Renowned companies of the flexible packaging sector, including Amcor, Dow, Hoffer, Menshen, Mondi, and ProAmpac, will be in attendance and give presentions
- A corner series introduce the recent and amazing solutions accomplished through co-creation processes
- Innovation and sustainability are the pillars guiding this exclusive open day
Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Barcelona (Spain), May 5th, 2022 – On May 10th, within the framework of the Plastic Pouches event organized by AMI and sponsored by Mespack, to be held at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona from May 10th to 12th, we will open the doors of our facilities in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda to receive the visit of those attending the event.
The visit will consist of a guided tour through the production plants accompanied by a series of outstanding corners on recent innovations that we have co-created with customers and partners from the flexible packaging sector, such as Amcor, Dow, Hoffer, Menshen, and ProAmpac.
Through these corners, attendees will have the opportunity to directly learn about the largest equipment portfolio in the flexible packaging industry, as well as our state-of-the-art developments, the digital platform Mespack Athena, customized and integrated turnkey solutions, and everything of which Mespack is capable.
Attendees will learn about Mespack’s equipment manufacturing process, which has the highest quality standards and factory acceptance testing. Moreover, visitors will gain insight into a project co-created with one of our spout packaging partners, Hoffer, with which we developed the HF Series, machines that horizontally fill the spout and allow for the efficient filling of pre-made spouted pouches. As a result of Thanks to this platform, we are able to deliver 100% recyclable mono-polymer hot-filled spouted pouches that feature Hoffer’s Trust-T-Lok™ fitment.
During the visit, attendees will have the opportunity to fully discover Mespack Athena, a new digital platform, which is designed to work with every Mespack machines. With this platform, Mespack is able to support customers through a data analysis with transparent production dashboards, thus increasing the productivity of their facilities. With the objective of developing predictive maintenance, we will provide better knowledge of the machine and how it operates. A benefit of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is being able to incorporate sensors that give explicit details regarding the machine’s performance under various circumstances, thus providing a more profound level of knowledge that was previously unobtainable.
In regard to recyclable materials, Dow, Menshen and Amcor, will collaborate as well with two corners. In both, attendees will become more knowledgeable about working under the philosophy of Open Innovation and the manner in which it allows us to achieve more for the flexible packaging industry and for our customers.
Amcor will present its award-winning AmLite HeatFlex recycle-ready pouch for retort application. Simultaneously, it will be conveyed how both companies accompany their customers on the path to recyclable flexible solutions, hence acquiring knowledge regarding various material structures and equipment that are fully adapted to recycle-ready materials. In connection with the Mespack Innovation Centre (MIC), the attendees will see how Mespack industrializes and applies the technology developed at the MIC to the equipment with the objective of optimizing and improving them for use with sustainable caps and films. They will learn how Elmedur sealing jaws, bottom jaw cooling with triple point pointer or air cooling on sealing station can help with the use of recycables structures.
Dow and Menshen will share a corner with Mespack, at the Mespack Innovation Center, displaying a wide variety of machines (vertical, horizontal, water-soluble pods, and end-of-line equipment). Customers will learn more about the recyclable stand-up spouted pouch developed together by Dow and Menshen as well as the manner in which we adapted Mespack technology to operate with customized polyethylene resins and the Menshen spout. In this sense, Mespack will explain what and how we are leading the transition towards to sustainable packaging doing weekly tests for our customers and partners and apply all this I+D developments into our current portfolio.
ProAmpac will lead a corner together with Mespack focused on the co-creation of innovative machinery for state-of-the-art packaging solutions and projects with the Mespack Team’s expertise, together with the most talented technical experts in the flexible packaging Industry, as well as well-known CPG brands. Furthermore, exploring the challenges of changing from rigid to flexible to reduce packaging and improve functionality. This is complemented with innovative Mespack projects that will be explained and shared with attendees.
Mespack belongs to the Duravant Group. We will have a corner that focuses on explaining Duravant’s equipment solutions and integration capabilities throughout our food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors.
Furthermore, as part of the event’s agenda at the World Trade Centre, our Managing Director, Guillem Clofent, will co-host a conference with other prominent speakers from reputable companies of the industry, such as Dow, Mondi and ProAmpac.
A tour of our factory and participation in the corners, will give visitors the opportunity to meet us and discover how our solutions can support their projects and needs. During the visit, attendees will be able to question experts, interact with our machinery and team, view demonstrations, as well as hear success stories.
Organized by AMI, an organization with over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry, Plastic Pouches will provide a unique opportunity for international plastic pouch players to discuss the latest technical developments, market evolution, and real business insights with those involved in packaging innovation of the pouch industry.
Plastic Pouches is one of the few global trade fairs venues that emphasizes the flourishing pouch and flexible packaging segment, thus providing a meeting point for the industry. The event will feature upwards of 20 exhibitors, over 18 speakers, and more than 10 hours of networking opportunities.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Mespack is an international manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery, offering horizontal (roll-stock, pre-made and hybrid) and vertical form fill and seal equipment to produce sachets, stick packs, stand-up pouches or other film-based packaging, as well as water soluble pods and end-of-line equipment (wrap around and American box). Mespack engineers and builds premium quality machinery for the world’s leading consumer packaged goods companies. Recognized as a highly innovative brand, and strongly committed to developing machinery to produce sustainable packaging solutions, Mespack has the largest product portfolio of the industry. Founded in 1994 and with more than 2,200 machines in service worldwide, Mespack has a sales network in over 90 countries as well as regional service centres, which provide expedited access to parts and services. Mespack serves the food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, pet food and personal care industries, among others. Mespack has more than 17.700 m2 divided into three manufacturing plants: one in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona, Spain), other in Vadodara (India) and other in Des Plaines (Chicago, USA). Furthermore, we have commercial offices in France, China, Malaysia, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Guatemala. It has recently opened Mespack Innovation Centre (MIC), a facility focused on developing innovative projects with the most state-of-the-art equipment ready to test recyclable materials. Following the principles of open innovation, the company collaborates with key partners of the flexible packaging sector in order to co-create challenging and customized projects for its customers. Since 2015, Mespack has been part of Duravant, a global automation equipment company with a premium portfolio of products, services and integrated solutions.