Switzerland-based Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has earmarked two of its small-diameter Polyfoil tubes for production at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which is scheduled to open in spring 2019.
The 37,000-square-foot Wilson, NC plant will feature a high-speed tube line as part of an operation capable of producing some 80 million tubes annually. The new plant will have floor space for several additional packaging lines to meet anticipated North American growth in the small tubes niche, especially in the pharma, cosmetics, and animal health sectors, but also for emerging applications such as cannabis-based creams and liquids.
Like all tubes to be manufactured at the North Carolina facility, the two new small-diameter tubes utilize Neopac’s Polyfoil technology, a proprietary blend of materials providing advanced barrier properties for products requiring ample protection against moisture, oxygen, and other potentially harmful external factors.
Products housed in Polyfoil can enjoy a longer shelf life compared to those stored in conventional polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) packaging, according to the company.
Tube products slated for production at the new U.S. facility include tamper-evident nozzle tube suited for topical disinfectants, eye ointments, eye creams and gels, and Twist’n’Use tube for small-volume single-dose usage across the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors, including applications for animal health, first aid products, and dietary supplements.
Privately owned Hoffmann Neopac is headquartered in Thun, Switzerland.
(Source: Hoffmann Neopac)