Tuesday, July 31, 2012

INDEVCO Paper Containers Announces Pizza Box Design Competition Winner

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INDEVCO's corrugated packaging division congratulates winner in Pizza Box Design competition.

INDEVCO Paper Containers’ launched a Pizza Box Design Competition in April 2012 for all employees in Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. The competition fostered creativity and innovation, with 36 participants submitting niche to mass target pizza box designs.

Mariella Jaeger, INDEVCO Paper Container Marketing Manager, states,

“For us it was a real pleasure to discover such hidden talents from all our affiliates, as well as from various departments. The level of participation demonstrated high success and we will definitely follow in such initiatives to continuously empower our team, motivate, and encourage creativity.”

Pizza Box Design Winner

Maram Al. Obaid, Designer at Easternpak in Dammam, Saudi , designed the winning corrugated pizza box and will receive an IPad 2, 16 GB, 3G.  Jurists evaluated the entries on design (40%), marketing (25%), and technical (35%) criteria.

INDEVCO Paper Containers jury members include:

Fayssal Frem, Managing Director
Mariella Jaeger, Marketing Manager
Dani Khoury, Center for Technical Excellence Manager
Maroun Khoury, Export Manager

INDEVCO Paper Containers division will market and release the winning design in United Kingdom (UK) and France, as well as feature the design in ‘InBox’, the corrugated packaging division’s corporate magazine.

About INDEVCO Paper Containers

INDEVCO Paper Containers, a division of INDEVCO Group, operates corrugated manufacturing plants producing corrugated boxes, cartons, high-graphics shelf-ready packaging, promotional point-of-purchase (POP) displays and counter stands. 
INDEVCO Paper Containers companies serve the agricultural, beverage, catering, chemical and petrochemical, dairy, hygiene disposables, industrial, pharmaceutical, processed food and soap and detergent markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Unipak, Unipak Nile and Easternpak are members of INDEVCO Paper Containers.
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INDEVCO R&D Center Presents Masterbatch Trial Results to Affiliates

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Polymer Application Center for Technology (PACT) in Lebanon joined Masterpak and Micro Epsilon teams to discuss new tests and masterbatch trial results.

On 16 July 2012, PACT, the R&D center of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Business Development Office, held a conference at Masterpak offices in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. The conference aimed at aligning with teams of Masterpak, co-extruded PE films manufacturer, and Micro Epsilon, masterbatch and additive producer. 

New Masterbatch Developments at PACT

PACT presented new developments in UV masterbatches. These developments extend life of agricultural polyethylene (PE) films (such as greenhouse covers) by absorbing harmful UV rays and stabilizing films against UV degradation and chemical attack from pesticide and insecticide sprays. 

Furthermore, PACT discussed successful test results of anti-fog and anti-static masterbatches. R&D specialists highlighted how these masterbatches provide higher optical clarity for PE films through dispersion of water droplets, as well as through transmission of electrical currents out of PE film sides. The latter anti-static property is crucial for electronics packaging, as well as for decreasing dust formation on plastic film surface.

The new properties improve PE film performance and along with unique processing methods, offer cost-efficiency by allowing INDEVCO Flexible Packaging (IFP) division plants to use masterbaches at lower percent concentrations when manufacturing agri-films and other plastic products. 

Masterpak and Micro Epsilon will begin commercial trials and field validations with technical support of PACT and INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Business Development Office during the operational phase.

About PACT Presentation 

Joe Nohra, IFP BDO Technical Manager, introduced the project, highlighting the duration and importance of the work and discussing potential cost savings to the group. Dr. Tino Fabbri and Dr. Sylvain Seif, INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Business Development Office R&D experts, presented novel blends, processing techniques and successful lab test results, as well as validations involved.

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About PACT

PACT, established in 2005, deals with polymer technology (plastics in particular) and blending for required properties. PACT researches plastic characteristics and conducts tests to manipulate polyethylene plastic in order to meet different packaging requirements. PACT’s objective is to help INDEVCO Flexible Packaging plants maintain leadership positions in the Middle Eastern plastic industry.

Masterpak and Micro Epsilon are members of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.
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Le Portail des Emballages de Savons et de Détergents En Français d’INDEVCO est en Ligne

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INDEVCO Group lance le nouveau portail des emballages de savons et de détergents, présentant des informations détaillées sur les produits et leurs spécifications en français.

Le portail des emballages de savons et détergents fournit une description complète à propos des produits du secteur pour répondre aux exigences des locuteurs français.

Captivant et avec des images claires, le portail contient des informations destinées à renseigner les locuteurs français sur les matériaux d'emballage pour les pains de savon, les détergents en poudre et en bouteilles et les shampooings.

Les visiteurs francophones peuvent participer au chat en ligne pour accéder aux informations requises en langue française, demander des devis en ligne et télécharger les brochures relatives au secteur. Autre ajout intéressant, la section « Inscrivez-vous » qui permet aux clients potentiels de recevoir des notifications spéciales et des offres reçues uniquement par Email. 

Le portail fournit également des liens aux réseaux de médias sociaux d’INDEVCO Group, notamment Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube et Twitter , ainsi qu’au bulletin électronique OUTBOUND pour obtenir des nouvelles à propos du secteur, des produits et des usines d’INDEVCO Group en général.  

Les usines d’INDEVCO Group produisent des emballages de savons et de détergents incluant les films monocouches stratifiés PE / PE, PE / BOPP, PET / PE, OPP / PE, ainsi que les boîtes laminées imprimées avec barrière contre l'humidité et faciles à ouvrir; en plus des emballages en carton prêts-à-vendre, des présentoirs de sol et des stands de comptoir.

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INDEVCO Soap & Detergent Packaging Portal
Now Available in French

INDEVCO Group launches French version of soap and detergent packaging portal, providing detailed information about products and specifications in French. 

INDEVCO soap and detergent packaging portal provides deep product-based information to meet native-French speaking prospect and customer needs. The portal offers appealing and vivid product images, as well as presents comprehensive information to help French speaking visitors learn about packaging materials manufactured by INDEVCO affiliates for bar soap, powder and liquid detergent bottles and shampoo. 

French visitors can engage in online live chat to access needed information in French, request for quotes (RFQs) directly through INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit, and download sector brochures. Visitors can also "Sign Up” in order to receive special notifications and email offers. 

The packaging portal provides links to INDEVCO Group social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter, as well as to OUTBOUND E-newsletter enclosing news about sectors served, products and new developments at INDEVCO Group manufacturing plants. 

INDEVCO plants manufacture soap and detergent packaging products including PE mono-layer or laminated PE/PE, PE/BOPP, PET/PE, OPP/PE bags, as well as printed, laminated boxes with moisture barrier and easy-open tear tape; in addition to shelf ready packaging and POP displays.

For More Information

INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit
Ajaltoun, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 108
Web:www.detergentpackaging.com/francais www.indevcoexport.com

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Monday, July 30, 2012

INDEVCO Group Présente le Nouveau Portail d’Emballages de Produits Chimiques et Pétrochimiques

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Le nouveau portail d'emballages de produits chimiques et pétrochimiques d’INDEVCO Group en français offre une source complète de matériaux d'emballage correspondant aux besoins des clients.

Le nouveau portail en français fournit des informations détaillées ainsi que des graphiques vives sur les emballages de produits chimiques et pétrochimiques pour les locuteurs français.

Le portail présente également une large gamme des produits fabriqués par les usines d’INDEVCO Group incluant les cageots en carton ondulé, les sacs en papier multiples, les films PE housse thermo-rétractable
s, les sacs plastiques pour polyamide, les films PE housse étirables, les sacs à valve en plastique, les sacs form-fill-seal pour l'emballage de polymères, de résines, d’additifs, de poudres, de granules, de pâtes, et de flocons industriels, ainsi que d’engrais, de substances liquides, de substances dangereuses et novice, et autres.

Les visiteurs du portail peuvent demander plus d'informations sur les produits et leurs spécifications, participer au chat en ligne en langue française, demander des devis, et télécharger les brochures relatives au secteur.

Les clients potentiels intéressés peuvent visiter la section « Inscrivez-vous » pour  recevoir des notifications spéciales et des offres reçues uniquement par e-mail, ainsi qu’accéder les réseaux de médias sociaux d’INDEVCO Group, notamment Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube et Twitter.

En outre, les locuteurs français peuvent s'abonner au bulletin électronique OUTBOUND  pour obtenir toutes les actualités à propos du secteur ainsi qu’à propos des usines d’INDEVCO Group en général.

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Interact with INDEVCO Chemical & Petrochemical Packaging Portal in French

INDEVCO French chemical and petrochemical packaging portal presents a comprehensive source of packaging materials to meet petrochemical customer needs.

INDEVCO’s chemical and petrochemical packaging portal provides native-French speaking customers and prospects with a large array of detailed product descriptions along with vivid graphics and images.The content-rich portal compiles key information about plastic, paper, and corrugated products for the chemical and petrochemical sector.

Portal visitors can request more information about the products specifications, engage in live online chat in French to ask questions, request for quotes (RFQs) processed by INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit, and download sector brochures.

Prospects and clients can sign up to receive special notifications and e-mail offers, as well as follow INDEVCO social media channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. Furthermore, French speakers can subscribe to OUTBOUND, INDEVCO’s online newsletter, to stay up-to-date with sector and company news.

For More Information

INDEVCO Lead Generation Unit
Ajaltoun, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 108

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Friday, July 27, 2012

10 Reasons to Use Greenhouse Plastic Films

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Greenhouse plastic films, co-extruded transparent PE films, offer durable and cost-efficient cover for greenhouses to cultivate and protect fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Whether at home (garden) or on an industrial scale, growing food or gardening require a cost-effective greenhouse cover to ensure the right insulation, light, and cover lifetime.

Greenhouse Plastic Film Specifications

Greenhouse polyethylene films co-extruded in 3 layers can be customized to climate conditions, applications and customer requirements. Ideally suited for vegetables and flower crops, greenhouse PE films are usually offered in clear, white, or yellow-green. The lifetime of plastic greenhouse covers can vary: 3, 6, 9, 12, 21, 24, 33, 36, 44 or 48 months.

Greenhouse plastic film designed with special additives offering adequate characteristics for protecting, harvesting and cultivating agricultural and horticultural products throughout the year. Different additives can be added to plastic films formulation, including:

-       Anti-dust additive
-       Anti-fog additive
-       EVA co-polymer
-       Infrared additive
-       Light diffusion additive
-       UV stabilizer additive
-       Anti-petal blackening filter
-       Disease control filter

Read more about additives for greenhouse plastic and their benefits.

10 Reasons to Use Greenhouse Plastic Cover?

1-      Optimized optical properties: sunlight management, from high light transmittance to high light diffusion in PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation) range, enhancing plants growth under difference climate conditions.
2-      Minimized temperature fluctuation: Reduces temperature fluctuation between day and night creating the best environment for plants biological growth, leading to a decrease in cost of greenhouse heating, throughout the year.
3-      Cost-effectiveness: compared to other laying materials, Polyethylene greenhouse film is the least expensive way to cover greenhouses, coupled with high efficiency.

4-      Optimized mechanical properties: Offers adequate protection against weather conditions: heavy rain, snow, wind, under all climate situations.
5-      Light-weight: flexible film, delivered in roll shape, special folding, providing easy handling and installation.
6-      Customizable: Film design using the adequate additives and masterbatches, to respond to all growers’ requirements, application and climate conditions.
7-      Pest control: using adequate film formulated to control disease and fungal proliferation under the greenhouse in IPM (Integrated Pest Management) application.
8-      Better quality & uniformity of crops: Enhanced plants environments conditions, improving crop growth and harvest quality, to collect healthier products.

9-      Earlier and longer harvest period: Offers out of season cultivation, through year-round production of vegetables, flowers and fruits crops.

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Neemat Frem Discusses INDEVCO’s Journey on Entrepreneur Levant Magazine

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Interview  with Neemat Frem, INDEVCO CEO & President, featured on cover of Entrepreneur Levant magazine - July 2012 issue.

Neemat Frem speaks about the growth of multinational INDEVCO Group, as well as the development of his career, during a personal interview with Entrepreneur Levant magazine. The interview took place at Frem’s residence in Koleyat on 23 June 2012.

In the interview, Frem discusses the establishment of INDEVCO Group and the difficulties faced during the Lebanese civil war. He shares the ins and outs of developing a successful multinational organization and offers tips and advice for start-up businesses.

Frem highlights the family-centered corporate philosophy and values developed by his father and late INDEVCO founder, Georges N. Frem. Furthermore, he explains how these values provide the building blocks for what INDEVCO Group is today. Frem focuses on the importance of R&D and innovation and how, although an entrepreneur, engineering remains his hobby.

     Read the Full Interview in English

Read Full Interview in Arabic

About INDEVCO Group

INDEVCO, an international manufacturing group, produces paper, plastic and corrugated packaging for agricultural, beverage, construction, catering, processed food, dairy, industrial, paramedical and pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical, soap and detergent, tissue and hygiene converting, tissue making and promotional markets.

INDEVCO Group affiliates also manufacture personal care, household and institutional disposables for the retail and away-from-home (AFH) markets. INDEVCO Group employs over 8500 people in Cyprus, Egypt, England, Greece, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Ukraine, and the United States.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Simplified & Easy Mobile Browsing: Mobile Web App Experience with Masterpak Site

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Masterpak website provides prospects and customers using smart phones easy-access to key company and product information. 

Masterpak, co-extruded polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer, integrates micro-browsing technology into the mobile-friendly website to facilitate information gathering. The website autoadapts to smaller screens on mobile devices, using web application framework and tools that offer flexibility for mobile browsing.  

Masterpak Mobile Website Features 

Masterpak mobile website offers the experience as mobile web apps, providing speed and easy functionality capabilities. The site features touch events, simplifying browsing and scrolling to a finger slide. Furthermore, the website provides embedded videos, as well as optimized images with zoom and move options allowing users to better view product detail.  

Visitors to Masterpak’s mobile website can view products quicker through layered sliding menus and product list views. Visitors can also contact Masterpak through one tap/click. 

Masterpak Mobile Website Offers Customized Information 

Masterpak tailored website content to the key needs of mobile website visitors. Visitors can view product details and request quotations or contact Masterpak directly from mobile devices. The website also links into the mobile-friendly version of OUTBOUND E-Newsletter, so that customers and prospects can access up-to-date news from Masterpak. 

The mobile-version of Masterpak website also helps visitors learn more about the manufacturer’s quality policy, vision and mission, global exports, core values, and production capabilities, as well as request to become suppliers. 

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, July 23, 2012

Phoenix Energy Approved Supplier for UNIFIL

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Phoenix Energy will supply United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with renewable energy solutions.

As of July 2012, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) approved Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, as a supplier of environmentally-friendly biomass boilers and solar water heaters, as well as other renewable energy solutions. In addition to eco-friendly water and domestic heating systems, Phoenix Energy supplies solar outdoor lights, weather centre data loggers, and wind turbine systems

UNIFIL evaluates suppliers based on legal, financial, and ethical soundness, as well as on experience, and relevance of goods or services.


United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), established in 1978, acts as a peacekeeper, ensuring stability in Lebanon and protection of the population. UNIFIL aims to restore international peace and security and assist the Lebanese Government in restoring its effective authority in the area. UNIFIL offers aid in making certain that civilian populations have humanitarian access, as well as ensuring the safe and voluntary return of displaced persons.[i] 

About Phoenix Energy

Phoenix Energy supplies renewable energy products to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 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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