PPT Fuels Growth with Purchase of New 10-Color Flexo Presses
Purchase of two 10-color W&H MIRAFLEX flexo presses to aid flexible packaging growth.
Plastic Packaging Technologies (PPT), headquartered in Kansas City, Kans., has purchased two 10-color Windmoeller & Hoelscher MIRAFLEX flexographic presses to help fuel its growth in flexible packaging.
As a result of ongoing, robust growth, PPT was in the market for additional high-quality 10-color printing capacity for both its Kansas City and Columbus, Ohio facilities.
“The performance test conducted at W&H printing lab in Germany was very affirming, particularly with the results on a known-bounce job performed at full speed,” says David Potter, VP & GM of PPT.
The MIRAFLEX presses to be installed feature the latest camera technology from BST/Eltromat with 100 percent defect detection and continual online color monitoring and verification, a feature which the company is looking very forward to employing. The presses are equipped with EASY SET HD and S for fully automatic impression setting, EASY REG D and S for automatic registration setting and the EASY-COL color matching system. The presses are scheduled for late 2015 and early 2016 installation.
Following a rebranding of the company in 2014, PPT continues to experience significant growth, which has fueled the need for two large capital investments projects, including the expansion and renovation of the Kansas City facility, which was completed in August, as well as substantial new investment in equipment and technology. The expanded facility in Kansas City will house a state-of-the-art packaging engineering lab, a new pre-media and print quality lab, a large employee training and certification space, additional manufacturing space for converting assets, as well as new offices.
The incoming W&H presses will complement several additional Totani pouch machines in producing packaging with a powerful shelf presence for major brands, CPGs and private label customers.
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