Packer sticks with growth plan

By Jenni Spinner

- Last updated on GMT

T.H.E.M. has increased its stick-pack and contract packaging capabilities.
T.H.E.M. has increased its stick-pack and contract packaging capabilities.
Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.), a NJ-based packaging firm, has expanded its North American contract capabilities.

The company specializes in powder-based products and is a pioneer in flexible stick packaging. With investments in new equipment, boosted staff and other resources, the firm is broadening its horizons.

Increasing demand

Neil Kozarsky, CEO and president of T.H.E.M., told FoodProductionDaily.com that the expansion comes in response to increasing number and complexity of client projects.

We are moving in direct response to new customer projects and associated demands for expanded production​,” he said. “While we have been FDA-approved contract packagers for many years now, including many major CPGs as customers, we are experiencing growth in both existing dry stick packaging as well as in liquid single-serve formats​.”

Sticking point

Among the measures: T.H.E.M. has broadened its capacity and capability for stick packs in a number of ways. Equipment additions brings it to a total of eight packaging suites, accommodating single lane and up to 24-lane high-speed stick pack production.

With the new hardware in place, the company reports it can meet stick volume requirements from 10,000 units up to 100 million packs or more, in powder, liquid and paste.

The company also now offers high-speed liquid filling of pouches and packettes, outputting up to 250 products per minute per lane. It can produce three- and four-sided seal configurations with capacities from 1 ml to 70 ml. Equipment vendors include Sanko and Multivac.

Future plans

The company has its eye on future growth; its plans include launching a line of rigid pouch and blister packs.

Our success has always been defined by our ability to rapidly identify and create access to emerging technologies​,” Kozarsky said. “We’re opening up options and opportunities for our North American customers​.”

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