Thursday, January 31, 2013

OUTBOUND Will Shift to INDEVCO News Network!

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INDEVCO Group will launch a new revamped news portal soon!


We have had a lovely run with our successful blog OUTBOUND, but the time has come to grow and move forward! We will be launching ‘INDEVCO News Network’ soon, offering readers all comprehensive news about INDEVCO Group and affiliates, categorized and organized to best meet visitor needs.


OUTBOUND subscribers do not fret; we will keep offering you the latest news at INDEVCO through a more interactive and engaging news portal.  You will automatically begin receiving INDEVCO News Network new re-designed monthly e-newsletter in place of OUTBOUND e-newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, and developments at INDEVCO.

It is almost time to update your bookmarks, stay tuned for the new link…!

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, January 30, 2013

Phoenix Energy & Yingli Green Partner Supply Eco-Friendly Photovoltaic Systems to Lebanon Market

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Phoenix Energy, renewable energy solutions supplier, signs partnership agreement with Yingli Green Energy on 10 January 2013


Phoenix Energy partners with Yingli Green Energy, leading solar energy company, to meet growing market demand for eco-friendly solar heating solutions. Phoenix Energy, supplier of biomass boilers and solar water heaters, offers Lebanese customers solar photovoltaic systems including turnkey power generation solution using solar energy.

The partnership with Yinlgi Green Energy coincides with Phoenix Energy’s green mission to continuously supply top-of-the-line eco-friendly renewable energy solutions in the region. Yingli Green Energy is committed to monitoring and reducing emissions  from all manufacturing processes, as well as actively measuring and continuously reducing waste streams.





About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy is one of the world’s largest fully vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy, based in China, produces a wide range of photovoltaic systems including photovoltaic modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries and solar led lights.  The manufacturer develops high-quality modules, under ‘Yingli Solar’ brand name, targeting international markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, and the United States. Yingli Green Energy's PANDA module ranked the second best in TUV Rheinland 2011 Energy Yield Test.
About Phoenix Energy
 
Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, supplies renewable energy products, such as 
solar water heaters, biomass boilers, wind turbine systems, solar outdoor lights and PV Systems. 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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Masterpak to Display Horticultural & Agricultural PE Films at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2013

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For the third consecutive year, Masterpak will exhibit at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2013 to stay abreast with state-of-the-art market and industry trends in the fresh produce sector.



Masterpak, Lebanese polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer, will display horticultural and agricultural plastic films at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2013Booth B-13Hall 8.2. The world’s leading fresh produce trade fair will take place at Messe Berlin in Berlin, Germany, on 6 – 8 February 2013.

The polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer will showcase greenhouse covers, soil disinfection films, and silage covers. Masterpak will reinforce existing agricultural customer relationships in Europe through Sanita UK, UK-based sister company serving as a hub into the European market for INDEVCO plastic, paper, and corrugated packaging manufacturing companies.

Booth visitors can meet with Masterpak representatives to discover PE films for the horticultural and agricultural sector in Europe and beyond:
Rany Sfeir
Market Manager, Horticultural & Agricultural Film
Masterpak sal

Karim Souidi
Area Sales Manager for Spain & Portugal
INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division – Europe

Bassam Bou Samra
Country Manager, Agricultural Sector
INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division 

Rania Rached
Senior B2B Campaign Specialist
INDEVCO Online Marketing Department, Operations Unit

Cynthia El Asmar
Online Search Marketer
INDEVCO Online Marketing Department, Operations Unit


Greenhouse Films

Soil Disinfection Films

Silage Covers

About Sanita UK

Sanita UK, in Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom, is a fully-owned subsidiary of
 INDEVCO Group. The company supplies the European market with products manufactured by INDEVCO Group’s plants Egypt, Greece, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Sanita UK serves as a link between the group’s affiliates and customers throughout Europe to develop strong business relationships.

About Masterpak

Masterpak
 produces high-quality co-extruded polyethylene (PE) films and bags. The Lebanese polyethylene manufacturer serves the agricultural, industrial, construction, catering, food, beverage, hygiene and tissue, soap and detergent, petrochemical and chemical, in addition to retail and household plastics sectors in Europe, the Arabian Gulf, the Middle East, Africa, America and Australia.  Established in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon in 1974, Masterpak is a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.
                                          
Masterpak provides the agricultural and horticultural industry with: compost and forage bags, greenhouse covers, ground cover film, hydroponic gully film, low tunnel film, mulch film, silage covers, soil disinfection film, water membrane and banana bags.

For More Information

Rany Sfeir
Market Manager - Agricultural Films
Masterpak sal
Zouk Industrial Zone
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3624
Fax: +961-9-209 002
Email:
 rany.sfeir@masterpaklb.com
Web:
 www.masterpaklb.com
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

COMPACT Now Launches New Interactive Revamped Website

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Napco Composite Packaging Technology (COMPACT), Dammam-based polyethylene (PE) films manufacturer and converter, introduces a new visually-appealing website focusing on customer needs.


COMPACT’s revamped website offers tools for visitors to search for desired products according to preferences and specifications,  request for quotations (RFQs), as well as submit inquiries. Interested parties can engage in online live chat, and contact product experts to gather more product-based information.

The website provides in-depth information about the manufacturer’s wide range of mono-layer, laminated, and coated film structures serving the dairy, food and beverage, paramedical and pharmaceutical, industrial, as well as personal and home care sectors. In addition, visitors can download COMPACT’s corporate fact sheet and export sales map.

The website provides detailed description about the composite film manufacturer’s vision and mission, philosophy, manufacturing plant, quality policies, and exports in theAbout Us’ section. Visitors can develop and explore new business relationships with COMPACT in the Join Our Team and Become a Supplier’ sections, as well as access company news and events in the News section.


About COMPACT

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.
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Green Mind Award Winners Join at Green Mind Day 2013

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Phoenix Energy, renewable energy solution provider, attends Green Mind Day at Monroe Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.


Phoenix Energy showcases its achievements in green technology to interested venture capital and potential investors at Green Mind Day on 16 January 2013. Green Mind Day, organized by Green Mind and e-EcoSolutions, hosted the 68 Green Mind Award winners, runner ups, finalists and participants.

The event created a platform for all Green Mind stars to benefit from investment opportunities, as well as interact with sponsors, supporters, and media partners of the Green Mind Award.

Green Party of Lebanon, a Lebanese environmental party, held a conference during the event, to highlight environmental issues and the management of resources as a cornerstone for Lebanon’s future and longevity.


About Green Mind Award

The Green Mind Award is an annual event that aims to encourage green best practices amongst organizations and individuals and to honor commitment and achievements towards sustainability and protection of the environment in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA).

About Phoenix Energy

Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, supplies renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters, biomass boilerswind turbine systems, solar outdoor lights and PV systems. 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.

Learn more about Phoenix Energy’s Green Technology Award: Innovative Biomass Heating Solution Receives Green Technology Award 2012
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Photoblog: Interstate Container Exhibits Greencoat® at SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference 2013

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Interstate Container, eco-friendly corrugated packaging manufacturer, showcases Greencoat® 100% recyclable wax-free boxes for fresh produce packaging during 2013 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference at booth #228 – 230. The regional trade show took place on 10 – 13 January 2013 in Savannah, GA.
 
At the event, Interstate Container’s representatives met with global growers and packers of fresh produce; as well as promoted Greencoat® packaging solutions for transporting products that require durable moisture-resistant corrugated packaging.
 
Visit www.greencoat.net for more information about Greencoat®.
 
Greencoat® Booth #228 – 230
 
Interested booth visitors testing the strength
of the life-size Greencoat® corrugated bridge
 
To the left: John Muller, Account Representative,
discussing Greencoat® boxes with booth visitors

 
 
Elyse Cristos, Account Representative,
with an SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference attendee

To the right: Frank Bridges, Produce Segment Manager,
chatting with suppliers
 
 
About Interstate Container 

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Plants are located in Cambridge, MD; Columbia, SC; Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; and Greeneville, TN.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Interstate Container Delivers Greencoat® Wax-Free Boxes: “Packaging with a Purpose”

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With a 20% annual growth rate in sales, poultry processors are increasingly choosing Interstate Container as supplier of pioneering strong, sustainable packaging solutions.


In an industry where packaging must withstand cold-to-hot environmental conditions and exposure to moisture, poultry processors find difficulty requesting 100% recyclable packaging solutions as well.  With environmental consciousness at an all-time high, however, poultry processors need a proven, eco-friendly packaging solution to meet increasing customer demand and environmental regulations.  Since 2009, Interstate Container’s revolutionary Greencoat® packaging line meets poultry industry needs for strong yet sustainable packaging.

Greencoat® boxes match the strength of traditional corrugated wax boxes. Entirely wax-free and recyclable, Greencoat® boxes also eliminate waste disposal costs, decrease glue costs, and significantly reduce processors’ overall carbon footprint. With over 4 million Greencoat® boxes shipping every month and a 20% annual growth rate in sales, Interstate Container is poised to continue its leading role in producing cost-effective, sustainable packaging.

Interstate Container will be exhibiting at the International Production & Processing Expo 2013 from January 29-31 in Atlanta, GA – Booth #6565. 

Leveraging Global Resources & Experience to Serve the Poultry Industry

With an expanded network of warehouses located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Maryland, Interstate Container is well-positioned to serve poultry processors of all sizes around the country. The corrugated packaging manufacturer also operate several state-of-the-art, large-scale manufacturing facilities across the eastern half of United States. 

Interstate Container is backed by parent company, Interstate Resources – a recognized leader in both domestic and international markets in corrugated packaging, paper, and lumber industries. The group is a member of INDEVCO, a multinational family of companies located throughout the world.

The company spent five years of research and development, in partnership with one of U.S.’ largest poultry processors, Mountaire Farms, to develop and perfect its proprietary Greencoat® technology. Interstate Container combines global experience and commitment to the needs of customers (and the communities they serve) to effectively serve, as well as build trust in the packaging industry. 


About Interstate Container 

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Plants are located in Cambridge, MD; Columbia, SC; Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; and Greeneville, TN.




 
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource Recovery Releases Video on Recyclable Box Testing

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Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) releases a new video highlighting the effects of waxed boxes on the environment and the urgency to shift to wax-free recyclable packaging to reduce carbon footprint.


During the video, Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container Cambridge Sales and Marketing Manager and Global Green Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) Executive Committee member, discusses the various considerations that Interstate Container took into consideration when developing the eco-friendly Greencoat wax-free boxes.

He explains how it was crucial that Greencoat boxes are recyclable, repulpable, and compostable, while matching the strength and cost of traditional cascaded and curtain wax coated boxes.


Watch Global Green USA's CoRR Video


Sourced from: http://www.thecorr.org/BoxTestVideo_PressRelease_2013.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBoJJEjUSUQ&feature=player_detailpage

Contact: Lily Kelly
lkelly@globalgreen.org 646-664-1602 x1
  
GLOBAL GREEN USA'S COALITION FOR RESOURCE RECOVERY RELEASES VIDEO ON RECYCLABLE BOX TESTING
Pilots Conducted in California and New Jersey

January 15, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA)—Global Green USA released a video today detailing the promising results of their 2012 pilots to test recyclable produce boxes that are designed to withstand wet cooling processes.

For the pilots, Global Green USA teamed up with members of their Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to test alternatives to paraffin-coated produce boxes, which cannot be recycled and are a contaminant within bales of uncoated cardboard. Boxes were tested with a variety of wet cooling processes in California and New Jersey and the results show that many box products with recyclable coatings are robust enough to withstand vacuum cooling, hydro-vac, and hydro-cooling processes. 

"The move to recyclable-coated boxes will divert waste from landfills and save money for the food service and retail industry," said Lily Kelly, interim Director of CoRR and coordinator of the pilots. "It is an exciting time." 

Greens, vegetables, seafood, and meats are often transported in paraffin-coated cardboard, generating 1.45 million tons of solid waste that must be sent to landfills 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 alternative recyclable-coated packaging and recycling it, which could reduce America's annual carbon emissions by 4.5 million mtCO2e—the equivalent of eliminating an entire coal-fired power plant with no loss of energy.1 

Food producers report finding recyclable boxes easier to use than paraffin-coated boxes, and have benefitted from being able to recycle them on the farm. “This is good news for farmers and our customers," said Vince Consalo of Consalo and Sons, a produce distributor in Vineland, NJ, who helped to test the recyclable boxes in September. “Recyclability is a big selling point." Other participants in the pilot program also expressed satisfaction with the results, including Lakeside Organic Gardens in Watsonville, California. 

The results are advantageous for grocers, who may soon be receiving more recyclable-coated boxes that they can bundle with their regular cardboard instead of paying to send them out with the trash. "Selling cardboard is a revenue stream for us and it helps contribute to our Zero Waste Goals of 2020," said Dom D'Agostino of Ahold International, which operates several grocery store chains, including Stop and Shop and Giant. "If we could recycle coated cardboard, it would significantly help us meet these goals."

Global Green USA's pilot series is slated to continue in 2013. "As a third party, our job is to document these tests and spread the word about what is recyclable and what works,” said Kelly. "Our next steps are to document increasingly tough use of the boxes—wetter cooling and longer distance travelled. We’re confident that these boxes can handle it, and we’re excited to document next year's story in video as well."

The video is on the Global Green USA YouTube Channel.

About Global Green USA:

Global Green USA is a humanitarian environmental group dedicated to helping the places, the people, and the planet in need through catalytic projects, transformative policy, and cutting-edge research. Global Green USA's signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods, and cities as well as rebuilding communities — such as New Orleans and areas of New York and New Jersey — who have suffered from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise, and environmental degradation. Global Green USA is the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International, which was founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993 to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource Recovery was founded in 2008 as an industry working group dedicated to generating business value through transforming waste into assets. www.globalgreen.org

You may also be interested in:

Seeing Progress: Recyclable Boxes on the Street 
Grocers, Farmers, Box-Makers & Global Green USA Partner to Develop & Pilot Recyclable Produce Boxes
8 Reasons Why Greencoat® Boxes Meet Your Sustainable Packaging Needs
Interstate Container Executives Talk about GREENCOAT® Wax-Free Corrugated Cartons

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1 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 $44.09 based on the 2010 data in BioCycle’s State of Garbage report. A spot market price of $100/ton of OCC was assumed.

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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®

About COMPACT

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
Email:
 merched.nahmy[at]napcocompact.com

Web: www.napcocompact.com

 
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