It happened on the last March, 12th, on Amcham’s headquarters in São Paulo, the award for the best suppliers of the relationship program SUPERAR from BEMIS DO BRAZIL.
In the event, held during the breakfast, Bemis, one of the largest manufacturers of packaging in the world, has awarded the Diamond and Gold winners.
It was with great satisfaction that the Vitopel do Brazil has received this very important recognition. Between 2000 suppliers of Bemis, Vitopel won the Gold Award in the category of plastic films and the Diamond Award in the Superar program.
Released in 2016 by Bemis, the program is unprecedented in the packaging market in which it operates and aims to strengthen the relationship of Bemis with their suppliers, recognizing the importance of this link in the operation, as a competitive differentiator.
The program evaluates quarterly the suppliers according to indicators in the areas of logistics, Quality, sales, and research and development, and is divided into three categories:
- Raw material-aluminum, plastic films, paper & cardboard, chemicals and resins;
- Indirect materials-cardboard boxes and tubes;
Bemis is one of the largest manufacturers of packaging in the world. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin (USA), the company serves the markets of food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, personal care, household cleaning, medical-hospital and pet food with flexible packaging, rigid,carton and laminated tubes. The company has 16000 employees in 58 units, located in 12 countries in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific
Vitopel and Bemis partnership
The commercial relationship between the Vitopel and Bemis is of long standing! Approximately 30 years ago was born this partnership that has been solidifying every year and raising the level of confidence, maturity and participation between the parties.
Marking the trajectory of this partnership are several projects and development of BOPP films used in cases of successes of Bemis with their customers, major brands of Brazil.
Vitopel is and will always be in pursuit of the improvement of its processes and these awards granted by Bemis reinforce Vitopel strategy of promoting the commitment with the values of quality, innovation and customer focus.
Picture – Bemis awards the Gold and Diamond Prize to the representatives of the Vitopel
Carlos Alberto Oliveira Santa Cruz- Bemis Latin America President / Lisandra Salgueiro – Bemis Purchasing Director / Karin Balladio- Bemis purchasing manager / Henrique Lewi, Vitopel’s commercial Director / Arlindo Pinheiro Romani-Key Account Vitopel Romani .
Vitopel is once again present at one of the most important and comprehensive events in the packaging industry and its overall supply chain.
With approximately 1,600 exhibitors, Pack Expo Las Vegas, takes place in September 25 thru 27. It is one of the world’s largest packaging and processing exhibition with more than 30,000 visitors from 40 vertical markets.
Aldo Mortara and Maico Felicio, are representing Vitopel and its sales force in a booth specially set up in the exhibition space where, in addition to strengthening and establishing contacts, it offers an excellent opportunity for new projects and challenges discussions and also, creates a fertile environment for development of packaging solutions thru, ideas, innovation and new offers from Vitopel.
For Vitopel, PACK EXPO also brings the opportunity to learn about new technologies on the move, to exchange experience with suppliers and customers and to explore new technologies in its business.
The ITAL-Institute of Food Technology, in Campinas, was the scene of two important events at the end of June. On the occasion of the Flexible Packaging Course promoted for professionals in the field, CETEA – Packaging Technology Center, together with ITAL, launched the 2nd edition of Flexible Plastic Packaging – Principal Polymers and property evaluation.
In addition to Vitopel, collaborators from large corporations such as Pepsico, Bemis, M Dias Branco, Incoplast and Terphane were present and received specific technical training and / or information recycling, collaborating with professionals in the productive sector to improve their processes and quality of its products.
The book, which was sponsored by Vitopel do Brasil, was fully written by the CETEA technical team and has an excellent approach on the following topics:
- Main polymers and additives used in films and flexible packaging; li>
- Adhesives for coextrusion and lamination; li>
- Environmental issues applicable to the development of flexible packaging; li>
- Types, formats and terminologies; li>
- Key concepts in metrology; li>
- Sampling procedures; li>
- Physical and dimensional characterization; li>
- Chemical, thermal and rheological characterization; li>
- Mechanical properties and barrier properties; li>
- Close system integrity; li>
- Self-adhesive labels and interaction between packaging and product; li>
- Legislation and sensory alteration. li>
Vitopel is pleased to support and sponsor this project which contributes to the continuous increase of knowledge and expertise in the field of Plastic and Flexible Packaging. The book is being marketed by ADI – Area of documentation and information of CETEA / ITAL and can already be purchased by the site www. ital.agricultura.sp.gov.br/cetea or by telephone (19) 3743 1900 or (19) 3743 1936.
The 33rd edition of Fispal Tecnologia – International Technology Fair for the Food and Beverage Industry, held at São Paulo Expo, in São Paulo, took place on June 27 and 30, 2017.
With the participation of large companies, micro and small manufacturers, Fispal Tecnologia was the stage for conducting business and networking among buyers of the food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industry sectors, and national and international suppliers of machines, software, automation, labels, scales, processors up to forklifts, conveyors and conveyors, among other products.
The fair brought together businessmen, executives and professionals from the entire production chain of the food and beverage industries. In this environment, we have demonstrated innovative products and services, sustainable, aligned with the concept of lower cost. Knowledge, solutions, trends, business fulfillment and networking, all in one place.
Vitopel Presence strong>
Thiago Balbino, Product Development Analyst and Mônica Telfser, Development and Innovation Coordinator, were invited to participate in the Lecture Circuit held at the fair through ABRE – Brazilian Association of Packaging.
Focused on BOPP Development and Innovation Projects, Vitopel professionals presented the BOPP Vitopel HIS-Film Project with higher sealing strength and impact and with modified elasticity. The main idea of HIS is to meet packages that have mechanical demands superior to a conventional BOPP and that for this today they are used of laminated structures, such as BOPP + PPcast or BOPP + PE.
The product, with a patent application in 2014, promises with its new concept, to reduce a lamination process and thereby decrease the weight of the final packaging, providing yield gain and promoting a significant reduction in the use / disposal of packaging / plastic in the medium environment and thereby offer the market opportunities for sustainable development.
With over 2,100 exhibitors, the PACK EXPO International is the largest and most comprehensive processing and packaging trade fair in the world.
Vitopel was present at this important event that was held on November 6, 7, 8 and 9,
at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
The Pack Expo brought together over 45,000 participants from approximately 130 countries and 2,000 exhibiting companies.
The Vitopel stand on the exhibition floor offered the opportunity to see and exchange experiences, know new technologies, meet packaging suppliers, explore the technology dedicated to the industry and obtain ideas of other markets.
New paths and opportunities for growth
On October 5 and 6, Vitopel had the satisfaction of participating in the 17th Brazilian Packaging Congress that was held at the Centro Fecomercio de Eventos in the city of São Paulo.
The Congress is organized every two years and receives about 700 professionals from the sector and correlated industries, especially packaging users.
During the two days of the Congress, Vitopel was present through its Stand mounted at the Innovation and Networking Space, which is a space dedicated to the presentation of companies from fields like packaging converters, suppliers of raw materials and inputs.
This was a great opportunity for the company to strengthen its networking and increase the integration with all the links of the production chain and packaging user.
Furthermore, the congress enabled the exchange of information, prospecting of trends and access to new things, becoming an excellent moment to transform ideas into reality and relationship into partnership.
Vitopel was present at the EXPO PACK Mexico held in the month of May 2016. The event, Latin American leader in packaging technology, brought together over 1,000 exhibitors from 20 countries in a space of 19,000 square meters.
The EXPO PACK Mexico creates opportunities for exhibiting companies to expand their direct contacts with professionals of the industries with great purchasing potential of technology and solutions of packaging materials and processes.
The 2016 February edition of Plástico em Revistas, important media of the packaging field, presented an article on the ice cream and popsicle market, which had the special participation of our Manager, Aldo Mortara.
Aldo highlights in this magazine that, with the arrival of the famous mexican paletas in the brazilian market and with the expansion of the home-made popsicle market, there is a great expectation that the popsicles will return to the path of expansion.
Factors like diversification of the offer, drop in the informality and cheapening of horizontal packaging and sealing machines (Flow Pack horizontal) will contribute to this increase in demand. Based on the estimate pointed out by Aldo, today the popsicle represents 5% to 7% of the brazilian BOPP demand.
Aldo Mortara recalls that about 20 years ago the opaque or pearly BOPP replaced the paper and polyethylene paper of popsicles. “In merit of the high opacity, appreciation of the look and adjustment of the film to the popsicle, due to its low density,” he attributed. “The preformed envelops followed this trend.” “In less differential popsicles, those of greater competition continue to lead in the metallized opaque film, printed on the outer surface and heat-sealed”, said the spokesman of Vitopel. “In less generic products, especially with chocolate or bonbon type, the structure of the reigning package is not laminated. It is a metallized BOPP printed on metal, contemplated at the end of the process with finish and protection polish”.
According to him, two BOPP laminates prevail for more select versions of popsicles: the pearly opaque inside with transparent film printed on the back and transparent metallized inside with printed on the back. “The heat-seal predominates in popsicles due to its cost/benefit and its resistance to low temperatures, avoiding the additional cost of Cold-Seal,” said Mortara. “In more sensitive popsicles, like chocolate-covered popsicles, the use of BOPP structures with cold seal is used,” said the executive.
The article also highlights that Vitopel’s film samples fill out all these peculiarities of the popsicle packaging. In terms of the pearly opaque film, the champion in sales volume in the segment, Mortara clarifies that his company’s film strives for the balance between the high yield and the protection capacity. “The mechanical request of the package is highly relevant, because it contains a frozen food and an exposed stick”, he said. “Therefore, the physical resistance of the film and its performance in the hot seal are crucial to maintain the quality of the package up to the point of sale”. Regarding the more premium popsicles, like the bonbon or chocolate-coated type, the manager emphasizes the predicates of the external anti-odor barriers provided by Vitopel’s metallized films.