V-Shapes at Gulfood in Dubai – 7 to 9 November

V-Shapes at Andina Pack in Bogotá 9 to 12 November

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V-Shapes single dose solution is gaining traction in Asia and the Middle East Photo V-Shapes

V-Shapes, an innovative supplier of vertically integrated products and services for convenient, hygienic and sustainable single-dose packaging, reported last week that it will be introducing its patented single-dose sachet manufacturing solution to two key markets in the coming week – the Middle East and Latin America. The young company founded in 2018 feels that bringing patented on-demand production of unique single-dose sachets that can be opened with a single gesture using one hand, to fast growing markets is important.

V-Shapes will be participating in Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai, scheduled for 7 to 9 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In addition, V-Shapes LatAm, will be presenting its solutions to the Latin American community during Andina Pack, scheduled for 9 to 12 November at the International Exhibition Center Corferias in Bogotá, Colombia. These two trade fairs are important venues for educating the global community on the business and sustainability benefits of V-Shapes’ unique hygienic and sustainable approach to single-dose packaging.

V-Shapes manufacturing machines are compact, professional-grade systems that come in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of a wide range of packaging converters and co-packers. Systems include Prime, Alpha and AlphaFlex, as well as the VS dflex near-line digital printing solution. When inline or near printing is included, these unique machines bring vertical integration of high volume production of patented single-dose sachets on site, speeding time to market and eliminating the need to outsource printing.

Gulfood Manufacturing – the details

Dubai is a key business center in the Middle East with a young and fast-growing population that is open to adopting new technologies and processes,” said Christian Burattini, CEO of V-Shapes. “We are excited to be bringing this new approach to single-dose packaging to this vibrant audience for the first time.”

V-Shapes will be located in Stand 128, Hall 1, at the show, with experts on hand to explain how the V-Shapes sachets are manufactured, what makes them unique, and how these recyclable single-dose sachets contribute to a more sustainable planet while providing consumers with a safe, easy way to dispense a wide variety of liquid and semi-solid products. Branded sachets containing a wide variety of food products will be available to visitors to the V-Shapes stand, and a QR code will be on display that enables visitors to quickly and easily download the V-Shapes 3D configurator app that can be used to see how their brand will look on V-Shapes sachets. Representatives from NR Instant, a global food products manufacturer and V-Shapes customer, will also be on hand in the V-Shapes stand to share the company’s experience with its multiple V-Shapes manufacturing machines.

We are delighted to report that we are in the process of installing the very first V-Shapes manufacturing machines in Dubai, added to the equipment we have already installed in both Thailand and Canada,” said Lorenzo Conforto, General Manager of NR Instant. “That brings our total installed base to four units worldwide, a number that will likely continue to grow as we move into a more sustainable future.”

To book a personal demonstration at Gulfood Manufacturing, visit https://www.v-shapes.com/news/meet-v-shapes-at-gulfood-in-dubai/.

Andina Pack – the details

Latin America is also an important market for innovative packaging solutions. Following a successful exposition in 2019, V-Shapes is delighted to be back in the region. “We also just concluded successful participation in the recent PackExpo trade fair in Las Vegas, where we received a number of inquiries from Latin American attendees, showing great interest in our innovative single-dose packaging” Gerardo Jaspers, General Manager at V-Shapes LatAm added. “By bringing our story to Andina Pack, we are looking forward to engaging with even more brands, converters and co-packers in the region.”

V-Shapes experts will be located in Hall 17, Level 01, Booth 1609A at the show. Visitors will be able to learn in detail about V-Shapes AlphaFlex and V-Shapes PRIME, and how they can help drive new business for brands, converters and co-packers alike. Already one V-Shapes Prime is in the process of being installed in Latin America, and there is plenty of room for additional companies to acquire these innovative manufacturing solutions to differentiate themselves in a growing market.

To request a personal consultation during the show, visit https://www.v-shapes.com/news/v-shapes-latam-brings-packaging-revolution-to-andina-pack.

About V-Shapes Manufacturing Solutions

V-Shapes single-dose sachet manufacturing systems are available in a variety of configurations, including:

  • AlphaFlex, the newest addition to the V-Shapes family, is a six-lane fill and seal packaging/converting machine for on-demand production of its unique single-dose sachets that can be opened with a single gesture using one hand. This compact, professional-grade system features high quality synchronized printing on both sides of the sachets, Powered by Memjet DuraFlex and ColorGATE Packaging Productionserver.
  • ALPHA is also a six-lane production-class fill and seal packaging/converting machine. If on-site printing of sachets is required, V-Shapes offers its nearline reel-to-reel digital printing solution VS dflex, also powered by Memjet DuraFlex and ColorGATE Packaging Productionserver.
  • PRIME is a single-lane, compact, entry-level fill and seal packaging/converting machine that is ideal for smaller organizations or those who are looking to add a digital component to their manufacturing platform. In-line printing is integrated using AstroNova’s TrojanLabel T2, a high-volume tabletop label press capable of precise, consistent 24/7 production.

V-Shapes offers a mobile app that enables the creation of a customized, 3D representation of branded sachets that allow brands and converters to experiment with a variety of designs to determine how best to present brand image and messaging on V-Shapes patented single-dose sachets. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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