Semco Envisions a More Flexible Future for Product Packaging

Semco’s Sempack flexible packaging was invented in 2012 and introduced in 2015. It has patents in 47 countries. Now comes their fourth series in the market. This time it is conical shaped and recycable!

Inspired by the pastry bag design, the Sempack packaging format is a flexible conical pouch composed of 100%-reycable material. “The pouch is versatile, offering the ability to stand up or down … the perfect mix between a bottle, tube and standard pouches,” said Wenael Regnier, CEO, Semco. It is billed to be suitable for a variety of products (from liquids to pasty or semi-pasty substances to powders) and for many industries—including food, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and industrial.

The design has received interest from the food and cosmetic markets. They come in different sizes, designs and customization, which fit those market’s needs. Furthermore, it uses 40% less plastic material, meaning it is 38% lighter than other pouches, 53% lighter than bottles and 74% lighter than tubes. Want more percentages? It’s 100% recyclable, a big selling point in today’s market where companies are becoming more eco-friendly. Finally, it’s easy to fold and occupies significantly less space in the cupboard.

The Sempack pouch is currently available in North America—with Semco in the hunt for brands to launch the format. Testing is underway, according to Rob Clare, Applications Development Specialist at Nova Chemicals, which developed the recyclable version. “We’re very excited at the prospect that the Sempack could be suitable for curbside recyclable in the U.S.,” he said. “Many companies have made sustainability statements, committing to make recycle-ready packaging by 2025. The Sempack pouch is one option that can help achieve this important goal.”

Could future grocery shelves be filled with pouches rather than bottles? Imagine the space gained in the fridge!

  • SOURCE: Packaging Digest
  • BRAND: Semco
  • WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Nothing wrong with cutting out plastic and saving some space

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