ZiEn Inc. is an Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-based co-packer and producer of eco-friendly products. It is particularly specialized in filling for major brands in the small engine and outdoor power equipment industry – packaging that still mainly consists of rigid metal cans. But while cans are effective, ZiEn owner Steve Zimmerman decided to move to a packaging format that was lighter and safer for these potentially hazardous products, specifically the Resurgence Pressure Washer Pump Saver & Conditioner product. He decided on the pouch.
Aside from a lighter package, the pouch also offers benefits in product delivery and cost. In order to ensure good product delivery — as well as open/reclose features for ZiEn’s particular applications — the pouch needed to have the right fitment. The zipper was an option, but on the wrong application zippers don’t close as well and can condone spillage. For the particular fitment component, Zimmerman and ZiEn turned to HQC.