Neopac is hitting some major milestones, simultaneously opening its first US facility
Neopac Facility in Wilson, North Carolina
Packaging provider Hoffmann Neopac has joined the Tube Council of North America as Neopac US Inc. With a range of tube solutions, Swiss-based Neopac’s new membership comes in time with the opening of its first US facility in Wilson, North Carolina.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on 16 May to mark the facility’s launch; Neopac executives will be in attendance for interviews, and VIPs and media will have access to site tours.
Neopac’s 37,000 sqft Wilson plant will feature a high-speed tube line and contain floorspace for several additional packaging lines. In total, the facility can support the production of some 80 million tubes annually.
Such capabilities position Neopac to best serve the needs of the US market in a twofold capacity: in the small tubes niche, especially in the pharma, cosmetics and animal health sectors, and also for emerging applications such as cannabis-based creams and liquids.
A wide range of small-diameter tubes will be produced at the North Carolina plant utilising the company’s signature Polyfoil technology. Polyfoil is 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.
The Tube Council of North America is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing educational resources and networking opportunities to professionals in the tube industry.
Martina Christiansen, Head of Sales and Marketing Pharma of Hoffmann Neopac, said: “Membership on the Tube Council solidifies Neopac’s growing global presence and continued leadership as a tube manufacturer.”
Steven Canfield, Executive Secretary & Treasurer of The Tube Council of North America, said: “Considering Neopac’s exemplary reputation abroad, we’re confident that the new US facility will be a tremendous addition to the manufacturing landscape on this side of the Atlantic.”
The company has not just been active in the US, it has also recently taken a majority stake in 3D Technopack, from Mumbai, India, thereby securing its foothold in the Asian market.