Label Impressions Reduces Manufacturing Waste with Trim Removal System
Label Impressions, the world’s first carbon-neutral, wind-powered label printing company, has bolstered its commitment to the environment by forming a cross-country partnership with Precision AirConvey, the industry leader in trim and matrix removal systems.
Each week, up to 800,000 square feet of raw material is unwound from rolls for processing at Label Impressions’ southern California manufacturing plant. After processing, trim and matrix from the rolls need to be rewound and manually removed. Occurring up to 90 times a week, this process consists of hours of downtime and results in the loss of as much as 27,000 square feet of raw material every week.
Recognizing the opportunity to eliminate this waste, Label Impressions is retrofitting its plant with a matrix waste removal system that will eliminate the need for rewinding rolls of waste by seamlessly capturing and shredding waste from the presses. This improvement will keep nearly 1.5 million square feet of raw material from going to waste each year.
The system will also enable Label Impressions to purchase material rolls with thinner edges, further reducing raw material use by 1.67 percent. In total, the improvements will save the company an estimated $210,000 annually - $132,000 through reduced material costs and $78,000 through eliminated downtime. The system will pay for itself within a year.
“This new system demonstrates Label Impressions’ continued commitment to implementing environmentally-friendly solutions at each stage of our production process,” says Jeff Salisbury, president of Label Impressions. “We’re very pleased and excited to see the impact the system will have on reducing our carbon footprint, as well as supporting the financial health of our company.”
Precision AirConvey CEO Thomas Embley added that the partnership was equally rewarding for his company.
Adds AirConvey CEO Thomas Embley: “This installation is not the product of chance, but of design. We strive to engineer the best, greenest trim and matrix removal systems, precisely for the benefit of responsible companies like Label Impressions. We’re delighted that they chose us from across the country, and believe it validates our position as an industry leader.”
Label Impressions, Inc.