FirstWave Innovations, a subsidiary of SinnovaTek, and a co-manufacturer of aseptic food products and flexible packaging company ProAmpac believe the new aseptic pouching partnership will leverage ProAmpac’s capabilities to produce highly flexible packaging with low minimum order quantities.

ProAmpac explains the short-run pouching capabilities will allow co-packers to launch aseptic shelf-stable liquid food in a practical, flexible and custom-printed spouted pouch.

“When launching new products, it’s not uncommon to have a label update or even multiple versions of a label,” explained Michael Druga, SinnovaTek’s chief executive officer. “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.”

According to ProAmpac, the aseptic packaging technology gives a convenient re-closable flexible spouted pouch for shelf-stable liquid food.

ProAmpac says the aseptic packaging technology enables shelf-stable food packages to be produced without the need for refrigeration. This is because it allows a sterile product to be loaded into a sterile package within a sterile environment.

In line with this, the company says its short-run digitally printed pouches can minimise upfront engraving costs. It says combining multiple products can be done during the printing process to maximise productivity.

ProAmpac vice president of global package design, applications and business development, Sal Pellingra explains: “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 another great example of collaboration utilising our broad capabilities to help partners and brands get new products to market with less complexity and increased speed.”

ProAmpac recently introduced Recyclable Paper-1000 (RP-1000), the latest product in its ProActive Recyclable series and last month the company’s facility in Elsham, UK, received the highest accreditation by the Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standard (BRCGS).