Huhtamaki-PPL is installing a state-of-the-art five panel pouch making machine at its factory in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand. This equipment will produce five panel pouches, synonymously called box pouches, flat bottom pouches, 3D pouches, etc.
The machine can produce pouches from various laminate structures as required by the product being packed. It offers the flexibility of using a combination of different laminate structures for the manufacture of pouches. Additionally, the machine comes with a capability to attach recloseable zipper called “Pocket Zipper” to pouches wherein the consumer can open the pack without using a scissor or knife. Along with this special zipper, the machine can also make pouches using standard 13 mm flange zipper.
The machine has the ability to use different laminate structures on body and gussets. The clear side gussets provide a window to the product inside, while metallized materials can be used for the rest of the pouch, improving overall look of the pack.
Five panel pouches provide excellent retail presence on account of increased surface area available for branding and communication. Simultaneously, the design results in a compact pack, saving space on the supermarket shelves. Unlike conventional form fill seal pouches, these pouches offer reclose ability using a zipper.
This pouch format uses less raw material for the same volume of packaging as compared to conventional packaging formats and can be used for packaging of all dry products. In India, specifically, the pouches are popular for packaging of rice in 5 kg and 10 kg pack sizes.
The addition of this five panel pouch format adds to HPPL’s already strong pouch portfolio and will provide more options to choose from, for its customers.