The centre will focus on two main aspects; to promote sustainability, circular economy and food safety and accelerate the processes to develop and launch sustainable products.
With this in mind, the centre, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (the international headquarters of both Divisions), will invite customers, suppliers, associations, public bodies and universities to come together to cooperate in projects to develop more efficient and sustainable packaging.
“Innotech will address the major challenges faced by the industry in terms of sustainability, circular economy and food safetyandaccelerate the processes to develop and launch products through more innovative, efficient and sustainable packaging technology,” said Daniel Carreño, CEO, Grupo Lantero.
Innotech’s team of experts will include R+D, Engineering, sales and marketing and the facility will house multi-disciplinary work areas equipped with technology including: pilot rigid and flexible co-extrusion line; pilot lamination line; FFS and VFS packaging lines; sleeve tunnel and laboratory equipment.
Innotech will offer packaging advice/assessment, material tests and trials, exclusive training, capacity-building services and lab analyses.
Pascal Reina, director, Innotech, added by joining together its team of experts in rigid and flexible packaging and the latest ‘cutting-edge technology’ the centre will ‘enable us to accompany our customers’ development projects from start to finish’.
Coexpan has 13 production plants in eight countries across Europe, specializing in rigid sheet extrusion and thermoformed packaging in the main polymers (PS, PP, PET, PLA). Emsur is the Grupo Lantero division dedicated to the manufacture of flexible containers for packaging, with rotogravure and flexographic printing, primarily designed for the food sector.