Brushfoil LLC has once again received ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system based on standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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The new certification, formally known as ISO 9001:2008, has been awarded through January 2013. Brushfoil is a division of Interfilm Holdings Inc., of Greenville, S.C.

Such standards reflect the growing commitment by companies such as Brushfoil to produce the highest quality products available in compliance with internationally accepted standards for excellence.

According to Jim Parker, a Brushfoil manager, “Three years ago, we sought and achieved such certification to continue developing a system to help guarantee our products and services.

“This renewed certification provides a greatly improved level of comfort for our customers around the world. ISO 9001:2008 certification ensures that Brushfoil has in place a quality system with a proven formula for producing a consistent, superior product.

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. The North American organization that awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification of Brushfoil is Intertek Systems of Boxborough, Mass.

“Ultimately the ISO system improves the consistency of our raw materials because we also insist on excellence from our suppliers. This will be especially beneficial as we seek an even more aggressive international posture in 2010.” Mr. Parker indicated that developments in this arena would be announced in the new year.

What ISO Means

Expanded market access: Certification opens the door to untapped domestic and international business opportunities since the quality system helps to establish common language and expectation levels between businesses.

Reduced cost of sales: Certification establishes Brushfoil's credibility and commitment to quality from day one. Because the task of explaining the specifics and demonstrating the effectiveness of the quality management system is more straightforward, it takes less time to earn prospective customers' trust and confidence.

Reduced transaction costs: Since an ISO 9001 certified quality system promotes continuous improvement in Brushfoil's products and processes, many clients see fewer errors, returns and customer complaints.

Improved overall performance: Based on a uniform and widely accepted system of process control, the ISO 9001 certified quality system will help improve products and processes. This can foster improved relationships with suppliers, business partners and customers.

The Wave of Brushfoil Achievements

The ISO 9001:2008 certification is yet another accomplishment that Brushfoil has recently garnered. In September 2009, the company announced it had developed a new brushed transfer film for use in the upscale packaging market. The new capability provided greater shelf appeal for packages while at the same time eliminated a film going into a landfill. The result was an array of dazzling, 'green' packages.

Earlier in 2009, Brushfoil introduced its new line of 48 gauge (12 micron) brushed metallized PET films. These new, thinner gauged brushed PET films are the same high quality and are available with a chemically treated print surface excellent for laminating to paper and board. The thinner films have the same high quality finish as the 92 gauge (23 micron) but have improved yields and are available in larger rolls which require less changeovers. The films are priced competitively with traditional holographic films.

Also in 2009, Brushfoil was selected as film supplier for the exterior carton of the “2009 Toolbox,” an annual package supplied by Package Design magazine to its subscribers. This marks the second time the magazine selected Brushfoil as a supplier for the 1.3 cubic-foot carton contains packaging innovations from various suppliers.
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