Gundle Gelpack Pty Ltd (‘Gelpack’) is an Australian owned company established in July 2014. Gelpack manufactures Polyethylene film for Industrial use and General Purpose flexible packaging within Australia. The main customer base is servicing mattress & Bedding manufacturers as well as load containment film for materials handling, storage & transportation with recent development and traction into Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI) & Agricultural films. The company manufactures Polyethylene (PE) film using a combination of Polymers sourced locally and internationally. In recent months we have been sourcing raw materials (recycled & virgin) used in Medical Packaging to develop in a “Nano Technology” multi-layer extrusion process which promotes the usage of recycled raw polymers. While Gelpack is a young business, the executive team has a wealth of experience in the Flexible Industry across Australia and South Africa. This expertise assists with Gelpack’s continual effort to “Close The Loop” in the areas of Reduce, Reuse, Recover and Recycle & run a lean Mean & Green operation.
Flexible packaging is competitive, both domestically and internationally. At Gelpack we understand this and have identified product innovation as the future of our business focus.
Gelpack produce Industrial and Insulation films for products utilising co-extrusion as a means to combine dissimilar materials in order to achieve unique or demanding functional requirements that are tailored to meet customer requirements
Co-Extrusion is a process in which Polymer flow through multiple layers resulting in a finished product that will perform with “tailored” benefits i.e. film that can be opened easily to fill contents and have a non-slip outer layer to allow for stacking.
This project focuses on the development of using Medical grade polymer (Classified as unusable for the intended application) that would normally be used as “filler” for injection moulding and at the very worst to landfill. Gelpack have been able to employ this grade in developing a “Nano layer Technology” to use this polymer available in agglomerated and occasionally pellet form.