Kiliper Corp., a manufacturer of stretch sleeves and polyethylene bags, has ordered a MIRAFLEX II flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher. The press will support the company’s stretch sleeve, polybag and toll printing production and is scheduled for start-up in Quarter 4 2019.
The 25-year-old family company based in Ames, Iowa is run by second generation siblings, Tom Kiliper and Lindsay Kiliper-Maysent. Kiliper Corp.'s 32,000 sq ft facility houses 12 – 48” 8-color printing capabilities, an in-house graphic design department, laminating equipment as well as stretch and polybag converting machinery.
“We are excited to have partnered with Windmoeller & Hoelscher. As we continue to invest in the growth of our company, it is critical to partner with the right companies and the right people. The W&H Miraflex II will allow us to remain a leading printer and converter of stretch sleeves and other flexible packaging,” said Tom Kiliper, co-owner.
The 41” 8c MIRAFLEX II press is equipped with W&H’s fully-integrated VISION web inspection system with defect check and barcode check, which provide the machine operator with real-time oversight and control of the job on press. For quick changeovers, the press will have EASY SET HD and S for fully-automatic impression setting and EASY REG M for automatic registration setting as well as the TURBOCLEAN inking and wash-up system.
Windmöller & Hölscher, a family owned company, is world leader for machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging. The product portfolio includes high-performance machines for film extrusion, printing and converting.