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.
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.
Additional advantages of the improved packaging system are:
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
|Bororganic™ Glycine||3503||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|
|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.