Hoffmann Neopac (hoffmann-neopac.com), a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has earmarked two of its small-diameter Polyfoil tube solutions for production at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which is scheduled to open in spring 2019.
The 37,000-square-foot Wilson, N.C. plant will be punctuated by a high-speed tube line as part of an operation capable of producing some 80 million tubes annually. The new plant will have floorspace 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 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 solutions can enjoy a longer shelf life compared to those stored in conventional polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) packaging.