As an active member of IFPN, INDEVCO hosts IFPN annual conference from 19 – 22 May 2013, atNapco headquarters in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The annual conference, themed ‘Sharing thoughts…’, brought together prominent flexible packaging manufacturers from around the world, including Europe, Central, North & South Americas, Far East, and the Middle East.
The annual conference aims to keep leading flexible packaging manufacturing companies’ in-tune with the latest developments in plastic conversion, as well as promote interaction between different cultures and business environments.
William Battle Wall, IFPN Vice Chairman, USA, states,
“It is an honor and privilege to serve as Chairman of the IFPN. INDEVCO is a valued member of our global organization and proved to be a perfect host for our conference in Dammam. Our conference sessions and exchanges were quite spirited, informative, and sharing of real experiences. The tours of INDEVCO operations were exceptional and demonstrated clearly, a living experience of their core values.”
International Flexible Packaging Network Conference 2013
During IFPN Conference 2013, executives from member companies visited Jubail City, a petrochemical hub in Saudi Arabia, and toured Saudi Chevron to gain further industry exposure in the country.
INDEVCO Group Presentation
Mounir Frem, Executive Vice President at INDEVCO Flexible Packaging (IFP) Division, introduced INDEVCO founder, philosophy, core values, and history of growth with regions and sectors served, as well as IFP member companies’ global presence.
Sarkis Dagher, Market Development Director, discussed various aspects of the supply chain and raw materials, as well as covered:
- Socio-economic & demographic environment
- Raw materials in GCC – Polymer production capacity
- Global outlook of the polypropylene & polyethylene growth
- World petrochemical growth plan
Hekmat Seif, IFP Vice President, coordinated and attended the 4- day event.
Presentations benchmarked 2012 member company productivity data of Flexo, rotogravure printing, lamination, waste analysis of the complete process, and plates & rotogravure cylinders
Tim Mages, North State Flexibles General Manager
- Rotogravure , Lamination , & Waste Analysis
Grant Page, Nampak Flexible Operations & Supply Chain Director
- Flexo Plates & Cylinders
Juan Carlos Sarti, Celomat Technical & Development Manager
Machine Supplier Presentation
Flexible Packaging Trends & Innovations
Eric Pavone, Business Director – Business Unit Web-Fed
Raw Material Supplier Presentations
Value Creation with Borstar® Greenhouse Film
Lars Orn, Application Marketing Manager, Film & Fibre
Committing to the Future in Emerging Markets
Peter Malmros, Sr. Technical Manager, Film & Fibre
Other IFPN members presented respective organizations, including structure and business environment. Professionals also discussed company operations, products, and innovations, as well as regional and economic indicators and international trends. IFPN member companies at the conference included:
Christian Rypstra, General Manager – Presenter
Juan Carlos Sarti, Technical & Development Manager – Presenter
Damian Ecker, President – Attendee
Harli Bong, Sales Director – Presenter
Hendra Gunawan Ng, Sales Manager – Attendee
Nampak Flexible, South Africa
Grant Page, Operations & Supply Chain Director – Presenter
Clinton Farndell, Managing Director – Presenter
Schur Flexibles Group, Austria
Marek Pawlak, Poland Managing Director – Presenter
Schur Star, Denmark
Klaus Madsen, Germany Managing Director – Presenter
SigmaQ, El Salvador
Salvador Miranda, Innovation & Development Director – Presenter
North State Flexibles, USA
Tim Mages, General Manager – Presenter
St. Johns, Canada
Jacques Leclair, Owner – Presenter
Paul Leclair, Chairman – Attendee
About INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division
INDEVCO Flexible Packaging plants manufacture polyethylene (PE) films, as well as plastic and paper bags and rolls for the agricultural and horticultural, beverage, building and construction, catering, chemical and petrochemical, food, household, hygiene and tissue disposables, industrial, pharmaceutical, soap and detergent sectors.
Members of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division include Napco companies: Napco Modern -Sack Division, Napco Modern – Technical Division, National Paper Products Company, and COMPACT in Dammam, Saudi Arabia; as well as United Plastic Products Company (UPPC), Napco Packaging Systems Co. Ltd. (Uniplast), and Multipak in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.