(Sugar Land, Texas) – The API Group of Companies (API) celebrates 30 years as a driving force in the highly competitive flexible packaging industry. The family owned and operated enterprise began in 1986 with the inception of its first entity, Advance Polybag, Inc., now a leading producer in the plastic bag industry.

Accredo Packaging, Inc., an internationally-recognized manufacturer offering state-of-the-art sustainable flexible packaging options, became part of the API Group of Companies when it was established in 2009.

Founder Hank D. Nguyen set out with a vision to utilize the latest manufacturing technologies coupled with innovative designs, including the adaption of new materials to enhance value and performance in its packaging offerings.  Over the course of the last 30 years, the API companies made that vision a reality, pioneering many new innovations including several industry firsts, including:

  • The first co-extruded Grocery Bag offered in the U.S.;
  • The proprietary Touch ‘N Go® Self-Opening Bag Dispensing System;
  • The first company globally to manufacture a zippered stand-up pouch made from components certified compostable in accordance with ASTM 6400 standards;
  • Pioneer of USDA approved renewably-sourced stand-up pouches;
  • Developer of highly renewably-sourced film for Towel & Tissue overwrap and CO₂LLATION® shrink bundling film;
  • The first reverse printed 2-ply recyclable PE laminated stand-up pouch, branded as AccredoFlex® RPTM;
  • Global leader in Expanded Color Gamut process printing technology.

“From humble beginnings, our companies have become a driving force in the industry with over 1,000 employees and, because of our philosophy of continued product evolution with a focus on sustainability, we are privileged to serve some of the most recognized companies in the world” says Hank Nguyen, Chairman & CEO.

Chinh Nguyen, President & COO, attributes API’s continuing success to its investment in leading edge technologies, including high-tech plant operations, a dedicated workforce, and careful attention to its customers’ needs.

The API Group of Companies is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with manufacturing facilities across the U.S. as well as overseas, and continues to enjoy phenomenal growth.

For further information, contact Malcolm Cohn, Director of Sustainability at 713-580-4872, or see our websites:

Advance Polybag Homepage: www.advancepolybag.com
Accredo Packaging Homepage: www.accredopackaging.com

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Accredo Packaging announces the introduction of its high-barrier packaging films, AccredoFlex, designed for gas-flushing and vacuum-packaging applications to preserve “first day freshness” and protect product integrity. Accredo’s state-of-the-art production facility is designed to produce AccredoFlex in a more sustainable production process than conventional plants, without sacrificing performance, thus providing an enhanced value, which differentiates their barrier film offerings from others on the market.

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AccredoFlex high-barrier packaging films use wind-generated power.

Accredo Packaging announces the introduction of its high-barrier packaging films, AccredoFlexTM, designed for gas-flushing and vacuum packaging applications to preserve “first day freshness” and protect product integrity.

While barrier films aren’t new to the packaging market, Accredo’s state-of-the-art production facility is designed to produce AccredoFlex in a more sustainable production process than conventional plants, without sacrificing performance, thus providing an enhanced value which differentiates their barrier film offerings from others on the market. Accordingly, Accredo’s ‘Sustainability Portfolio’ provides a fresh approach in the industry, effectively distinguishing Accredo from their competitors!

The building of the company’s LEED® Silver certified manufacturing facility was just the first step to delivering sustainable packaging solutions. Accredo utilizes 100% wind-generated electrical power, while focusing its operation on sustainability in manufacture practices, so as to embrace the company’s twin goals of lowering the environmental impact of flexible packaging and extruded film production, while producing competitively priced offerings.

“The technology we use supports efficient production while ensuring that we produce exceptional quality products,” states Chris Cometa, VP of technology. He adds, “Our 9-layer VAREXTM blown film lines from Windmoeller & Hoelscher represent the latest in advanced blown film technology, giving us the ability to tackle our customers diverse needs for moisture, oxygen and other barrier protection, which can lengthen product shelf life.”

AccredoFlex barrier films are particularly well suited for packaging Cheese; Meat and Sausage products; Processed Meats; Institutional Packaging for pre-made or cooked foods; and, Pumped Products such as sauces, condiments, marinades.