Sulzer Mixpac Ltd. has developed ecopaCC, a collapsible primary packaging for adhesives and sealants that can be used with existing dispensers. The company says the design cuts costs, resources and waste, with more savings potential across the value chain from transportation to disposal. Sustainability is a key concept for Sulzer Mixpac, and is of central importance to Sulzer’s next-generation of functional cartridges for two-component packaging and dispensing applications. EcopaCC collapsible cartridges are a compact solution. When filled with adhesives, ecopaCC is able to compress and reduce its size as the contents are dispensed. Once empty, the cartridges can be removed from the reusable support sleeve for disposal. For example, a 600mL collapsed cartridge occupies a weight up to 75 percent less than packaging waste from conventional, rigid products, which subsequently reduces disposal costs.  The foldable design of ecopaCC not only reduces waste, but also minimizes the space required for both empty and filled options, allowing industrial adhesives manufacturers as well as users to benefit from substantial reductions in shipping and storage costs. EcopaCC also features improved shelf life and leakproof properties while increasing the system versatility by enabling a broad range of film cartridge materials suitable for different substances. In addition, Sulzer Mixpac collapsible cartridges and their support sleeves are fully compatible with current dispensers from the Mixpac, COX and MK range. The technology is available in several sizes and ratios and can support both front and back-end filling options. “Less packaging material is a first but very important step toward sustainability in our industry,” says Marc Haller, Head Business Unit Mixpac. “Sulzer’s focus goes beyond delivering high-quality products: our goal is to deliver sustainable solutions for both our customers and the environment. Our solution clearly demonstrates to adhesive manufacturers as well as the end-users that a reduced environmental footprint is highly beneficial for them since they can also significantly lower their costs.”