CON-Pearl, NA partners with Method and Sustainable Coastlines

Greenville, SC- CON-Pearl, NA, a subsidiary of friedolaTech GmbH of Germany, has partnered with Method Home and Sustainable Coastlines to donate recycled plastic sleeves to aid in the effort to clean up ocean plastic waste washing up on the world’s beaches. Similarly, Shuert Industries donated the pallets and lids to support the CON-Pearl sleeves.

The sleeves are made of recycled polypropylene tri-laminate material and provide a durable, water resistant vessel in which to transport the plastic waste from the beach to a recycling facility.

“In today’s market, responsible companies must act to make decisions that create a healthier environment for the future,” CON-Pearl’s Director of Market Development, Jonathan D. Hern, said. “Method and Sustainable Coastlines are helping to lead the way and we’re excited to donate these sleeves to the cause.”

The sleeves are currently being deployed to the field and will begin full utilization by the fall on the beaches of Hawai’i and Florida.

“We are very excited about the generous donation of reusable pallets and sleeves from both CON-Pearl and Schuert, respectively,” added Ryan Williams, Director of Sustainability at Method Home.  “These pallets will allow us to more efficiently collect plastic and enable us to access more remote locations.  We have been impressed with the ease of assembly and strength of the container.”

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friedola-Tech and Bradford to end exclusive agreement

friedola-Tech, of Geismar, Germany and Bradford Company, of Holland, Michigan will end their Exclusive Marketing Agreement in regard to CON-Pearl® brand trilaminate plastic board as of May 1, 2014. For the past 15 years, Bradford has used Conpearl, throughout the NAFTA market to make returnable / reusable packaging and material handling products. Bradford, which has plants in Canada the U.S.A. and Mexico, has also distributed CON-Pearl® boards to other businesses. In the future, CON-Pearl® boards will be available within NAFTA through friedola-TECH directly or through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CON-Pearl North America Inc.

With the end of mutual exclusivity, Bradford plans to continue to sell CON-Pearl® but it will also be free to offer tri-laminate sheet materials made by other manufacturers.

Bradford and friedola-Tech have a long history of cooperation and they have reached this decision amicably and both companies see the change as beneficial and in their own self-interest. The companies hope to continue their good relationship in the future.

Grand Opening with CPNA

Stefan Hoedt, Vice President of CON-Pearl NA, Inc. pictured here with Christoph Holzapfel (left) during the ceremonial ribbon cutting on August 15, 2013. CON-Pearl welcomed over 80 guests, who were treated to plant tours, live music and great food with a Southern flair.


CON-Pearl NA, Inc. Up & Running in the USA

Greenville, SC – October 2013 – The same, high quality CON-Pearl sleeves you’ve ordered from overseas are now made right here in the USA! CON-Pearl NA, Inc. started its first production run in June of this year.

Production Manager, Paul Kidd comments on production at the Greenville facility “CPNA has a committed and fully functional production team consisting of seven converting technicians of various responsibilities plus an on-site maintenance specialist. We are capable of satisfying our customer’s product volume needs and taking into account individual components and overall design features.  We service our customers by safely providing a quality product and meeting their needs in a timely manner. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.”

A full line of the CON-Pearl products can be found on-line. For more information, or for a detailed quote, please send a request to pearl usa

CON-Pearl NA, Inc. Exhibits At Largest Pack Expo Event in Las Vegas

Greenville, SC – October 2013 – The Las Vegas Convention Center hosted the largest PACK EXPO Trade Show ever on September 23-25 and CON-Pearl® NA Inc. was there.

pack expo

As exposure in the packaging trade show circuit increases, so does CON-Pearl’s stage presence. The nearly 28,000 Pack Expo attendees* saw the unveiling of the innovative new Octa-Flow Box™ making its debut in the United States after a successful release in Germany this past year.

The Octa-Flow Box is designed for the transportation of flowable goods, without running the risk of bulging container walls. The living hinge on the box allows for over 200,000 uses and the sleeve is customizable up to 63”. As with all quality CON-Pearl products, the Octa-Flow Box is weatherproof, durable and features superior mechanical properties. A return ratio of 6:1 means increased efficiency and savings for its users.

octa-flow box

Look for CON-Pearl next at MODEX, March 17-20, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia

*source Kate Achelpohl, PMMI Director of Communications Press Release “PACK EXPO Holds its Largest Las Vegas Show Ever”. October 2, 2013.