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- Bag-In-Box Fillers | Bag-in-Box Systems from General Films
BAG-IN-BOX FILM BAG-IN-BOX SYSTEMS FOR FLUID DAIRY OPERATIONS A recognized leader in bag-in-box systems, General Films supplies bag filling equipment to North America's leading dairy companies and other customers who transport, store and dispense fluids. Innovative design, consistent quality, attention to detail, and strict compliance with all regulatory requirements make our bag-in-box systems a worry-free choice. Dispenser 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. 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, are all made in our own facility and available with removable cap fittings for an easy pour or adapter nozzles to pump mix from bags. 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 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 to your specifications. Model 56 Double Head Semiautomatic Filler Fills 5 to 6 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. Model 34 Single Head Semiautomatic Filler Fills 3 to 4 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. > Bag-In-Box Filler Model 89 < These three models feature +/- 0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. The cabinets offer a NEMA 4 construction which includes a programmable controller, auto start, decap, recap, and eject. Adjustable to permit bag size changes in seconds, from one-gallon through six-gallon capacities. All units are CIP capable. Blow Mold Bags/Shrink Bundling Films Blown bags and pack-off sheeting applications. Also includes shrink film for case bundling applications Model 34 Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. Model 56 Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. MODEL 34 MODEL 56 MODEL 89 WEB Bag-In-Box Filler Specification Sheets DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS Model 89 Web Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. Contact Rick Bornhorst , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Flexible Film Solutions for Food Packaging | General Films
DRY MIXES OUTSTANDING MOISTURE BARRIER FILMS FOR DRY MIXES General Films manufactures custom-engineered VFFS film for the grain product category, where a moisture barrier is necessary. Whether that is cake mix, cereals, rice, or seasonings, General Films offers a high moisture barrier product that will keep your packaging fresh. With a blended HDPE coextruded film, let General Film provide you with a cost-effective offering and superior performance and value. 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 Institutional Cheese Spec Sheets BG/2M Coextruded 9-layer nylon film with a metallocene sealant layer, FDA approved two side sealing. Available in bags and or roll stock. Applications Short-hold cheeses – less than 90 days. 500 lbs. cheese barrels, gas flush, aroma, flavor barrier, printing & bag making, MAP packaging temperature. Use to180 degrees F. H2/BL Coextruded 9-layer film with EVOH barrier with VLDPE Metallocene sealant layers, FDA approved, two side sealing. Available in bags or roll stock. Applications Long hold cheese – greater than 90 days, gas flush, aroma, flavor, high barrier, baggers run on vertical form fill & sealing, bag printing & converting, MAP packaging temperature Use to 180 degrees F. DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS > CLICK HERE to learn more about how our packaging solutions are suited to meet your processing needs.
- VFFS Spec Sheet Downloads | United States | General Films
LITERATURE / VFFS SPEC SHEET DOWNLOADS Download VFFS product specification sheets below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. Custom Coextruded Film Specifications Sheets for VFFS Applications BG/2M PV/40 PR-2/175 VF2 H2/BL LB-725 LB-730
- Associations/Certifications | United States | General Films
ASSOCIATIONS & RECOGNITIONS ASI CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION Release: February 25, 2022 General Films, based in Covington, Ohio, earned a Certificate of Registration from ASI Food Safety as meeting the food safety code requirements for food packaging. This certificate exemplifies the dedicated work General Films performs daily to serve the needs of its clients and consumers. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
- SMC (sheet molding compound) & BMC (bulk molding compound) For Industrial Applications
SMC ENGINEERED FILMS FOR SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND CARRIER RELEASE APPLICATIONS General Films is equipped with technologically, advanced machinery, and proven processes to manufacture SMC carrier film which meets the critical needs of the sheet molding compound market. General Films is a custom manufacturer of flexible 9-layer coextruded film for the SMC (sheet molding compound) and BMC (bulk molding compound) markets. We start with only the best raw materials and resins for our products and maintain the highest levels of quality control throughout the manufacturing process to deliver a product that matches our customer’s exact specifications. We take pride in exceeding expectations. General Films SMC Features and Benefits Include Exceptional tensile strength with limited elongation Two-side seal structure with a low heat seal initiation temperature Low peel force sealant layer, for the consistent film releasing prior to molding Available in: Single wound sheeting in widths from 28” to 66” inches Thickness ranges from 0.95 to 4 mil. Clear and yellow tint General Films is equipped with technologically, advanced machinery, and proven processes to manufacture SMC carrier film. General Films SMC Carrier Film Supports Our Customer's Markets Including AEROSPACE HEALTHCARE PLUMBING / BATH FIXTURES CONSTRUCTION ENERGY MILITARY & DEFENSE TRANSPORATION Specific Applications Demanding electrical environments Corrosion-resistant needs Low-cost structural components Class A body panels Business equipment and cabinets Trucking components Personal watercraft and recreational vehicles Commercial structural components Plumbing and bathroom fixtures Automotive Packaging Film For Diverse Applications Our coextruded nylon SM2M carrier film is manufactured with consistency in mind; using high-grade nylon interior plies for added stiffness and styrene barrier using the highest level of quality in order to minimize/eliminate gels and carbons which can cause film tears when passing under the doctor box. SMC Carrier Film for Industry Applications SM/2M BG/2M DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS 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. What Is Sheet Molding Compound? Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) is a ready-to-mold glass-fiber reinforced polyester. SMC is used primarily in compression molding for diverse and demanding commercial and industrial markets such as automotive, construction, petrochemical, food & beverage, and recreational equipment. SMC is both a process and reinforced composite material. This is manufactured by dispersing long strands of chopped fiber, commonly on a bath of thermoset resin. The longer fibers in SMC result in better strength properties than standard Bulk Molding Compound products. What Are The Advantages of SMC? SMC benefits from a very high volume production ability Excellent part reproducibility Cost-effective as low labor requirements are needed for production Industry scrap is reduced substantially Products produced are much lighter than typical metal parts A higher level of flexibility than typical parts SMC can also be easily produced at a high volume as the molding process allows for a shorter production cycle The SMC Production Process Using a compression molding press, the paste reservoir dispenses a measured amount of specified resin paste onto a plastic carrier film. This carrier film passes underneath a chopper which cuts the fibers onto the surface. Once these have drifted through the depth of resin paste, another sheet is added on top, which sandwiches the glass. The sheets are compacted and then entered onto a take-up roll, that stores the product while it matures. Using consistent heat and pressure, the SMC evenly spreads to properly fill the mold and create complex parts that are lightweight, cost-effective, durable, and lightweight. READ MORE Resources ScienceDirect Universal Technical Institute Wikipedia Contact Tom Granata , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Employee Spotlight | United States | General Films
BUILDING OUR FUTURE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM After more than 75 years of business, General Films has established itself as a leading flexible film manufacturer in North America. As a family-owned company, we have continually sought to satisfy our customers’ needs while promoting an engaging and consistent culture within the workplace. Following our company values (passion, honesty, family, accountability, and respect), we wish to employ an intern that will aid our Human Resource and Industrial Management teams as they establish a positive company environment. Our interns will receive the mentorship they need to enhance their skills and have the opportunity to develop our company’s engagement strategies. > The General Films' Experience Human Resource Job Responsibilities Observe and identify the daily responsibilities of a Human Resource Manager, including recruiting, training, managing pay, and benefits, coordinating safety measures, and creating engagement activities Assist the Human Resource Manager in updating company databases and developing documentation for a plethora of departments Participate in interviews, training, and new-hire evaluations to enhance communication and professional interaction Assist the H.R. department’s efforts in implementing professional development for current employees and enhancing company morale Work with the H.R. team to complete a final project determined by the Human Resource Manager Human Resource Job Qualifications Enrolled in an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program focusing on human resource management At least a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. Strong interpersonal and communication skills Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment Critical thinking and problem-solving skills Proactive team player Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Industrial Management Job Responsibilities Work on and with our production floors to experience and embody the company’s focus on customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and productivity Participate in various departments under the headship of the plant manager to understand their function, importance, and how they connect Collaborate with production and maintenance departments to implement quality and safety measures Work with various departments and supervisors to develop a safety team and assist in implementing safety procedures across the company Attend various meetings and interactions to glean problem-solving, collaborative, and decision-making skills Participate, plan, and execute a significant project determined by the management team Industrial Management Job Qualifications Enrolled in an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program focusing on industrial management, operations technology, quality management, or a related field At least a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. Detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities Strong interpersonal and communication skills Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment Critical thinking and problem-solving skills Application Instructions Please help us learn about you by submitting a complete and thoughtful application, including your resume, a letter of recommendation, transcript, and questionnaire . These documents should be submitted by email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org copying email@example.com After completing your application process, we will review it to determine if we’d like to move forward. We will contact you and schedule an interview at our company with our team members. The final day to submit the necessary documentation is April 29th . Human Resource Questionaire Industrial Management Questionaire DOWNLOAD APPLICATION
- Industrial Films, Bags and Liners | General Films
OTHER 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. Driving Home Value To Automotive Manufacturing There’s a lot that goes into making a car. And, if everything goes as it should, drivers will never see the parts we contribute to the quality of their vehicles. That’s because the things we manufacture work behind the scenes to create optimum driving experiences. We make custom-engineered water shield and laminating films for fabrics and non-woven as well as noise attenuation components. Basically, our products help to protect sensitive electronics and decorative finishes from moisture, and combat road noise to make vehicle cabins more comfortable. 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. 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
- SMC BMC Spec Sheet Downloads | United States | General Films
LITERATURE / SMC BMC SPEC SHEET DOWNLOADS Download SMC and BMC product specification sheets below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. Sheet And Bulk Molding Compound Specification Sheets SM/2M BG/2M
- Ask An Expert | United States | General Films
ASK AN EXPERT ASK A PACKAGING EXPERT Enter your email and question below. Our experts will answer your inquiry ASAP. SUBMIT Your Question Has Been Sent "Virtually everything we buy for our business seems to be more expensive these days. What can I do to hold down the cost of my plastic pallet covers and parts bags?" While we're all suffering pain at the gas pump, the rising cost of petroleum impacts us in many ways we don't even realize. Virtually everything from food to clothing to industrial equipment and supplies must be transported at a greater cost. Airlines are battling fuel costs, thus higher ticket prices and fewer flights. And the cost of anything made from petroleum-based raw materials ‐ like polyethylene film ‐ is going up. The good news is that there are a few ways you can manage your costs for industrial-grade film products. The first is to order film made from Industrial Packaging Grade (IPG) resins. General Films typically uses prime, certified resins to make our films. It's the best possible quality and is required for food packaging applications. For many industrial applications, however, we can use IPG resin which is often available at spot-market discounts. This material is still fully functional but has some characteristics that make it unacceptable for food, medical, or other critical applications. Using this resin enables us to reduce your costs by around 5% while maintaining the thickness and strength characteristics you desire. The resulting film is highly suitable for pallet top covers, barrel liners, or rolls of parts bags. Another strategy is to re-examine the requirements of your application. Let's say you've always specified a certain thickness of material for the strength and durability you require. Our technical experts can analyze your needs and, by using a different grade of material, may be able to satisfy your requirements with a thinner product that still gives you all of the performance characteristics you need. This method saves some of our customers about 10% in unit costs. Finally, you should be aware that some suppliers routinely reduce the thickness of their product by about 10%, which is still within accepted industry standards, and base your cost on the gross shipping weight. This combination of making a lighter product and basing the price on gross shipping weight may reduce your invoice cost by 5% - 10%. Although this is not our usual practice, we're happy to accommodate buyers if this method works to their advantage. "Can I use coextruded films in laminations or replace laminated film to lower packaging cost?" The quick answer is YES, and in two significant ways. The first way would be to substitute or replace coextruded barrier film in what was formerly a plain laminated structure without printing. The barrier need should be examined to match up the oxygen barrier requirement and whether the film needs to have nylon on the outside of the web for automatic FFS or in pouch making the conversion. If the OTR (Oxygen Transmission Rate) barrier can be attained and package optics is not a concern, then there can be significant cost savings by switching to a coextruded film to replace a lamination. The second way to save money is to use the barrier-coextruded film as the sealant layer in a lamination. For instance, NYLON or EVOH & Nylon, or some other possible barrier combinations, such as Nylon and, or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) for added moisture barrier, whatever the specific barrier requirement is needed in the finished lamination. But it is worth examining coextruded flexible films as a cost savings alternative. With the correct use of coex films and careful evaluation of the packaging equipment and barrier testing, these coex films can be a great way to offset the rising cost and uncertainty of material pricing fluctuations in today’s competitive marketplace. Contact: Tom Granata , submit a Start Your Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Bag-In-Box Fillers | Bag-in-Box Systems from General Films
BAG-IN-BOX SYSTEMS LOW MAINTENANCE STAINLESS STEEL 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 to your specifications. Model 56 Double Head Semiautomatic Filler Fills 5 to 6 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. Model 34 Single Head Semiautomatic Filler Fills 3 to 4 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. These three models feature +/- 0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. The cabinets offer a NEMA 4 construction which includes a programmable controller, auto start, decap, recap, and eject. Adjustable to permit bag size changes in seconds, from one-gallon through six-gallon capacities. All units are CIP capable. General Films Bag-in-Box Model 89 Filler LEARN MORE ABOUT BAGS & FITMENTS Model 34 Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. Model 56 Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. MODEL 34 MODEL 56 MODEL 89 WEB Bag-In-Box Filler Specification Sheets DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS Model 89 Web Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. Contact Rick Bornhorst , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Contact Us | United States | General Films
CONTACT US / CUSTOMER SERVICE General Films 645 South High Street Covington, Ohio 45318 Phone: 1.888.436.3456 Local: 1.937.473.2051 Fax: 937.473.2403 Contact Linda Lyons SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent Linda Lyons Dawn Wehrman Contact Dawn Wehrman SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent BACK TO CONTACT PAGE