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ProAmpac Spotlights Sustainable Flexible Packaging Solutions at Global Pouch Forum

Jun 10, 2019

ROSEMONT, IL.  – (June 11, 2019) ProAmpac invites participants attending Global Pouch Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare June 11 and 12 to visit its exhibit at Booth 63-64 and learn how the flexible packaging leader can help meet their sustainability pledges.

“We are proud to again be the platinum sponsor of the longest-running conference in the flexible packaging industry,” says Adam Grose, chief commercial officer. “Besides showing sustainable products introduced since last year’s conference, we are inviting customers to meet our team and discuss how ProAmpac’s Collaborative Innovation can help you meet your sustainability goals,” Grose adds.

Triple Sustainability Win  
In addition to collaborative innovation, companies can improve their packaging sustainability by switching to flexible packaging, according to Sal Pellingra, ProAmpac’s vice president for application & innovation development.

“One approach that makes a significant impact to the environment is to reduce the amount of packaging being used. That is what flexible packaging can do,” Pellingra states in remarks prepared for his presentation at the forum titled Heightening the Consumer Experience with Improved Pouch Functionality.

“That means right now, you have an immediate opportunity for a triple sustainability win.” His triple sustainability-win formula is as follows:

First, you win by shifting to flexible packaging. Reducing the amount of packaging means less carbon impact, less water usage, less fossil fuel, lower product-to-package ratio, less material-to-landfill, and less weight and fuel for transport.

Second, you win again by introducing available sustainability-facing solutions. Employing renewable, recyclable and post-consumer recycled (PCR)-based materials that are available today.

Third, you win by driving consumer acceptance through new package functionality. Utilizing flexible packaging with compelling and useful functional features such as dispensing, reclose-ability, dosing, one-way valves and other features that add utility and value.

Sustainability & Pouch Innovations

ProAmpac is spotlighting four new product groups under the company’s ProActive Sustainability® initiative: (1) recyclable, (2) post-consumer recycled (PCR) packaging, (3) renewable and (4) compostable solutions.  

The company is exhibiting the following:

  • ProActive Recyclable High Barrier Store Drop-Off pouch with an option for Paper Touch coating. Paper Touch is one of three Signature Surfaces coatings designed to enhance the tactical feel of consumer branding and give brand owners additional shelf differentiation. The recyclable products are pre-approved by How2Recycle for store drop-off.
  • A new high-barrier pouch made with 25 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials for JUSTIN’S® — one of the first commercial pouches for food packaging to combine a high proportion of PCR material without sacrificing the high-barrier requirements.
  • Updated and expanded CRREO – Child-Resistant, Reclosable, Easy-Open pouches.
  • A range of food, pet food, medical, home and beauty flexible packaging.

Helping Customers Meet Sustainability Pledges
“ProAmpac has continued driving new-product development, especially in sustainability.  In addition to being one of the leading sources of sustainable flexible packaging, we also see ourselves as innovation partners with our customers,” Grose said.

“We are focused on Collaborative Innovation, a process through which ProAmpac works alongside customer teams to jointly accelerate new departures in packaging. This is especially valuable when it comes to helping customers meet their sustainability goals,” Grose continued.

About ProAmpac 
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering unparalleled in the industry. We provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors.?For more information, visit ProAmpac.com.

About Pritzker Private Capital
ProAmpac is a member company of Pritzker Private Capital which acquires and operates North America-based middle-market companies with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. Pritzker Private Capital’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows ProAmpac the flexibility to invest in serving its customers' needs over the long term. For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.

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