Legal Notice

We are committed to protecting your privacy and promise that we will use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for the web pages, newsletters, discussion lists, and announcement lists owned and operated by Scholle IPN Corporation. The following discloses our Privacy Policy.

What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and IP address – a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol”. When a visitor requests a page from ScholleIPN.com’s website, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site.

We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

What are cookies?

Occasionally, scholleipn.com may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of scholleipn.com’s website you have visited, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. We may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you’ve visited a particular page. We may use this information to better personalize the content that you see on our site.

You have the choice of accepting cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information do you request?

We may ask you to provide your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about new services). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy that means that we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party.

In addition, scholleipn.com will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may from time to time send e-mails announcing new services offered by Scholle IPN Corporation or our customers.

When you sign up for a service or newsletter, your name or alias is recorded solely for purposes of maintaining your account within the scholleipn.com client base or as a subscriber to our forthcoming newsletters.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

Scholleipn.com and Scholle IPN Corporation will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Scholle.com.
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Scholle IPN Corporation network of sites, or visitors to scholleipn.com.
  • Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties.
  • Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

Scholleipn.com uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Scholle IPN Corporation reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of scholleipn.com capital stock or assets. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties which receive the information.

What else should I know about my privacy when online?

The scholleipn.com website contains a number of links to other websites. Scholleipn.com and Scholle IPN Corporation are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Scholleipn.com and Scholle IPN Corporation do not share any of the individual personal information you provide with the sites to which other links. Please refer to those sites for their privacy policy.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.

Your Consent to This Agreement

By using our website and our services, you consent to the collection and use of information by scholleipn.com and Scholle IPN Corporation as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

Scholle IPN Corporation and its subsidiaries proudly support the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (Act), which prohibits slavery and human trafficking from its supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale. In compliance with the Act, Scholle IPN Corporation trains its supply chain employees and management with respect to mitigating slavery and human trafficking risks within the supply chain of its products, and, upon request, obtains written verification from its suppliers that materials incorporated into supplier’s products purchased by Scholle IPN comply with applicable laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the country or countries in which the suppliers are doing business. In accordance with the Act, Scholle IPN directly obtains self-certification of compliance from its suppliers, in lieu of less effective unannounced verification audits conducted by itself or third parties. Violations of the Act shall be referred to Scholle IPN’s Legal department for appropriate follow-up, in accordance with its accountability practices.

ABMA Rules and Directions for the Use of Aseptic Bags

The good preservation of the product is directly related to connect with the correct utilization of the aseptic bags. The following instructions are of importance:

PRESERVATION AND HANDLING:

If the carton containing the aseptic bags is received damaged, to such extent that the contents are exposed, do not use the bags. Keep the aseptic bags in protected warehouses and under correct environmental and hygienic conditions. Bags must be stored between 5°C (41°F) and 32°C (90°F).
In particular keep bags away from:

  • high temperatures
  • direct sun
  • poisonous or ill smelling articles.

The bag will remain aseptic if not tampered with. Be careful not to damage the bags when opening the boxes. Collect the bags from their boxes individually only at the moment of the filling process, carefully avoiding any possible damage.

All bags remaining after filling operations must be carefully packed in the original cartons in order to avoid bag damage. It is the expectation that unfilled bags will be suitable for use 36 months from the date of Manufacture, provided that the storage and warehousing conditions detailed above are adhered to. It is recommended that the principle of ‘First in First out’ should be applied on unfilled bags If this time period is exceeded it is a requirement to contact your bag manufacturer prior to usage.

IRRADIATION:

Cartons are identified with a irradiation indicator. Always check that the irradiation indicator dots (indication the bag aseptic conditions) are of the correct colour, which is red. Never use boxes with a yellow dot (bags are not irradiated). In case of doubt, please contact your supplier in writing within 7 days after receipt of the bags.

OUTER CONTAINERS:

The dimensions of the bags are proportionate to the size of the outer container. The dimensions of the bags will have to be determined by supplier’s technicians: the internal size of the outer container must be advised upon placing the order for aseptic bags. The inner side of the outer container must be free from cutting edges, scratches or impurities, in order to avoid damage to the bag (cuts, holes) during filling and transport operations.

FILLING:

Handle the aseptic bag with care during the filling operation ensuring the bag is correctly held by the pincer/clamps to minimise the strain applied to the fitment. During filling, the bag film should not be in direct contact with hot parts on the fill head. Avoid steam or hot condensate from flowing on to the bag film during the filling process.

The container lift system or fill head movement should ensure that the product load is supported by the container during the complete filling process. The establishment of the correct sequence of outer container lift or fill head movement steps should minimize the weight carried by the fitment with the pincer/clamp only releasing at the end of the cycle. It is particular important to check that the closure is correctly placed in the spout. After filling, carefully fold the empty corners of the bag towards the center, taking care to avoid creases and smoothing the surface. Make sure that the filled bag is completely supported by the outer container.

CLOSING:

Avoid the introduction of any foreign bodies which may damage the aseptic bag. Take care not to pinch the bag with the cover when closing the outer container. The cover of the outer container must close tightly. It is important to keep a record of the production date, the filling head number, the temperature of the filling head and the bag number going with each outer container. This will avoid handling of all outer containers in case of accidents, because it will enable you to identify and to sort out the claimed lot, thus saving time and money and allowing immediate control and evaluation of eventual damages.

IMPORTANT: For Liquid Product Bags
Avoid head space between the filled bag and the top cover of the drum or other outer container.

Should head space exist, it should be completely filled in order to prevent excessive movement of the bag within the outer container.

  • When the viscosity is less than 500 CP (at 20°C, BROOKFIELD) it is necessary to consult the suppliers technicians.

STERILIZING PROCESS DURING THE FILLING OPERATION:

STERILIZING LIQUIDS:

The under-mentioned conditions are to be respected in case of the use of sterilizing liquids. The chlorine salts, which are used in solution for sterilization in the filling areas, must have chlorine concentration not higher than 250PPM and they must be buffered so as to keep the pH of the solutions at 7 + 1. Carefully remove excess sterilizing liquid once the bag has been closed. Metal attack which may occur as a consequence of not respecting the above conditions, will not be recognized. Usage of other sterilization liquids will be subject to approval of both bag and filler supplier.

HOT STEAM STERILIZATION:

In case of steam sterilization up to 105°C, only bags with suitable fitments and films for this particular system must be used.

STORAGE AND TRANSPORT OF FILLED CONTAINERS:

In order to get a good result, the filled containers must be adequately protected against sun, rain, dust and excessive temperatures. The filled containers must be placed and tied firmly together on proper pallets during factory shifting and shipping, to avoid any kind of movement.

Do not transport filled containers at temperatures below 1°C, to avoid ice forming on the surface of the product, which could irreparably damage the bag.

NOTE:

The aseptic bag is only one of the elements of a system for the preservation of a product. It is clear that any stage before the filling operation (for example during the sterilization of the product) can cause problems that are not related to the bag. It is therefore essential, in case of a claim, that supplier’s technicians are allowed to verify the production process and records (in particular records of temperatures in the filling head during production) and also maintenance actions on the filling machine before the aseptic season, in order to identify the true origin of the problem. No damage claims will be accepted without proper documentation on part of the customer.

Trademark Information

¹BAG IN BOX (design mark) is a registered mark of “Smurfit Bag in Box” Societe Anonymee in the following countries: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands.

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