A Market First — CKF and AssociatedLP Unveil Peel and Reseal Lidding Film for Earthcycle

A Market First — CKF and AssociatedLP Unveil Peel and Reseal Lidding Film for Earthcycle

October 10, 2017
For Immediate Release:

CKF’s Earthcycle TM brand of certified compostable and recyclable moulded fibre punnets for fresh produce are now available with tamper evident peel and reseal top lidding film.

HANSPORT, NS (October 10th, 2017) – While peel and reseal top lidding film is a well established product in the fresh produce market, due to technical challenges, it has been limited in use to only plastic punnets. Through dedicated development by Associated Labels and Packaging Ltd. with CFK’s Earthcycle TM product line, the companies are pleased to launch a new lidding film that strongly adheres to an Earthcycle TM moulded pulp container but can be easily opened and then resealed with a light touch, multiple times. This is a first-in-market product for a peel and reseal lidding film for non-laminated moulded pulp packaging.

A peel and reseal film solution expands the use of the Earthcycle TM punnets to larger club packs while making it even more consumer friendly. “A peel and reseal lidding solution has been on our target development list since we first presented a top sealed Earthcycle punnet in 2013” says Brad Dennis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CKF Inc. “We know that with more consumer demand moving towards snacking that a resealable lid is necessary.” Resealable lidding film also offers the consumer convenient storage while the packer and retailer can easily stack the packages in transit and at retail. Merchandising of the final produce is not compromised as the large top seal window provides maximum visibility with an environmentally responsible package.

“Environmental stewardship is a founding principle of our company” says Shaun Ashworth, President of Associated Labels and Packaging Ltd. “It is the reason that we gravitated to the Earthcycle product—with its solid environmental credentials. We wanted to find a way to extend the environmental benefits of the Earthcycle packaging to a wider market and to speak to growing retailer demands by offering a peel and reseal feature for our top lidding film.” An Earthcycle TM punnet with a peel and reseal lidding film uses

90% less plastic than a comparable plastic clamshell which means a reduction in waste to landfill and an increased use of renewable resources.

Samples will be on display at PMA Fresh Summit in CKF Booth 5747 and will be featured in the “Fresh Ideas Showcase.” Representatives of both companies will be on hand to answer further questions on the new product.

About Associated Labels and Packaging Ltd.

Since 1981 Associated LP has always looked for ways to stay on top as industry leaders. Another market first for the company took four years of R&D to create North America’s first Non-GMO, home compostable, stand-up pouch. The two year peel and reseal lidding film challenge is yet another example of our willingness to invest and bring positive change for the industry and the environment.

Associated LP is a premium label printing and flexible packaging company locally-owned in Vancouver, Canada. The foundation of the company is based on the PEQ Triangle of “People, Ethics, and Quality” which work together in every aspect of our business. Industries served include food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, personal care and household cleaning supplies.

Contact Information

Patrick Woods – Director of Sales & Marketing, Agriculture Division

sales@associated-labels.com

1-800-661-4764

www.associated-labels.com

Social Media: @associatedLP

About CKF Inc.

CKF Inc. is a diversified Canadian-owned manufacturer that proudly offers a wide range of
moulded pulp, foam and rPET products to meet the specific demands of retail consumers, food service operators and the packaging industry. CKF is part of the Scotia Investments Group of Companies.

R.A. Jodrey established Canadian Keyes Fibre Company Limited in the summer of 1933, during the worst of the Great Depression years. The Company began with a single plant in Hantsport, NS – manufacturing pie plates and cake circles for bakeries. CKF has experienced uninterrupted growth since its establishment and now operates 5 plants across the country—Hantsport, Rexdale, two in Langley and Delta—employing over 650 people. Nationally recognized brand Royal Chinet® is one of CKF’s best known products and stands as a symbol for many Canadians of family, friends and joyous occasions.

Contact Information

Brad Dennis

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

bdennis@ckfinc.com

(416) 249-2272

www.ckfinc.com

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Congratulations City of Coquitlam!

September 21, 2017

Associated Labels and Packaging was happy to support the efforts in the City of Coquitlam’s first attempt at the international Communities in Bloom (CiB) competition. Our company was on the tour showcasing our honey bees to the judges, they suited up and came into the compound for a closer look.  The theme for Coquitlam for this years CiB was pollinators so the fit was perfect! We sent the judges off with a jar of last seasons honey, as well as, some samples of our fully backyard compostable, non-GMO,  stand-up pouches. They were impressed!

The City of Coquitlam came in second and achieved Five Blooms – Silver and an “Outstanding Achievement Award for Urban Forestry.” We congratulate the city, and the staff for all their hard work in creating such a wonderful and inclusive program. The city is a greater place for all the time and effort invested.

Check out the judges tour, and see if you can pick out our bee keepers 🙂

For further reading there is also the press release by clicking here

 

 

ONE GIRL CAN – SCHOLARSHIPS | SCHOOLS | AFRICA

May 23, 2017

Our mission is: We Build. We Educate. We Mentor. One Girl Can is focused on creating gender equality through education for girls living in extreme poverty in Africa.

 

To: Shaun Ashworth

Subject: One Girl Can – University Scholarship Donation

Hi Shaun,

Many thanks for your generosity in providing a full university scholarship for a bright girl, who would otherwise surely have gone back to resume life in her village –  more educated and motivated to perhaps start a small business and make changes in her life, but nothing to the degree that a university degree will…

…Thank you as well for taking the time to attend the event with your team Shaun, I was really moved by this effort. It was nice to finally meet you.
Warm regards,

 

Lotte

lotte davis | founder and CEO

www.onegirlcan.com

KISS THE GROUND, Public Engagement and Global Soil Restoration

April 28, 2017

 

 

AssociatedLP acknowledges there is no silver bullet for combating climate change or environmental sustainability. That said, every little bit helps!

Our company is a member of the OSC2 Group, (One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community). During our visit to Anaheim for the Natural Products Expo West Convention in March, our team attended an OSC2 gathering. This event included the viewing of a very special clip called “The Compost Story,” put on by Kiss the Ground. This cause is very important to us, and we decided then and there to sponsor the group and help continue their awareness campaign and good work!

Soil is such an integral part of our survival, and with so many of us now living in cities than at any time in our previous history; this cause is even more significant. We so often cover up rich soil with cement, asphalt and even worse, plastic in the form of turf grass! We are such a sterile generation, and it’s time to get dirty and enjoy the origins of life! If you have no time to kick off your shoes and socks and dig your toes into nature, than at least consider composting at your home or apartment building.

Don’t like the idea of fruit flies or rotting food in your place? There is a simple solution (which I personally just discovered…) FREEZE IT! If there isn’t any facilities in your building for composting, ask for it! Or start dumping it in discreet locations in your parkade until people complain enough… hahaha

It’s time we start doing our part as individuals; AssociatedLP is doing its part, after four years of research and development,  we have created North Americas first non-gmo, organic, fully backyard compostable, stand-up pouch. For more information on how you can change your pouch or other film applications to compostable, contact us at sales@associated-labels.com

We can’t do this alone, but we can do this together!

 

Written by Jay Ashworth

 

 

Top 100 Manufacturer List Once Again! Recognition Always Feels Good!

March 23, 2017

We are so honoured to receive this recognition for the second year in a row! Our presence in Vancouver, Western Canada and the Pacific North West exceeds expectations each year. Our company motto this year has been “Next Level,” this means with technology, our staff and facility. We are a leader in our industry, and “the proof is in the printing.”

 

Women Outnumber Men at Our Office #Proud

March 8, 2017

 

 

Out of 49 office staff, 26 of this positions are held by women in Sales, Administration, Accounting and the Art Department. All of our office staff have access to benefits including paid education in their related field, or a field which they would like to grow into. Our office culture has always been a strong family, and within our family we practice respect for one another. We believe that we already model well the UN theme for “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.”

The UN recommendations are quite straight forward: “We want to construct a different world of work for women. As they grow up, girls must be exposed to a broad range of careers, and encouraged to make choices that lead beyond the traditional service and care options to jobs in industry, art, public service, modern agriculture and science. We have to start change at home and in the earliest days of school, so that there are no places in a child’s environment where they learn that girls must be less, have less, and dream smaller than boys. This will take adjustments in parenting, curricula, educational settings, and channels for everyday stereotypes like TV, advertising and entertainment; it will take determined steps to protect young girls from harmful cultural practices like early marriage, and from all forms of violence.”

Actions speak louder than words… contact our HR Manager if you want to be considered for any future positions that may come up. hr@associated-labels.com or check out our contact us page http://associated-labels.com/contact-us/

 

 

Drone, Sweet Drone; Best Plant Location? We Think So!

January 24, 2017

We are so lucky to have our plant located steps away from the Fraser River here in Coquitlam, British Columbia (just outside Vancouver). Up and down the river we have customers who depend on our premium label and packaging services.

These services include labels (ex. wine labels), shrink film (ex. contoured bottles), lidding film (ex. resealable blueberries) and stand-up pouches (ex. rice and grains). We also pride ourselves on investing four years into developing North Americas first Non-GMO, Organic, backyard compostable stand-up pouches.

Our company also prides itself on our People, Ethics and Quality triad which is a thread that runs through everything we do here.

For more information contact sales@associated-labels.com
or for social media @associatedLP

 

40,000lbs of food donated over the past 7 years!

December 21, 2016

WOW! Another 4,000lbs of food donated this year by staff here at Associated Labels and Packaging. We are happy to be able to do our part this year.

 

UPDATE! associatedLP Helps WIN National Competition – “Communities in Bloom”

November 16, 2016
Associated Labels and Packaging staff volunteer their time

Associated Labels and Packaging staff volunteer their time

The City of Coquitlam hosted judges from Canada’s Communities in Bloom Competition last summer. Judges came by our location as part of the grand tour and we showed them our facility and of course the bee hives and surrounding gardens. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to participate and help our city win!

The original article can be viewed here

Promotional Video of the City of Coquitlam, cities in bloom

Original Profile Book Supplied by the City of Coquitlam

Look What The Stork Brought In… It’s a Digital Press!!!

October 24, 2016

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Associated Labels and Packaging is happy to announce the birth of Hewlett Packard(HP) Indigo WS6800. Our flagship digital press who was born at 2:43pm Monday, October 2016, in the Digital Press Division at 61 Clipper Street in Vancouver. HP Indigo WS6800 weighed 6.069 tons, and measured 5.838w x 2.160d x 2.087h!!!

 

Digital Press

(Ultrasound at 39 weeks!)

In addition to our new digital press, we have also upgraded our other presses to WS6800’s. Our digital division is meeting our ever growing demand for premium digital label orders and turn around times. This press achieves breakthrough productivity and advanced colour management.

Associated Labels and Packaging prides itself for being technological leaders in the label and packaging industry. Our research and development department is constantly working with our suppliers to ensure our leadership continues in the Pacific North West and Western Canada.

If you have any further questions on what our new press means for your label options, please contact our sales team at sales@associated-labels.com

 

Written by Jay Ashworth

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