Quality & Certifications

Customers expect that our packaging consistently performs as specified and that it meets all industry and/or legal requirements. At Greif Flexible Products & Services, we accomplish this through a robust Quality Program:

  • Production processes are monitored under strict controls and integrated with a stringent Quality Management System
  • State-of-the-art, in-house testing laboratories 
  • Internal and external audits and certifications
  • Traceability of products and components
  • Robust Complaint Management System ensures that any issue is traced back to its root cause and permanently resolved

 

Our Quality Policy and Vision 

Greif Flexible Products & Services is committed to ...

  • Producing products that are free from physical, chemical, and microbiological hazards
  • Complying with all mandatory legal requirements and industry standards
  • Using a preventive approach to quality where risks are assessed ahead of time and issues are thwarted before they occur
  • Setting measurable quality targets and assessing our performance 
  • Providing training for our employees in the quality process
  • Responding to any complaints quickly and thoroughly; addressing root causes of problems to prevent recurrencess
  • Continuous improvement with the aim of achieving zero defects
Build quality into
the product and process
Be proactive to
prevent mistakes
Target
ZERO defects

 

Our Testing Laboratory

Greif Flexible Products & Services's state-of-the-art, in-house testing laboratory allows us to make certain the entire production process and related parts – from incoming raw materials to finishing bags – are within safe tolerances. A few examples of our testing capabilities:

  • Incoming materials and semi-finished products: melt flow index (MFI), mechanical properties (e.g., strength, elongation, etc.), UV resistance, surface resistance, breakdown voltage
  • Antistatic: Type D ignition test according to IEC 61340-4-4 standard
  • UN test for Dangerous Goods: top lift, drop, righting, topple, tear, and stacking tests

See 4-Loop FIBC product page for more information about our antistatic and UN testing labs.

 

 

Our Certifications

At Greif, we take necessary steps to ensure our products meet mandatory industry and legal requirements. For example, the table below summarizes how Greif meets required or generally-accepted standards of FIBC packaging in Europe. (For more information about requirements specific to your industry or region, please Contact Us). 

FIBC requirements or industry standard in Europe Greif
Basic Requirements
European Packaging Directive 94/62/EC and related standards (EN 13427 to 13432)
REACH EC1907/2006 
Additional Basic Requirements for All Non-Dangerous Goods FIBC
ISO 21898
Safety factor test (according to ISO 21898)
UV test (according to ISO 21898)
Tensile strength of fabric and tape ISO 13934-1
Existence of an internal Quality Assurance Program according to ISO 9001 or 22000
Requirements for Food Contact Bags
Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004: materials and articles intended for food contact
Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006: materials and articles intended for food contact
Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and amendments: plastic materials intended for food contact
European Directive 82/711/EEC and amendments:  testing migration of the constituents of plastic materials and articles intended for food contact
European Directive 85/572/EEC and amendments: list of simulants for testing migration of the constituents of plastic materials and articles intended for food contact
Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials
Requirements for FIBCs for the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Requirements)  
ADR/RID or IMDG-Code
Requirements for Static Protective Bags  
IEC 61340-4-4:2012 (Ed. 2.0): Electrostatics Part 4-4: Standard test methods for specific applications - Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)
Type B (by measuring breakdown voltage) 
Quality control test of Type C bags (by measuring breakdown voltage and conductivity test)
Test methods for Type D bags according to annex C of IEC 61340-4-4 edition 2 
Requirements for Hygiene Bags
EN 15593 (2008-05)  Packaging: Hygiene management for the production of food packaging or BRC/IoP or HACCP or ISO 22000

Quality & Certifications

Greif Flexible Products & Services Quality Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 21898:2004
  • HACCP
  • BRC - IoP
  • AIB
  • ISO 22000
  • ISO 14001
  • IEC 61340-4-4 (Antistatic)
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Greif Flexible Products & Services was created in 2010 through the acquisitions of: