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HPPL to install state-of-the-art 5 panel pouch making machine at its Rudrapur facility

Mumbai, 11 July, 2017:

Huhtamaki-PPL Ltd (HPPL) is installing a state-of-the-art 5 panel pouch making machine at its factory in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.  This versatile equipment will produce 5 panel pouches, synonymously called box pouches, flat bottom pouches, 3D pouches etc.

5 Panel pouches provide excellent retail presence on account of increased surface area available for branding and communication.  Simultaneously, the design results in a compact pack, saving space on the supermarket shelves.  Unlike conventional form fill seal pouches, these pouches offer reclose ability using a zipper.

This pouch format uses less raw material for the same volume of packaging as compared to conventional packaging formats.

These pouches can be used for packaging of all dry products and in India they are particularly popular for packaging of rice in 5 kg and 10 kg pack sizes.

The addition of this 5 panel pouch format adds to HPPL’s already strong  pouch portfolio and will provide more options to choose from, for its customers.

About Huhtamaki PPL Ltd.

Huhtamaki PPL Ltd (HPPL) is a leading consumer packaging company known for its pioneering efforts in flexible packaging since 1935.  It is India’s leading manufacturer of primary consumer packaging and labelling materials. It is the largest manufacturer in volume of finished flexible packaging in the larger Africa - India - Asia Pacific region excluding Japan.  In mid 1999, HPPL became a member of Huhtamaki Packaging Worldwide, the Finnish consumer-packaging major.

Today, HPPL offers a wide portfolio of packaging solutions that include flexible packaging, including a variety of pouching solutions, labelling technologies, shrink sleeve solutions, specialized cartons, packaging machines, tube laminates, promotional, holographic and security solutions, cylinders and specialised films for high barrier. HPPL has a thriving International business, an area of high focus across our technology groups.

HPPL has fifteen state of the art, fully integrated manufacturing facilities across the country, and a highly skilled and experienced team.  HPPL’s impressive client list includes Britannia, Coca Cola, Ferrero, Glaxo Smithkline, Marico, Mondelez, Nestle, Pepsico, P&G, Unilever, etc.

Technical details for industry publications

The 5 panel pouch making machine is capable of producing pouches from various laminate structures as required by the product getting packed.  The machine offers the flexibility of using a combination of different laminate structures for the manufacture of pouches.

The machine comes with a capability to attach reclose able zipper called “Pocket Zipper” to pouches wherein the consumer can open the pack without use of scissors or knife. Along with this special zipper, the machine can also make pouches using standard 13mm flange zipper.

The machine has the ability to use different laminate structures on body and gussets.  The clear side gussets provide a window to the product inside, while metallized materials can be used for the rest of the pouch, improving overall look of the pack.