FLEXIBILITY AND INNOVATION IN PACKAGING LINES AND SERVICES
Universal Pack is an Italian company specialized in packaging for food and pharmaceutical products. Thanks to advanced technologies and collaborations with important industry partners, the company can provide personalized and innovative solutions. It is also strongly committed to environmental sustainability and the highest quality and safety of its products, particularly in the pharmaceutical line.
We wanted to learn more about the types of packaging lines and markets served by this historical industrial reality in Romagna by interviewing Alex Leardini, the company’s Marketing Executive.
Let’s start with the concepts of flexibility and versatility, which are some of the strengths of your know-how.
At Universal Pack, we are aware of the different needs of our customers, who require specific and customized products. For this reason, we have invested in advanced technologies that allow us to provide a wide range of packaging solutions. We are also able to work with different types of materials and easily adapt to different production needs.
How important has this flexibility been in your business, and how important is it for your customers today in creating your lines? Can you give us an example?
A very relevant example is our SYNTHESIS ALFA Flexi, a stick-pack packaging line designed for maximum flexibility and not just high performance. It is a compact and flexible line with a modular format change, particularly suitable for small production batches or for third-party manufacturers, allowing for a rapid format change that is particularly functional for those who, for example, need to switch from packing liquids to powders during a production batch.
We know that environmental sustainability is an important issue for many companies in the packaging industry. Universal Pack has already started using recyclable or recycled films. What are the company’s next objectives in this field? Sustainability is one of our fundamental values, and we are working to reduce the environmental impact of our activities.
Our goal is to increasingly use ecological materials and reduce waste production. Currently, 70% of our machines use recyclable or recycled films.
However, we are working to increase this percentage and develop new solutions that are even more sustainable.
Universal Pack has an internal laboratory and collaborates with important partners in the food industry. What are the main research and development activities of the company, and how do they translate into innovative solutions for its customers?
Research and development are fundamental elements of our work. Our internal lab allows us to test new materials and develop new packaging solutions. In addition, we collaborate with important partners in the food industry, such as Unilever and Nestlé, to develop innovative products using our internal laboratory for analysis and studies. One of our goals is to offer increasingly sustainable packaging solutions that guarantee maximum quality and safety for consumers.
The quality of products and consumer safety are top priorities for Universal Pack, particularly in the pharmaceutical line.
How do the product traceability and serialization systems work, and how does the company ensure that each batch meets the required standards?
Consumer safety is one of our top priorities, especially in the pharmaceutical line. To ensure the highest quality of our products, we use advanced traceability and serialization systems.
What consulting services do you offer your customers to help them test their products, particularly with regard to packaging materials or how the product reacts when packaged?
Our customer consulting service mainly focuses on evaluating the performance of films, particularly their elasticity and how the products behave when packaged.
We use specific testing techniques, for example, to assess the laminated film’s ability to withstand deformation and return to its original shape after stress. Based on the test results, we provide our customers with advice on how to improve the quality of their product packaging or how to select the right type of film for their specific needs.
Our goal is to provide our customers with personalized and high-quality solutions, not only as suppliers but also as reliable partners in their business.