Flexible packaging converter Rollprint is trying to make it easier for medical device and pharmaceutical companies to introduce products to commercial markets even if total product volumes are not high enough to meet the minimum order levels invoked by many converters. The company, based in Addison, IL, announced a new stock program for many of its custom, high performance rollstock products.
Until now, these engineered structures could not be attained from the converter without higher volume commitments. "We created the stock program to allow startup companies and/or major brand owners to use Rollprint's advanced technology for product launches without long lead times and large minimum orders," explained Dwane Hahn, vice president of sales and marketing, Rollprint Packaging Products Inc.
The stock program includes multiple materials including easy-open peelable structures and foil composites for pouches and lidding applications. Typical applications include medical device, pharma, nutraceuticals, life sciences and also durable consumer goods products.
"Our company has always been known for creating technologically-advanced structures for demanding applications. By removing minimum order barriers and lead times, a broader universe will now be able to take advantage of the performance attributes for which Rollprint is known," Hahn said.
Rollprint's stock program also helps end users minimize upfront validation costs. "Up until now, start-ups that couldn't afford the custom route were forced to use low-end, off-the-shelf commodity options. Typically, those solutions do not provide ideal performance attributes. The Rollprint stock program changes all of that," Hahn said.
Also included in the new program are high-speed flow wrap materials that incorporate Rollprint's proprietary ClearFoil barrier-coated polyester or aluminum foil coupled with a sealant. These are suitable for packaging many granular, powdered, liquid or solid products, which can benefit from both clarity and the absence of foil. Applications include a broad range of pharmaceutical and chemical products plus food and beverage.