Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Special

It's nearly December and the smell of Christmas is in the air. Quite often that smell is of a freshly cut Christmas tree nestling in the corner of your house or in some department store.

Fortunately most of these trees are grown on small farms, only cut down once a year and in relatively small numbers. In comparison, thousands and thousands of trees around the globe, including Australia's fragile forests are cut down every day causing untold damage to provide for our huge demand in paper.

Finally, there is an alternative to paper made from wood. JMP has managed to source a high quality white copy paper made entirely from bamboo.

Bamboo is a member of the grass family and grows at up to 10 times that of trees. It gives off more oxygen and absorbs more carbon. It does not require harmful pesticides and fertilizers to cultivate and uses very little water. It truly is the enviro-friendly paper choice.

For a limited time JMP is offering it's Frogprint brand of A4 Bamboo copy paper at below the price of Reflex paper, a well known product we all have probably used at some time. Frogprint is as bright and white as Reflex and can be used in the same printers and copiers with the same print results. But NO trees are touched to make bamboo paper!

For more information or to order please contact JMP Holdings or visit our homepage on the following link and download the order form....

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Food Pro Show a Huge Success for JMP

A very successful 2011 Food Pro show for JMP has come to end as the team flies back to Melbourne to follow up on the hundreds of leads and enquiries made during the 4 day show.

There was particular interest in the Bunn Tying Machine, with the president of the Bunn Company, John H Bunn, flying out from Florida, USA to demonstrate his amazing machines.

Bunn Tying Machine are designed to automatically tie items together and are particularly suited to the meat industry. Bunn's mechanical tying machines save companies considerable time and money.

Pictured below is John (in the white shirt) discussing and demonstrating his new stainless steel STM1010 Meat Roll Tyer which is now available to Australian customers through JMP Holdings.

Monday, 11 July 2011

JMP Expansion Complete

JMP's Mordialloc head office is now bigger and better than ever with the completion of the new warehouse space. More than 1000 pallet spaces have been created to cater for the growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand.

JMP's total warehouse and office facilities are now over 20 times the original Dandenong setup when JMP began trading back in 1998.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Smiggle Bamboo Paper Bags

smiggle bags are made from bamboo - a highly renewable material. bamboo is one of the earth's fastest growing plants + releases 35% more oxygen than equivalent timber. bamboo needs no replanting, grows without fertilizers or pesticides with an outstanding growth cycle of 3-5 years compared to 15-20 years for most timbers.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Stopak's New Dunnage Bag Video

JMP Holdings is the Australian agent for Stopak's fast fill dunnage bags. Stopak are an award winning South African manufacturer of dunnage bags and desiccant products.

Frontman for Stopak is dunnage bag expert Bester Pansegrouw. Watch the video and see why choosing a Stopak bag from JMP Holdings is the ideal method of securing your valuable cargo!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Plastic Slipsheets

Reducing costs is always important to companies especially during times of uncertainty. Slipsheets can not only save an exporter money but increase the amount of shipping space available to them.

Slipsheets practically do the same work as pallets however they are about one tenth of the cost and are much smaller in size. An initial outlay for a push pull device will be required however these can be sourced from just a couple of thousand dollars.

Slipsheets are a thick sheet of plastic which is placed on top of a pallet or flat on the ground. The product is then placed on top and stretch wrapped in place. The push pull device on the forklift will then grab the slipsheet with the product from the pallet and bring it back onto the tines. This process can then be reversed as the slipsheet and product is loaded into the container.

This process creates more room and only costs around $3 compared to a plastic pallet which takes up more room and can cost in excess of $40.

Watch the video here...

JMP to exhibit in the 2011 Food Pro Show in Sydney

JMP Holdings will be located at stand D18 for this year's FoodPro Show. FoodPro commences on the 10th July and concludes on Wednesday 13th July at Sydney's Convention & Exhibition Centre.

FoodPro is one of Australia's longest running trade shows and is used to bring together Australasia's leading suppliers of food industry products to show off the latest technology and ideas.

JMP will be displaying a wide range of food industry items with special focus on the new Scotnet range of meat processing products and also our compostable range of meat and fruit trays. We will also be displaying aluminium foil, silica gel desiccants, slipsheets and hygeniec plastic pallets.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

JMP Warehouse extension begins!!

Work has begun on the expansion of JMP's Mordialloc warehouse to accommodate for its continued growth and also the introduction of some exciting new products due to arrive later in the year!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Partnership with SCOTNET Solutions

Partnerships with innovative manufacturers has been one of the keys to JMP Holdings continued success. Recently we have added another partnership to our business by joining forces with Scottish giant SCOTNET.

Scotnet solutions is the world leader in the manufacture of elastic netting for the meat industry. They have over 75 years of experience in the meat industry and have developed and manufactured in excess of 2,000 types of netting and machinery which are distributed to over 50 countries worldwide.

After an absence in the Australian meat industry for some time, Scotnet have enlisted JMP’s expertise in the local market to relaunch their brand in a big way. JMP will use their large network of customers in the meat industry to promote the premium range of Scotnet boneguard, automation and netting.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Bamboo Copy Paper

The first product article I’m writing about is our newest product, so it seems fitting that it should be first cab off the rank. Frogprint Bamboo Copy Paper.

Not many people pay much attention to the copy paper they use on a daily basis, but they do know where it comes from, trees! Billions of sheets are fed through copiers and printers every day and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out a lot of trees need to come down to facilitate this demand.

In a recent trip to China JMP were introduced to a company that produces a vivid white copy paper, one that requires not one single tree to be lopped to produce it. This particular paper is made from 100% bamboo. It looks feels and prints like your regular Reflex style paper, however the secret to bamboo paper is its environmental advantages over tree-based paper.

The advantages are numerous. Bamboo is a member of the grass family and as we all know grass grows very quickly. Some bamboo species can grow a metre in one single day. That is an extreme case but on average bamboo will grow up to ten times faster than trees. Therefore it can be harvested and replenished at a far greater rate.

Bamboo will also give off up to 35% more oxygen than trees and absorb up to 4 times the amount of carbon! Definitely a carbon footprint worth exploring!

Bamboo also grows rapidly without the need for harmful pesticides and chemicals ensuring a cleaner and safer environment for those living within the plantation region and those involved in the manufacturing process.

A major problem with using trees for paper is the deforestation and uprooting of soil when felling trees. This can create a major imbalance to the eco-system and have ever lasting effects. No such problems with bamboo. Bamboo is actually cut above ground and the remaining section grows on for the next harvest. No uplifting of soil, no soil erosion!

Like normal paper, bamboo paper is 100% recyclable and re-usable and is now produced in a volume that makes apples for apples on price with your major brands such as Reflex.

Bamboo really is the next great product. Day by day I am seeing it infiltrate our lives more and more through many produdcts including copy paper, reusable fabric bags, manchester style products and even through the fashion industry.

Bamboo is definitely a great material and it also won’t cost the earth!!!


Welcome to the JMP Holdings Packaging Blog. The aim of this blog is to help people find the solution to their packaging problems.

JMP Holdings began back in 1998 as a small family run operation based in Dandenong, Victoria and has since expanded by opening offices nation wide and overseas. We specialise in four main areas including retail packaging, disposable and compostable packaging, cargo care protection products and bulk product movement.

JMP is now based out of a purpose built warehouse facility in Mordialloc Victoria. Representatives of JMP travel the globe on a monthly basis sourcing the most advanced packaging products available. We have built a network of suppliers spanning across most continents and help develop products in order to meet the varying demands for each market we trade in.

Since day one, JMP has always placed a major emphasis on finding products that are enviro friendly. Throughout this blog I will introduce many products which have been developed with the sole intention of replacing older, less earth friendly alternatives.

JMP has never taken the ‘green’ angle lightly. Many companies come and go with false green claims, however JMP carefully analyses each option and ensures the right certifications have been met. A recent example of this is our approval for the compostable supermarket bag. JMP now imports a corn starch bio-plastic bag which has been certified to meet the Australian Standard AS4736:2006. This bag unlike standard plastic bags will compost 100% under the specified conditions. This bag can be used legally in states like South Australia, where legislation has been passed to control what packaging is allowed to be used in their retail and supermarket environment.

So stay tuned to the blog as I intend to update it product by product, week by week.