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Meanwhile, B10-W Red is GDM’s best in class performance
baby open diaper line, producing up to 1000 ppm with high efficiency and reliability results. Its new development handling extra thin cores allow an optimized product absorption thanks to
the high core integrity. The machine is targeted for companies
looking for market expansion thanks to its high productivity. A5-
MR Red is designed to manufacture adult open products with
rectangular panels that, thanks to the Zero Waste design, allow
to minimize material waste and unitary product cost. Real panel
lamination with elastic materials ensures product wearability and
increased consumer’s comfort. GDM’s A5 technology ensures
high product quality level and process control at a speed up to
GDM also introduced an extended range of technological and
product innovations, particularly focusing on discreet material
application and gentle material handling, training pants evolution and waist band on topsheet at INDEX.
Berry Changes Name
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. used INDEX as a platform to announce
its new name, Berry Global Group, Inc., which became effective
April 13, 2017.
“Our business has transformed significantly since our name
became Berry Plastics in 1983,” explains Tom Salmon, Berry’s
chief executive officer.“Berry has evolved from one manufactur-
ing facility in Evansville, Indiana, to over 130 facilities through-
out the world. And our business has grown from less than $25
million in annual revenue in 1983 to now over $7 billion, reflect-
ing the AEP acquisition.
“By changing our name to Berry Global we are portraying a
more balanced view of who we are to our customers, our inves-
tors, and ourselves.”
Salmon adds, “Two critical components of Berry’s culture are
continuous improvement and innovation. As such, we are ‘Al-
ways Advancing’ to improve the way we work and to improve the
products and services we provide.
“If you look across all of our products, they have one element
in common – they protect. They protect what people eat, drink,
and use every day … they protect healthcare professionals and
their patients … and they protect buildings, transportation, pipe-
lines, and other infrastructure.”
Berry’s mission also encompasses advancing its facilities’ safety
practices to protect its employees; advancing sustainability efforts
to protect the environment; and, advancing the Company’s busi-
ness strategies to protect the investments of its shareholders.
With the name change and new mission, the Company has
also adopted a new logo and Values. The logo was developed with
the company’s values in mind.
“Our Values serve as the cornerstone of Berry. The icon in
the logo illustrates those four Values – Partnership, Excellence,
Growth, and Safety,” says Salmon.
He adds, “These are exciting times and today is yet another
milestone in Berry’s history. Our new branding not only references our legacy businesses and the strong foundation that they
created, but also allows us to share the aspirations we have for
the bright future that is before us.”
Rando, Ramina Form Alliance
At INDEX, machinery and equipment suppliers
Rando Machine Corporation and Ramina officially announced a strategic alliance that will allow them to supply turnkey production lines to
the nonwovens industry.
Rando, based in Macedon, NY, will supply airlaid web formation, fiber preparation, shredding/
“We are looking forward to this alliance to
increase our presence in the U.S. market with
a partner who has very strong technical capa-
At INDEX, Rando Machine and Ramina announced a partnership to supply turnkey lines to the