SoftPac Industries’ (Plymouth, MN) brochure gives an overview of the company, which specializes in manufacturing flexible stand-up pouches. Current capabilities include ingredient formulation and blending, flexible stand-up pouch making, spout-inserting, filling, sealing, and packing.
With servo drives at the registration roll, vertical sealer, web feed roll, tucking roll, filler wheel, and top sealer, the ServOriginal pouching system from Cloud (Des Plaines, IL) has replaced mechanical parts that need regular maintenance, can become misaligned, and may be difficult to clean.
Nabisco rolls out Mini Chips Ahoy! cookies in a resealable stand-up pouch while Patrick Cudahy uses a pouch for frozen, precooked meats. And in Ecuador, an integral straw helps kids sip fruit drinks from a stand-up pouch.