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    lundi, 12. février 2018

    MENSHEN Member of the Energy Efficiency Network of IK (Kopie 3)

    One of 18 member companies

    Saving energy not only brings economic benefits, but is above all very sustainable. The issue of energy efficiency is a central topic to the international competitiveness of the German economy and the climate protection. The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. is therefore also committed to greater energy efficiency in the plastic packaging industry. Since the beginning of July 2017, IK has been a co-signatory of the Germany-wide initiative Energy Efficiency Networks of the Federal Government. Together with 22 business associations, the initiative, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Economics, is committed to creating around 500 new networks by 2020. The stated goal is to save 5 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions through network work. Likewise, in the summer of 2017, IK launched a first energy efficiency network in the industry. The network participants regularly meet to exchange experiences and ideas around the subject of energy efficiency and agree on a concrete savings goal. MENSHEN is one of 18 member companies of this initiative.
    lundi, 12. février 2018

    Force Majeure

    MENSHEN remains capable of producing and delivering

    You will have heard through the media that Ducor and Total – significant manufacturers of thermoplastic granules in Europe – have reported Force Majeure for their production facilities in the Netherlands as well as in Belgium and France. This means that bottlenecks may occur in supplies to the European market of certain plastic pellets which may result in the complete incapability of these manufacturers to supply.

    On the basis of today’s planning options, MENSHEN, and thus our customers, will not be impacted by these shortages. Thanks to a prudent planning and procurement policy together with the selection and ordering of suitable alternative products, we have been able to stockpile appropriate quantities. As a result, it can be assured that, from today’s perspective, production will continue without interruption and will not come to a standstill for this reason. MENSHEN can consequently give the all-clear for all confirmed orders!

    Yet another example of MENSHEN’s far-sightedness and market proximity. Perhaps we can convince you of our performance capability in future as well; not only regarding our circumspect procurement of the necessary raw materials, but also where our convincing development and project work is concerned.

    We look forward to hearing from you!
    jeudi, 10. août 2017

    Trade mission to Southern Africa

    MENSHEN in cooperation with Spanish Chamber of Commerce

    The managing director of MENSHEN Iber was on a business trip together with a trade delegation in Southern Africa to visit some interesting (potential) customers, establish contacts or deepen existing relationships. Stations of the trip were Maputo / Mozambique, Jahannesburg and Durban in South Africa and Lusaka / Zambia. This trade mission was organized and supported by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the foreign trade delegations of the Spanish Embassy.
    jeudi, 10. août 2017

    Latest Generation of High-Resolution 3D Printing

    MENSHEN now implementing the latest 3D print technology

    The option to produce prototypes, samples or even injection molds using a 3D printer has been around for some time. However, as with every new technology that is put on the market, the first generation is frequently prone to “teething troubles” and details need to be optimized.

    With this in mind, it has been worth our while to wait a bit. With the Form2 desktop printer by formlabs, MENSHEN can now produce printed models – even large-scale ones – with an excellent resolution. And the process no longer takes several days, but rather only a few hours. MENSHEN is consequently in a position to produce high-resolution prototypes and models of closures and other packaging solutions that are accurate in every detail. This can be done flexibly and at short notice, and without being dependent on other service providers.

    The resulting parts have an outstanding, smooth surface quality that resembles PP. The items can therefore be examined as regards function, design and details and, if necessary, optimized before starting batch production. And all made possible with the latest generation of 3D printers.
    jeudi, 01. juin 2017

    Sophisticated Technology – New Injection Molding Machines

    Machine fleet at MENSHEN is expanding further

    Packaging has been part of people’s daily lives for many years. After all, no matter whether it is food, cosmetics, cleaning agents, chemicals or other everyday goods, most of the things we need would break, get lost or perish before they reached us – were it not for packaging. The closure as the “top of the pack” plays a very special role in this. Besides its most important property – namely to prevent leakage – it is an eye-catcher on the retail shelf, draws attention to the pack as a whole, and contributes significantly to the success of the product. Because requirements on the closure are so high, it is one of the most highly developed products of our time. This is a challenge that MENSHEN has been meeting for more than 45 years.

    Consequently, a closure must not only keep the pack tightly sealed, but also be easy to open and close, feel pleasant in use, and at the same time look good. This means that the manufacturing methods also have to be continuously advanced, optimized and adapted to the needs of the market.

    This is where so-called cube molds play an important role. The use of this type of tooling is a remarkably efficient alternative when producing closures made of different components, materials and/or colors. Cube molds are characterized in that they have not only one tooled surface as is the case with conventional molds. Instead, four sides of the cube are utilized for molding, with all the phases needed in the production process taking place at the same time. While the first component or color is injected at the first station, cooling is carried out at the second one, the second part of the closure is produced at the third station, and the finished parts are ejected at station 4. After that, the mold rotates and the process starts again. The cycle is very fast and thus extremely productive.

    Special machinery is called for when utilizing these cube molds; machines that meet the specific demands of this manufacturing technology. MENSHEN have now taken delivery of an injection molding machine that fulfills just these conditions. A heavy-duty crane was needed to heave this particular machine – weighing about the equivalent of 35 middle-class automobiles - from the truck prior to being transported to the designated production hall. Two further, identical machines are to follow in the second half of the year. Besides the construction of a new, additional production hall, this will be a further investment in the Finnentrop site.
    jeudi, 18. mai 2017

    MENSHEN with new booth at the Interpack

    Almost 60 years old and still going strong: The Interpack – the world’s biggest and most significant trade show for the packaging industry

    From May 4 to 10, 2017, 2,865 exhibitors from 60 countries presented their products and services to a highly interested professional audience at the Düsseldorf exhibition center. Of the 170,500 visitors to the trade fair, 74 percent came from abroad; of these, three quarters were decision-makers.

    The motto at this year’s Interpack was “Tightly packed”, so the focus was on packing product to keep it safe and sound. This fits perfectly to us and our products – after all, we at MENSHEN provide reliable solutions that are in line with the market and meet its demands. The most frequently asked questions in our branch of industry are: “How can packs be securely closed and at the same time easy to open?” or “How can dispensing be kept simple, accurate and, above all safe and clean?”

    At the Interpack, we were able to measure up to international competition with confidence. This is because we are fast and flexible and never stop working on the optimization of our products and services. Only in this way is it possible to satisfy the constant changes in market trends and the related requirements of our customers. And of course we give the sustainability aspect high priority by dealing prudently with limited resources and keeping a sharp eye on environmental safety.

    On our new Interpack booth, all this was on display. With 160 square meters of exhibition space, it was the ideal setting for talking to existing customers and making contact to new prospects. A highly motivated, dedicated and professional team made up of staff members from the various MENSHEN locations all over the world welcomed our international visitors who were full of praise for the new trade show stand, the underlying exhibition concept and, not least, for the positive, harmonious booth team.

    Our motto for presenting our products and broad range of services was “GET READY”. These two words were also intended to express our readiness to break new ground together with our partners, to implement projects and to try out new ideas. On your marks – Ready – Go!

    The centerpiece of the booth was the “MENSHEN 360° Circuit” where visitors could obtain important facts and figures about the stages in the life of a closure and the comprehensive proposals on offer at MENSHEN – from conception to series production. As in a modern museum, interactive touch screens were provided to access key words, presentations, animations and brief movie sequences, giving visitors a vivid experience of the individual elements of the MENSHEN performance spectrum.

    Once again, this year’s Interpack definitely provided the ideal platform for us to present MENSHEN products, services and innovative spirit.
    lundi, 20. février 2017

    A polite dosing system

    MENSHEN wins the SilverPack Award 2017 with one2dose

    The SilverPack “Polite Packaging” Award, initiated by the Meyer-Hentschel Institute in Saarbruecken / Zurich, has been presented this year for the ninth time. The award is conferred on packaging solutions that consistently focus on consumers as well as their needs and abilities, thus deserving the designation “Polite Packaging” – polite to users, polite to the environment and polite to the content.

    On February 7, Frank Zeppel and Stefan Wolff from MENSHEN were proud and pleased to accept the certificate during the Innoform Conference in Osnabrueck. The award-winning product is “one2dose”, the dispensing closure made by MENSHEN. The jury’s text at the prize-giving ceremony reads: “Its main strength is its ability to accurately dispense liquids and granules. The closure always releases a defined quantity of product – exactly and without mess. With washing detergent, for instance, it is no longer necessary to guess the amount or arduously read the instructions. Excessive detergent is a thing of the past and this is good for groundwater and the oceans as well. Additionally, “one2dose” enables easy dispensing with just one hand. This enhances the degree of convenience of the closure even further.”

    As of now, “one2dose” is entitled to bear the “Polite Packaging” label. A great example of the innovative spirit at MENSHEN and the high level of functionality and practicality of the closure solutions developed there.

    jeudi, 19. janvier 2017

    The latest news on construction, modification and extension measures

    Work is progressing smoothly and swiftly

    Despite the bitter cold, ice and snow, work on the new halls and buildings has been continued speedily and on schedule. Recently, the façade of the newly constructed docking bays has started to gleam in an attractive, modern look (s. photo). And plenty has happened in the indoor areas in the past weeks: The floor is already finished and other modification and moving measures have been started or are still ongoing.
    lundi, 10. octobre 2016

    Construction of an Additional Production Hall

    MENSHEN continue to invest in their facilities in Finnentrop, benefiting both the location and the entire Group

    The erection of the new hall will create a cohesive production complex which, on the one hand, will prevent unauthorized access and, on the other, provides the preconditions for integrating additional production facilities. Following the partial demolition of a former hall, this space is now being renovated to accommodate the Logistics, Shipping and Customs sections. Once the new hall has been erected, a modern central area for Quality Assurance will also be installed.

    The implementation of these building measures takes into account the latest construction engineering standards, including the conversion of the lighting systems to LED technology. On the whole, however, great store is being set on ensuring that as much daylight as possible can enter the hall. 
    jeudi, 04. août 2016

    Injection Blow Molding chez MENSHEN - in.blow

    De nouveaux procédés de fabrication utilisés

    Avec la technologie « Injection Blow Molding » (IBM), MENSHEN propose un nouveau processus de fabrication. Grâce à sa coopération avec une entreprise espagnole, MENSHEN peut proposer ce type de technologie de manière exclusive sur le marché. Comme son nom l'indique, IBM combine « Injection Molding » (moulage par injection) et « Blow Molding » (moulage par extrusion-soufflage). Le polymère fondu est tout d'abord injecté dans la cavité dans laquelle la préforme est créée ; la forme finale est ensuite soufflée par air comprimé. Le matériau est appliqué de manière si uniforme qu'aucun traitement ultérieur n'est nécessaire et qu'il n'y a aucun déchet. IBM permet des mesures précises des goulots d'étranglement et les jonctions sont pratiquement invisibles. Autres avantages :
    • Processus répétable sans ajustement ultérieur 
    • Aucun besoin de transformation de la presse d'injection 
    • Aucune machine supplémentaire requise 
    • Cycles plus courts 
    • Jusqu'à 32 cavités possible 
    • Moins de personnel nécessaire 
    • Volumes de remplissage de 5 ml à 2 000 ml 
    • Utilisable pour PEHD, PEBD, PP, PS, PC
    N'hésitez pas à nous contacter, nous vous conseillerons avec plaisir !
    mercredi, 23. mars 2016

    Initiative "Zero Pellet Loss"

    MENSHEN certified in the name of environmental protection

    All over the world, associations and plastics processing companies are participating in the “Zero Pellet Loss” initiative to prevent plastic pellets from getting lost along the supply chain. Studies on the issue of plastic waste have shown that even small quantities of plastic resin get into the water system, thus reaching the oceans where - together with numerous other elements - they lead to enormous accumulations of waste, known as marine litter. The amount of marine litter is currently estimated at 100 million tons and a large part of it is plastic. The plastics associations worldwide have assumed responsibility in this respect and are appealing to plastics processing companies to take part in the “Zero Pellet Loss” initiative. MENSHEN are participating in this initiative as a matter of course and can confirm in the form of a self-declaration that

    ·         the necessary technical and organizational conditions are in place to prevent plastic pellet spills and ensure that, even if granules are spilled, they cannot reach the environment; 

    ·         employees are trained to avoid spills of plastic granules and, if necessary, to effectively remedy them;

    ·          the effectiveness of these measures is reviewed on a regular basis.

    lundi, 25. avril 2016

    MENSHEN sponsors mountain bike race

    1,600 mountain bikers at the start

    On April 23, the signal again sounded in Sundern for the start of the “Mega Sports” spring classic – the already traditional MTB race through typical Sauerland countryside. As in previous years, MENSHEN was there again as a sponsor when the 1,600 mountain bikers set off in the morning. This year, all the competitors received a surprise energy boost in their starter package: a muesli bar that helped to recharge their batteries and was a welcome and tasty snack.

    Further information at: www.mega-sports.de

    jeudi, 14. avril 2016

    Specialists working hand in hand

    MENSHEN laying great store by their new logistics partner, Liedhegener Logistik

    Georg MENSHEN GmbH & Co. KG have been successful in their search for a highly efficient and dependable logistics partner. The owner-managed logistics company Liedhegener, located in the “Zum Dümpel” industrial estate in Sundern, was able to convince MENSHEN that they were the right partners to cope professionally and reliably with the demanding performance requirements.

    A recently commissioned storage depot has been built specifically for this purpose. The hall was erected in the record time of only five months – the ground-breaking ceremony took place in September last year. On March 1, the new warehouse was officially opened by Berthold and David Liedhegener together with Ludger Braukmann (General Manager) and Carsten Heider (Supply Chain Manager) of MENSHEN. There are now 1,850 euro pallet bays available on an area of almost 2,000 m², intended initially for the raw materials for producing injection-molded closures and packaging solutions and later also for the interim storage of semi-finished and finished goods from the MENSHEN operations in Finnentrop-Frielentrop and Sundern-Hagen.

    Two full semi-trucks of plastic granules – the equivalent of 36 industrial pallets – are delivered and put into storage every day, ensuring that MENSHEN can manufacture around the clock. Due to the fact that the requirement notifications from both production plants arrive at the forwarding company before eight o’clock each morning and have to be delivered by 2 p.m. the same day, a high degree of flexibility is essential.

    To achieve maximum transparency, all ordering and storage processes as well as each movement of goods is dealt with via the MENSHEN SAP system, meaning that everything is state-of-the-art and paperless. As a result, the staff in both companies can always view the entire order transaction and administer all the storage positions online. This, in turn, enables rapid decisions as to which goods are to be or have been deposited at a specific position at a certain time.

    Since MENSHEN has been HACCP-certified for some time and thus meets the most stringent food hygiene standards, the raw materials delivered here are stored in compliance with HACCP and reference samples are taken from each batch, warranting complete traceability if necessary.
    lundi, 11. avril 2016

    WDR visit MENSHEN in Finnentrop

    Report on training situation in the region

    The West German radio station WDR with the editorial team of the program ‘Lokalzeit Südwestfalen’ recently visited MENSHEN in Finnentrop where they made a short film on apprenticeships and training in the region of South Westphalia. Here is the link to the film – it’s really worth watching! 

    mardi, 23. février 2016

    Our Trainees’ Outing

    Lots of new impressions for our apprentices

    The annual trainee outing has meanwhile become a fixed event at MENSHEN. This year, the excursion first went to the "Phenomenta" in Lüdenscheid where interesting - and some amazing - experiments and other physics-related phenomena were carried out. Following a visit to the technology center, the trainees then went on an extensive tour of the Kostal factory. After that, a hearty meal was waiting at the Willecke country inn in Sundern-Stockum, where the eventful tour ended. As in the years before, it was an awesome, varied outing. Further information at:  www.phaenomenta.com
    lundi, 07. décembre 2015

    Le député CDU au Bundestag Dr. Matthias Heider a récemment rendu visite à MENSHEN - fabricant de bouchages plastique et systèmes d’emballage à Finnentrop.

    Après de brèves présentations, le gérant Ludger Braukmann a présenté les produits MENSHEN et marchés ciblés.

    Pour avoir par le passé travaillé dans le domaine de l’industrie chimique et du recyclage d’emballages, Dr. Heider était déjà familier avec le sujet de l’emballage. Ensuite, d’importants points notamment concernant l’approvisionnement en matières premières et en énergie ont été abordés. Afin de rester compétitif sur les marchés internationaux à l’avenir et de maintenir les sites de productions de MENSHEN en Allemagne, des prix d’énergie stables et un approvisionnement sûr en matières premières sont indispensables.

    Dr. Matthias Heider a montré un vif intérêt à l’entreprise et aux conditions économiques générales. Le changement démographique et ses répercussions sur MENSHEN ainsi que d’autres entreprises semblables a également été discuté. Ludger Braukmann a suggéré : „ Avec le changement démographique, il est de plus en plus difficile de trouver du personnel qualifié. Même recruter de bons apprentis devient très problématique. “ MENSHEN fait face à des tâches exigeantes avec des actions adaptées. Pour MENSHEN, il est très important d’être perçu de manière positive surtout concernant sa valeur de marque en termes d'employeur. A cet effet, plusieurs déplacements dans les écoles de la région ainsi que sur divers salons de l‘emploi ont été entrepris cette année.

    Cette discussion très intéressante à été suivie d’une visite détaillée du site. Dr. Heider à été visiblement impressionné par le parc de machines moderne et la production. La visite du député  a été pour les deux parties une bonne occasion d’échange et un pas important vers l’avenir. 
    mercredi, 02. septembre 2015

    Système de dosage „one2dose“ de MENSHEN gagne le prix PackTheFuture Award 2015

    Cette innovation est un système automatique de dosage destiné notamment aux lessives et produis d’entretien.

    La nouveauté de ce système de dosage réside dans le fait qu’une seule opération à une main est  nécessaire pour la fois prélever le produit et préparer la prochaine dose. Ce système est utilisable pour les liquides, gels, poudres et granulés.

    Le volume de dosage est modifiable grâce à la partie inférieure du doseur ou adaptable selon les besoins. Le système contribue à la revalorisation  esthétique et, avant tout, fonctionnelle de l’emballage global. Ce dernier attire l’attention  au point de vente et sa fonctionnalité lui apporte une plus-value qui influence la décision d’achat du consommateur de manière positive. Le dosage exact de lessives, produits ménagers ou concentrés est nécessaire ou souhaitable pour diverses raisons. Un mauvais dosage (d’infirmes quantités suffisent généralement pour les concentrés) entraîne des modifications involontaires des propriétés du produit. Un surdosage représente und dépense superflue et une atteinte inutile de l’environnement. Chaque année, rien qu’en Allemagne, près de 165 000 tonnes supplémentaires de produits d’entretien sont le résultat de surdosages, en partie voulus par le consommateur. Le présent système de dosage contribue donc activement à la protection de l’environnement. 

    mercredi, 02. septembre 2015

    Un article MENSHEN sélectionné pour le Prix de l’Emballage allemand

    one2dose – le système de dosage innovant MENSHEN a convaincu le jury

    Le Prix de l’Emballage allemand est probablement le plus prestigieux prix en Europe. Une fois par an, il désigne les plus innovants et meilleurs développements dans le domaine de l’emballage.
    Le jury a récompensé 53 développements exceptionnels parmi plus de 200 dossiers en provenance de sept pays. Dans la catégorie hygiène et cosmétique, le « one2dose » - système de dosage à une main - fait partie des lauréats. Une solution astucieuse qui se distingue par ses caractéristiques à la fois pratiques, utiles et efficaces. Cet article permet le dosage particulièrement exact, propre et fiable des différents produits. Sous réserve d’un emploi approprié, le sous - ou surdosage sont quasi exclus ce qui ménage votre portefeuille tout comme l'environnement. Ce système apporte une valeur ajoutée à la fonctionnalité et au visuel de l’emballage.
    Voici donc un exemple de plus de l’esprit novateur chez MENSHEN.
    vendredi, 26. juin 2015

    En 2015 également, MENSHEN est à nouveau considérée comme une excellente entreprise de formation professionnelle

    Pour la troisième fois consécutive, MENSHEN se voit attribuée cette distinction très convoitée

    L’entreprise a cette année été récompensée une fois de plus avec le prix « Ausgezeichneter Ausbildungsbetrieb » (excellente entreprise de formation professionnelle) qui permet aux apprentis de mieux s’orienter lors du choix de leur entreprise d’apprentissage. Les entreprises de la région qui ont participées au concours ont toutes été évaluées par leurs apprentis selon différents critères. Le résultat a démontré que MENSHEN fait cette année encore partie des entreprises les plus appréciées par les apprentis. Après 2013 et 2014, MENSHEN se réjouit pour la troisième fois consécutive de ce très bon résultat.
    vendredi, 12. juin 2015

    Journée de l‘emballage

    MENSHEN propose de jeter un coup d’œil intéressant dans les coulisses

    Pour la première fois en ce 11 juin 2015, l’Allemagne, l’Autriche et la Suisse fête la « Journée de l’emballage ». MENSHEN a bien évidemment participé à cette journée initiée par l’Institut allemand de l’emballage et a présenté l’entreprise ainsi que les possibilités d’apprentissage professionnel. L’objectif était de promouvoir l‘industrie de l’emballage auprès du grand public. La première Journée de l’emballage a connu un grand succès. Beaucoup de représentants de l’économie et de l’administration, mais aussi des voisins et plus de 100 élèves des environs ont accepté l’invitation et ont pu bénéficier d’un coup d’œil intéressant dans les coulisses. Après une visite d’information intéressante de l’entreprise, les visiteurs ont dégusté café et gâteaux ou encore les fameuses « Bratwurst » (saucisses grillées) ainsi que des boissons fraîches. Une journée réussie sous un splendide soleil.
    jeudi, 15. mai 2014

    MENSHEN – encore en 2014 « Meilleure entreprise formatrice »

    Une fois encore, les résultats des apprentis de la société Georg MENSHEN GmbH & Co. KG ont été excellents.

    De nombreuses entreprises de la Westphalie du sud s'étaient présentées avec leurs apprentis au prix de « Meilleure entreprise formatrice 2014 ». Le but de ce prix : Donner aux jeunes une aide significative à l'orientation dans le choix de l'entreprise adéquate pour l'accueil des apprentis. Il permet dans le même temps aux entreprises participantes de présenter leurs formations et les prestations associées, et de les faire connaître à un public ciblé.
    Nous sommes particulièrement heureux que nos apprentis aient, cette année encore, aussi bien jugé l'entreprise et qu'ils puissent s'identifier à MENSHEN.

    mardi, 21. mai 2013

    MENSHEN est distinguée par le prix de « Meilleure entreprise formatrice 2013 »

    Les résultats des apprentis de Georg MENSHEN GmbH & Co. KG ont été excellents pour l'entreprise.

    56 entreprises de la Westphalie du Sud se sont portées candidates, avec au total 1 262 apprentis, pour obtenir le label de la « Meilleure entreprise formatrice 2013 ». L'objectif est de donner aux jeunes une aide significative à l'orientation dans le choix de leur entreprise pour l'accueil des apprentis. Il permet dans le même temps aux entreprises participantes de présenter leurs efforts et les résultats en formation et de les faire connaître à un public ciblé. Ceci nous a particulièrement réjouis : nos apprentis peuvent s'identifier pour une majorité à l'entreprise et ont rapporté à celle-ci de par leur implication, leur unité et leur comportement entre eux pratiquement 90 % des points à atteindre.


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