Sus­tainable pumps: ALPLA and HANA Inno­va­tion launch joint venture

Pack­a­ging spe­cia­lists push com­ple­tely recy­clable mono-material solution

Hard, 6 April 2023 – Pumps for soap, lotion or shampoo dis­pen­sers: the ALPLA Group is expan­ding its pro­duct port­folio with inno­va­tive sys­tems for pumps made of pla­stic. The glo­bally active pack­a­ging and recy­cling com­pany is ente­ring into a joint ven­ture with HANA Inno­va­tion for this pur­pose. The South Korean pro­ducer has deve­loped a patented pump made of a mono-material with maximum recy­cla­bi­lity. Tog­e­ther, the two part­ners want to pro­mote the sus­tainable system world­wide and push fur­ther developments.

ALPLA is ope­ning up new mar­kets with pumps and started pro­du­cing stan­dard pumps for soap and shampoo dis­pen­sers in Hyde­r­abad (India) in 2020. By sig­ning a joint ven­ture with the South Korean com­pany HANA Inno­va­tion, ALPLA now plans to con­tinue its growth course in the stra­te­gi­cally important injec­tion moul­ding (IM) sector. With its cutting-edge solu­tions for the cos­me­tics industry, HANA Inno­va­tion is a reco­g­nised sup­plier of pumps and lotion dis­pen­sers. Founded in 1993, the com­pany has deve­loped fully recy­clable solu­tions made of pla­stic mono-material.

The poten­tial for high-quality, recy­clable pumps is enormous. As a system pro­vider, we can offer the matching bot­tles at the same time. With this new part­ner­ship, we are com­bi­ning our strengths as a glo­bally ope­ra­ting com­pany with the tech­no­lo­gical edge of HANA Inno­va­tion,” says Michael Feltes, Global Busi­ness Deve­lo­p­ment Director IM at ALPLA. Sung Il Kang, Chairman of HANA Inno­va­tion, empha­sises the ope­ra­tional advan­tages of the joint ven­ture: “The coope­ra­tion opens up oppor­tu­ni­ties for fur­ther global com­mer­cia­li­sa­tion of our pro­ducts and acce­le­rates the deve­lo­p­ment of sus­tainable, future-proof solutions.”

Recy­cling and customisation
The ECO Pump system deve­loped by HANA Inno­va­tion is made of 100 per cent poly­pro­py­lene (PP), which makes it fully recy­clable, and can also be manu­fac­tured from post-consumer recy­cled (PCR) mate­rial. In addi­tion to its eco­lo­gical advan­tages, the pump con­vinces with its con­ve­nient hand­ling. A smooth spring exe­cu­tion gua­ran­tees linear and even force over the entire pump stroke. In the future, the pumps – like all ALPLA pro­ducts – will also be customisable.

With the new coope­ra­tion, the two com­pa­nies want to push the world­wide dis­tri­bu­tion of the sus­tainable pumps with the revo­lu­tio­nary patented pla­stic spring tech­no­logy and in addi­tion offer com­plete sys­tems inclu­ding the bottle. ALPLA has world­wide pro­duc­tion capa­bi­li­ties in injec­tion moul­ding, com­ple­mented by many years of recy­cling exper­tise and an inter­na­tional network.

The for­ma­tion of the joint ven­ture is sub­ject to legal and regu­la­tory appr­oval by the rele­vant com­pe­ti­tion aut­ho­ri­ties. The par­ties have agreed not to dis­c­lose details of the partnership.


About ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture and reuse of plastic packaging. Around 23,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 190 sites in 46 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household cleaning products, detergents and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.

ALPLA operates recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Romania and Thailand. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.


About HANA Innovation
HANA Innovation, based in Hwaseong, South Korea, is a provider of innovative plastic pump dispensing systems and solutions. With more than 300 registered patents and global customers in all areas of the cosmetics industry, HANA is an established pump manufacturer. Founded in 1993, the company supplies international brand-name manufacturers of consumer goods in the beauty and healthcare sectors and also manufactures packaging for medical use in the ISO Class 4 clean room.


Infor­ma­tion for editorial
ALPLA, Erik Nielsen (Team Leader Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions), Tel.: +43 (0)5574 6021 701, email:
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