Mespack and Hoffer have announced the market launch of an innovative and sustainable solution for flexible packaging: the P-15 spout and cap. The new closure can be used with Mespack’s wide range of horizontal form-fill-seal machines. The machines were already operable with the Hoffer P-20 closure model. Mespack equipment can also be adapted to operate with various recyclable material structures.
The re-designed P-15 closure is lightweight and has 20% less plastic. Most importantly, it has been designed to be compatible with mono layer materials, which are more recyclable than products made of multiple plastics or mixed materials. Mono layer materials use less energy during the recycling process (dividing or separating of substances needed is eliminated), thus higher quality recycled products are created.
One of Mespack’s most versatile machines, the H180FE model, installed at the new Dow Pack Studios innovation center in Freeport, US, has been adapted (retrofitted) to operate with this new closure. The equipment is available with a variety of collaborations, such as the testing of recyclable-ready material and various types of fixtures, among others.
The new P-15 closure offers a high quality, sustainable, and recyclable packaging solution as more regions around the world, including Europe, move toward full circular economies. and the regulations mandating complete recyclable plastic packaging before 2030 approach. Hoffer closures have been fundamental to the recyclable spouted stand-up pouch projects that have been developed over recent years between the two companies, with the objective of offering quality and sustainable flexible packaging solutions to the market.
From 7 to 9 February, Mespack and Hoffer will be present at WestPack, the trade fair of solutions that are driving the packaging and logistics industry forward. The event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California, USA. They will present at booths 5226 (Mespack) and 2397 (Hoffer/located at the coinciding event, MD&M West).
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Mespack is an international manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery, offering horizontal (roll-stock, pre-made, and hybrid), vertical form-fill-seal equipment for the production of to produce sachets, stick packs, film-based packaging (including stand-up pouches), water soluble pods, and end-of-line equipment.
Hoffer Plastics is a leader and innovator in the custom injection molding industry.