Volpak enhances its form-fill pouch production facilities
Volpak, the Barcelona-based specialist horizontal form-fill machine manufacturer of flexible pouches, has made a significant step forward with its technical production capabilities.
The business has just launched its “PouchLAB”, a new area inside its premises, to serve as an R&D centre to support customers and stakeholders in developing sustainable pouch solutions; combining knowledge and experience of machine and material.
According to several market studies, in the consumer goods industry, users increasingly reward eco-sustainable solutions, including for the confectionery and snacks sectors. Such trend is growing worldwide, supported by increasingly strict international regulation to reduce global warming. Flexible pouching is the fastest growing packaging sector, since it is one of the packaging solutions with lower carbon footprint. Nevertheless, it needs to continue transforming itself into an even eco-friendlier segment, with recyclability on the forefront of its agenda.
Studying new ways to reduce carbon footprint is, in fact, one of the main goals of the PouchLAB recently built by Volpak, which hosts a state-of-the-art pouch forming machine, based on FFS technology, and complete testing equipment.
As the business notes, different industry players can take advantage of this area to analyse their material, make pouches and test the quality of different products, all in a controlled environment and with Volpak’s technical expertise.
The company has long-standing experience in the field of pouch processing and packaging, with know-how in such fields as new material applications and energy saving processes. Its PouchLAB has been developed to help its customers and converter partners both in developing new solutions and exploring new sustainable materials for their packaging, connecting the know-how and expertise of all the players in the flexible pouching industry.