FAQs

The following are some of the more common questions that are asked about our company, and blown and cast film, flexible packaging and film conversion.

Questions:

How do I improve product quality?
How do I make sure that my factory is efficient?
How do I maximize profits from my factory?
How do I purchase the right kind of new equipment?
Where do I find reliable used equipment?
How do I keep my customers satisfied?
How do I make my products better than my competition?
How do I control my costs?
How do I protect my secrets?


Q: How do I improve product quality?

A: Quality problems such as gauge variation, uneven rolls, too many gels, color variation and weak film have only 3 causes: raw material, processing conditions and equipment malfunctions.

If you purchase prime resins, your raw material supplier usually has a toll free number to call. They are only obliged to help you solve problems with their brand of resins. Another excellent source of information is your equipment manufacturer. Once again, they are only likely to help you if you purchased new equipment. Take advantage of Our Troubleshooting services if you are not satisfied with the response from your raw material or equipment supplier.

Q: How do I make sure that my factory is efficient?

A: New equipment suppliers usually answer this question by suggesting you buying new machines. Take advantage of our Factory Audit services. Our experts do not represent equipment manufacturers, so you get an unbiased answer.

Q: How do I maximize profits from my factory?

A: The most cost effective way to maximize profits is to train production staff properly. Take advantage of our customized Training programs to reduce scrap rates and increase productivity without buying new equipment.

Q: How do I purchase the right kind of new equipment?

A: Local industry associations can help you find equipment suppliers. It is best to receive proposals from at least 3 companies. Each supplier will ask you questions that will help you fine tune your performance specifications. Unfortunately, the information you will receive will not help you learn the weaknesses with each brand of equipment. References are very useful to rank the quality of after sales service you can expect to receive.

Take advantage of our New Business Investment and Contract Negotiations Packages to ensure expansions are on time and within your budget. See the Project Management page for further details.

Q: Where do I find reliable used equipment?

A: The best sources are original equipment manufacturers and used equipment brokers. Unfortunately, proper operation is not guaranteed. You can minimize risks by having an independent expert inspect the equipment prior to purchase. Take advantage of our Plant Expansion service package. See the Project Management page for further details.

Q; How do I keep my customers satisfied?

A: Your customers will tell you what is required. Make sure you are using cost effective and accurate quality control procedures. Take advantage of our Quality Control programs to avoid returns and keep your customer’s loyalty

Q: How do I make my products better than my competition?

A: Develop a partnership approach with your customers. If you are successful, you will be able to expand into new markets. Take advantage of our Product Design services to decide when and how to use co-extruded structures or other strategies to keep ahead of the competition.

Q: How do I control my costs?

A: The most expensive component in flexible packaging is the raw material. Raw material suppliers will only tell you about their products. You have to decide what formulation will meet your specifications at a minimum unit cost. Our experts have access to the latest information on raw materials and processing conditions. Take advantage of our Materials Managementservices rationalize your raw materials and minimize costs.

Q: How do I protect my secrets?

A: Hire a good lawyer. Then hire a technical expert to tell the lawyer what he needs to know about your business. Take advantage of our Legal services to obtain the technical expertise you need at a minimum cost.