Monday, April 30, 2012

INDEVCO Group Lance le Portail des Emballages de Produits Laitiers

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Les entreprises d’INDEVCO Group répondent aux besoins du marché des produits laitiers pour les emballages en plastique, papier, composite ou en carton ondulé.

La version française du portail des Emballages de Produits Laitiers d’INDEVCO facilite l'accès aux informations pour les clients francophones. Ce portail orienté au service des clients affiche des images vives de produits et fournit des informations détaillées sur les boîtes en carton ondulé, les plateaux, les présentoirs, les emballages prêt-à-vendre, les emballages de tubes lolly de glace et de pots en papier pour crème glacée, en plus de films composites et de thermoformage.

Les locuteurs français peuvent naviguer facilement sur le portail pour obtenir toutes les informations requises, accéder aux images et graphiques et sélectionner les produits demandés, tout en identifiant les critères et spécifications convenables.

Le portail français offre aux clients potentiels intéressés la possibilité de participer au chat en ligne, de demander des prix, ainsi que de télécharger les brochures concernant nos emballages de produits laitiers, alimentaires et de boissons.

Les visiteurs peuvent s'abonner au bulletin électronique OUTBOUND pour tenir au courant des actualités et des événements ultérieurs des usines d’INDEVCO Group dispersées à travers le monde.

En outre, les visiteurs du portail peuvent accéder aux réseaux de médias sociaux d’INDEVCO Group, notamment Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube et Twitter.

English Version

INDEVCO Group Launches French Dairy Packaging Portal 

INDEVCO Group companies meet dairy market needs for plastic, paper, composite and corrugated packaging.

The French version of INDEVCO Dairy Packaging Portal facilitates information gathering for native French-speaking prospects and customers. This customer-oriented portal displays vivid product images and provides in-depth information about corrugated boxes, trays, displays, shelf ready packaging, prints of ice lolly tubes, ice cream paper cups, in addition to composite and thermoforming films.

The web portal provides French speakers easy access to browse for required information, scroll over images and graphics, and select requested products, while pinpointing proper criteria and specifications.

The French dairy packaging portal grants interested prospects the opportunity to engage in online live chat, request for quotations (RFQs), and download dairy, beverage and food packaging brochures. 

Visitors can subscribe to OUTBOUND E-newsletter to keep abreast with current and upcoming news and events from INDEVCO Group’s manufacturing plants worldwide. Furthermore, portal visitors can access INDEVCO Group’s social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter

For More Information

INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit
Ajaltoun, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 108

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New Machine at Napco Modern Plastic Products Company – Technical Division Increases Productivity

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Napco Modern Plastic Products Company – Technical Division meets growing market demand for flexible packaging in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region.

Napco Modern Plastic Products Company – Technical Division installs additional slitter machine at Dammam-based plant to increase productivity and plant output. The co–extruded plastic film manufacturer produces flexible barrier films, as well as polypropelyne (PP)/polyehthylene (PE), cast polypropylene (CPP), and PE films for the food and medical sectors.

The new slitter machine enables Napco Modern Plastic Products Company -Technical Division to better meet market needs and offer faster delivery. The machine provides efficient non-stop operation, with automated roll change at high production speeds, as well as roll handling and packaging components. Furthermore, the latest German technology’s sharp winding and tension control adds to plant effectiveness.

About Napco Modern Plastic Products Company - Technical Division

Napco Modern Plastic Products Company - Technical Division, located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, manufactures high-barrier films and bags, PE films and bags, as well as CPP films and bags. The co-extruded plastic packaging manufacturer serves the food processing, paramedical and industrial sectors.

Napco Modern Plastic Products Company is a Napco company and a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of INDEVCO Group.
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Snaidero Middle East to Participate in Project Lebanon 2012

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Snaidero Middle East offers the region top-of-the-line Italian and local kitchens and wardrobes adapted to customer space and decorative needs.

During Project Lebanon 2012, Snaidero Middle East will exhibit Italian kitchen solutions at Booth # A50, ‘Interior’ pavilion.  The international construction trade exhibition for Lebanon & the Middle East will take place from 5 – 8 June 2012 at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), in Beirut, Lebanon.

Snaidero Middle East, located in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, supplies Italian high-quality and award-winning kitchens, as well as manufactures Medline kitchens and wardrobes. Interested attendees can meet with Snaidero Middle East representatives at booth # A50 to discuss customized modern and traditional kitchen solutions.

About Project Lebanon 2012

Project Lebanon 2012 attracts engineers, architects, interior designers, and other key players in the construction sector of the Middle East region. Project Lebanon 2012 will be held alongside Energy 2012 and EcOrient 2012.

The event displays the latest products and services, as well as offers exhibitors and attendees a chance to explore new opportunities and develop business contacts through face-to-face networking. Furthermore, participants can learn about construction requirements for the region’s growing infrastructure. [1]

About Snaidero Middle East

Established in 1996, Snaidero Middle East is a joint venture between Italian kitchen manufacturer, Snaidero, and multinational manufacturing group in the Middle East, INDEVCO Group.

Located in Lebanon, Snaidero Middle East supplies Snaidero kitchens, as well as manufactures Medline local home furniture and kitchens. Furthermore, the company holds sole distributorship of numerous European brands of kitchens, wardrobes, walk-in closets and living area accessories.

Snaidero Middle East serves the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with authorized distributors appointed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Erbil in Iraq, and Ghana.


[1] Lebanon 2012_WhyExhibit&show_id=186&page=1&submenu=Why Exhibit&menu_id=2&menu_text='Why Exhibit'
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Phoenix Energy to Exhibit at EcOrient 2012

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Phoenix Energy’s renewable energy solutions help customers in Lebanon and the Middle East reduce negative impact on the environment.

Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, will display eco-friendly water and domestic heating solutions at Booth # B3, during EcOrient 2012 from 5 – 8 June 2012. The 17th international trade exhibition will take place at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), in Beirut, Lebanon.

Booth # B3 visitors can view Solior solar water heaters and biomass boilers, as well as meet with Phoenix Energy representatives to learn more about the company and its environmentally friendly solutions.

About EcOrient 2012 

With increasing environmental awareness, demand for green technologies and environmental solutions is rising in the Middle East. EcOrient 2012 international trade exhibition provides a forum for local, regional, and international companies to display eco-friendly and energy efficient technologies.

EcOrient 2012 will offer public and private sector attendees the necessary tools, products, technologies to improve their resources and impact.

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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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division Representatives to Attend Drupa 2012

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At Drupa 2012, INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division representatives will keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the packaging industry.

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division representatives will attend Drupa 2012 and meet with industry players from around the world.  The International trade fair for prepress, printing, premedia, and book binding will take place from 3 – 16 May 2012 at Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany.

By attending the event, INDEVCO representatives aim at staying in-tune with packaging trends and market needs, as well as developing business contacts with international prospects and suppliers.

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division companies manufacture flexible polyethylene films and paper packaging for the agricultural and horticultural, beverage, building and construction, catering, chemical and petrochemical, food, household, hygiene and tissue disposables, industrial, pharmaceutical, soap and detergent sectors.

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division Companies
at Drupa 2012
Composite films manufacturer
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dates attending:
3 – 9 & 11 - 15 May 2012
Polyethylene (PE) films manufacturer
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Dates attending:
5 – 16 May 2012
Napco Modern Paper
Products Company – Sack Division

Co–extruded plastic film producer
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dates attending:
6 – 16 May 2012
Napco Modern Packaging Products Company – Technical division
Co–extruded plastic film producer
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dates attending:
4 - 13 May 2012

National Paper Products

Flexible paper packaging producer
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dates attending:
2 – 16 May 2012
United Plastic Products

Polyethylene (PE) films manufacturer
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dates attending:
7 – 17 May 2012

Polyethylene (PE) films manufacturer
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dates attending:
7 – 17 May 2012

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging is a division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Grocers, Farmers, Box-Makers & Global Green USA Partner to Develop & Pilot Recyclable Produce Boxes

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Inaugural Trial Held in Heart of CA’s Growing Region in Celebration of Earth Day

Recyclable produce box trials commenced in honor of Earth Day at New Leaf Community Market’s flagship store in Santa Cruz, California. The event took place in the heart of a major farming region for leafy greens, which are commonly packed in unrecyclable boxes. The produce was provided by local farm Lakeside Organic Gardens,and the latest in commercially available Fibre Box Association certified recyclable boxes were supplied by members of Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), Green Bay Packaging and Interstate Container.

Greens, vegetables, seafood and meats are often transported in paraffin-coated cardboard, generating 1.45 million tons of solid waste that must be landfilled or burned. If designed for recycling and recycled, retailers and restaurants could realize a net benefit of combined cost savings and revenue generation of $200 million nationwide. CoRR has worked since 2008 to accelerate the industry adoption of recyclable alternative coated packaging and recycling it, which could reduce America’s annual carbon emissions by 4.5 million mtCO2e, equivalent to eliminating an entire coal-fired power plant. [i]

The recyclable boxes were packed with iceberg lettuce, celery hearts, and broccoli at Lakeside Organic Gardens’ Watsonville facility. The produce was cooled using a vacuum process, placed in humid storage, and delivered by truck to New Leaf. There, the boxes were inspected and unpacked, and some of the produce was used to make a fresh salad. As part of this pilot, a more intensive hydro-vacuum cooling process, commonly used to cool produce, was tested on Interstate Container’s boxes for the first time with promising results.

Green Bay Packaging and Interstate Container are two of several major manufacturers of recyclable boxes for a variety of wet applications. “Grocers are increasingly aware of the savings from receiving recyclable boxes that can be put into the corrugated stream instead of trashed,” said Paul Martin, Vice President and General Manager at Green Bay Packaging. Jeff Cormier, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Interstate Container, echoed these sentiments. “We want to give farmers a cost-neutral, recyclable box that lets them bring added value to retailers,” he said. “Most importantly, the boxes must have the strength needed to protect the produce.”

Lakeside Organic Gardens, a 2,000 acre, 100% organic farm based in Watsonville, was motivated to participate not only by the benefits to their customers, but as part of their overarching goal of promoting environmental stewardship. “Lakeside is committed to maximizing our responsible practices,” said Caroline Hogue, Sales Manager. “Our customers want to know that we are saving resources and using renewable and recyclable products, and this project was a great way for us to go above and beyond by helping spread the word about the benefits of using recyclable packaging.”

New Leaf Community Market, a local chain of grocery stores with 7 locations in the Central Coast region, hosted the event at their flagship store. “We are very excited to help move this effort forward,” said Matt Landi, their Produce Manager. “Recyclable boxes have the potential to help us save money on trash fees, and they’re better for the environment than non-recyclable, wax-coated boxes. New Leaf has always supported doing what’s best for our community, and it is gratifying to partner with growers and box makers to facilitate the development of recyclable produce packaging.”

City representatives including Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane and Lowell Hurst, Council Member and former Mayor of Watsonville, attended the event.

According to Lowell Hurst, “Sustainability is very important to the economic health of the agricultural community in Watsonville and recycling is a key part of it. We are encouraged by these innovations in recyclable boxes and local participation in facilitating their development.” According to Annie White of Global Green USA and Director of CoRR, “Global Green has had great success in working with leaders in the poultry industry to transition to recyclable boxes. This demonstration is our first step toward developing solutions for the produce industry.” “We are delighted by the participation of Lakeside Organics and New Leaf Market in working with us to develop high-performing, cost-effective recyclable solutions,” said Lily Kelly, the event organizer and Program Associate at Global Green USA. “While there is still more work to be done to expand the number of recyclable products for wet applications, this is an excellent first step.”

The Coalition for Resource Recovery ( is an industry working group dedicated to generating business value by turning waste into assets. CoRR is a project of Global Green USA, a 501(c)3 organization and 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.

For more information, please contact Annie White at or 347.271.0243.

[i]The Fibre Box Association estimates that 5% of OCC is wax coated. EPA’s 2010 Solid Waste Facts and Figures, EPA WARM Tool and Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator were used to calculate potential greenhouse gas savings. Savings assumes 100% of the boxes and packaging generated is recycled. National restaurateur and grocers’ savings are based on a national average tipping fee of $42.08 based on the 2006 data

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Photoblog - Napco Group Head Office in Dammam Renovated

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Napco Group, leading Middle Eastern group of manufacturing companies, revamps its headquarters in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The large-scale renovation took over a year, covering the entire head office premises.  

Napco Group operates 12 plants based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  With over 3000 employees, Napco Group plants produce paper, plastic and corrugated packaging, as well as consumer disposables and away-from-home products. The managing partner of Napco is INDEVCO

  Entrance before renovation

 Entrance after renovation

Reception before renovation

Reception after renovation

Staircase before renovation

Staircase after renovation

Corridor before renovation 

Corridor after renovation

Offices before renovation

Offices after renovation 

 New waiting room

New conference room

Parking before renovation

Parking after renovation

INDEVCO Group is the managing partner of Napco. 
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easternpak Achieves Papa John’s Excellent Supplier Status

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Easternpak achieves its highest score to date on Papa John’s annual re-audit, in line with continuous efforts to surpass high-quality standards.

Easternpak successfully passes Papa John’s supplier re-audit, taking place on 4 April 2012. The corrugated packaging manufacturer received ‘Excellent’ status by scoring of 97.2% on the stringent supplier audit. The audit took place in Easternpak plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, conducted by NSF-CMi Senior Audit Manager- India Gulf & Middle East, Suhas Bedekar.

Easternpak supplies corrugated pizza boxes to Papa John's restaurants in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. Papa John’s Packaging Audit Program uses a standard score card system to evaluate supplier systems and premises. The international chain of restaurants classifies suppliers according to audit scores.

Fouad Khalil, Easternpak General Manager, states,

“Easternpak passed Papa John’s audit with Excellent status, scoring 97.2%. This demonstrates synchronized teamwork, high level of dedication to continuous improvement and alignment towards the same goals.

Our company smoothly passed this audit with the efforts of all employees. I would like to thank each member of Easternpak family, not only for passing the audit and achieving one of the highest rankings, but for their strong commitment and efforts to break record after record and to shift Easternpak from good to great."

In addition to pizza boxes, Easternpak manufactures other corrugated packaging for the catering sector, such as cup carry-out trays, double-decker pizza boxes, single serve takeout boxes, and takeout boxes for meals.

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About Easternpak

Founded in 1994, 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, pharmaceutical, soap and detergent industries.

Easternpak serves Saudi Arabia, MENA region and several European markets and is ISO-9001:2000, HACCP, GMP and BRC IoP Global Standard certified.

Easternpak is a member of INDEVCO Paper Containers, a division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

For More Information

Easternpak Ltd.
2nd Industrial City, Street #135
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966-3-812 13 41
Fax: +966-3-812 13 05

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Phoenix Machinery Participates in Paper One Show - ISPC 2012

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Phoenix Machinery, located in Safra, Lebanon, offers machinery solutions for hygiene and paper converting and corrugated packaging manufacturing at Paper One Show - ISPC 2012.

Phoenix Machinery  representatives, Rabih Osta, General Manager, and Fadi El Chiti, Marketing & Sales Manager, met with regional prospects and clients in the paper industry at One Paper Show - ISPC 2012. During the international symposium, the industrial machine manufacturer presented its machine solutions and services to attendees.

The 2-day event took place at Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus from 29 – 30 March 2012. The event offers large international suppliers of paper converting and corrugating products the opportunity to hold individual workshops and meet with top regional hygiene and paper converters, as well as corrugated packaging manufacturers.

Furthermore, the symposium keeps attendees in-tune with new quality and cost-efficient technologies in paper converting and corrugating machines, equipment, and services.

About Phoenix Machinery

Phoenix Machinery manufactures hygiene and tissue converting machines, high precision CNC components, as well as develops and integrates machinery automation, process automation and power distribution solutions.

Phoenix Machinery exports to Congo, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. The industrial machine manufacturer is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

Fadi El Chiti, Phoenix Machinery Marketing & Sales Manager, presenting
at Paper One Show – ISPC 2012

Phoenix Machinery representatives (L-R): Rabih Osta, General Manager,
and Fadi El Chiti, Marketing & Sales Manager, meeting attendees

 Phoenix Machinery representatives meeting with attendees

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