US-based flexible packaging solutions provider Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M) is planning to open a new facility for non-food contract packaging in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, US.
The 20,000ft² facility is set to become operational by October.
The new contract packaging facility will feature Snapsil, the easy-open portion pack technology, and several other single-dose, easy-open packaging formats for household, automotive, industrial, garden, and adhesive products.
Snapsil has been developed by Australian-based Snapsil and was introduced by T.H.E.M in the North American consumer packaged goods market.
T.H.E.M vice-president and contract packaging general manager Tom Martin said: “We’ve seen steady growth and interest in non-food applications for our single-use flexible packaging solutions, and will support both domestic and global brands with evaluation, test marketing, initial production scale-up, and full-scale contract manufacturing and packaging.
“This new contract packaging centre provides the next step in meeting the demands of the market, and our customers.”
The company also noted that the semi-rigid containers produced using Snapsil technology feature a patented audible ‘snap-opening’ function that helps consumers to easily open the package with one hand.
Snapsil has already developed various creative dispensing designs, and unit-dose and single-serve consumer products.
T.H.E.M has also commercialised Sanko stick packaging in North America.
Stick packs are suitable for consumers of all ages and an accepted package option for beverage brands, snack items, nutraceuticals and supplements, as well as personal and healthcare products.