R&D&I

R&D&I

Adding value through production planning and automation

At Mikropakk, we believe that in order to provide cutting-edge/market-leader packaging solutions to our clients we must place emphasis on two key areas:

  • accumulation of in-house expertise,
  • constant product development and production planning.

Our R&D&I activity is firmly rooted in 30 years of experience in tool design and injection moulding. We strive to provide feasible and cost-effective solutions for specific customers’ requirements in the field of FMCG, cosmetics, household, pharmaceutical, medical and hygiene sectors.Creating added value through product and process innovation is our core competence, hence Mikropakk spends 11% of its revenues on research and development.

This is why we dedicated an entire R&D department of 6 experienced engineers to R&D who supply new packaging solutions to our partners. Establishing long-term partnership contracts that go beyond the scope of standard supplier contracts is important to us so that we can not only come up with innovative solutions, but can also stay at our partners’ disposal as a manufacturer.

Our R&D team has the expertise to support customers in the following activities:

  • Product innovation and renovation at competitive cost
  • Mould design and development
  • Automation (design, development and construction of automatic equipment for production or assembly)

Our added value originates from the synergy between design and manufacturing expertise. By keeping the two under one roof, we can come up with more funcional, realistic and cost-effective solutions since we oversee the entire manufacturing process.

All our R&D&I projects are assigned a personal project engineer to assure that projects run smoothly and our processes are perfectly aligned to those of our partners.

Our mission is to provide innovative product and process solutions to brand owners who need new ideas in order to keep or reach a market leader position. 

Product innovation

Custom-designed injection moulded product concepts and packaging solutions to meet various industry-specific needs.

Process development

In-depth bottleneck analysis and process development for scaling production and process optimization for higher quality/higher precision/higher efficiency.

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Product innovation

Several of our custom-designed packaging solutions have been successfully introduced on the market and we have been serving as manufacturers ever since. Some notable examples include MIKA-Tech Startech anti-drop valve, MIKA 2k membrane system for two-component aerosols and the Genius integrated grip adaptor for PU foam.

We take pride in having over 20 different solutions patented.

Mikropakk is currently working on several development projects for the food, pharmaceutical, medical and hygienic sectors, some of them are just before market implementation.

How we work

Industry- or product-specific packaging challenge process

Industry- or product-specific packaging challenge

Should you face a technical, functional, structural, form or cost challenge regarding the packaging of your product, our design team is ready to rise to the challenge.

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Delivery of viable product concepts process

Delivery of viable product concepts

After the initial contact, our team of engineers drafts various solutions, analyses feasibility, defines any pre-existing constraints and requirements to help determine scope of the project in detail.

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Tailor-made packaging solution

Tailor-made packaging solution

Our highly qualified engineering team develops an adequate, custom solution that fits the expected budget, constantly iterating with you.

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Process development

Another core competence of Mikropakk lies in manufacturing process optimization with special regards to scaling a new product design to mass production. This complex process includes 

  • the definition of product requirements, 
  • market research, 
  • optimization of product design or technology, 
  • mould design, 
  • development of manufacturing processes, 
  • in-house automation, 
  • assembly (design and construction of semi or fully automatic assembly lines).

Once we have a concept for a product solution ready, one of our Industrial Designers designs the mould to make the product manufacturable. 

Quality assurance is of paramount importance to us, therefore, we are ready to make serious quality commitments in case of all our custom-designed products.

In-depth bottleneck analysis for scaling production

If a product’s market launch proves to be successful, brand owners often face the challenge of having to scale production quickly in order to meet demand. As part of our process development services, we conduct an in-depth bottleneck analysis first to identify current production constraints – all factors that slow production down.

Then, our team of experts names all production steps that can be automated and drafts an automation solution. An automated step may include replacement of manual labour with robots in manufacturing or automated assembly.

Manufacturing process optimization for higher quality, precision & efficiency

Apart from scaling production, process optimization may also be entirely cost-, efficiency- or quality-oriented. We are ready to re-design or fine-tune manufacturing processes in order to meet industry-specific cost, efficiency or quality requirements.

Our process optimization solutions usually affect all areas. For instance, installing a high-speed machine vision camera allows for a level and volume of quality control that wouldn’t be feasible with human labour.

In some cases, the need for process optimization may be brought about by sustainability. Some of our production lines feature an assembly robot that handles waste and collects sprues for recycling.

How we work

In-depth bottleneck analysis process

In-depth bottleneck analysis

Our team identifies steps in the production process that have an impact on the outcome and can be optimised.

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Delivery of viable product concepts process

Delivery of viable product concepts

After the initial contact, our team of engineers drafts various solutions, analyses feasibility, defines any pre-existing constraints and requirements to help determine scope of the project in detail.

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Solution testing

Solution testing

Conduction of thorough solution testing is essential to identify any risks and issues before implementation.

Challenge us

We are ready to compete and prove ourselves in your packaging issues.

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