items like fertilizer, plants, paving stones, and produce.  Having a display at PACK EXPO was an unexpected success to get GREENCOAT® exposure in a non-poultry setting.”

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 exhibition encompassed a show floor of 600,000 net square feet. The event brought together international professionals and exhibitors of innovative technology for 40 vertical markets, as well as providers of total system solutions including processing equipment, operations software, packaging machinery, converting machinery, materials and containers. Furthermore, attendees of the 3-day event learned about the latest advances in secure packaging, printing and graphics, and instrumentation. [1]


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

Contact Information


Tel: 410-221-7777
Fax: 410-221-7766
E-mail:
greencoat@interstatcontainer.com
Web: www.interstateresources.com/Interstate-Container-Cambridge-LLC.html

References:
Interstate Container Cambridge
903 Woods Road
Cambridge, MD 21613

[1] http://www.packexpo.com/pelv2011/public/enter.aspx
  
http://www.packexpo.com/pelv2011/public/Content.aspx?ID=827
  http://www.packexpo.com/pelv2011/public/Content.aspx?ID=1162&sortMenu=107001

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Plastic Provides Sustainable Benefits for Food Packaging

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Adapted from “Seriously Sustainable” by Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) http://www.pafa.org.uk/attachments/article/28/Sustainable%20Plastic%20packaging%20Leaflet%208pp.pdf 


With the environment becoming a major concern, environmental studies and eco-friendly initiatives have been launched worldwide to locate problem factors and find constructive solutions. One important attention grabber over recent years is plastic. This article sheds some light on the benefits of plastic.

Benefits of Plastic in Food Packaging




With the growing population and increased demand for food products, a lot of attention and scrutiny is placed on safe transport of food products and reduction of spoilage. A key focal point of packaging is to preserve, protect, and elongate the life of food products. Plastic provides an efficient source for packaging, offering flexibility, durability, strength and light-weighting opportunities.

Plastic packaging materials are resource-efficient and provide opportunities to minimize packaging use, thus decrease package weight (light-weighting). In doing so, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are cut down, as well as lower costs for consumers. Although minimizing resources, plastic packaging maintains functionality and effectiveness.

Plastic packs are durable, anti-break, and protect food products from contamination. Furthermore, plastic packaging maintains food moisture and freshness, as well as greatly extends product life. By decreasing spoilage, food waste is immensely minimized. This is good for the environment since the carbon footprint of packaging is minimal in comparison to the energy and resources used to produce the food product.

Additionally, plastic packaging offers flexible and adaptable design options. For products that will not be consumed all at once or will be consumed according to a specific portion, plastic packaging solutions, such as portion packs, re-sealable film packs, and blister packs (for candy, medicine, and pharmaceutical products), enable consumers to use exactly the amount they need without ruining the rest of the product.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Masterpak Joins Players in Fruit & Vegetable Industry at MACFRUT 2011 Italy

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Masterpak attended MACFRUT 2011, the international exhibition of plants, technologies and services for the production, conditioning, marketing and transport of fruit and vegetables.



Lebanon-based polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer, Masterpak, joined attendees of MACFRUT convention 2011 from 5 - 7 October 2011 at Cesena Trade Show Area, in Cesena, Italy. The 3-day exhibition brought together a vast array of exhibitors and attendees from different fields of the fruit and vegetable supply chain.

The 28th edition of the annual event consisted of numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops tackling all aspects of the European and Italian fruit and vegetable market.


Masterpak Keeps In-Tune with Fruit & Vegetable Market Needs at MACFRUT 2011

Masterpak attended the information-packed event to gather an in-depth understanding of the latest developments in the Italian and the European fruit and vegetable sector. Masterpak manufactures agricultural and horticultural PE films, for the European fruit and vegetable industry, such as:
·         Compost and forage bags
·         Grapevine cover film
·         Greenhouse plastic
·         Ground cover film
·         Hydroponic gully film
·         Low tunnel film
·         Mulch film
·         Silage cover
·         Soil disinfection film
·         Water membrane

The PE film manufacturer focused on keeping up-to-date with agricultural packaging needs and requirements, European standards for quality, safety, health and the environment, as well as new scientific and technological breakthroughs.

About MACFRUT 2011

Organized by Cesena Fiera, MACFRUT 2011 trade show exhibition area was divided into 5 halls: [1]

AGRO.BIO.FRUT
Exhibition of new technologies, seed productions and Mediterranean organic productions

MACFRUT
Exhibition of plants, technologies and services for the production, conditioning, trading, large organized distribution and transport of fruit and vegetables

MACFRUT International
Exhibition dedicated to Italian professionals interested in the internationalization of their products and introduction into new markets

MACFRUT Freshcut
Exhibition of the “IV range” of products and ready-to-eat fruit and vegetables

TRANS.WORLD
Exhibition of logistic and agro-food transport trade associations

Sessions held during the convention 2011 addressed the Italian fruit and vegetable industry, European standards, agricultural development in Mediterranean and opportunities for fruit and vegetable sector, and the overall future of the sector. [2] 

The conferences also discussed packaging, fruit and vegetable preservation, biodegradable plastics for agriculture, environmentally-friendly fruit and vegetable production, and biological control.

In addition, the convention covered new technologies and trends, developments in nutrition and irrigation, the collaboration of private and public sectors, relations between banks and agricultural firms, and online fruit commerce. 

Masterpak is a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of INDEVCO Group.
References 


For More Info

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

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3624
Fax: +961-9-209 002
E-mail: rany.sfeir[at]masterpaklb.com
Web: www.masterpaklb.com
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Masterpak Targets Growing Market by Attending Fresh Produce Ukraine 2011

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At Fresh Produce Ukraine 2011, Masterpak will join growers, farmers, import/export firms, processors, as well as local and international suppliers of the fruit and vegetable sector in Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).


Lebanon-based polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer, Masterpak will learn more about Ukraine’s fresh produce industry at the annual international exhibition for fruit and vegetable production, processing, handling and storage for Ukraine and the CIS. Fresh Produce Ukraine 2011 will take place at International Exhibition Center (IEC) in Kiev, Ukraine from 30 November – 2 December 2011.

Why Masterpak Chose Fresh Produce Ukraine 2011

By attending the event, Masterpak aims at keeping in-tune with the latest developments within the emergent Ukrainian fresh produce sector. The agricultural PE film manufacturer seeks to develop symbiotic business relationships with other players in the fresh produce industry. Interested parties can request a meeting with Masterpak representative, Rani Sfeir, Market Manager for Agricultural Films.

Masterpak manufactures, for the fresh produce sector, agricultural and horticultural PE films, such as 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 for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

About Fresh Produce Ukraine 2011

Fresh Produce Ukraine 2011 is organized by CoD Exhibitions Ltd., Ukraine, and co-organizers Fruit-Inform, Ukraine, and BTO Exhibitions BV, Netherlands. The event will host Fruit-Inform’s eighth international conference, "Fruits and Vegetables of Ukraine 2011".

The 3-day trade event provides a platform for the complete fruit and vegetable industry bringing together key clients from Ukraine and other CIS countries, as well as other exporters/importers, and suppliers from around the world.




Masterpak is a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of INDEVCO Group.

For More Info

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

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3624
Fax: +961-9-209 002
E-mail: rany.sfeir[at]masterpaklb.com
Web: www.masterpaklb.com
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