Tuesday, January 31, 2012

INDEVCO Group Launches New Spanish Agricultural Films & Packaging Portal

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INDEVCO Group companies meet agricultural and horticultural market needs for corrugated packaging and plastic films and bags.

The new Spanish version of INDEVCO agricultural films and packaging portal facilitates information gathering for Spanish-speaking customers and prospects. The geo-targeted sector portal provides detailed information about films and packaging for growing, packing, storing and displaying fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as horticulture and aquaculture applications.

The new packaging portal provides fresh produce growers, processors and packers, fluent in Spanish, the opportunity to search for desired products, acquire in-depth information and detailed product specifications, and attain vivid product images.

Interested parties can easily request for quotations (RFQs), which are processed by INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit. Also, prospects and customers can engage in online live chat, and download brochures and technical data sheets (TDS).

The web portal serves as an information platform, allowing visitors to follow INDEVCO social media channels, such as FacebookLinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. Interested parties can also subscribe to INDEVCO’s OUTBOUND e-newsletter to keep up-to-date with current news, developments, and upcoming events and exhibitions.

INDEVCO Group Agricultural Films & Packaging Products

INDEVCO Group is a multinational group of manufacturing companies.
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Interact with Masterpak through New User-Friendly Website

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Masterpak, Lebanese polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer, tailors plastic film solutions to customer packaging needs.

Masterpak new website focuses on customer needs, offering tools for visitors to engage in live online chat and ask questions, as well as contact product experts. The website provides information about Masterpak’s wide range of co-extruded PE films and bags, and allows prospects to discuss required specifications and submit inquiries.

Website visitors can gather detailed product information, access specifications, download technical data sheets (TDS’) and make informed purchasing decisions. Furthermore, interested parties can request more information and request quotation’s (RFQ’s) directly.

The visitor-friendly website facilitates browsing and product searches by suggesting related products to search inquiries and helping prospects and customers access the data needed.

Masterpak’s ISO-certified plant in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon manufactures customized co-extruded plastic films for the following sectors:

-       Agricultural & horticultural sector
-       Beverage sector
-       Building & construction sector
-       Catering sector
-       Chemical & petrochemical sector
-       Food sector
-       Household sector
-       Hygiene & tissue disposables sector
-       Industrial sector
-       Pharmaceutical sector
-       Soap & detergent sector

Masterpak serves the European, the Arabian Gulf, Middle East and African (MENA), Asian, American and Australian markets.

Visitors can also download Masterpak’s corporate fact sheet and access detailed information about the PE film manufacturer’s operations, vision and mission, values, production capabilities, quality policies, and exports in the ‘About Us’ section.

Furthermore, Masterpak promotes developing business relationships and exploring possibilities for collaboration in the ‘Join Our Team’ and ‘Become a Supplier’ sections.

Masterpak is a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

COMPACT Installs New Rotogravure Machine: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Printing Quality

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COMPACT, Saudi composite film manufacturer, improves processes and capabilities and meets growing demand for high-quality printing.

COMPACT installed a new high-quality rotogravure printing, and coating and laminating machine to continuously provide superior quality and effectively satisfy customer needs. The new rotogravure machine at COMPACT’s Dammam-based plant is designed to print on plastic, paper and foil.

COMPACT manufactures a wide range of mono-layer, laminated and coated film structures for the food and beverage, industrial, pharmaceutical, paramedical, personal and home care sectors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With automated color-matching and roto printing, COMPACT enhances composite film packaging products.

Benefits of Additional Rotogravure Printing Press Machine

COMPACT’s new web-fed printing press offers less set-up time and superior speed, generating higher output. The state-of-the-art, user-friendly gravure printing technology improves productivity.

The machine increases efficiency by reducing time and material waste through an advanced register control system, as well as minimizing set-up and start-up time, and waste of jobs. Furthermore, the rotogravure printing press provides high print quality on paper and plastic.

About COMPACT’s New Rotogravure Machine

The rotogravure machine, compatible for hollow and shafted engraved cylinders, runs at a speed of 450 m/min and prints in up to 9 colors with print surface going up to 1000 mm. The machine utilizes thermo oil for drying to assure temperature stability during run on high speed, and is equipped with electronic shafts on all stations.

Rotogravure printing press meets quality printing requirements for film, foil, paper, board, laminates of varying thickness, and liquid packaging.

COMPACT is a Napco company and a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

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

Web: www.napcocompact.com

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Phoenix Energy Discusses Promoting Lebanese Rural Areas

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Phoenix Energy, renewable energy products supplier, supports economic development of Lebanese rural areas by promoting optimized resource management.

Phoenix Energy participated in an open round table discussion between ministers and specialists from Lebanon and Spain. The event, that took place on 12 January 2012, promoted advancement of rural areas in Lebanon by tackling major challenges and learning from successful experiences of Catalonia, Spain, in solving similar problems. The round table was held at Hotel Al Saha, Beirut Airport Road, Lebanon.

The objective of the event was to discuss rural resources agriculture, energy, forests, and responsible tourism. Addressing energy and forest issues, Phoenix Energy Marketing & Sales Manager, Fadi El-Chiti, discussed the supplier’s readiness to improve heating situation in rural areas by providing biomass boilers.

Biomass boilers serve to promote use of renewable energy resources and reduce dependency on scarce and expensive diesel fuel by using renewable olive mill by-products (olive husk).

About Round Table Event: ‘The Management of Available Resources, in the Context of Markets Globalization for a Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Areas’

Rural areas present diversified and solid economic potential, despite evident limitations arising from social, economic and climate issues. The round table provided a platform of exchange, highlighting issues in common between Lebanon and Spain to establish bonds of cooperation and promote the exchange of expertise and "success stories".

The round table was chaired by Catalonia Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, Nutrition & Natural Environment, Josep Maria Pelegri Aixut, Lebanese Minister of Agriculture, Hussein Hajj, and YMCA Executive Director, Joseph Awad. 

Specialists from Spain and Lebanon also joined the discussion, presenting ideas concerning agriculture, forestry, renewable energy, responsible tourism and its effect on rural areas:

Phoenix Energy Contributes to Promoting Development of Rural Areas

Phoenix Energy recently partook in a joint project between Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Lebanon and Centre Tecnologic Forestal De Catalonia (CTFC), Spain to support the development of the pilot forest in North Lebanon for Aito and surrounding villages.

The project was in line with the round table’s aim to promote development of rural areas. The renewable energy products supplier installed 2 biomass boilers in Karm Saddeh village in Aito, Lebanon. One of the boilers will heat Karm Saddeh public school and the other the Karm Saddeh municipality facilities.

Read more about the joint project with YMCA & CTFC:

About Phoenix Energy

Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, supplies renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters, biomass boilers, wind turbine systems and solar outdoor lights. In addition, it provides resource assessment services and turnkey commercial projects to recycle and transform waste into electricity using waste-to-energy systems.

Phoenix Energy is a member of Phoenix Group of Companies and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

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Photoblog: Phoenix Energy Attends YMCA Inauguration Ceremony in Aito Village, Lebanon

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Phoenix Energy promotes sustainable management and preservation of forestry resources with Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Lebanon and Centre Tecnologic Forestal De Catalonia (CTFC).

Phoenix Energy, renewable energy products supplier, attended YMCA and CTFC joint project inauguration ceremony in Aito Village, Lebanon. The event took place on 12 January 2011 and hosted Catalonia Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, Nutrition & Natural Environment, Josep Maria Pelegri Axiut.

Funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development, the project aims to implement a series of activities related to the development of the pilot forest in North Lebanon for Aito and surrounding villages.

As part of the joint project, Phoenix Energy installed two biomass boilers in Lebanese village Karm Saddeh, Lebanon, one in the Karm Saddeh Municipality facility and another in the Al Mahabba wal Islah Club facility. At the event Phoenix Energy General Manager, Rabih Osta, presented details about the eco-friendly boilers and explained how they work on wood logs and olive husk.

Read more about Phoenix Energy’s contribution to the project.

Phoenix Energy Biomass Boiler at Facility

Rabih Osta, Phoenix Energy General Manager,
Explaining Biomass Boiler

David Alejandro Solano Grima, CTFC Director of 
International Cooperation, speaking with Osta

Josep Maria Pelegri Aixut, Catalonia Minister of Agriculture,
Livestock, Fishing, Nutrition & Natural Environment

(L-R): Fouad Antoun, Karm Saddeh President, Spanish
Minister Josep Maria Pelegri Aixut, &
Ali Yassin representing the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture

Karm Saddeh public school teachers & staff gathered with
Spanish Minister Josep Maria Pelegri Aixut

Phoenix Energy is a member of Phoenix Group of Companies and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Global Green Congratulates Allen Harim Foods & Interstate Container for Switching to Innovative Recyclable Packaging to Save Money & Reduce CO2 Emissions

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Sourced from: http://www.thecorr.org/0112_recyclablepoultrypkgcorrpressrelease.pdf

New Boxes, If Recycled, Will Divert Over 3,500 tons of Waste from Landfills; Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions for NYC Equivalent to Adding 100 Acres of Trees to Central Park

January 23, 2012 – New York City – Global Green USA and its Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) initiative congratulated Allen Harim Foods and Interstate Container today for their pioneering efforts to transform poultry packaging and set an example for all food packaging to be significantly more environmentally responsible. Interstate Container, a founding CoRR member, recently transitioned Allen Harim Foods’ non-recyclable coated corrugated packaging to FBA-certified recyclable coated boxes. If these boxes are recycled, the move will eliminate 11,000 tons of carbon emissions each year by preventing methane-generating paper fiber from entering the landfills, and bringing it back onto the market as valuable commodities.[1]

Allen Harim ships more than 530,000 boxes to New York City each year, many of which pass through the largest food distribution in the world at Hunt’s Point. If all of these coated boxes are recycled, the city will enjoy carbon reductions equivalent to adding 100 acres of trees to Central Park. [2] “This is exactly the kind of leadership we need to reduce New York’s waste stream and carbon footprint,” says Annie White, Director of Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery. Lily Kelly, who is spearheading Global Green's wholesale packaging program added, “Recycling, buying recyclable, and designing for recyclability show good corporate citizenship, and make business sense.”

Every year, 1.36 million tons of coated boxes are landfilled or burned, releasing 4.5 million tons of greenhouse gasses. [3] However, recyclable coatings are commercially available, and competitive with non-recyclable paraffin coatings in both strength and cost. Global Green and members of CoRR have been working since 2008 to help accelerate the development and deployment of recyclable packaging for protein and produce.

Interstate Container worked closely with Allen Harim to ensure that the packaging was robust and fully recyclable. “Interstate Container is proud to have helped Allen Harim make the transition to recyclable boxes possible for all their domestically distributed poultry,” says Jeff Cormier, National Sales Manager. “We operate in a highly competitive market, and providing recyclable packaging helps us stand out in the crowd by bringing additional value to our customers.”

Switching to recyclable boxes was part of a larger effort at Allen Harim to reduce costs. “We were looking for ways to save money, and we found that reducing our waste, including switching to recyclable boxes, was a very effective strategy,” says Tom Miller, Allen Harim’s Chief Operating Officer. The use of Interstate Container’s boxes has reduced both machine maintenance and waste hauling fees. “The box folding machine stays much cleaner, and gets jammed much less frequently,” says Roy Barger, Maintenance Manager with Allen Harim. “We also reduced our facility’s coated corrugated waste stream from 6 bales per day to less than one. And now that waste is recyclable.”

Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For nearly 20 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools, cities and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs. Global Green’s Coalition for Resource Recovery was founded in 2008 as an industry working group dedicated to generating business value through transforming waste into assets.

For more information, please contact Lily Kelly, Program Associate, Coalition for Resource Recovery, at lkelly@globalgreen.org or 310-581-2700 x127. 

Interstate Container is a member of Interstate Resources, Inc.

[1] Greenhouse gas savings calculated using EPA’s WARM tool. Savings assumes 100% of the boxes and packaging generated are recycled. EPA WARM Tool and Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator were used to calculate potential greenhouse gas savings.
[2] Calculated using EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
[3] The Fibre Box Association estimates that 5% of OCC is wax coated. Greenhouse gas savings calculated using EPA’s WARM tool. Savings assumes 100% of the boxes and packaging generated are recycled. EPA WARM Tool and Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator were used to calculate potential greenhouse gas savings.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Sanita Announces ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ Campaign Second Draw Winners

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Sanita congratulates the 25 winners of ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ second draw and offers 20 more families chances to win full kids’ bedrooms.

On 18 January 2012, Sanita named ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ second draw winners at its premises in Halat, Lebanon. The draw was held under the supervision of the Directorate of the Lebanese National Lottery no.: 1045/1.

‘Happies Comfort Nights’ joint national campaign by Sanita, consumer disposables manufacturer, and Sleep Comfort, furniture and mattress manufacturer, offers customers a chance to win 1 of 70 five-piece kids’ bedrooms with every purchase of Happies baby diapers or wet wipes. The promotion offers full Sleep Comfort kids’ bedroom sets including a bed, mattress, night table, closet, and dresser.

Currently Sanita held 2 draws, naming 50 of the 70 winning customers. Interested parties still have a chance to win 1 of 20 remaining kids’ bedrooms in the upcoming final draw to take place on 15 February 2012.

How to Enter the Final Draw:

1-   Fill in the coupon available in the Happies baby diapers or wet wipes pack
2-   Submit coupons at special collection boxes or envelopes available at various points of sale

Congratulations to ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ Second Winners

Winner Name Coupon Nb رقم القسيمة اسم الرابح
Ali Al Dirani 2292 ٢٢٩٢ علي الديراني
Ali Badran 54881 ٥٤٨٨١ علي بدران
Ali Fawwaz 285757 ٢٨٥٧٥٧ علي فوّاز
Antoinette Al Haddad 15801 ١٥٨٠١ أنطوانيت الحداد
Aya Gharib 94009 ٩٤٠٠٩ آية غريب
Bassima Shebo 305333 ٣٠٥٣٣٣ باسمة شبّو
Fadi Terrazi 123067 ١٢٣٠٦٧ فادي طرازي
Fatme Khalaf 56520 ٥٦٥٢٠ فاطمة خلف
Fatmeh Al Siba3e 33435 ٣٣٤٣٥ فاطمي السباعي
Ghada Faour 307995 ٣٠٧٩٩٥ غادة فعور
Housam abdel ghani 295103 ٢٩٥١٠٣ حسام عبد الغاني
Housam Al Chami 49657 ٤٩٦٥٧ حسام الشامي
Jean Hreiz 217738 ٢١٧٧٣٨ جان حريز
Loutfi Harake 38454 ٣٨٤٥٤ لطفي حركي حميا
  Malak Yehya 38454   ٣٨٤٥٤ ملك يحيا  
Mariam El Zein 204547 ٢٠٤٥٤٧ مريم الزين
Marie-Belle Sawaya 2973 ٢٩٧٣ ماري بيل صواي
Mirna Swaidany 80230 ٨٠٢٣٠ ميرنا سويداني
Patricia Farah 220611 ٢٢٠٦١١ باتريسيا فرح
Rania Sadaka 30645 ٣٠٦٤٥ رانيا صدقة
Razan Obeid 17899 ١٧٨٩٩ رازان عبيد
Roy Haddad 43224 ٤٣٢٢٤ روي حداد
Sleiman Chouman 162968 ١٦٢٩٦٨ سليمان شومان
Souad Awaida 218308 ٢١٨٣٠٨ سعاد عويضة
Wissam Adnan 110857 ١١٠٨٥٧ وسام عدنان

About Happies Baby Diapers

Happies is a leading brand of baby nappies and baby wet wipes in Lebanon. The brand includes regular baby diapers and baby aqua swim diapers in different sizes, as well as antibacterial embossed wet wipes with protective cream and embossed baby wet wipes with lotion.

Happies baby diapers and wet towels are produced by Sanita in Halat, Lebanon. Sanita is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group headquartered in Lebanon.

For More Information

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

Tel:  +961-9-477-478
Fax: +961-9-477-476 (Lebanon)
        +961-9-209-006 (Outside Lebanon)
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