Gualapack launches the first 100% monomaterial recyclable pouches

Gualapack Pouch5

Gualapack, world leader of premade spouted pouches, is strongly committed to improving circularity and sustainability in flexible packaging. Now, we are proud to present Pouch5®, a range of 100% mono-material standup pouches, recyclable as polypropylene (PP), within existing PP streams.

Flexible Packaging = less waste

Flexible plastic packaging helps preserve food all over the world, and offers the lightest possible product-to-package ratio, compared to its alternatives.

At the same time, leading global consumer goods companies and retailers have started to renew their packaging strategy, transitioning towards an ever more circular economy while also aiming to comply with present and future legislation on packaging waste and preservation of the environment.

Gualapack, member of the Sustainability Committee of FPE (Flexible Packaging Europe), has also been actively taking part since 2017 in CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), a consortium representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging.

Pouch5: Gualapack recyclable pouches

Up to now, most multilayer multimaterial laminates and pouches on the market have not been suitable for collection, sorting or recycling.

In this framework, Gualapack brings on a breakthrough alternative: Pouch5®, a recyclable, mono-material PP stand-up pouch.

  • 100% mono-material, cap included
    All the elements of our recyclable stand up pouches, cap and spout included, are made of the same material, polypropylene, which is correctly identified for recycling within the PP plastic waste stream.
  • Gualapack portfolio of recyclable solutions will enable customers to meet the goals of the EU Plastics Strategy and national laws deriving therefrom, whereby all packaging placed onto the EU market by 2030 shall be either reusable, recyclable, or compostable.
  • A top performer in recyclability
    Pouch5® has obtained the widely recognized HTP_CYCLOS certification, with an impressive 98% recyclability score.
    Furthermore Pouch5® was also certified for its recyclability by Interseroh Dienstleistungs-GmbH, an environmental service provider. With a score of 20 out of 20, our mono-material pouches are considered very well-designed for recycling.
  • Aluminium-free and high barrier
    As a monomaterial, Pouch5® is designed without aluminum and is the first pre-made spouted pouch to be recyclable. At the same time, it offers a very high oxygen and water vapor barrier, for shelf stable products that undergo hot-filling and pasteurization such as Babyfood and Fruit Compote, as well as for less demanding cold-filled or dairy applications.
  • EU and FDA Approved

Baby food pouches and many more

Our mono-material pouches have already been chosen by important baby food brands around the world.

Jufico, a leading German baby-food producer, aware that German consumers are very well-informed and sensitive to environmentally friendly packaging, has captured the momentum. They chose Pouch5®, the Gualapack fully recyclable pouches, for 5 new references of its Fruchtbar fruit juices.
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Our monomaterial standup pouches have also been adopted by two Nestlé baby food brands across the globe: Gerber in the USA and Piltti in Finland.

Pouch5® offers a perfect sustainable packaging solution not only for food, such as drinks and juices, fruit puree and yoghurt, but also for beauty and personal care products – as for example soap refills or face masks – and home care, like detergents.

Many consumers choose flexible packaging because they know they produce less waste compared to the classic alternatives. With a recyclable pouch, they can find the perfect solution: a more environmentally friendly, light-weight and secure packaging.

Distinguish your brand with a recyclable packaging

Consumers are getting more and more interested in sustainability: avoiding litter is becoming an important element of choice between similar products.

Thanks to Gualapack innovative solution, now brands can offer to their consumers a more environmentally-friendly packaging, that can be conferred in the PP stream and recycled as plastic. We advise brands to clearly communicate recycling instructions to the public, using the PP recycling triangle on their packaging to help consumers know that their pouches can go into the plastics bin and can have a second life.

Now many companies around the world, in many different markets, from food to Home and Personal Care, from Cosmetics to Pharma, can easily offer packaging to their Customers, that has an intrinsic added value: Recyclability.

Do you want to know more about our sustainable packaging solutions? Contact us  or read our “Sustainability Portfolio