UFlex Teams Up with Hoffer Plastics and Mespack to Launch 100 Percent Recyclable Mono-Polymer Hot-Fill Pouches

UFlex, India’s largest multinational in flexible packaging and a global polymer sciences corporation, has partnered with Mespack, an international manufacturer of flexible packaging, end-of-line, and soluble pods equipment for consumer-packaged goods companies serving the world’s leading brands, and Hoffer Plastics, an industry leader and innovator in the custom injection molding industry, 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, the three titans have jointly developed a turnkey solution that enables 100 percent recyclability of hot-fill pouches with its new mono-polymer structure and the spout caps, thus bringing many ecologically responsible brands closer to reaching their sustainability goals.

The newly designed Recycle Ready Single Material PP-based Hot-fill Pouch reportedly combines the strength of OPP & CPP layered laminate structure designed by UFlex offering enhanced barrier properties with 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.

The new design reportedly offers 100 percent 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.

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 percent of the headspace is reduced by eliminating the wave effect.

The Recycle Ready Hot-fill Pouch will be on display at Flex Films booth N-9115 and live demos will be held at Mespack 4029, in the Duravant Booth, at Pack Expo 2021 to be held from September 27-29 at the Convention Centre, Las Vegas.

Subsequent to it being showcased at Pack Expo, the 100 percent recyclable hot-fill pouches will be available for sale.

For more information, visit https://www.uflexltd.com.

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