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  • Moisture Resistant Film for Dry Mixes | General Films

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  • Location/Directions | United States | General Films

    CONTACT US General Films 645 South High Street Covington, Ohio 45318 Phone: 1.888.436.3456 Fax: 937.473.2403

  • Bag & Fitments | Bag-in-Box Systems from General Films

    BAG-IN-BOX SYSTEMS BAG-IN-BOX FOR DAIR Y AND FOOD PACKAGING ​ General Films has been serving the dairy industry with Bag-in-Box packaging solutions for over 60 years. We are widely recognized for our quality products, long term customer relations, and attentive service. General Films offers a full Bag-in Box System including single, double and web fillers, a wide range of bag sizes and fitments, cap closures and dispenser tubes with custom options, and an attentive service/parts team. Innovative design, consistent quality, attention to detail, and strict compliance with all regulatory requirements make our bag-in-box systems a worry-free choice. ​ QUALITY BAGS AND FITMENTS 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. ​ Blow Mold Bags/Shrink Bundling Films Blown bags and pack-off sheeting applications. Also includes shrink film for case bundling applications. ​ LEARN MORE ABOUT FILLERS 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 Contact Rick Bornhorst , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!

  • Flexible Film Solutions for Food Packaging | General Films

    CHEESE OUR FILMS PROVIDE EXCELLENT OTR VALUES FOR CHEESE PACKAGING ​ ​General Film’s film structures for packaging cheese provide superior oxygen transmission rates (OTR) for both long & short-hold applications. This film structure is a high barrier coextruded film available in clear & colored for detection of film in cheese. General Films is SQF Certified & our institutional cheese packaging films exceed all FDA requirements. The film’s ease of use for loading bags on 40-pound block tower systems, 640 crates, machineability & overall strength makes this film a very versatile & cost-effective packaging solution for your demands. Bulk Cheese Packaging ​General Films manufactures institutional bulk cheese packaging for 40 lb. blocks, 500 lb. barrel lines, and or 640 lb. sheets and sleeves (tubes). Our cheese packaging films provide excellent oxygen transmission (OTR) values for long- and short-term applications. In addition, this 9-layer coextruded barrier film is available in clear and or colored and exceeds all FDA requirements for institutional cheese packaging. Its ease of machinability, toughness, and low heat sealability make this a versatile and cost-effective solution for all your short and long-hold product needs. > READ MORE ​ Meat, Cheese, Nuts, Spices, and More Our Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and Barrier Films bags and films are used for diverse food and meat applications. 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. Features and Benefits Designed to withstand harsh environments and prevent damage to your product. Increasing throughput, while reducing downtime due to the exceptional film quality, puncture resistance, and performance. Ability to gas flush or draw a controlled vacuum for extended shelf life & product protection. Differential slip levels (COF) for the inside & outside of the material. ​ ​ ​ ​ > GF High Barrier Long Hold Sleeves & Sheet Film in Application < 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.

  • Fluid Dairy Spec Sheet Downloads | United States | General Films

    LITERATURE / FLUID DAIRY SPEC SHEET DOWNLOADS Download Bag-n-Box product specification sheets for fluid dairy applications below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. Fluid Dairy/Bag-In-Box Specification Sheets Filler equipment MODEL 34 MODEL 56 MODEL 85 WEB Mix and cream bags ​ B2.5...MI225E B2.5…MI225D B5.0...MI250F B5.0...MI250G Dispenser bags B5.0...DI250D

  • Environment | United States | General Films

    RESPONSIBILITY DOING OUR PART​ We are committed to continual improvement in every aspect of our business. This includes finding ways to make our business and processes more efficient and less wasteful as part of our efforts to shrink our carbon footprint and do our part to protect the environment. We understand that we are part of a global community and, as such, do our best to implement intelligent, results-driven strategies that help ensure our corporate success as well as a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come. ​ Our environmentally conscious business efforts include reducing energy consumption by 40% by installing new low-metal light fixtures and motion-activated sensors throughout our facility, replacing inefficient windows, and reducing landfill waste through extensive reuse and recycling initiatives. In addition, through our extensive scrap recycling programs, we are able to minimize waste and repurpose materials with a resourceful and responsible approach.

  • 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! ​

  • Contact Us | United States | General Films

    CONTACT US / PURCHASING General Films 645 South High Street Covington, Ohio 45318 Phone: 1.888.436.3456 Local: 1.937.473.2051 Fax: 937.473.2403 Contact Jeff Didier SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent Jeff Didier BACK TO CONTACT PAGE

  • 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!

  • Associations/Certifications | United States | General Films

    HEADLINE IN THE NEWS Position Description Plant Manager General Films, Inc. General Films Inc., Covington OH. is a family-owned and operated business in continuous operation for over 70 years. The position of Plant Manager is a key part of our well-established and respected organization. This position is responsible for and highly involved in the 24/7 operation of all manufacturing operations functions; maintaining high levels of quality, safety, and production. This individual will make recommendations and execute solutions to challenges within these functional areas. We are seeking candidates that want to inspire and develop production leadership through a hands-on approach. This position reports directly to the President of General Films. Management Provide hands-on, high-participation, team-oriented work environment through leadership direction, development, and training to all direct reports and associates within areas of responsibility. Follow & implement cohesive and consistent departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with colleagues and staff members as necessary to meet company initiatives. Recommend & follow manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability. Provide hands-on direction, development, training, and leadership to all direct reports and associates within areas of responsibility. Oversee/administer ongoing training and manufacturing line operator certification process. Verify that all product quality checks are completed to meet acceptable quality standards. Ensure continuous operation of blown film extruding and bag converting lines, maintaining production levels within scrap targets. Implement cost-effective systems to reduce and control operating expenditures, maintenance and repair expenses Advise supervisors on issues including safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, and training, Ensure supervisors are adhering to company policy and administering practices in a fair and equitable manner. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy, consulting with Human Resources as appropriate. Communication Maintain excellent communication with and accountability to the President of the company Maintain excellent communication with direct reports and associates on all shifts, within areas of responsibility through regular shift meetings, attendance at huddle meetings, phone, email, etc. Develop and maintain working relationships in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers Establish a regular reporting schedule to track initiatives Quality Direct activities so that products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives. Ensure quality standards for products, equipment, and operator performance are maintained. Safety & Compliance Establish expectations and provide leadership in meeting our goal of zero reportable incidents. Meet regularly with safety vendors/consultants to assure safety culture is well established and best practices are considered. Attend seminars as needed. Ensure the company remains compliant with all OSHA regulations. Incorporate shop-floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel to maintain and meet the safety goal of zero recordable incidents and good housekeeping practices. Miscellaneous ​Maintain 24/7 on-call availability for urgent issues that may arise Other duties may be assigned Resumes and inquiries can be sent to ​ < Back

  • Payments | United States | General Films

    ONLINE PAYMENT PAYING FOR YOUR PRODUCT ONLINE With General Films you have the option to pay for your order online through our convenient and secure PayPal system. To learn more contact us here .

  • Converting Films | General Films

    CONVERTING FILMS FOR ADDITIONAL PROCESSING 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.

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