Thursday, January 24, 2013

COMPACT & Mars GCC Develop Chocolate Bar Wrapper for Galaxy®

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COMPACT’s new registered cold seal laminate meets Mars GCC’s packaging needs for Galaxy® 43 gram chocolate bars.
COMPACT, Saudi-based composite films manufacturer, works with Mars GCC to develop registered cold seal laminate for confectionery packaging. COMPACT applies cold seal coating on top and bottom edges, as well as the unprinted back flap using registered patternsof chocolate bar wrappers, using pressure sealing bars rather than heat sealing bars. The technology saves energy and preserves the chocolate bar’s integrity, shape, and aesthetic appearance.

The registered cold seal laminate offers high-speed machine runnability, allowing chocolate producers to maintain optimum and lean manufacturing processes. The chocolate bar wrappers also provide excellent aroma, light barrier, sealing, and tearing properties.

COMPACT Collaboration with Mars GCC

COMPACT commenced the development phase of registered cold seal laminate with MARS GCC in mid 2012. COMPACT finalized the last test run in late November 2012, with outcome results concluding in mid-December 2012.

The several development phases began with high-quality rotogravure printing along with adhesive lamination. COMPACT then applied registered cold seal coating to the wrapper, using top-of-the-line ingredients to produce packaging film that meets Mars GCC’s high quality requirements.

Merched, COMPACT Sales & Marketing Manager, states,

“The project was professionally executed utilizing the key to success “Team Work”. All concerned departments, ranging from technical, to procurement, production and marketing, worked together, and in coordination with raw material suppliers and machine technicians, to ensure a positive outcome.

COMPACT product development team is collaborating closely with various parties in anticipation to yet more new products to be launched during 2013. This comes as part of our strategic objective and market expansion initiative with emphasis on selected customers and markets requiring quality products and after sales services.”


About Mars GCC

As a unit of Mars Inc., Mars GCC was established in Dubai in 1993 and employs over 300 associates across the GCC. The company sells some of the world’s most in-demand brands of confectionery products, including:

Chocolate: Galaxy®, Snickers®, M&Ms®, Bounty®, Twix®, Mars® and Maltesers®
Food: Uncle Bens®, Dolmio®, & Abu Souif Rice®
Gum products: Wrigley Spearmint®, Extra® and Doublemint®
Pet care: Pedigree®, Whiskas®, Cesar® & Sheba®


Established in 1993, Napco Composite Packaging Technology Ltd. (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.

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


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