FirstWave partners ProAmpac to offer short run digital spouted pouches for aseptic filling

USA – FirstWave Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of SinnovaTek and a co-manufacturer of aseptic food products, has partnered with ProAmpac to bring to market aseptic spouted pouches leveraging ProAmpac’s Rochester, NY capabilities which include highly flexible, low minimum order quantity.

FirstWave Innovations, which utilizes proprietary aseptic spouted pouch and filling technology from Scholle IPN and short-run pouching capabilities of ProAmpac will enable co-packers to roll out aseptic shelf-stable liquid food in a custom-printed spouted pouch that is both convenient and adaptable.

Sal Pellingra, ProAmpac vice president of global package design, applications and business development said: “Spouted pouches continue to replace rigid containers in new applications and partnering with SinnovaTek’s proprietary aseptic technology is a great opportunity to leverage this trend using less packaging in a growing food technology platform.

“This is an example of a collaboration utilizing our broad capabilities to help partners and brands get new products to market with less complexity and increased speed.”

According to ProAmpac, the new capability is suitable for market trials, product samples, trade shows, and launches. The available pouch sizes are 3.2oz, 4oz, and 8oz, said the packaging firm.

SinnovaTek CEO Michael Druga added: “When launching new products, it’s not uncommon to have a label update or even multiple versions of a label.

“We’re happy to offer a low-commitment and low-risk way to test new products while showcasing high-quality graphics in this new spouted flexible pouch format.”

ProAmpac said that the aseptic packaging technology gives a convenient reclosable flexible spouted pouch for shelf-stable liquid food.

The company said that aseptic packaging technology allows a sterile product to be filled into a sterile package within a sterile setting to produce a shelf-stable food package without any requirement for refrigeration.

ProAmpac explained that upfront engraving costs can be eliminated by using its short-run digitally printed pouches, while grouping multiple products can be done during the printing process for maximizing efficiency.

This capability when combined with the Rochester site’s short-run pouching helps new products to be launched to the market without the costs of larger production runs.

The products will also have the shelf appeal of flexographic printed packaging instead of applied labels, said the packaging company.

Meanwhile, last month, ProAmpac introduced ProActive Recyclable Paper-1000 as part of its ProActive Recyclable series.

The company says Recyclable Paper (RP)-1000 is the first product launched in a series of new kerbside recyclable paper-based packaging solutions that are heat-sealable.

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