GualaPack Group strenghens its presence in China

The GualapackGroup has successfully completed the acquisition of substantially higher stakes in two Chinese flexible packaging companies: Guangzhou Secure Packaging Co., Ltd. in Guangdong and Secure HY Packaging Co., Ltd., in Jiangsu.

With this move the Group strengthens its pouch manufacturing and laminates production capacities as a complete provider on the Chinese, Far East Asian & Pacific markets, in collaboration with its longstanding Japanese partner Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.

The reinforced production network will offer new business development opportunities in the region, as well as a future-oriented product portfolio in attractive segments other than for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets to our customers.

The GualapackGroup is the world leader of spouted pouches and filling machinery and a key global player of the flexible packaging industry. To date, it operates with direct manufacturing sites in Europe (4), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, 1), Latin America (1) and through joint ventures in the USA (1) and the Far East (2).

Source: World Press Online

Cheer Pack North America exhibiting at PLMA

Cheer Pack North America, an all-in-one solution for brand owners looking at production capabilities for their flexible packaging requirements, will display flexible spouted pouches and have live Gualapack pilot filler demonstrations at PLMA’s 2010 Private Label Tradeshow.

PLMA’s Private Label Tradeshow will be held November 14-16 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, IL. Supermarkets, super centers, drug chains, mass merchandisers, discounters, convenience stores, importers, exporters, wholesalers and the military exchanges come to the PLMA show to find new products, suppliers and packaging solutions. Product categories range from fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, beverages, snacks and shelf-stable groceries to household and kitchen, paper and plastics, health and beauty aids and general merchandise.

Representing Cheer Pack North America at PLMA will be Steve Gosling. With over 30 years of management experience, Gosling has covered a wide array of applications throughout the packaging industry. In his current role as President of Cheer Pack North America, Steve is responsible for the launch, development and growth of Cheer Pack in the North America market. The Cheer Pack is currently being sold throughout Asia and Europe in annual quantities of up to 1.5 billion and has recently made its North American debut.

cheer pack pouch styles

The Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted single-serve retail pouch serving the food and beverage and cosmetic industries. The Cheer Pack pouch features an easy-flow straw with a reclosable, tamper-evident, screw-on top. The pouch is made from a multi-layer laminate material, with 3-4 layers in a standard configuration. An outer layer of glossy polyester is used to protect our high quality Rotogravure printing. The next layer is selected based on the barrier properties required. An additional layer of nylon is added to increase the strength properties of larger package formats. The internal or final layer is a polyethylene or polypropylene sealing layer.