Sihl has launched adelmo, a new online B2B platform for the creation, order and fulfilment individually printed pouches.

Sihl identified that, within the packaging market, stand-up pouches are ‘one of the most popular packaging formats’. ‘Demand for printed stand-up pouches is growing strongly’, the company stated, ‘especially in smaller batch sizes.’ With this in mind, batch sizes of 1-50,000 can be produced ‘efficiently and easily’ through adelmo.

Using the adelmo website and an online 3D tool, customers can create individual designs ‘quickly and easily’ using native templates or those of their own making. Finished print files including the desired design can also be uploaded and used to generate a live preview of a stand-up pouch. Orders are then placed and paid for online, with the order sent to a local production partner, which produces the pouches and aims to deliver them within five days. Utilising Sihl’s inkjet-based Artysio technology, pouches are manufactured in line with adelmo’s stated standards to ensure consistency and quality across the adelmo partner network.

The product portfolio comprises stand-up pouches for the packaging of free-flowing dry products, such as snacks, coffee, tea, spices, food supplements and pet food sectors, and non-food markets such as cosmetics and cleaning products. Stand-up pouches from adelmo can be produced using mono-materials so enhancing their recyclability, feature reclosablity, offer aroma and oxygen protection, be light and waterproof, and be food compliant.

‘With adelmo, we package your values,’ stated Steffen Ohr, vice president of innovation at Sihl Group. ‘You can design, order and pay for your pouch online in just five minutes and get it delivered in under a week by one of our local partners. That‘s our value proposition.’

Sihl Group CEO Peter K. Wahsner added, ‘With the service quality of adelmo, we are breaking new ground. Through the online 3D configurator, the possibility of designing stand-up pouches quickly and easily, and by working together with local companies, we guarantee extremely short delivery times. This sets us apart from the competition and is a significant innovation for the packaging market.’