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Announcing new double-bag packaging

New packaging.

Albion is pleased to announce an improved, two-part packaging system for its products. Scheduled for introduction in May of 2014, Albion will begin packaging the majority of products in an industry standard PBOM (acronym for pinch bottom open mouth Kraft bag). Much more robust in resisting oxygen and moisture, the Kraft bag will be replacing the traditional Fiber Drums.

StructureBag illustration.

In addition to the ruggedness of the Kraft outer layer, the bag structure will contain a layer of foil to help prevent oxygen and moisture from reaching the mineral product during shipping and storage. The second part of the system will consist of an inner bag liner constructed of LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene). The inner bag liner will not only provide an additional layer of resistance to oxygen and moisture, but will also allow the bulk product to be introduced into clean manufacturing areas, as required by some customers.

Benefits

Additional advantages of the improved packaging system are:

  • The new bags hold up to 25kg—more finished product can now fit onto a pallet, and bags take up less room in customers’ warehouses
  • Potential cost savings in shipping, as the bags are much lighter, and cube out better in shipping containers
  • The bags are easier to dispose of and more suited to standard recycling

Transition

Although Albion will start using the new packaging in May, the transition as we work through existing inventory will take time. This has the potential to change customers’ processes. Orders could potentially be filled with both drums and bags, but only if separate products are ordered. For example, customers will not receive an order of Ferrochel partly in bags and partly in drums, but may receive Ferrochel in a bag and Magnesium Glycinate in a drum.

Prices are remaining the same per kilo, and the bags are all the same size. However, since some products are more dense than others, different amounts will fit in the bag. Check the chart below to see how your sizes might change; orders may need to be adjusted.

Albion products and bag pack sizes

Product Name

Product Number

Product Size

Bororganic™ Glycine 3503 25 kg
Calci-K™ 4500 25 kg
Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate 3450 25 kg
Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate Buffered 3534 25 kg
Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate Taste Free™ 3460 25 kg
Calcium Citrate Malate 4055 25 kg
Calcium Citrate Malate Granular 4056 25 kg
Calcium Glycinate Chelate Granular 3453 25 kg
Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate 3507 20 kg
Copper Bisglycinate Chelate 3502 25 kg
Creatine MagnaPower® 3465 25 kg
DimaCal® Granular 4049 25 kg
DimaCal® Tabletable 4048 25 kg
Dimagnesium Malate 4051 25 kg
Dimagnesium Malate Granular 4052 25 kg
Ferrochel® 3509 20 kg
Iron Glycinate Taste Free™ 3466 25 kg
Magnesium Aspartate 3543 25 kg
Magnesium Aspartate Granular 3542 25 kg
Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate 3476 25 kg
Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate Buffered 3451 25 kg
Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate Taste Free™ 3461 10 kg
Magnesium Glycinate Chelate Buffered Granular 3951 25 kg
Magnesium Glycinate Chelate Granular 3477 25 kg
Magnesium Glycinate Glutamine Chelate 3527 15 kg
Magnesium Lysinate Glycinate Chelate 3500 20 kg
Magnesium Lysyl Glycinate Chelate Granular 3499 25 kg
Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate 3505 25 kg
Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate 3526 25 kg
Potassium Glycinate Complex 3145 25 kg
Selenium Glycinate Complex 3523 20 kg
Vanadium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate 3519 20 kg
Zinc Arginate Chelate 3512 25 kg
Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate 3506 25 kg
Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate Taste Free™ 3463 10 kg


Albion customers can expect to see the new packaging system during the course of 2014, as existing inventories are consumed and the material currently in fiber drums is phased out.

For additional information or comments, please contact your area Albion representative.

Balchem acquired Albion.