CYBER SECURITY

CYBER SECURITY

Cybersecurity is the protection of systems, data, software and hardware that are connected to the Internet. Its main objective is to protect the data, much of it confidential, of companies avoiding its theft, cyber attacks and identity theft.

It is therefore a relevant issue both internally and to increase customer confidence in the company.

CMSA has carried out a project that aims to identify the technological Cybersecurity risks that may exist in the organization.

To finance the project we have received a grant from the Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO) co-financed 80% by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) for an amount of 10,500.00 Euros (ICT Cybersecurity Check).

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CMSA IMPLEMENTS SAP BUSINESS ONE AS A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CMSA IMPLEMENTS SAP BUSINESS ONE AS A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

SAP Business One is the new commitment by CMSA as a comprehensive management system for better control of key company processes. SAP is recognized as a world leader in the business management software market and is considered the creator of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning-Enterprise Resource Planning System).

As a result, CMSA takes a further step in the improvement and optimization of its processes, in order to respond more effectively to the demands and needs of its suppliers and customers.

The innovation and integration of new technologies is part of our identity, as well as the effort to be better every day. For this reason, we add new tools such as SAP Business One, which facilitate our daily work and allow us to be more efficient.

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Bamboo: the efficient raw material

Bamboo: the efficient raw material

Bamboo has many reasons that make it the ideal ecological material today as an alternative to other polluting materials since it is very versatile and versatile. Its characteristics position it as a perfect material for the elaboration of all kinds of goods. With it, we can almost completely replace plastic, metal, oil or other types of wood that are highly polluting.

We are talking about a 100% biodegradable product, one of the most important reasons for its use as an alternative material. You do not need any type of recycling process, choosing whether to use it or treat it as waste, both options being respectful with the environment. Likewise, it is not a scarce resource, it comes from the environment and can be cultivated easily, so it is an infinite source of energy unlike oil, plastic and metal. Its exploitation is based on a sustainable model that allows the generation of durable economic systems.

All this makes bamboo a tool against global warming, being a plant capable of capturing more CO2 than other plants, which is why it is considered a highly efficient species in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It is a sustainable material since its short production cycles allow to have the necessary quantity for a constant performance.

These same production cycles show that it is an efficient material, since it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, reaching 15 centimeters per day, making it a highly sustainable material to produce. Therefore, using bamboo is a good solution to optimize the land that humanity allocates to the production of resources, avoiding having to deforest our forests and jungles.

As we have verified, this is a very resistant plant. This translates to little or no presence of chemicals during cultivation. Thus highlighting that chemistry does not play any role in the handling of the bamboo once it is cut as it does not require a complex transformation process.

Similarly, it is a great option for energy production. Its high productive performance makes bamboo a perfect plant for the production of fuel of vegetable origin, being an alternative to other current fuels. It is also an easily applicable recycling option when disposing of bamboo products when they are no longer useful or have become obsolete.

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Difference between FSC paper and recycled paper

Difference between FSC paper and recycled paper

Paper is part of our day to day, it covers many essential needs that we are not aware of despite using it daily and on a recurring basis. When we have breakfast and want to clean the table, when we go to the toilet, when we want to take note of something urgent that we do not want to be forgotten and of course, also to package products in a revolutionary and ecological way.

In the market we can find more than 500 different types of paper. The best known among all of them is undoubtedly writing but there are many more types: we can find newsprint, toilet paper, cellulose paper and also compostable paper to be able to wrap our food without harming the planet. We know this evolutionary concept of sustainable packaging as earthpack, a novel packaging system that is totally recyclable and biodegradable both in blue containers and on land and sea if it is not recycled correctly.

Each and every one of the papers that exist are necessary tools that are part of our lives as individuals and as a collective entity, since the role is part of daily communication, of the culture that surrounds our society, of education, of health and all areas that can come to mind.

As its existence is so implanted in our daily reality, most of the time we do not have any kind of feedback on the amount of daily solutions that paper solves for us and on the tasks that they facilitate each day. For years and years, paper has been changing and adapting to human needs, evolving in parallel with the technology developed and adapting to new forms of use and manufacturing, such as evolving to the concept of earthpack, allowing us to wrap fruits and vegetables with attractive , compact packaging, ecological and sustainable.

Paper is still a great unknown for most of the people who use it daily but, we are sure that the technological innovations related to this precious material will not stop surprising us. Its evolution and great utility will continue to accompany us and provide revolutionary solutions in the years to come.

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The world of paper

The paper that surrounds us

Paper is part of our day to day, it covers many essential needs that we are not aware of despite using it daily and on a recurring basis. When we have breakfast and want to clean the table, when we go to the toilet, when we want to take note of something urgent that we do not want to be forgotten and of course, also to package products in a revolutionary and ecological way.

In the market we can find more than 500 different types of paper. The best known among all of them is undoubtedly writing but there are many more types: we can find newsprint, toilet paper, cellulose paper and also compostable paper to be able to wrap our food without harming the planet. We know this evolutionary concept of sustainable packaging as earthpack, a novel packaging system that is totally recyclable and biodegradable both in blue containers and on land and sea if it is not recycled correctly.

Each and every one of the papers that exist are necessary tools that are part of our lives as individuals and as a collective entity, since the role is part of daily communication, of the culture that surrounds our society, of education, of health and all areas that can come to mind.

As its existence is so implanted in our daily reality, most of the time we do not have any kind of feedback on the amount of daily solutions that paper solves for us and on the tasks that they facilitate each day. For years and years, paper has been changing and adapting to human needs, evolving in parallel with the technology developed and adapting to new forms of use and manufacturing, such as evolving to the concept of earthpack, allowing us to wrap fruits and vegetables with attractive, compact packaging, ecological and sustainable.

Paper is still a great unknown for most of the people who use it daily but, we are sure that the technological innovations related to this precious material will not stop surprising us. Its evolution and great utility will continue to accompany us and provide revolutionary solutions in the years to come.

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Learn more about paper fiber

PAPER, THE PRESENT OF THE PACKAGING.

In News, Earthpack5 November, 2020

We have been warning for a long time. The path of plastic as packaging was running out. Our planet and our society asked for this change. And now that? Now is the time for paper to become the main raw material for a very simple reason: it is made from wood fiber, a natural, renewable and easily recyclable resource.

In fact, the European Union intends that by 2030 all packaging “be recyclable or reusable, but above all to be recycled,” as Ferran Tarradellas, representative of the European Commission, pointed out. Promoting recycling is a much more effective sustainable practice than, for example, reuse.

Faced with this scenario, the paper is reinforced since it comes from a natural and renewable resource that allows the manufacture of 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging. Currently, 85% of the raw material used in the manufacture of corrugated cardboard boxes is already recycled paper, according to Aspapel.

The trend continues to rise: more and more companies are choosing paper packaging. During 2019, the material destined for containers and packaging increased by 6%. This field already represents 65% of the use of paper in our country!

A consumer decision

According to a study by the consulting firm Smithers Pira and Procarton, 96% of brands consider packaging a strategic piece to improve their business results, but this is due to a consumer decision.

In the UK they went out to the streets to ask consumers and the answers they got did not surprise anyone:

48% prefer its ‘touch and feel’ to other materials47% appreciated its lightweight nature37% believe that paper packaging is safer36% prefer it because it is more complete and practical36% also consider it easier to open and closeAs confirmed by the Aecoc Shopperview study, 44% of consumers penalize ‘unsustainable’ brands. We are increasingly aware of the environment and sustainability and this data shows it. In fact, according to Aspapel data, only 9% of Spaniards imagine their life without paper.

From nature to nature

The main characteristic that has made paper the perfect material for the packaging and packaging sector is, without a doubt, its easy recyclability. In 2016, according to Eurostat, 67% of packaging was recycled in general, but if we specify by material we see that the recycling of paper and cardboard was the highest: it obtained an 83% recycling rate.

The time for the role has definitely come: meet Earthpack


Learn more about bamboo fiber

BAMBOO, THE MOST SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL.

In News, Earthpack5 November, 2020

Originally from India, bamboo has spread around the world at great speed for a very simple reason. Its plant is quite particular, it has various characteristics that have allowed it to go from being considered a waste of nature, which invaded the riverbed, to being called the most sustainable raw material.

This title that he receives is mainly due to his capacity for growth. An adult bamboo plant, during the budding stage, can grow up to 61 cm in a single day. In each budding it doubles in size until it reaches trunks between 10 and 20 meters, depending on the species.

If we add to its growth capacity the ease of bamboo to adapt in almost any area, we are probably facing the most sustainable raw material on the planet. This plant does not require fertile land, nutrients or pesticides, with water nearby it is enough to grow and grow. Also, you only have to let three or four years pass until it can be collected.

Another positive point of this plant is that it allows obtaining bamboo fiber through a relatively simple process that requires minimal use of industrial resources. In addition to being a raw material that is easy to access and handle, bamboo fiber has very interesting properties for all kinds of applications.

  • 100% biodegradable, can be composted.
  • Thermoclimatic: resistant to heat and cold.
  • Absorbs four times more moisture than cotton.
  • Resistant: supports great stress without losing flexibility.
  • Respectful of the soil: the deep root systems of the plant serve as protection against soil erosion.

 

We have no doubts, bamboo fiber is the best option for Earthpack’s breathable mesh, an evolution of packaging for the product.


The environmental cost of bioplastics

THE ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF BIOPLASTICS

In News13 July, 2020

At CMSA we have been wondering for some time why everyone considers bioplastics the solution to the problem of plastics. From our point of view, bioplastics are just another alternative solution that is not entirely efficient and respectful of the planet. Let’s find out a bit more about green plastics, where they come from, what they consist of and what they contribute to the ecosystem.

Bioplastics, or biodegradable plastics, have similar characteristics to plastics in that they are made from petroleum. Among all their qualities, we can highlight that they are made with renewable materials and that they are biodegradable. We should not confuse terms since renewable does not mean sustainable. These bioplastics are not sustainable because they have a serious environmental cost and depend on crops, so they need fertile soil and water, quite limited natural resources. This means that this type of bioplastics can interfere in the food chain.

The environmental cost of bioplastics

Some bioplastics depend on crops, so they need fertile soil and fresh water, these resources are environmentally very limited and cannot be used lightly. That is why green plastics are not a sustainable alternative to plastic, much less a solution for the health of the Earth.

There are quite a few lines of research that are trying to find alternatives for creating bioplastics in a more sustainable way, such as transforming plants, plant-based by-products, algae and other vegetables into sustainable bioplastics. Not all will come to fruition and only a few have turned out to be economically viable. Time will tell if bioplastics end up being the definitive solution.

This type of bioplastics or green plastics is not good for the planet. In the end, they pose the same problems that traditional plastics present, caused by the misuse of recycling, and they also pose the problem of meddling and hindering the food chain.

At CMSA we do not agree with the way in which biodegradable plastics are manufactured and how this affects the food industry, crops and natural resources. We firmly believe that other alternatives must be found that allow finding alternatives to traditional plastic but that is truly sustainable. We must give voice and credibility to alternative research that is working to find sustainable ways for plastic and bioplastics.


Packaging, the first barrier to protect food

PACKAGING, THE FIRST BARRIER TO PROTECT FOOD

In News30 March, 2020

The packaging or wrapping of a product has several key functions, some more than obvious. It is clear that its main function is to contain our products and food as well as being key when it comes to recognizing the product’s brand and knowing its main features.

But the packaging of any product must also have a sometimes forgotten function: to protect our food and products from incidents and inclemencies throughout the distribution chain until it reaches the customer’s table.

Thus a wrapper, container or packaging must keep the product inside in perfect condition. We are not only talking about appearance, but also hygiene and sanitation. It is important to keep in mind that any product must go a long way until it is in the hands of the end-user and on this journey, there may be situations that are beyond our control: hits, friction, bacteria, heaping… Not forgetting that once the product arrives, customers may still manipulate the purchase line to see it up close, squeeze it more tightly than they should, drop it, etc.

This can put the product at risk by exposing itself to viruses or microbes that customers may have on their hands. Definitively, the packaging is very important to also avoid these risks that exist when the product is already in the sales outlet, especially in the food sector.

Any unforeseen event may compromise the quality of the product. That is why at CMSA we always work with one idea in mind: good packaging must ensure the integrity and healthiness of the product throughout the distribution process.

For all these reasons, at CMSA we are committed to offering packaging solutions that adapt to your needs and that are also capable of protecting your products against any of these risks.


CMSA installs rooftop photovoltaic system for self-consumption

CMSA installs rooftop photovoltaic system for self-consumption

12 November, 2019 News

The investment, which amounted to € 239,752, has received financial support from the European Union through ERDF funds and the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia (Ministry of Business, Industry and Spokesperson). CMSA has received a subsidy € 83,913.20 (of which 67,130.56 come from the ERDF), granted under the Order of March 15, 2019 of the Ministry of Employment, Universities, Business and Environment by which they are convened Subsidies aimed at promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies by companies, within the scope of the ERDF 2014/2020 operational program for the Region of Murcia.

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