Ampac Flexibles has installed a Windmoeller & Hoelscher Varex extrusion line at its Auburn, Wash., plant, increasing the output and variety of innovative multilayer film structures at that facility. Along with the purchase of a new machine, Ampac also selected W&H to upgrade an existing extrusion line installed in 2004, giving substance to the converter’s promise to meet increasing customer requirements to remain competitive.

Ampac has also invested in a Totani pouching machine at its Elk Grove Village, Ill., plant, significantly increasing the converter’s output of flexible packages, including standard 3-side seal, stand-up and retort pouches. The new machine, a Totani BH-80HVLLLS-M, operates at up to 240 cycles per minute, can handle laminate roll changes on the fly and uses Totani’s “Heat Pipe” technology to create exceptionally high quality seals.