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UFlex and partners to launch 100% recyclable PP-based hot-fill pouch
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:08.Oct.2021

UFlex, India’s leading multinational in flexible packaging and a global polymer sciences corporation, has partnered with Mespack and Hoffer Plastics to develop a sustainable solution that will ease out the complexities of recycling attached with hot-fill pouches.

 

To address the issue of full recyclability of pouches, they have jointly developed a turnkey solution that not just enables 100% recyclability of hot-fill pouches with its new mono-polymer structure but also the spout caps, bringing many ecologically responsible brands closer to reaching their sustainability goals.

 

The newly designed Recycle Ready Single Material PP-based Hot-fill Pouch combines the strength of OPP & CPP layered laminate structure designed by UFlex, offering enhanced barrier properties, easy heat seal-ability and longer shelf life for unrefrigerated food storage.

 

It is sealed with patented closures from Hoffer Plastics in the form of tamper evident strong seal spout caps and produced with mechanical integrity of Mespack HF-series fill and seal machine that allows efficient fill through the spout of pre-made pouches.


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UFlex teams up with Hoffer Plastics and Mespack to launch 100% recyclable mono-polymer hot-fill pouches.


Thanks to Mespack technology, the HF Series is completely developed and designed to work with recyclable materials, and due to the continuous through the spout filling, up to 15% of the headspace is reduced by eliminating the wave effect.

 

The new design offers 100% easy recyclability of the laminate and spout cap as well within existing PP recycling streams and infrastructures. These pouches manufactured at UFlex India plant will be exported to American markets and will be majorly used for packing edible products such as baby food, food puree, pet food, and more.

 

“With our future-ready approach that focusses on circular driven packaging, we are trying to offer products that widen our sustainable footprint in the ecosystem”, commented Luc Verhaak, Vice President-Sales at UFlex Packaging. “This co-creation with Mespack and Hoffer Plastics is an accomplishment backed by collective vision for a sustainable future, excellence in packaging and it also marks the beginning of new opportunities in future that can be tapped with our respective fortes.”

 

“One of our Mespack promises is to focus on developing innovative equipment for sustainable packaging solutions to preserve the environment and reduce the carbon footprint,” stated Guillem Clofent, Managing Director of Mespack. “Thanks to the collaboration between key strategic partners, our customers already have a recyclable solution for pre-made pouches contributing to the circular economy, helping to achieve their goals at the same time.”

 

“Sustainability has always been a critical focus and driving force at Hoffer Plastics", said Alex Hoffer, Chief Revenue Officer at Hoffer Plastics Corporation. "Now more than ever, creating products that are fully recyclable and circularly designed from the onset are not just in demand, but will shape the future of our industry and the environment.  We're proud to work with innovative, responsible partners like the UFlex and Mespack teams in leading the way forward.”

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