Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Phoenix Energy Attends Launching of Lebanon’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan

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Phoenix Energy keeps up with Lebanon’s upcoming targets in energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.

Phoenix Energy, renewable energy products supplier, attends the ceremony presenting Lebanon’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP). Following the approval of Lebanon’s NEEAP by the Council of Ministers of Lebanon, the national ceremony discussed and distributed the official NEEAP 2011-2015 handbook.

Held under the patronage of the Minister of Energy and Water, Gebran Bassil, the event took place on 27 February 2012 at the Metropolitan Palace Hotel, in Sin El Fil, Beirut, Lebanon.

About Phoenix Energy

Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, supplies renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters, biomass boilerswind 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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Monday, February 27, 2012

Interstate Container & Mid South Packaging Present Sustainable & Efficient ComboPAC™ Bins

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Producer of innovative GREENCOAT® wax-free boxes, Interstate Container, introduces ComboPAC™ bulk bins, a new sustainable corrugated packaging product manufactured by Mid South Packaging.

Interstate Container, in partnership with Mid South Packaging, offers customers and prospects a strong, user and environmentally-friendly corrugated bulk bin that is cost and time-efficient. ComboPAC™ bins are suited to pack processed turkey and all types of poultry, providing more strength than a strapped bin and offering a more economical packaging solution.

Interstate Container plants in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC manufacture eco-friendly GREENCOAT®  wax-replacement corrugated boxes.

Discover ComboPAC™ Bulk Bins

ComboPAC™ bulk bins provide an easy-to-assemble, non wax-coated, 100% recyclable packaging solution. The environmentally- sustainable bulk bin helps customers take the necessary step towards green packaging.

With an integrated lining that ensures strength, the bulk container withstands packaging, loading and unloading without leaking. The tough, waterproof polyethylene (PE) outer-woven sleeve increases ComboPAC™ durability and helps eliminate damage. Furthermore, the sleeve tucks underneath the bin to secure the container and provide full bottom support.

ComboPAC™ bins offer customers substantial cost savings by:

Reducing use of paper while providing more stability
Requiring less warehouse space thus decreasing storage costs
Weighing less than other bulk bins thus lowering transportation costs with more containers per truckload
Using a PE woven sleeve which eliminates bulging, bursting and spills

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container manufacturing plants are members of Interstate Resources Container Division. Interstate Container Cambridge, established in 1996, is a corrugated packaging manufacturer in Maryland, USA.  The award winning manufacturer produces wax-alternative coated (GREENCOAT®) corrugated packaging and sheets.

Established in 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina, Interstate Container Columbia also manufactures GREENCOAT® wax-replacement corrugated packaging for poultry, meat, seafood, and fresh produce, floral and other refrigerated and frozen products.

For More Information 

Interstate Container
Jeff Cormier
National Sales and Marketing Manager
Tel: 410-221-1508
E-mail: jeff.cormier@interstatecontainer.com
Website: www.interstatecontainer.net  

Mid South Packaging
Bryan Bowen
ComboPAC Sales Manager
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Interstate Container Executives Talk about GREENCOAT® Wax-Free Corrugated Cartons

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Pete Bugas, Interstate Container Cambridge General Manager, and Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container National Sales & Marketing Manager, speak about Interstate Container, its current products and people, and the future of GREENCOAT® wax-alternative boxes.

Q: What do you want customers/partners to know about Interstate Container Cambridge?

A: Pete Bugas
It took over 5 years of intensive Research & Development to bring GREENCOAT® to the market.  It was a collaborative effort that took place entirely at our Cambridge, MD facility. We believe that GREENCOAT® surpasses other wax-replacement boxes in the market in strength.

A: Jeff Cormier  
Interstate Container Cambridge is the largest wax-alternative and wax box facility north of the Carolinas. Interstate Container does not simply sell the same stock boxes to every company within an industry. We treat each processing plant/customer as its own cost-center and look to custom-size their packaging to reduce cost. Understanding our customers operations is key and we service from many levels including sales, mechanical packaging representatives, and management to accomplish this.  The more we know the harder we can work to save our customers money.

Q: What makes GREENCOAT® better?

A: Pete Bugas
GREENCOAT® is a very cost-efficient wax-alternative box with optimum performance for packing and transporting poultry, seafood, and fresh produce. Most importantly, GREENCOAT® is sustainable. Interstate Container takes a three-tiered approach to sustainability.

We ensure that the raw materials we use and our final products are environmentally-friendly, recyclable, and made with renewable resources. Our products and raw materials are certified and validated by third-party testing. 

Furthermore, we are economically competitive and cost-neutral to wax boxes. We understand that no one wants to pay more, even for green products. Our plants in Cambridge and Columbia do not outsource the coating of paper to third parties. This means we account for 100% of GREENCOAT® boxes manufacturing process and this increases cost-efficiency and effectiveness.

Finally, we believe that we have a social responsibility to our surrounding community. This is both a local and corporate value…. “What is good for the community is good for the company”.  And we live that every day.

A: Jeff Cormier  
GREENCOAT® is a wax-replacement product that is just as strong as wax boxes, but it can be recycled. The price of GREENCOAT® is the same as any other wax box purchasable, and recycling actually allows you to make money.

While most companies pay for their conventional wax boxes to be disposed of, our customers get paid to recycle GREENCOAT®. GREENCOAT® creates a new revenue stream, while most boxes are just an expense. From a processing plant standpoint, it is easier to glue than wax, which decreases substantially box room waste and saves on glue costs.
Q: What is the future for GREENCOAT®?

A: Pete Bugas
Making a name in the fresh produce sector and expanding knowledge into a wider customer base. Currently, the fresh fruit and vegetable industry consumes approximately 49% of the 1.5 million tons of wax boxes per year. These 1.5 million tons are non-recyclable waste, and typically end up in a landfill.

A: Jeff Cormier  
Growth… and lots of it. We just launched Interstate Container Columbia in South Carolina, which produces GREENCOAT® boxes. We are now the second largest poultry box supplier in the nation. I would like two to four more plants as we continue to grow.  Furthermore, we will continue to innovate with GREENCOAT® to tackle extremely harsh and wet environments head on.

Q: Is there anything else you would like add?

A: Pete Bugas
We invite companies to try our GREENCOAT® boxes and run side-by-side trials.  Too often companies are offered a limited selection of products from existing suppliers, unaware that products like GREENCOAT® are available to them.

A: Jeff Cormier  
We have had no failed trials in poultry, out to California and everywhere in between. Interstate Container now runs over 3 million GREENCOAT® boxes per month.  We are working with Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to get grocery store chains, hotel chains, and distributors to drive the effort towards green packaging and understand the benefits that come with GREENCOAT®. 

Q:  What is your favorite part of working at Interstate Container?

A: Pete Bugas
The people and their creativity.

A: Jeff Cormier  
The people.

About GREENCOAT® Wax-Replacement Corrugated Boxes

Compostable GREENCOAT® boxes are FBA-certified 100% recyclable and repulpable. The eco-friendly corrugated box packs poultry, meat, seafood, floral and fresh fruit and vegetable produce, as well as all products that require durable moisture-resistant corrugated packaging.

GREENCOAT® boxes withstand high exposure to rough handling, long storage, transportation, and shifts from cold-to-hot environmental conditions. GREENCOAT® boxes offer the same strength of traditional cascaded wax boxes and curtain coated wax boxes without the carbon footprint.

Contact Information

Jeff Cormier
National Sales and Marketing Manager
Interstate Container

Tel: 410-221-1508

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sanita Names Final Winners of ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ Campaign

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Sanita congratulates all 70 winners of ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ joint national campaign with Sleep Comfort, furniture and mattress manufacturer.

Sanita, consumer disposables manufacturer, drew the final 20 winners of full kids bedrooms on 15 February 2012 at its premises in Halat, Lebanon. With every purchase of Happies baby diapers or wet wipes, ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ campaign offered customers an opportunity to enter the draw and win 1 of 70 five-piece kids’ bedrooms.

The promotion included full Sleep Comfort kids’ bedroom sets: bed, mattress, night table, closet, and dresser.

Sanita held 3 draws naming winning customers:
15 February 2012

*All draws were held under the supervision of the Directorate of the Lebanese National Lottery no.: 1045/1.

Congratulations to ‘Happies Comfort Nights’ Final Winners

Winner Name Coupon Nb رقم القسيمة اسم الرابح
Ahmad Beiani 45630 ٤٥٦٣٠ أحمد بعيني
Ahmad Hanafi 108610 ١٠٨٦١٠ أحمد حنفي
Ali Fawwaz 7673 ٧٦٧٣ علي عبد المجيد ماضي
Ali Ahmad Kazem 74197 ٧٤١٩٧ علي أحمد كاظم
Ali Al Dirani 38472 ٣٨٤٧٢ علي الديراني
Antonio Bou Khalil 138031 ١٣٨٠٣١ أنطونيو بو خليل
Charles Khalil 58751 ٥٨٧٥١ شارل خليل
Dani Watfa 264067 ٢٦٤٠٦٧ داني وطفا
Elie Souheil Massaad 117739 ١١٧٧٣٩ إيلي سهيل مسعد
Farid Karam 135056 ١٣٥٠٥٦ فريد كرم
Fatme al Zahraa 115262 ١١٥٢٦ فاطمة الزهرا
Haydar Alaa el Dine 109142 ١٠٩١٤٢ حيدر علاء الدين
Layan Kseir 811552 ٨١١٥٥٢ ليان قصير
Nana Matta 174096 ١٧٤٠٩٦ نانا متّى
  Noujoud al Ali 143568   ١٤٣٥٦٨ نجود العلي  
Rayan Tarhani 55463 ٥٤٦٣ ريان ترحاني
Roger Bahri 242502 ٢٤٢٥٠٢ روجيه بحري
Rozine Houjeili 264718 ٢٦٤٧١٨ روزين حجيلي
Toni Maalouf 184172 ١٨٤١٧٢ طوني معلوف
Zeinab Awada 55443 ٥٥٤٤٣ زينب عواضة

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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Monday, February 20, 2012

Photoblog: View Masterpak at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012 attendees met with Masterpak representatives and learned more about the polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer and its large range of agricultural, horticultural, and industrial PE films.

Masterpak met with customers and new prospects from Europe and other countries, as well as kept up with new technologies and stayed in-tune with market and industry trends at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012. Masterpak also learned about new and innovative products in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

The co-extruded PE film manufacturer occupied Booth B-10, Hall 8.2 at the world's leading trade fair for the fresh produce business that took place from 8 - 10 February 2012 at Messe Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

The PE film manufacturer also promoted industrial films, such as machine stretch film, manual stretch film, shrink hood film, and shrink wrap film at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012.

Karim Souidi, Area Sales Manager Spain & Portugal - INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division Europe
Rania Rashed, E-mail Marketing Associate - INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit
Philippe Bouquin, Sales Director Europe - INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division Europe
Rany Sfeir, Market Manager for Horticultural & Agricultural Film – Masterpak
Cynthia El Asmar, Search Marketing - INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit

(L-R): Karim Souidi and Rany Sfeir meeting with booth visitors

 Masterpak representatives meeting with interested prospects and customers

Rania Rashed at Masterpak booth 

 Rany Sfeir showcasing Masterpak co-extruded PE films

 Masterpak busy booth  

Rany Sfeir with booth visitors

Masterpak Representative engaging in conversation with interested parties

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

For More Information

Amal Merhi, Marketing Manager
Masterpak sal
Zouk Industrial Zone
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3615
Fax: +961-9-209 002
Web: http://www.masterpaklb.com
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