Friday, June 29, 2012

INDEVCO Group Lance le Portail des Emballages de Boissons en Français

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Visitez le portail d’INDEVCO Group des emballages de boissons pour obtenir des spécifications et des informations détaillées sur les produits en français.

Le nouveau portail en français d’INDEVCO pour les emballages de boissons facilite l’accès aux informations pour les clients francophones. Le site web fournit des détails précis sur les matériaux d’ emballages de boissons, incluant les emballages en carton ondulé, les présentoirs et les cartons, en plus des films plastiques et composites.

Le portail orienté au service des clients offre un large éventail de graphiques et d'images vives de produits pour les locuteurs français. Ainsi le portail permet d’accéder facilement les produits demandés selon les spécifications et les critères voulus.

Les clients potentiels intéressés peuvent demander des devis, participer au chat en ligne en langue française, ainsi que télécharger les brochures concernant les emballages de boissons, et de produits industriels et alimentaires.

Les visiteurs peuvent s'abonner au bulletin électronique OUTBOUND pour lire les actualités à propos du secteur d’ emballages de boissons, ainsi qu’ à propos des produits et des usines d’INDEVCO Group en général. Par ailleurs, les visiteurs du site web peuvent accéder aux réseaux de médias sociaux d’INDEVCO Group, notamment Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube et Twitter.

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INDEVCO Group Launches French Beverage Packaging Portal

Visit INDEVCO Group’s beverage packaging portal to obtain detailed product-based information and specifications offered in French.

INDEVCO’s new French Beverage Packaging Portal offers in-depth information for French-speaking prospects and customers. The packaging web portal provides thorough details about beverage packaging materials including corrugated retail-ready packaging, displays and cartons, as well as plastic and composite films.

The customer-oriented portal offers a wide array of vivid product images and graphics to French speakers, in addition to easy access to select requested products according to desired criteria and specifications.

Interested prospects can submit online request for quotations (RFQs) processed by INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit, engage in online live chat in French and download all related beverage, industrial and food packaging brochures.

Portal visitors can subscribe to OUTBOUND E-newsletter to read up-to-date sector, product, and INDEVCO Group manufacturing plant news. Furthermore, visitors can follow INDEVCO social media channels, including
Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter
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Repro Center of Unipak Launches New Website

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Visit to learn more about Repro Center and its top-of-the-line printing services.

Repro Center, a division of Unipak, offers customers and prospects a visual and appealing website. The new website features information about Repro Center’s wide array of products and services.

The full-service repro house offers flexographic and lithographic prepress printing, pre-mounted polymer plates, photopolymer flexographic printing plates, as well as consulting and process analysis. Repro Center provides color management services, color separation services, as well as proofs to ensure accuracy and precision.

The website shares Repro Center’s philosophy to ensure premium products and services while upholding to corporate social responsibility. The repro house adheres to top international quality management systems requirements (ISO 9001:2008).

Repro Center is a division of Unipak, a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stretch PE Film: Is Manual or Machine the Right Type for You?

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Stretch film or wrap, a highly stretchable polyethylene (PE) film, provides flexibility and durability to properly pack stacked products and pallets.

Stretch film offers high elongation characteristics and elastic recovery in order to keep items tightly bound when wrapping items together for packaging, shipping, transport and storage. Although frequently used to unitize pallet loads, stretch wrap can also be used for bundling smaller items. 

Stretch film can be applied either manually (by hand) or by machine. It is important that the user evaluates needs and resources to best determine whether manual or machine stretch film is more appropriate. The right choice improves efficiency and reduces unnecessary costs.

Why Use Stretch Film?

By using stretch film companies ensure clean pallets and improved warehouse space management. Due to the high elasticity of stretch film, users reduce material consumption thus increase cost-effectiveness. Stretch films offer numerous characteristics that make it appealing for wrapping items, including:
·  Holding protected parts securely in place
·  Keeping dust, dirt and moisture off warehouse stock
·  Providing greater strength, stretch, tear and puncture resistance
·  Being recyclable, environmentally friendly
·  Offering excellent clarity and cling
·  Does not leave residue
·  Available in different colours (black, white, blue and green) to secure product privacy on pallet and for color coding purposes as well

When to Use Manual Stretch Film

Designed to be applied manually by hand, manual stretch film is also known as hand film, hand stretch wrap, hand wrap or manual pallet wrap. Companies more effectively utilize this type of stretch film for lower capacity packaging operations, such as packing or storing small bundles of items, products, and boxes, as well as smaller stacked pallets. PE film manufacturers offer manual stretch film in light-weight hand reels and in smaller sizes to reduce operator fatigue.

Using manual stretch film does not need investment in a machine wrapper; a company will only inquire labor costs of the operator hired to wrap items. Choosing the right stretch applicator, manual vs. machine, will result in more efficient and cost effective packaging operations.

When to Use Machine Stretch Film

If a company wraps large pallets for shipping, transportation, or storing, then machine stretch film provides the right characteristics for the job. An automatic or semi-automatic stretch film machine wraps pallets and products ensuring faster and more efficient packaging, more secure loads, safer application, and lower labor costs.

Common machine stretch film types: cast machine stretch film, blown machine film and converted films. A company must evaluate whether they are capable to inquire the short term high cost of investing in a stretch wrap machine in order to benefit from long term cost effectiveness. 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Masterpak Offers Form-Fill-Seal Plastic Film Solutions to Raw Material Suppliers

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Masterpak, co-extruded polyethylene (PE) films and bags manufacturer, launches form-fill-seal (FFS) film production at Zouk Mosbeh plant in Lebanon.

Masterpak anticipates and meets resin producer needs for form-fill-seal (FFS) films in order to maintain symbiotic business relationships with raw material suppliers. FFS films are used on automated high-speed machinery that form bags out of co-extruded PE film rolls, then automatically fill and seal the bag.

Masterpak offers customers FFS films ranging in thickness from 114 – 250 microns for packaging resins and other products, such as building materials, chemicals, petrochemicals, fertilizers, and solid food products. With 2-side in-line printing, Masterpak offers up-to 4-color print on FFS films.

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About Masterpak

Masterpak, established in 1974, manufactures
customized co-extruded polyethylene (PE) films and bags. The PE manufacturer produces agricultural & horticultural films, building & construction films, household plastics & catering films, food & beverage films, tissue & hygiene packaging, industrial films & packaging and soap & detergent films, serving sectors in Europe, the Arabian Gulf, Middle East, Africa, Asia, America and Australia.        
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Monday, June 25, 2012

INDEVCO Executive Presents at IHS Global Plastics Trade & Markets Conference

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INDEVCO executive offers insight into the plastic converting industry in Europe and the Middle East at the IHS ‘Global Plastics Trade and Markets Conference’ in Istanbul.

INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Executive Vice President, Dr. Hanna Saad, presented ‘The GCC Plastic Converting Sector: Global or Regional Vocation?' session at the Global Plastics Trade and Markets Conference on 11 June 2012. The conference offers key professionals throughout the supply chain information and analyzes trends, product developments, and new specific experiences in the plastic industry.

The 2-day event took place at the Intercontinental Ceylan Istanbul in Taksim, Turkey from 11 – 12 June.

 The GCC Plastic Converting Sector: Global or Regional Vocation?' Presented by Dr. Saad

Dr. Saad introduced the multinational group of manufacturing plants, INDEVCO, and the group’s various divisions. He focused on INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division of plastic manufacturing plants and highlighted core competencies of the Division.

Dr. Saad provided through in-depth studies about macro-economic factors and plastic consumption in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, as well as a brief overview of European, Middle Eastern, and Turkish markets.

He compared the plastic converting sector in Turkey and GCC countries, highlighting strengths and challenges, and addressed growth potential and cost comparative advantages. He also identified potential areas of synergy between the GCC countries and Turkey.

About IHS Global Plastics Trade & Markets Conference
The Global Plastics Trade & Markets Conference attracted top executives, including CEOs and Vice Presidents, as well as directors of purchasing and procurement, sales and marketing, logistics and distribution, and production in the polymers industry.

The 2-day event comprised of presentations from leading international consultants, major converters, and distributors in the petrochemical and plastics industries, as well as research, analysis, and projections from IHS Chemical plastics experts. Topics discussed covered plastics production and raw material overviews, logistics, risk, and energy, as well market outlooks and international trade flows.


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photoblog: Unipak Nile Meets Afro Packaging 2012 Attendees

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Unipak Nile, located in 6th of October City, Egypt, exhibits corrugated packaging products at Afro Packaging 2012.

Unipak Nile met with booth visitors at Afro Packaging 2012 to discuss customized corrugated packaging solutions, as well as introduce new products and innovations to the Egyptian market. The event brought together key decision makers from Egyptian, Middle Eastern and African packaging industries. 

Afro Packaging 2012 took place from 12 – 14 June at Cairo International Conference & Convention (CICC) venue in Cairo, Egypt.

Unipak Nile representatives at Afro Packaging 2012 (L-R):
Hazem el Refaai, Magdy Saeed, Teddy Zrour, Gilbert Hobeika,
Tamer Mashaal, Nader Tahtouh, Islam Taweel , Ahmed Khalil,
Hamed el Khatib, Nader Naeim, Saber Said

 Unipak Nile representatives: Magdy Saeed (front) &
Nader Naeim (back) discussing with booth visitors

(L-R): Unipak Nile represenatives Hazem Refaai & Ahmed Khalil
meeting with attendees

  (L-R) Ahmed Amin & Hazem el RIfaai

About Unipak Nile

Established in 1996, Unipak Nile manufactures shelf ready packaging, promotional boxes, bag-in-box (BIB) cartons, corrugated base wrap, corrugated boxes, and corrugated trays for the beverage, agricultural, catering, chemical and petrochemical, dairy, food, hygiene disposables, industrial, paramedical, soap and detergent sectors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Unipak Nile is ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and HACCP certified.

Unipak Nile is a member of INDEVCO Paper Containers, a division of INDEVCO Group.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 2012 REACH Newsletter from Masterpak Now Available

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Masterpak, polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, releases its June 2012 REACH newsletter issue.

In this issue, REACH newsletter discusses Masterpak’s new projects and activities, in addition to events and exhibitions Masterpak participated in such as Fruit Logistica 2012 and Lebanon Student StarPack 2012.

June 2012 Masterpak REACH newsletter focuses on the following articles:

  • Masterpak successfully installs Geomembrane for a large irrigation lake 
  • Masterpak exhibits at Fruit Logistica 2012
  • Masterpak sponsors Lebanon Student StarPack 2012

For additional information about Masterpak, visit previous REACH newsletters:

December 2011 – issue 8
June 2011 – issue 7
March 2011 – issue 6
November 2010 – issue 5
August 2010 - issue 4
March 2010 - issue 3
November 2009 - issue 2
September 2009 - issue 1

About Masterpak

Masterpak, established in 1974
, manufactures customized co-extruded polyethylene (PE) films and bags. The PE manufacturer produces agricultural & horticultural filmsbuilding & construction filmshousehold plastics & catering filmsfood & beverage filmstissue & hygiene packagingindustrial films & packaging and soap & detergent films, serving sectors in Europe, the Arabian Gulf, Middle East, Africa, Asia, America and Australia.

Masterpak is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.  

For More Information

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

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3615
Fax: +961-9-209 002
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photoblog: Phoenix Energy Exhibits at EcOrient 2012

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Phoenix Energy’s Solior solar water heaters and biomass boilers offered EcOrient 2012 attendees innovative eco-friendly water and domestic heating solutions.

Phoenix Energy representatives met with interested booth visitors during EcOrient 2012 to discuss renewable energy heating solutions and address the need for green technologies to meet demand in the Middle East.

The 17th international trade exhibition attracted important decision makers in the public and private sectors. The exhibition took place concurrently with Project Lebanon 2012 from 5 – 8 June at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), in Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati,
with Lebanese Minister of Economy & Trade, Nicolas Nahas,
& Albert Aoun, IFP Group Chairman, discuss Solior solar water
heaters with Rabih Osta, Phoenix Energy General Manager

Phoenix Energy Booth # B3 at EcOrient 2012

Biomass boiler display at Phoenix Energy booth

(L-R): Fadi El Chiti, Phoenix Energy Marketing & Sales Manager;
Roger Dib, former Lebanese State Minister & current
Snaidero Middle East Chairman of the Board;
Jihad Hani, Snaidero Middle East General Manager;
& Rony Bassila, Phoenix Energy Sales Representative

Busy Phoenix Energy booth

Osta speaking with reporters

Fadi El Chiti meeting with EcOrient 2012 attendees

Phoenix Energy team

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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, June 11, 2012

Photoblog: Snaidero Middle East Exhibits at Project Lebanon 2012

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Snaidero Middle East representatives engage with booth visitors and attract new business relationships at Project Lebanon 2012. 

Snaidero Middle East, home furniture supplier and manufacturer, offered an aesthetically attractive booth at Project Lebanon 2012, displaying award-winning Ola 20 kitchen by Snaidero, as well as Barausse doors. Abdul Rahim Diab (ARD), a Snaidero Middle East distributor in Lebanon, also exhibited electronic home appliances at the booth.

Project Lebanon 2012, from 5 – 8 June 2012, took place at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), in Beirut, Lebanon. The international construction trade exhibition offered a meeting place for key players in the construction sector throughout the Middle East region, including engineers, architects, interior designers, etc.

  Award-winning Ola 20 kitchen display

Busy Snaidero Middle East booth # A50

Interested Snaidero Middle East booth visitors

Barausse Italian door exhibit

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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 Zouk Mosbeh, 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.
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