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- Industrial Plastic Poly Film | Covington Ohio | General Films
A Flexible Approach To Packaging CUSTOM FILM PRODUCTS Not just flexible film packaging - custom flexible film packaging. While we have film and film-based solutions ready to serve, what makes General Films different is our ability to analyze your specific needs, then create a well-thought-out solution to meet those needs—and exceed your expectations! CO-EXTRUDED BAG-IN-BOX VFFS SMC INDUSTRIAL One of the most important qualities we see in films is the ability to duplicate a run, and General Films consistently duplicate their runs. Whether it's a week, a month, or several years later, you know the quality and specs received the first time will be matched in subsequent runs . " " Denny Brashear, President - Vision Plastics MARKETS SERVED POULTRY FLUID DAIRY FOOD INDUSTRIAL HOME GOODS AUTOMOTIVE POULTRY OUR PROMISE TO YOU Accountability > Honesty > Passion > Family > Respect We will manufacture the industry's leading flexible films for food processing and industrial markets with the passion and commitment to deliver the highest quality product with exceptional service that meets and exceeds your expectations. LEARN MORE EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Chyanne’s background of working at Family Dollar prepared her for her job at General Films. As the assistant manager, she was a multitasker doing whatever needed to be done to do her job well and to the best of her ability. Read more about Chyanne Chyanne Lawson, Converting Day Crew Heather’s caring nature seemed destined and well-suited to the culture at General Films. Her career background in elder care, in-home care, and retail management played to her strengths... Read more about Heather Heather Falknor, Converting Day Crew ASSOCIATIONS
- COEXTRUDED FILM | General Films
COEXTRUDED FILM COEXTRUDED FILM SOLUTIONS FOR CONVERTING, FOOD PROCESSING, AND INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING Customized 3 and 9 Layer Coextrusions with the ability to custom design and manufacture packaging films, we can provide precisely the right solution for your needs. Whether you're looking for unique barrier properties, transmission rates, excellent sealing, impact resistance, or other performance criteria, General Films delivers. Packaging Film For Food Processors Retaining freshness and shelf life when transporting food items is more important than ever for a healthy bottom line. That's why General Films is your best choice for customized food packaging. Bring us your greatest challenges and we'll work with you to develop a practical, cost-effective solution. Here are some of the ways we currently serve the food industry: Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) And Barrier Films Our MAP bags and films are used to package meats, spices, cheeses, nuts, and more. For case-ready applications, we offer medium and high barrier options. Because we can customize the film to accommodate various gas, flavor, and aroma requirements, these products can significantly extend product life. Converter Film Ideal for printing, laminating, or making standard bags, General Films coextrusions can also be custom-made to match your exact requirements. We offer a wide range of polyethylene-based coex, nylon, and EVOH barrier films. Just as important, we combine tight tolerances, special packaging, and large production rolls that reduce downtime so you enjoy greater throughput and return on investment. Poultry/Dry Pack Bags Our vacuum/dry pack poultry bags extend the shelf life and appearance of whole birds, parts, or shelf-ready tray packs. General Films' pinhole-free coextruded film provides tailored moisture, oxygen, and carbon dioxide barriers for better product protection. Additionally, a special seal layer gives you a wide seal temperature range to compensate for ever-changing plant conditions. To enhance productivity, our puncture-resistant film is specially compounded for the safe, efficient handling of sharp bone-in products. Bulk Cheese Packaging General Films manufactures bulk cheese packaging for 40 lb. tower blocks, 500 lb. barrels, and 640 lb. blocks. Providing maximum adaptability for chamber and vacuum sealing equipment, this film is a clear or colored, medium barrier, five, and nine-layer coextruded product. Its flexibility, toughness, heat sealability, and precise gas and water transmission rates make this a versatile and cost-effective solution for all of your short and long-hold product needs. Produce Film Precut lettuce, salad mix, and other produce enjoy longer shelf life, excellent taste, color, and freshness with General Films coextruded film or bag produce packaging. We can design oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor barriers for each specific product. Plus, a wide heat seal range assures quick and tight vacuum closures. And we have a complete line of vertical form fill and seal film for precut produce packaging. Sheet Molding Compound Films Our SMC film is a coextruded nylon barrier film ideal for the most demanding paste and glass applications. Sizes range from 52”- to 66” in both clear and yellow tint. Peel seal and lock-up versions are available. Its toughness withstands any festooning application and its styrene barrier is perfect for the SMC maturation process. Contact Freezer Plate/Crust Films Our coextruded freezer plate/crust films are ideal for demanding IQF applications. FDA approved for poultry to seafood, our freezer plate/crust film exhibits exceptional stiffness and toughness with less elongation and tear. Savings Focus Can I use coextruded films in laminations or replace laminated films to lower packaging costs? > READ MORE We Meet or Exceed Government Standards Third-party auditors regularly inspect General Films to ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and all applicable HAACP program requirements. We submit film samples to independent laboratories each month for microbiological testing. And we are inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to ensure compliance with the Interstate Milk Shippers standards, as prescribed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For these reasons, you can depend on General Films fluid milk dairy packaging to meet the highest industry standards. One of the most important qualities we see in films is the ability to duplicate a run, and General Films consistently duplicates their runs. Whether it is a week, a month, or several years later, you know the quality and specs received the first time will be matched in subsequent runs. " " Brashear, President, Vision Plastics Custom Coextruded Film Specifications Sheets BG/2M SM/2M H2.Re4 H2/BL LB-725 LB-730 PV/40 PR-2/175 CB Film DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS Types 3 and 9 layer capabilities Materials Used Nylon, EVOH, HDPE, EVA, Metallocene, MDPE, LLDPE (all types), VLDPE, LDPE Availability Tubing 30" - 90"Single wound sheeting 15" - 90"Centerfold sheeting 15" - 90"Bags on rolls - both BS and SSSeparated bags - bottom or side seal Thickness range .00125-.008 mil Contact Tom Granata , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Literature Downloads | United States | General Films
LITERATURE / COEX LITERATURE DOWNLOADS Download our product specification sheets below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. Custom Coextruded Film Specification Sheets BG/2M SM/2M H2.Re4 H2/BL LB-725 LB-730 PV/40 PR-2/175 CB Film DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS
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Custom Coextruded Film Specifications Sheets Get more information on General Films Customized 9 Layer Coextrusion packaging films. DOWNLOAD
- Custom Flexible Film Packaging for Food & Industrial Applications
PRODUCTS PRODUCTS FOR DIVERSE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS Not just flexible film packaging—custom flexible film packaging. While we have film and film-based solutions ready to serve, what makes General Films different is our ability to analyze your specific needs, then create a well-thought-out solution to meet those needs—and exceed your expectations! Our products are competitively priced and designed to work. What our customers appreciate most is that we’re large enough to tackle complex challenges, but, we’re also accessible, providing personalized service, on-time delivery, and an exceptional customer experience. CO-EXTRUDED BAG-IN-BOX VFFS SMC INDUSTRIAL
- CENTURY FURNITURE | General Films
CENTURY FURNITURE Success Story HOW GENERAL FILMS CREATED A CUSTOM PACKAGING SOLUTION In the heart of North Carolina’s furniture manufacturing region is the city of Hickory, home to Century Furniture. Founded in 1947, Century is a wood and upholstery-furniture manufacturer that designs, builds, and ships furniture from its base an hour outside of Charlotte to cities across the U.S. and to more than 40 countries all over the world. The company’s furniture is sold in boutiques and stores that cater to customers who appreciate finely crafted luxury furniture, impeccable design, and outstanding quality. To ensure its high-end products make it to their destinations unscathed, Keith Nichols, Century Furniture’s Plant Three operations manager, is always looking for ways to make the furniture packaging process more effective and efficient and minimize returns. For the longest time, Nichols said, the company would use plastic shrink bags from its local supplier to wrap its sofas, loveseat, and chairs, as well as a film that wrapped around smaller pieces. Keith Nichols, Century Furniture’s Plant Three operations manager For the packaging process, we load the sofa on a cardboard tray, wrap drapes around the sofa, put the whole thing in a shrink bag, and then heat shrink. But I wanted to get away from the shrink bag we were using because it took so much time and energy to shrink. " " Nichols began looking for a new solution in 2012, but all the film suppliers he contacted either didn’t have a solution or weren’t interested in finding one. “I thought that was it,” Nichols said, and he resigned himself to stick with the same packaging film that his competitors were using. Two years later, Nichols got a phone call from Wes Hendley, of General Films. Hendley had recently been hired as General Films’ national accounts manager after having worked with Nichols in the past. “He remembered that his old company hadn’t been able to help us and thought, with a little work, General Films might be able to find the answer,” said Nichols. After a trip to Hickory to analyze Century’s packaging process, shrink bag, and packaging film, the engineers at General Films believed they could develop a film that would shrink faster while delivering both superior strength and a better seal. The final bag and film General Films created for Century Furniture is designed to shrink more in length when heated, rather than width. This resulted in both a stronger and thinner film that shrunk tighter and faster. For Century Furniture, the operational and financial results of switching to General Films’ products were immediate and beyond expectations. In product costs alone, Century Furniture saved about 43 percent on bags and film by switching to General Films, Nichols said. But, there were operational efficiencies too. “Using the new bags and film, our packaging process sped up, which meant we were able to reduce the head-count on that team,” said Nichols. “That’s saved us $60,000 - $70,000 a year in labor and benefits.” Since the switch, Nichols said Plant Three now uses General Films’ bags and film exclusively. To learn how General Films can help your furniture manufacturing operation realize greater efficiency, more secure packaging, and labor cost savings, contact Tom Granata or submit a Start Your Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Employee Spotlight | United States | General Films
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Chyanne Lawson Converting Day Crew Chyanne’s background of working at Family Dollar prepared her for her job at General Films. As the assistant manager, she was a multitasker doing whatever needed to be done to do her job well and to the best of her ability. Responsibilities included the register, stocking shelves, working with associates, and handling customers’ needs. She learned to thrive in a fast-paced ever-changing work environment. Chyanne began her career at General Films in the fourth quarter of 2021. She works on the converting lines day shift. She not only enjoys the crew and the environment but also the four 10-hour workdays that offer three days off. That schedule, as well as opportunities to work weekends, gives her and her growing family much-needed flexibility and comfort. What initially made Chyanne feel GF was the perfect place for her was the onboarding, orientation, and training. She was very impressed with how thorough the training was, how well it was explained, and how she never felt hurried or rushed. Chyanne completed her training feeling completely comfortable, confident, and ready to get started on the job. “I love and respect the people I work with, and for, at General Films. The flexibility of work options, the care, understanding, and the hard-working attitude is a joy to be around.” She really likes the multitasking and diversity of the job. You never know what you will be doing each day. She, as well as her shift workers, know all the responsibilities and tasks that are required to keep the line running, and that allows the team to fill in as needed. The best part is we have each other’s backs. If someone is down or is experiencing issues, we rally around to support and encourage. The camaraderie and culture at GF are amazing. Chayanne also serves on the Sunshine Committee which supports and encourages her fellow workers and the community at large. “I feel we understand each other, we are all involved in the task at hand, and we are equal players for our team, company, and our customers.” Chyanne is a very busy mom of four kids and one on the way! Her two girls are active in cheerleading, and she enjoys attending and watching her kid’s events. During quieter times, which is not often, she enjoys just hanging around the house entertaining family and friends as well as enjoying cool evenings around their backyard fire pit. BACK
- Employee Spotlight | United States | General Films
OUR TEAM EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Chyanne Lawson Converting Day Crew Heather’s caring nature seemed destined and well-suited to the culture at General Films. Her career background in elder care, in-home care, and retail management played to her strengths as a people person and one who loves to connect and give to others. > READ MORE Heather Falknor Converting Day Crew Heather’s caring nature seemed destined and well-suited to the culture at General Films. Her career background in elder care, in-home care, and retail management played to her strengths as a people person and one who loves to connect and give to others. > READ MORE Brenda Williams Night Shift Supervisor Brenda is a life-long resident of Piqua. She graduated from Piqua high school and boasts an impressive background in manufacturing including IPC, NOV, and others. > READ MORE Matt Wilson Production, Plastic Extrusion Line Matt and General Films both found each other at the perfect time. Previously employed at CVS Pharmacy, Matt was yearning to find another career path for himself and his family. > READ MORE David Cathie-Atkins Day Shift Supervisor, Extrusion David grew up in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. He served in multiple branches of the US military, both active and reserve, for 11 years before transitioning to a federal & tribal law enforcement officer in Arizona. > READ MORE Katie Roseberry Night Shift Supervisor, Converting Her connections like many at General Films are generational. Family ties weave through GF and are passed down through parents or siblings. > READ MORE Dawn Wehrman Customer Service Representative Dawn seemed destined to work at General Films. Her career path has woven through numerous manufacturing environments before switching gears at Honda to customer service and cumulating with her joining General Films in the spring of 2021. > READ MORE Linda Lyons Senior Customer Service Representative When you love what you do, it’s gratifying to work hard each day. That’s how Linda Lyons feels about her career at General Films over the past 34 years. She appreciates being part of a talented team, with positive company culture, and the shared understanding that everyone is treated with integrity and respect. > READ MORE
- Employee Spotlight | United States | General Films
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Dawn Wehrman Customer Service Representative Dawn seemed destined to work at General Films. Her career path has woven through numerous manufacturing environments before switching gears at Honda to customer service and cumulating with her joining General Films in the spring of 2021. Dawn attended and graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, with an Associate Degree in Applied Science for Business Management and certifications in business management, supervisory skills, and supervision foundations. Fortunately for all the clients Dawn now touches, she soon realized her calling and passion was in the customer service side of the business and not the management side. This career path fits with her personal values and aligns with the customer-focused mission at GF. “I knew in just a few weeks of working at General Films this was a special place. From Tim (the president) to the people on the production floor we all strive to best serve our customers collectively.” Dawn is the epitome of a customer service rep that is enthusiastically motivated and thrives on helping others. She loves to listen to her customer’s needs and then proactively puts into motion a plan that diligently and collaboratively fulfills their needs. “I just love working with clients. I take pride in helping people, solving their problems, and delivering on the General Films promise of producing a quality product with exemplary customer service,” states Dawn. Dawn is a proficient multi-tasker that continually juggles communications, and production schedules, monitoring tight lead times to final shipping, and delivery. She enjoys jumping in where needed to help her customers collaboratively with her General Film teammates. Dawn’s attributes of passion, enthusiasm, detail, and flexibility shine through for her customers. “I really enjoy working in fast-paced environments where juggling and adapting is required. I call it thriving on chaos.” She respects the collaborative spirit and points out how everyone is always very helpful to pass their knowledge on as she learns more about her new role and the plastics industry. Dawn is a lifelong learner and adamant about knowing all she can about the plastics industry thus allowing her to better serve her customers. Dawn is recently engaged and she and her fiancé love to travel. In her spare time, Dawn is an active flower gardener, especially fond of roses! She also loves to read, primarily fiction and fantasy. BACK
- Literature Downloads | United States | General Films
IMAGE GALLERY The team at GF enjoy Kona Ice treats and Hawaiian shirt day last week. Breaking up the summer heat and hanging out with coworkers. General Films co-workers sharing the love on Valentine's Day. General Films co-workers having a blast at Kings Island GF families having a ball at the 2021 Christmas party. The General Films Team Enjoy a Night Out at the Dayton Dragons. Adding a fun twist to the normal Friday workday, GF associates dawned Hawaiian shirts. Aloha!
- SUCCESS STORIES | General Films
SUCCESS STORIES SERVING UP SUCCESS FOR OUR CLIENTS What do our customers appreciate? General Films stays flexible to their needs. Across markets and industries, our approach might be custom, but our commitment to quality stays the same. We are here for our customers from design to delivery, and we’re always working to keep pricing competitive. General Films is large enough to get any job done, but, we know customer service is key. Looking for a partner that’s flexible to your needs? See what our customers have to say. HOW GENERAL FILMS CREATED A CUSTOM PACKAGING SOLUTION Century Furniture designs, builds, and ships high-end furniture around the world. Seeking a way to speed up its furniture packaging process, Century asked multiple plastics companies for help. Only General Films took the time to truly understand Century’s process, ultimately delivering shrink film and bags that sped up the packaging process and significantly reduced costs, all while protecting product for worldwide shipment. > READ MORE GENERAL FILMS & VISION PLASTICS For more than 20 years, Denny Brashear has worked with General Films; matching the needs of his clients with the specialties of General Films’ products. Denny is the president of the Louisville, Kentucky-based Vision Plastics, a manufacturer’s representative organization. General Films is one of his primary lines. > READ MORE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY The Berkery Creamery at Penn State University is a longstanding customer of General Films, dating back over 25 years. Nearly 85% of our beverage fluid milk is packaged on the General Films Model 56 filler that was generously donated to the University when we moved into our new dairy plant in 2006 . > READ MORE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER PROFITS FROM TEAM SPIRIT "Being Proactive and exceptionally responsive is what sets General Films apart from the typical supplier," according to Linda Cleveland, CEO of Industry Products Company, a 42-year-old Piqua, Ohio enterprise that serves the automotive industry. > READ MORE ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY FINDS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP NOT JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL "When you ask me what I would tell others about General Films I'd say they have good quality products, they listen to the customer, they help us solve problems, they react quickly, and their prices are fair. I like to say that this is a business relationship that has also become a great business friendship . > READ MORE
- Bag-In-Box Systems & Filling Solutions for Fluid Dairy Plants
FLUID DAIRY POULTRY SUPPLYING FLUID DAIRY BAGS AND EQUIPMENT TO NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING DAIRIES We make durable, functional bag-in-box products for milk and soft-serve ice cream mix, including poly bags with integrated tube dispensers. But that’s not all. In addition to manufacturing high-quality bag-in-box systems, we also make and provide service for the machines that fill them. Our bag-in-box filling machines utilize industry-leading technology to ensure a precise and efficient operation that you can depend on batch after batch. Our bag-in-box systems are compatible with filling machines made by other manufacturers. In addition to bag-in-box systems and fillers, we also supply bottle bags for blow-mold operations and shrink bundling film for cultured dairy products like sour cream, yogurt, and cottage cheese. > Model 89 Bag-in-Box Filler < > CLICK HERE to download Fluid Dairy and Bag-In-Box specs sheets “They have good quality products, listen to the customer, help solve problems, and they react quickly .” When you ask me what I would tell others about General Films, I'd say they have good quality products, they listen to the customer, they help us solve problems, they react quickly, and their prices are fair. " " Craig Colonno, Purchasing Director & Ice Cream Mix Manager, Anderson Erickson Dairy CUSTOMER FOCUS Not Just Business As Usual "When you ask me what I would tell others about General Films I'd say they have good quality products, they listen to the customer, they help us solve problems, they react quickly, and their prices are fair. I like to say that this is a business relationship that has also become a great business friendship" > READ MORE Tom Grantata, Vice President, General Films Bag-In-Box Fillers To help increase your productivity and profitability, General Films offers three filler models with different levels of automation, speed, and fill capacity. Each unit exceeds all sanitary requirements, features all stainless-steel construction, and provides trouble-free, low-maintenance operation. We custom manufacture fillers for your unique application to precisely match the needs of your facility. Model 89 Web Bag-In-Box Filler . Fills 8 to 9 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. This filler was developed with easy expansion in mind. It will take you from a single or dual head filler system to a fully automatic system with little or no additional floor space required. It offers simple, easy-to-use controls with a clean design and all stainless-steel construction. You can adjust the unit in seconds to permit bag size changes from one-gallon through six-gallon capacities, mix, or dispenser. Available in a selection of standard layouts or we can customize them to your specifications. > DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET Model 56 Double Head Semiautomatic Filler . Fills 5 to 6 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. > DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET Model 34 Single Head Semiautomatic Filler . Fills 3 to 4 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. > DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET Web Bags For increasing productivity and profitability, consider General Films web bags and web-filling equipment. These coextruded bags are made with all the same quality and care as our standard fluid and mix milk bags. Mix and Cream Bags All the advantages of General Films fluid milk bags, including pinhole-resistant, coextruded film, and leak-proof seals, all made in our own facility and available with removable cap fittings for an easy pour or adapter nozzles to pump mix from bags. Dispenser/Mix Bags Leak-free fluid bags start with a coextruded multi-layered film that provides exceptional pinhole resistance and secure seals. We make our own film and manufacture the bags, seals, and even the thermoplastic tubes for gravity flow dispensing in our own facility. So, you can be sure that the overall product quality and reliability of General Films fluid bags are consistent from one shipment to the next. > CLICK HERE to learn more about our Bag-In-Box and filler solutions.