Technology & innovation

CIPEG R&D


Co-Creation.

We develop high-value projects to fulfill a common objective: turn ideas into competitive advantages:

·         We look at packaging as a whole system

·         We identify and evaluate improvements in the products we manufacture

·         The proposals we make are validated by our central laboratory

·         We support our customers’ marketing and engineering departments

We are convinced that the CIPEG is a concrete result of our strategy.

The Gondi Paper and Packaging Research Center - Research and Development (CIPEG R&D) was created at the end of 2005. Its purpose is to generate development and research in the field of paper and cardboard, contributing toward technical validations, special designs, and innovations for our customers.

All of this is created from three specialized in-house areas:

·         Pre-press

·         Package engineering

·         Central laboratory

Pre-Press and Graphic Design


We are the first enterprise in Mexico and Latin America to have the most advanced technology in pre-press services; this service defines the features that will be applied to graphic design for successful reproduction in production-line machines.

 

Services.

1. Color testing.

a. Profiled tests. A plotter is provided and the same press result is guaranteed. 

b. Referential tests. A print sample is provided for graphics and element location validation, supporting product conceptualization.

2. Print colorimetrics.

Machine color range is determined to obtain tones similar to the ones printed in plotter. 

3. Packaging validation prototypes.

 Printed on final substrates such as: GondiKote®, white liner, Kraft liner and photographic paper, providing a reference for the results that will be obtained in processing machines.

4. Dummy generation.

 Packaging dummies are cut and printed to validate dimensions and graphics referencing.

 

What sets us apart in the market?

·         We provide nationwide coverage, with seven specialists sites

·         Technical assistance at customer facilities

·         We offer specialized photo retouching

·         Capability to process more than 4,300 annual requests of pre-press and graphic design (Flexopress division)

Packaging Engineering


We provide services for the development of new products, minimizing risks in the structural design of packaging. Our specialists coordinate a team of graphic and structural designers, promoting innovation and improvement projects:

a.       New product development

b.      Prototyping

c.       Savings, re-engineering and investment projects

d.      Support of tests validated by our central laboratory, reviewing final proposals with the client

e.      Development of packaging materials throughout the supply chain

f.        Technology transfer

g.       Experimental tests

h.      Stowage configuration

 

Starting with an idea, we make possible the creation of a product that is industrially reproducible, generating profits for our clients and partners:

a.       Through SolidWorks® we generate a “3D Package Experience”

b.      3D prototypes: We create samples in three dimensions that help us conceptualize a product

c.       We generate mechanical drawings for all packaging lines

d.      We configure stowage patterns to optimize the efficiency of the cargo area and transportation/storage volume

Central Laboratory


We are the first paper-industry laboratory in Latin America to have been certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), having also been accredited under Standard 17025 by the EMA (Mexican Accreditation Entity) being the only laboratory accredited in the field of paper and packaging in Mexico, and validated by the National Metrology Center (CENAM), for construction of the facility.

  • ISTA Certification - We are certified in Num.1 series, non-simulation and Num.2 series, partial simulation protocols
  • 17025 Standard - We are accredited in testing ECT, BCT, Mullen, FCT, SCT, RCT, CMT and CCT under international measurement conditions.
  • In addition, the quality laboratories in our various production centers have standardized their tests (TAPPI Standards)   

The aim is to guarantee the full development cycle through reliable results, from conceptualization to field experimentation:

  • We offer cutting-edge technology to carry out compliance and performance tests
  • We conduct tests focused on assessing paper and packaging properties

Projects and partnerships with institutions/organizations

  • Projects in collaboration with CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) 
  • Participation in the Technical Committee of the Paper Chamber for the issuance and review of Mexican Standards

ISTA-Certified Procedures


Grupo Gondi obtained the necessary permits to issue together with the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 8 protocols with series that certify during-transport packaging performance.

 What advantages do I get with this service?

·         Reduce costs generated by damage to the product during transport

·         Specialized studies based on your product’s specific challenges

·         Compare the performance of different designs, materials, and packaging proposals

·         Ensure the use of appropriate packaging and maximize its effectiveness during transport

·         Define and establish policies for proper material handling with carriers

Would you like to know how your packaging performs during transport and under adverse conditions?

Each procedure includes a set of different tests depending on your packaging requirements in terms of conditions and specifications; thus we offer:

·         Variations in the intensity of the tests

·         Tests performed based on the weight of your packaging

·         Tests performed based on the type of shipping: Boat, trailer or train (with the necessary adjustments at frequencies of movement)

If you would like to receive technical assessment, contact us via e-mail: 

cotizacion.laboratorio@grupogondi.com



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Specialized Methods


As both added benefit and essential part of our products, we offer 32 different specialized methods that measure the performance of all the factors involved in the conditions of the package, such as the strength of the paper, the print quality, loading and stowage resistance and many others. Below is an example of the tests we conduct.

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Type of test / Equipment Result
ECT (Edge Crush Test)
It determines the cross-directional resistance to the parallel compression of the flutes of a short non-reinforced column.
STIFI
Correlation with the compression force of a corrugated or solid- fiber container.
CMT
This test assesses the ability of the corrugated medium to contribute to the compressive resistance of a corrugated box.
CCT
This test assesses the ability of the corrugated medium to contribute to the compressive resistance of a corrugated box.
BCT
It measures the ability of corrugated or solid-fiber boxes to withstand external compression forces.
Mullen on corrugated and fiber
It measures the ability of corrugated or solid-fiber boxes to withstand external compression forces.
RCT
This test correlates with the edge crush test (ECT) of the cardboard.
FCT (Flute Crush Test)
It measures the resistance of flutes in corrugated cardboard to a crushing force applied perpendicularly.
Mullen on liner
It evaluates the burst resistance of the liner paper.

ISTA-Certified Procedures


Grupo Gondi obtained the necessary permits to issue together with the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 8 protocols with series that certify during-transport packaging performance.

 What advantages do I get with this service?

·         Reduce costs generated by damage to the product during transport

·         Specialized studies based on your product’s specific challenges

·         Compare the performance of different designs, materials, and packaging proposals

·         Ensure the use of appropriate packaging and maximize its effectiveness during transport

·         Define and establish policies for proper material handling with carriers

Would you like to know how your packaging performs during transport and under adverse conditions?

Each procedure includes a set of different tests depending on your packaging requirements in terms of conditions and specifications; thus we offer:

·         Variations in the intensity of the tests

·         Tests performed based on the weight of your packaging

·         Tests performed based on the type of shipping: Boat, trailer or train (with the necessary adjustments at frequencies of movement)

If you would like to receive technical assessment, contact us via e-mail: 

cotizacion.laboratorio@grupogondi.com

Specialized Methods


As both added benefit and essential part of our products, we offer 32 different specialized methods that measure the performance of all the factors involved in the conditions of the package, such as the strength of the paper, the print quality, loading and stowage resistance and many others. Below is an example of the tests we conduct.

                                                                                                                  Specialized Methods 2015