T.H.E.M. Expands Stick Packaging Solutions


MARLTON, NJ | Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.), a provider of stick packaging solutions, recently announced an expansion of its contract packaging capabilities. With recent investments in equipment, personnel, and resources, the company reports it is repositioning itself as a broader, more multi-faceted resource for consumer brands seeking single-serve packaging solutions.

The company has erected additional humidity-controlled packaging suites at its FDA-approved, Marlton facility and now can meet stick volume requirements from 10,000 units to much larger runs of 100 million plus packs, in not only powder but liquid and paste formats as well.

“We’ve seen steadily growing interest by marketers of both liquid food and beverage products in flexible stick packs,” says Tom Martin, T.H.E.M.’s new VP of business development. “We also see significant growth potential for direct-to-mouth energy and nutritional applications in North America.” The company is working on plans that would virtually double its current liquid stick packaging capacity to accommodate anticipated launch demand.

Expanded in-house capabilities also include high-speed liquid filling of pouches and packettes, with output rates of 250 products/min/lane. Pouch and packette production includes three- and four-sided seal configurations for product capacities ranging from 1 to 70ml.

The company recently announced that it will be introducing a unique line of rigid pouch and blister packs, further diversifying its range of single-serve offerings. Neil Kozarsky, T.H.E.M. CEO and president, says, “Our success has always been defined by our ability to rapidly identify and create access to emerging technologies. We’re opening up options and opportunities for our North American customers, as we expose them to new packaging formats, solutions, and resources that will give their brands a decisive market advantage.”

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