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Certified vs Compliant: And Why It Matters

“There is an inherent risk for food manufacturers who use packaging vendors that are NOT food safe certified.” -HQC Inc. Food Safe Certification Being compliant is not the same as being certified, and choosing to work with a company who does not have the latter can mean big bucks and brand damaging recalls for your […]

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Recycled Materials for Injection Molding

Why They’re Not Always “Friendly” to Production Using recycled materials in plastics remains a focus of protecting resources and the environment. However, although recycled plastic benefits applications in different sectors, including it for injection molding can create manufacturing and product-quality challenges. As specialists in sustainable injection molding, HQC offers customers extensive knowledge of working with […]

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Icing the Cake of Spouts & Fitments for Flexible Packaging

HQC solves a production challenge with a custom weld spout for frosting DecoPro™ by CSM Bakery Solutions is a ready-to-use cake-decorating bag pre-filled with the company’s popular Brill® buttercrème frostings in an easy, resealable format. The flexible package allows consumers to bypass the cumbersome pail-to-bag frosting method and achieve greater product-portion control.

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Sustainable Materials for Pouch Fitments / Weld Spouts

Recently a customer asked, “Can you make fitments from sustainable materials?” Our answer based on our research, is yes we can. We have been testing two different 100% recycled materials for moldability and inserting compatibility, an industrial grade and the other EcoPrime resin from Envision Plastics. Envision Plastics has been extremely supportive in this research. […]

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First Step in Weld Spout Inserting

There are many reasons to learn about spouted pouches. You may be considering spouted pouches for your product or to explore if inserting fitments as a new capability for your company. Learning about fitment inserting can also help if you’re having issues with a spouted pouch and want a better understanding of the process.

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