Mespack— The driving force of equipment for sustainable flexible packaging

Mespack Expo 2021 photo Mespack

Mespack, the international leading manufacturer of flexible packaging, end-of-line, and soluble pods equipment for consumer-packaged goods serving the world’s leading brands, will be back at the Pack Expo trade show, from 27 to 29 September, presenting the latest novelties in the booth C-4029, within Duravant area. The Fair, held at Las Vegas Convention Centre, will be the meeting point of the utmost advances in packaging and processing, upcoming trends, and new emerging technologies. Mespack, headquartered in Barcelona (Spain), and production plants in Des Plaines (IL, USA) and in Vadodara (India), will experience live demonstrations of the new HF Series, focus on the food and beverage industry, and the Hydroforma, a water-soluble pods solution.

Pack Expo will be the first exhibition since Mespack and Cloud, two of the world’s leading
companies in the flexible packaging industry, have joined forces. The integration during 2021 has led to significant growth of the company, thus allowing it to provide the customers with the widest range of solutions, such as equipment for the manufacture of soluble single-dose pods, horizontal or vertical flexible packaging machines, as well as case packing and palletizing lines. All of these solutions under the concept of One-Stop-Shop Player allow the company to offer turnkey projects that Mespack has been successfully delivering worldwide since the acquisition of the company SR Innova more than three years ago.

Mespack has emerged stronger from the pandemic developing new models, which expand the existing product families, such as the H140 FE, H170 FE, MS350, as well as the new HF Series, the fill through spout solution for pre-made pouches. Additionally, Mespack has opened the Mespack Innovation Centre, a laboratory environment ready to test and research new materials such as paper and mono materials structures, which are recyclable ready, recycled, or compostable, as well as provide with the most state-of-the-art equipment and technicians, who are specialized in flexible packaging and are able to adapt machines in accordance with our customer’s needs.

During Pack Expo, you will be able to see our new Mespack HF Series, a fill-through spout
solution for pre-made pouches. Thanks to the continuous filling system through the spout, there is no wave effect and so, up to 15% of the headspace is reduced. Furthermore, the continuous dosing system is equipped with a hygienic nozzle design, and a special in-line spout cleaning system, which sprays filtered water, ensuring the removal of residual products on the spout. Asa result of its modular design, the HF Series allows for a pouch forming module to replace the automatic rail loading system. This buffer is a custom-made configuration, specially designed to grow the business of our customers. The Mespack HF Series is specially designed and adapted to work with sustainable materials and it is fully adapted to the new software platform,

Mespack Athena, which assists customers to optimally use machines and increase their
efficiency. The New HF Series will be presented officially on Monday at 2 pm at Mespack’s boothC-4029, with the collaboration of Uflex and Hoffer, who has developed recyclable packaging specially designed for this machine.

On the other hand, we will have one of the stellar products for the home and personal care
industry, the Hydroforma 660, a solution comprised of versatile equipment for liquid and/or
powder water-soluble pods. The Hydroformed line includes solutions that are not only faster than other competing machines but also have higher cycle times than all competing systems while producing less waste. This machine has a precision filling system that can simultaneously load powders and liquids. The change-over purging trough quickly slides in position in order to purge old products and prime those that are new. Furthermore, the forming drum is customized to the application of each customer.

Mespack – The Wall of Fame

The Wall of Fame will be one of our more exciting areas, where the attendances will be able to see recyclable stand-up pouches, all co-created with our key partners of the flexible packaging sector: Amcor, Cellpack, Dow, Hoffer, Menschen, Mondi, ProAmpac, and Uflex. Mespack is strongly committed to developing innovative equipment for sustainable packaging solutions to preserve the environment and assist the customers in the pursuit of their goals.

Mespack is a leader of sustainability in the flexible packaging industry, following three main strategies: reduce the usage of raw materials; replace traditional film materials with other sustainable solutions, and adapt the technology of the machines to make them capable to work with sustainable materials. Moreover, in the United States, we have a very strong collaboration with Dow PackStudios (Freeport, TX) and ProAmpac, Collaboration Innovation Centre (Rochester, NY), with two Mespack H180 FE installed ready to test recyclable materials.

Furthermore, visitors will have the chance to discover Mespack Athena, the innovative control suite platform, which is used in all HFFS and VFFS machinery. This digital platform can perform a variety of functions, On-Premise or On-Cloud, from machine control to data analytics. MespackAthena is designed to assist the customers in acquiring greater control over packaging processes, thus offering more efficiency, as a result of analyzing generated data in real-time. The on-machine control is a user-friendly interface with state-of-the-art hardware, which helps reduce the operator learning curve. Eighty-five percent of screen capabilities can be performed in a single click or less, including feature actions, alarms tooltips, and troubleshooting.

During the show, you will be able to see our New Corporate Catalog with all the newest
information and the launch of the new Mespack website: fresh, dynamic, and modern with many new features. Do not miss the chance to visit our Mespack C-4029, in the Duravant booth and find out more about our large portfolio of machinery for producing flexible packaging for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, pet food I Homecare industries.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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