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- Furniture Bags & Mattress Wrappings | Custom Films for Home Goods
FURNITURE FILMS THAT PROTECT YOUR HOME DELIVERY Our flexible film solutions are durable, just like the furniture it protects. From the factory to the showroom floor, General Films helps our customers keep furniture and mattresses sale-ready. The wrap used on home goods has to withstand transport, storage, floor sets, and delivery to the customer. And our flexible film solutions stand up to the challenge—with tough, durable designs made to slide, not tear. We work collaboratively with our customers to provide flexible film solutions designed to fit—and at a lower price point than our competitors! 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. The first bag they came back with was less expensive than what we were using and did the job, but General Films wasn’t satisfied. They kept tweaking it and got us a bag that was even less expensive, going above and beyond to find the best possible product for us. " " Keith Nichols, Operations Manager, Century Furniture CUSTOMER FOCUS Creating A Comfortable Solution 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 products for worldwide shipment. > READ MORE Industrial Film Packaging Specifications Sheets FC-20/67 Duratuf 75 Duratuf 100 Duratuf 120 Duratuf 130 IS-100 IS-120 DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS > CLICK HERE to learn more about how our industrial packaging solutions are suited for protecting your products, every step of the way
- Leadership | United States | General Films
LEADERSHIP Tim Weikert, President Tim is the second generation of Weikerts 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. Gus DeLucia, Human Resources Director Gus brings over 25 years of experience in Human Resources through various 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. Rick Bornhorst, General Manager Bag-In-Box Rick started his packaging career with General Films in 1989 and brings over 33 years of experience back as General Manager, Bag-in-Box. In his role, Rick is responsible for sales, market strategy, product development, and supply chain management. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Miami University with a concentration in Industrial Management. 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.
- 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
- Literature Downloads | United States | General Films
LITERATURE / SMC BMC LITERATURE DOWNLOADS Download our product specification sheets below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. SMC Carrier Film and BMC Bag Film for Industry Applications SM/2M BG/2M DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS
- INDUSTRIAL FILM | General Films
INDUSTRIAL FILM LAYING THE GROUNDWOR K IN INDUSTRIAL FILM PACKAGING 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. 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. 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. Furniture/Mattress Film and Bags Automated wrapping (compression, fold, and roll). Also includes mattress overwrap film and bags. 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 th e 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. OTHER INDUSTRIAL FILMS 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. 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, 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. Gaylord Bin Liners Gussetted or flat Gaylord liners to meet your requirements. 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. " " Denny Brashear, President, Vision Plastics Industrial Film Packaging Specifications Sheets FC-20/67 IS-100 IS-120 Duratuf 75 Duratuf 100 Duratuf 120 Duratuf 13 DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS Material Used LLDPE (Butene, hexene, octene, metallocene) LDPE (standard, shrink) EVA (clarity), IPG (Industrial Grade) blends the above materials of MDPE and HDPE. Availability Flat and gusseted tubing 7-120" Single wound sheeting 15-120" Center fold sheeting 7-120" Multi-fold capabilities Bags on rolls - both BS and SS; 18" lay flat, minimum Separated bags - bottom or side seal Thickness range - .001 - .010 mil Contact Tom Granata , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!
- Contact Us | United States | General Films
CONTACT US / HUMAN RESOURCES General Films 645 South High Street Covington, Ohio 45318 Phone: 1.888.436.3456 Local: 1.937.473.2051 Fax: 937.473.2403 Contact Gus DeLucia SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent Howard Pottorf BACK TO CONTACT PAGE
- Associations/Certifications | United States | General Films
CONTINUING THE LEGACY IN THE NEWS General Films, Inc. Updated October 9, 2020 Covington School Board of Education Recognizes General Films for Legacy of Community Service Covington, OH—October 9, 2020 — General Films was awarded the Ohio School Board Association’s Business Honor Roll at the September 16, 2020, Covington Exempted Village Schools Board of Education meeting. For 75 years, General Films has been honored to partner with our community on education initiatives. The OSBA Business Honor Roll program recognizes just that—areas where businesses and schools are able to collaborate, ensuring that schools receive the support and real-world experience they need today while businesses are able to share the workforce skills students needs for tomorrow. General Films Founder Roy J. Weikert began his education in a single-room schoolhouse before eve ntually graduating from Covington High School. Following graduation, Roy attended Columbia University in New York City and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Roy’s passion for learning was reflected not only in his formal education but also in his profession. A lifelong learner, it was Roy’s insatiable curiosity and inventiveness that led to General Films. Prior to WWII, Roy invented a manufacturing process that pioneered the Company’s first product; a plastic protector for men’s hats. Following service in the war—and along with his brother, Wayne—Roy’s curiosity and energy turned to creating new products and building a manufacturing business. It was then that General Films was officially founded, making Roy an industry icon and flexible film leader. Today, General Films’ commitment to education and invention continues. Through the RJW Foundation, General Films presented Covington EVS with a gift that funded computers, plus a business education initiative. Later donations supported renovations and improvements to the school’s theatre. It was Roy’s nephew and current General Films CEO Tim Weikert who accepted the award. “Covington continues to be the setting for our company and family’s story,” said Tim Weikert. “We are honored to help support a new generation of learners and innovators, who we hope will look to Roy and General Films as their inspiration.” BACK
- 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
- Industrial Film Spec Sheet Downloads | United States | General Films
LITERATURE / INDUSTRIAL SPEC SHEET DOWNLOADS Download Industrial Film Packaging product specification sheets below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. Industrial Film Packaging Specifications Sheets FC-20/67 Duratuf 75 Duratuf 100 Duratuf 120 Duratuf 130 IS-100 IS-120
- Horizontal Flow Wrapper Films | United States | General Films
INDUSTRY EXPERTISE LEADING THE WAY IN FILM PACKAGING With over 70 years of experience in flexible film packaging, expert design and application specialists, and a history of meeting challenges that push the limits of technology, General Films has a unique body of knowledge to share with our customers. APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT Horizontal Form Fill Seal (HFFS) Machines Provide Unique Food Packaging Solutions Horizontal Form Fill Seal (HFFS) machines (also known as horizontal, thermoform, fill, and seal machines) are designed to package luncheon meats, hot dogs, rising crust pizza, and other food products. Users can configure these versatile machines to make a variety of packages per cycle and produce food pouches of various sizes and depths by changing the sealing and cutting dies. Plastic films for use with HFFS equipment include a base, or forming, film drawn through the machine in which a heated metal die thermoforms a pocket. The food product is then manually or automatically inserted into the pocket. Next, the package is sealed around the edges by applying a top or non-forming film onto the base web. Then a knife or die-cutting device separates the pouches. This process lends itself equally well to vacuumed hard-pack products, such as hot dogs and MAP gas-flushed pillow packs for shaved meat and other applications. In addition to the medium to high-barrier films most commonly used on HFFS machines, certain applications may require low-barrier and permeable (gas-sterilized) films. However, typical films use nylon laminations or coextrusions with polyethylene, while high-barrier versions use EVOH or coatings to reduce gas permeation. Base webs, which must allow for thinning during the thermoforming process, are usually 4 to 6 mils thick. Top webs may be as thin as 2 to 3 mils. If you are a food processor or an HFFS machine manufacturer, General Films is happy to provide special considerations to develop and test film products for your specific equipment. Often H1/BW is used as a forming layer and VF/1M for non-forming webs. Please contact Tom Granata for more information > CONTACT TOM Technical Information Roll Wind Descriptions Measuring Pallet Covers Poly 101
- Literature Downloads | United States | General Films
IMAGE GALLERY The team at GF enjoyed 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. General Films enjoys time together celebrating Christmas at Light On The Hill in Casstown Great team. Great comradery. Great time. Thank you to the team at GF for a successful year in challenging times. 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!
- Associations/Certifications | United States | General Films
NEWS & EVENTS IN THE NEWS General Films, Inc, May 16, 2022 Village of Covington, OH Accepts Roy J Weikert Trust Commitment At the opening Council session on May 16, 2022, the Village of Covington, Ohio, and Mayor McCord announced the acceptance of a commitment by the Roy J Weikert Trust to fund the development of an amphitheater at Schoolhouse Park in the heart of Covington. President of General Films Tim Weikert and Linda Daniel, the RJW trustee, were present at the meeting and graciously thanked the council. Linda spoke on behalf of the RJW Trust and the Weikert family. Linda talked about Roy’s love for Covington, their family, and especially his love of music. The family was proud to support the amphitheater’s design and construction and look forward to many concerts and happy families that will enjoy this park for generations to come. General Films, Inc, March 31, 2022 Roy J. Weikert Trust donation to the Covington Fire & Rescue assists in funding a new ambulance Tim Weikert, President of General Films, Inc., and Linda Daniel, Trustee, visited with the dedicated leadership & members of the Covington Fire & Rescue, pictured here. Chief Bart Weer guided a tour of the firehouse, equipment, crew quarters, and training facilities. Tim & Linda were given a demonstration of the new Medic/ambulance and its impressive capabilities. Linda shared a personal story of the group’s impact on the Weikert family; Wayne Weikert, the co-founder of General Films, was saved by the CF&R after being severely injured in an automobile accident. The new Medic/ambulance was acquired with funding assistance by the Roy J. Weikert Trust. General Films, Inc. September 1, 2021 Covington Schools and General Films Make a Lasting Community Impact The Roy J Weikert Trust has funded two major projects with the Covington Schools. Linda Daniel, Trustee, and Tim Weikert, President of General Films, (both CHS graduates) toured the school complex last week to learn first-hand of the gift's impact. Computers, software, and technology upgrades to the Covington High School Technology Lab. Showing L/R - CHS Principal Josh Meyer, General Films President Tim Weikert, Roy J. Weikert Trustee Linda Daniel, & CHS Business and Technology Teacher Kristi Home. Stage lighting and controls for the multipurpose center, including advanced LED lights, elevated positioning cage, & remote controls. Showing L/R - General Films President Tim Weikert, Roy J. Weikert Trustee Linda Daniel, CHS Principal Josh Meyer, and Schools Superintendent Gene Gooding. General Films, Inc. August 31, 2021 At General Films, everything we do starts and ends with safety General Films continues to invest in the safety of its associates by asking every associate to attend OSHA 10 training over the course of several weeks. But it didn't stop there. General Films then had all 14 leaders continue with OSHA 30 training to ensure an active and committed effort to the safety program. “Everything we do starts and ends with safety." General Films, Inc. November 29, 2020 Christmas Spirit and Innovation Shine at the 2020 Christmas Event The General Films Christmas party is typically a time for our associates to gather and celebrate the holidays with a festive dinner. Due to the coronavirus, this annual tradition was reformatted to ensure that everyone could stay safe, healthy, and socially distanced. Read More> General Films, Inc. Updated October 9, 2020 Covington School Board of Education Recognizes General Films for Legacy of Community Service Covington, OH—October 9, 2020 — General Films was awarded the Ohio School Board Association’s Business Honor Roll at the September 16, 2020, Covington Exempted Village Schools Board of Education meeting. For 75 years, General Films has been honored to partner with our community on education initiatives. The OSBA Business Honor Roll program recognizes just that—areas where businesses and schools are able to collaborate, ensuring that schools receive the support and real-world experience they need today while businesses are able to share the workforce skills students needs for tomorrow. > READ MORE