Mespack Partners with Dow to Develop Fully Recyclable Flexible Packaging Solutions
The long-term Pack Studios collaboration kicks off with an exhibition at the Pack Expo Las Vegas Show in September
Mespack, a leader in flexible packaging solutions and a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announced today its collaboration with Dow to develop more efficient packaging solutions, enabling next generation packaging designed for recyclability and sustainability. This collaboration allows the development and commercialization of pouches made of mono-material films, permitting converters and brand owners to meet their sustainability commitments of increasing recyclability of flexible packaging. This solution will be on display in the Mespack booth (C-4118) at the upcoming Pack Expo Las Vegas Show, beginning September 23rd.
Dow will showcase Mespack’s horizontal form fill seal machine at its Freeport, Texas, USA location of Pack Studios, where the line will help accelerate and support projects for recyclable stand-up pouches with customers and brand owners in North America. With 86 billion stand-up pouches produced every year, this new recyclable flexible packaging solution is an on-trend, customer-driven innovation that will play a key role in the circular economy. The technology map for the recyclable pouch covers applications from baby food, condiments, detergents, shampoos, body lotions and more.
“It is important to Mespack that we support our customers in the adoption of recyclable, compostable and biodegradable materials to the flexible packaging industry, which is why we are so excited about this collaboration,” Guillem Clofent, Managing Director for Mespack said.
“Mespack has a strong drive to reverse the environmental impact plastics and other non-biodegradable materials have on our planet. By partnering with leaders like Dow, Menshen, Velcro and Venvirotech we hope to create a revolution in packaging sustainability.”
Dow Pack Studios brings together leading equipment manufacturers, packaging designers and prototyping specialists in order to quickly and efficiently drive the commercialization of new and improved packaging innovations. Mespack’s 180 FE horizontal form fill seal machine will be installed at the Freeport Pack Studio in the first quarter of 2020, where it will be ready to test customer film and showcase the environmentally friendly solution.
“The wonderful thing about this solution is that with the appropriate engineering, our installed base of equipment can be retrofitted to utilize this new recyclable material,” said Santi Alberich, marketing manager for Mespack. “Every day another CPG company is committing to utilizing 100% recyclable material. We love that we are helping our customers and the environment at the same time.”
Mespack’s 180 FE form fill seal machine will also be on display at the Pack Expo Las Vegas show from September 23rd through the 25th in the Mespack booth (C-4118). Demonstrations and more information will be available throughout the show, and after the show at Dow Pack Studios in Freeport, Texas, USA, and Mespack’s facilities in Barcelona, Spain.