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Fisher Container Corp. - Flexible Packaging Specialists

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Fisher Container Corp., established in 1969 by Donald E. Fisher, is a major convertor of Flexible Plastic films, pouches and bags, and is located in Buffalo Grove, IL. The company has grown tremendously since 1968, both organically and through aquisition, and is currently listed in the top 40 largest United States plastic printer/convertors as published by the research group at Convertor Magazine. The company has evolved from its original form as a broker sales group, into a premier high quality manufacturer. We are a team of design and packaging professionals dedicated to providing innovative packaging solutions. Diversity has been our strength and continues to put us into a leadership position in a multitude of packaging applications and industries. Our company consists of two divisions: Fisher Container Corp. and Precision Clean Products.

The Fisher Container Division is a manufacturer and converter of outstanding, quality, flexible plastic products. The division produces picture perfect flexographic printing on wide web presses with large repeat capability. In addition, the division manufactures and supplies numerous films and packaging for over wrap, shrink, sleeves, shrink bands, pouches, bundling film, hanging rack, freezer, tamper evident, mailer, moisture and oxygen barrier, chemical resistance, etc.

Typical industries served are retail, food, baking, confection, pet food, bottling, canning, contract packaging, ice, mailer, and other industrial applications.

The Precision Clean Division manufacturers films, bags, and pouches in an ISO Class 4 clean room, and certifies products to specific surface cleanliness levels. This Division is the largest supplier of clean packaging and was the first clean room packaging, manufacturing and printing operation in the world to be ISO certified. Typical industries served are the pharmaceutical, aerospace, microelectronics, medical device, sterilization, clean garment, wafer fabricating, injection and blow molding, semiconductor, microchip and other industries requiring ultra-pure and clean packaging.

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Fisher Container Corp. - Flexible Packaging Specialists

  1. 1. FISHER CONTAINER CORP. Account Manager – David Pollack david.pollack@fishercontainer.com Office: 847.541.0000 Fax: 847.541.0075 1111 Busch Pkwy, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 CERTIFIED
  2. 2. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING WHO WE ARE •1969 – Founded as a packaging material distributor with 2 employees •2014 – Manufacturing flexible packaging materials, focusing on polymer based substrates •Manufacturing facility located in Buffalo Grove, IL •Family owned and operated business •Average tenure of 13 years company wide
  3. 3. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING 2 DIVISIONS •Medical, Aerospace, & Engineering •Pharmaceutical, medical device, semi conductor, autoclavable applications, etc. •Industrial & Retail •Food, lawn and garden, pet food and supplies, automotive, household products, etc.
  4. 4. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Industrial/Retail •Rollstock – plain, printed, and laminated materials for FFS applications •Constructed from a wide variety of substrates: PET, OPP, LLDPE, BON •Flexographic printing up to 10 colors •4 color process and line print •Up to 170 LPI (High Definition) •Web widths up to 57” and repeats up to 38.75”
  5. 5. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Industrial/Retail (2) •Bags – plain or printed, with or without zipper, monolayer or lamination •Can be wicketed for automated fill applications •Side gusseted, on a roll, twin seal (lemo), or bottom gusset •Typically LDPE & CPP
  6. 6. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Industrial/Retail (3) •Pouches – plain or printed, with or without zipper, wide variety of laminated substrates •3-side seal, bottom gusset, side gusset (quad seal), box pouch •Used as a replacement for bag in box, highly engineered for barrier purposes
  7. 7. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Precision Clean Products •Cleanroom Packaging – Class 4, KSC Level 100 materials •Bags, pouches, rollstock •Ultra clean applications utilizing “barefoot” virgin resin •Class = particulate count inside the cleanroom •Level = particulate count on the packaging
  8. 8. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Precision Clean Products (2) •Cleanroom bags – Class 4, KSC Level 100 materials •Ultra clean applications utilizing “barefoot” virgin resin LDPE •Bottom seal (tubing), sideweld, twin seal (lemo), side gusset, and bottom gusset •Utilized for medical devices, surgical implants or tools (orthopedics), and semi-conductor (anti-static)
  9. 9. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Precision Clean Products (3) •Medical pouches – barrier, autoclavable, sterilizable •Constructed from wide variety of laminations and coextrusions •Header pouches for gamma, steam, ETO (ethylene oxide), hydrogen peroxide •Chevron peel pouches for easy access and sterile presentation
  10. 10. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Precision Clean Products (4) •Barrier pouches – laminated structures meant to regulate the transfer of moisture, oxygen, or odor through the packaging •Traditionally incorporates metalized films, EVOH/PVDC coex/coatings, or foil Properties ASTM Test Typical Values MVTR (g/24 hr/100 sq in) E96/66 0.006 OTR (cc/m2/24 hr) E9653T 0.0 Bursting Strength, lb/sq in D774-97 58 Puncture Resistance F2132 13 Tensile Strength, lb/sq in, MD D882 21 Tensile Strength, lb/sq in, TD D882 21 Tear Strength, g, MD ASTM689 96 Tear Strength, g, TD ASTM689 96
  11. 11. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Precision Clean Products (5) •Autoclavable pouches – utilize DuPont TyVek to allow sterilization of the housed product •Header pouches – utilize a strip of TyVek as a vent on the package •Breather Bags – one side TyVek, one side HDPE
  12. 12. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Precision Clean Products (6) •Chevron peel pouches – easy open seal pattern, utilized for sterile presentation purposes •Made from a wide variety of laminations, with a peelable sealant layer
  13. 13. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PRINTING CONVERTING Packaging Requirements & Questions •Is there an existing spec sheet? – the master document that lists all aspects of the packaging being discussed: structure, barrier, dimensions, unwind, core size, etc. •Dimensions? – OD (outside dimension) or ID (inside dimension) •What barrier does your product need? – the end user should dictate the type of barrier necessary to preserve their products integrity. Each product, food or otherwise, will require different OTR/MVTR levels to ensure its longevity. •Gauge – the thickness of the film which will affect the tear and burst strength of the packaging. •Samples – important to verify that you are quoting exactly what they are buying, as well as to verify the information they currently have on this product.
  14. 14. THANK YOU Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have! We welcome all inquiries for a flexible packaging, and can assist in determining package specifications. Just send a sample!

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