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  • Industrial Films, Bags and Liners | General Films

    INDUSTRIAL TOUGH FILMS THAT STAND UP IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS Industrial films and flexible packaging need to be tough. From the shop floor to warehouse and shipping applications and beyond, it’s simple: these products have to work. Our innovative industrial packaging solutions are engineered to be strong and effective; to do the jobs you ask of them time after time. We make coextruded films , box and barrel liners, pallet covers, machine films, pipe wraps, and much more. And because we know that no two clients’ needs are exactly the same, everything we deliver is always tailored to your exact specifications. ​ Dependable Industrial Packaging for All Applications We're your source for tough, affordable industrial packaging that protects your products. General Films offers a wide range of custom films from economically priced material for non-FDA regulated applications, to a single layer and coextruded films for special uses. We make linear, a low-density film from 7" tubing to large pallet covers and sheeting and offer a wide range of custom colors as well as a broad assortment of bags on rolls or separated. ​ Coextruded Film Products Some industrial packaging applications require the enhanced strength that only a coextruded film product provides. General Films uses multiple layers of different materials to greatly improve impact resistance and tear strength versus standard films or bags. And our Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) films and bags are the perfect solutions for molding compounds, circuit boards, metal products, and other items that must be protected from environmental forces. Box and Barrel Liners Give us your requirements and we'll help size and specify liners for corrugated or drums. Because General Films is a custom resource, you'll get precisely the size and strength you need for your application. ​ Top Sheets Available as individually cut or perforated on rolls, top sheets protect pallets from dirt and moisture. We can help you package your product for maximum durability. ​ Shrink Bundling Films Custom-made to your specifications, our shrink bundling film provides an economical industrial packaging system. The high shrink force and contact clarity protect against in-transit damage, pilferage, and product tampering. ​ Pallet Covers General Films produces dependable polyethylene pallet covers with excellent puncture resistance, so your products arrive safely at their destination. They're available inside seal, bottom seal, and flat or gusseted bags so you get the best fit and most protection possible. Also available is a high-grade shrink version for tight product utilization and to reduce load shifting. ​ Machine Films Made from prime resin, our machine films offer the ultimate flexibility. You can use centerfold films on most L-sealers, and our single wound sheeting is standardized for shrink wrappers. Mattress manufacturers benefit from several grades of machine wrap films. General Films machine films are perfect for use on vertical form/fill/seal equipment. Performance Products Our packaging films can be formulated to meet rigorous requirements like automotive standard 302 or NFPA flame retardancy. Our antistatic films can meet military specifications or other static-resistant requirements. For sunlight exposure, UVI film provides a substantially longer use life. Light-sensitive products require our photo black film; impervious to sunlight. Many other performance attributes can be met with our ability to custom formulate various packaging films. ​ 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 Industrial Film Packaging Specifications Sheets ​ IS-120 Duratuf 120 Duratuf 130 IS-100 FC-20/67 Duratuf 75 Duratuf 100 DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS ​ > CLICK HERE to learn more about how our industrial packaging solutions protect your products every step of the way. CUSTOMER FOCUS

  • Vision Plastics | General Films

    VISION PLASTICS success story​ CREATING A VISION FOR THE FUTURE ​ 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. I have a great history with General Films. They have outstanding quality and service, and that is everything. " " Denny Brashear, President, Vision Plastics Keith Nichols, Century Furniture’s Plant Three operations manager Brashear’s food and industrial packaging customers who purchase General Films’ products use mostly monolayer materials. One of the things that keeps him returning to General Films is the customer service. ​ “Besides the consistent quality of General Films’ products, their customer service is a major benefit,” said Brashear. “They are very accommodating and go out of their way for customers. This is a difficult industry to learn, and they have a lot of experience; you know you are in good hands. They also track everything. From order acknowledgement to invoicing, they are very thorough which gives customers a high level of confidence in their ability.” To learn how General Films can help your 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!

  • 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 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 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 about Matt Matt Wilson, Production, Plastic Extrusion Line ASSOCIATIONS

  • 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!

  • Bag-In-Box Success Story: Anderson Erickson Dairy

    ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY success story​ ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY FINDS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS 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. ​ So says Craig Colonno, Purchasing Director & Ice Cream Mix Manager for Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Colonno recalls his first encounter with General Films over 15 years ago: "We were dealing with another supplier that couldn't make delivery on some of the plastic fluid bags we use. Even though we weren't one of their regular customers, General Films got us out of a bind for several months by supplying bags that worked with our filling equipment. Frankly, I don't know what we would have done without them stepping in." ​ "We returned to our regular supplier out of a sense of loyalty, but a few years later we went back to General Films for our bags. Soon after, we worked closely with them to develop an automated web filler that would meet our specific needs. You might say we participated in the design of that filler and General Films was great to work with. They took me to see various fillers at other facilities and the prototypes they developed. Then they listened to what I had to say and acted on it." Although everyone's prices for plastic bags have gone up recently, General Films has remained very competitive and informative on all increases. They've had to raise some prices over the years, of course, but we feel they have been fair about it. " " Craig Colonno, Purchasing Director & Ice Cream Mix Manager for Anderson Erickson Dairy Keith Nichols, Century Furniture’s Plant Three operations manager "In the same way, if I have a problem, they listen and quickly act to help us get back on track. Occasionally you have a panic situation as if we landed a new account that wants to get started tomorrow and requires a lot more bags than we have on hand. We can't tell a new customer they have to wait a week so that we can stock up on bags. But I can call General Films and they respond quickly to our needs; that's the real key. And from a quality standpoint, we haven't had any issues I can think of for the past several years." ​ The Anderson Erickson Dairy was founded in 1930 and continues to be family owned and operated. The third generation of family owners continues to live by the values of founder Iver Erickson while continuously investing in new technology to produce a full range of Quality You Can Taste dairy products. To learn how General Films can help your 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!

  • Industry Products | General Films

    INDUSTRY PRODUCTS success story​ 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. ​ "We provide plastic water shields and other products to such customers as Honda, Toyota and BMW. Linda continues, that these water shields protect the interiors of vehicles from moisture. As you might guess, these companies hold suppliers like us to very high-quality standards, so the plastic film we die-cut or vacuum form must be virtually flawless. We get that kind of consistent quality from General Films." ​ "Because we want to give our customers the best possible service and deal with several variables, we tend to have a lot of order changes and General Films is very accommodating. In the same way, whenever we bring them a special requirement like the need for a fire retardant material or the ability to print on the film, they react quickly with good solutions. The CEO, Tim Weikert, always impresses me with his depth of knowledge about plastic film and his willingness to have his people work with us to solve problems." ​ Regarding being proactive, Linda shares this story: About 3 or 4 years ago, General Films came to us with a way to reduce our material costs. They suggested that, for many of our applications, they could substitute non-virgin material without degrading our product quality. Frankly, I was skeptical at first, but the savings have been substantial, and we've had no quality issues. In my experience, it is rear that a supplier will come to you proactively to help you reduce the cost of what you are buying from them. It makes you feel that they are truly on your team. " " Linda Cleveland, Industry Products Company, CEO To learn how General Films can help your 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!

  • Custom Film Packaging Success Story: Penn State | General Films

    PENN STATE UNIVERSITY success story​ 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. The new filler is very efficient and accurate. It is Capable and we routinely achieve 98% keeping quality over 17-day storage. The filling and capping devices are maintenance-free as well as exceptionally sanitary. We plan to use this filler for the foreseeable future for not only beverage milks but also soft serve and milkshake mixes. General Films places a strong emphasis on quality and customer service. Challenges are quickly resolved, and their office staff is excellent at taking care of their customers. " " Keith Nichols, Century Furniture’s Plant Three operations manager To learn how General Films can help your 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!

  • Leadership | United States | General Films

    LEADERSHIP Tim Weikert, President ​ Tim is the second generation of Weikert's to run our company. He has worked in all aspects of the business for over three decades and oversees the development of corporate and product marketing strategies, and is involved in financial management. He has a BA in Marketing and a BS in Industrial Management. Tom Granata, Vice President of Sales ​ Tom has over 33 years of sales and marketing experience and is responsible for the three divisions of General Films: Flexible Packaging, Bag-In-Box Systems, and Industrial Packaging. His duties range from strategy and planning to the development of diverse sales operations. He holds a BS from Ohio University and has completed graduate work at Georgia Tech University. Joe Sprouse, Operations Manager ​ Joe, a 10-yr veteran of the US Army, has over 30 years of operations management experience, in addition to 10+ years of sales/marketing experience. As Operations Manager, Joe is responsible for the extrusion, converting, maintenance, purchasing, and traffic departments as well as overall facility management. He has acquired an SQF Auditor Certification and is also a member of the General Films, Inc. Board of Directors. He has a BS in Business from the University of Alaska. Gus DeLucia, Human Resources Director Gus brings over 25 years of experience in Human Resources through a variety of industries including chemical, automotive, and consumer goods. In his role as Human Resources Director, Gus focuses on strategic planning, recruiting, employee engagement, training, development, and leadership. He holds a BS in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Mark Werhan, Plant Manager Mark brings over 25 years of leadership experience in plant management and operations specific to blown film and converting. He is well versed in manufacturing systems implementation, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, Team empowerment, workforce training and coaching, total quality management, and good manufacturing practices. As Plant Manager, Mark focuses on Extrusion and Converting departments overseeing their 24/7 operation. He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. A TEAM APPROACH TO PACKAGING​ The General Films leadership team has the industry experience and technical expertise to develop and manufacture innovative, high-quality flexible film products and packaging solutions. Leading by example, our managers take a hands-on approach to encourage success for our employees and to deliver outstanding products and results for our customers.

  • 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

  • Flexible Packaging Films for Food, Dairy, Industrial & Poultry

    MARKETS WE SERVE REDEFINING INDUSTRY STANDARDS Our poly films and flexible packaging products are used in industrial markets that range from food processing to industrial technologies and everything in between. No matter what market we’re serving, we always aim to provide the very best products and services in the industry—to redefine our clients’ expectations of quality and what to expect from a comprehensive supplier partnership. Our goal is your satisfaction, and we never stop working to achieve it. POULTRY FLUID DAIRY FOOD AUTOMOTIVE HOME GOODS INDUSTRIAL