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A Finnish SME is searching for a plastic mailer bag manufacturer from Europe

Country of origin:
Country: 
FINLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRFI20210506001
Published
18/05/2021
Last update
28/05/2021
Expiration date
29/05/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Plastic bags
Plastics, Polymers
Plastic fabricators
Other fabricated plastics
Processes for working with plastics
Polymer (plastics) materials
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Summary

Summary: 
A Finnish SME offers packaging-as-a-service and they are now searching for a plastic mailer bag manufacturer from Europe with material expertise and handling of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Also seam welding, sewing and printing capabilities are expected. The preferable cooperation model is a manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

A Finnish SME, established in 2011, is offering packaging as a service. The company cooperates with major retail and consumer good brands and the main market area is Europe. The company's target is to reduce the amount of packaging waste.

When the company is currently scaling their operations up, they require new bag manufacturers in Europe to reduce lead times and costs.

The product is a plastic mailer bag of own design by the Finnish SME, but cooperation is expected in finalising the design for the production. There are three different sizes, the smallest is 35 x 25 x 10 cm and the biggest is 68 x 35 x 22 cm.

The company is searching for a cost effective and reliable plastic mailer bag manufacturer for their production partner. The manufacturing lead times should be reasonable and the unit price should be lowered, and the company is expecting an automatic manufacturing method to avoid manual sewing.

Material expertise and handling of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), woven/nonwoven, lamination and printing is required as well as seam welding and sewing. Printing capability is expected also.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The Finnish company is expecting a production offer and a start of discussion of the possibilities for co-operation. The selected manufacturer should be capable of doing both sewing and seam welding for PP and PET. Also printing capability is expected. The material at the moment is 100+20 g/m2 (PP, laminated, woven) but the company is open to other materials also. Recycled material is a priority. The design must be finalised according to production requirements in co-operation. There are three different sizes of the bags: S: 0 to 6 litres, 35 x 25 x 10 cm M: 6 to 21 litres, 60 x 35 x 16 cm L: 20 to 45 litres, 68 x 35 x 22 cm. The order quantities are around 50 000 -100 000 pcs per order. At the moment it is expected orders 2-3 times a year, but the frequency is expected to go up.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
It is expected to find a manufacturing partner with active role in developing manufacturing and possibly the product itself. The partner should be an industrial plastic bag manufacturer with material expertise and handling of PP and PET, woven/nonwoven, lamination and printing as well as seam welding and sewing.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500