Napco to Offer Packaging Innovation Consultancy at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016


Napco will help food and beverage manufacturers identify the suitable packaging materials and design to meet their performance and sustainability goals at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, Hall 3, Booth #A3-32 from 7 – 9 November at the Dubai World Trade Center in the UAE.

napco-cheese-slice-wrapsDammam, Saudi Arabia – With over 60 years in Saudi Arabia, Napco’s packaging and machinery experts consult with customers on packaging materials, packaging design, and machine runnability. At Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, they will meet food and beverage manufacturers about product innovation and performance.

Napco supplies processed food, beverage, dairy, and ice cream producers, as well as catering and foodservice distributors and franchises in the GCC, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. A central focus is on sustainability, including sourcing renewable materials, light-weighting packaging, and recyclability of materials.

Sarkis Dagher, Napco Vice President of Market Development, explains,

“Our experience with multinational giants started back in the early 2000s in Jeddah, and we grew to become their global supplier of several types of packaging, including butter wrap, coffee sachets, high-quality print standing pouches, and others. Our main focus will always remain to continuously innovate and develop high-end packaging for the F&B industry.”

Innovative F&B Packaging

Napco, along with its research and development center, Polymer Application Center for Technology (PACT), continuously trials new polymers and product designs, combining the latest processing technologies with technical expertise to meet international standards, market demand, and environmental requirements.

Dr. Sylvain Seif, Senior Technical & R&D Expert at PACT, explains,

“PACT’s role in the F&B packaging industry is highly focused on controlling CO2 emissions, which is the motto of the new century, while developing cost-efficient solutions that meet the barrier demands and mechanical properties of niche products. We have appropriate analytical equipment and technical expertise to do so. We also have the appropriate pilot extrusion equipment for developing these products in the lab before going to the industrial floor. This minimizes waste from trial and error on an industrial scale.”

At Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, Napco will showcase new packaging for the following sectors:

Beverage & Liquid Dairy

Aqua PEEL™ lids for small single-use water cup lids; high graphics in-mold labels (IML) for injection-molded, blow-molded, and thermoformed plastic containers; and PET and MET-PET pre-cut lids.


Paper-like butter wrap similar to that used in Europe; individually wrapped slices (IWS) for cheese; and PET/PE-EVOH cheese film


Matt or glossy printed duplex or triplex film for date fruit


Low-gauge PE wicket poultry bags with enhanced stretchability

About Napco:

Established in 1956, Napco companies in Saudi Arabia manufacture a wide range of corrugated, paper, and plastic packaging products for retail display, catering and foodservice, and transport and shipping of food and beverage products. Napco companies exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 include Napco Composite Packaging Technology (Compact), Napco Modern Plastic Products Company – Technical Division, and National Paper Products Company in Dammam, as well as Multipak in Jeddah.