Moonachie, NJ (PRWEB)
September 09, 2017
LPS Industries, a leading ISO-certified flexible packaging manufacturer, is using Pack Expo 2017 to announce a significant expansion of its production capabilities at its NJ-based facility. The company is in the process of installing 3 new pouch machines that convert supported laminates and poly materials, a new flexo printing press and two new combo poly bag/poly mailer lines that adds new capabilities, increased efficiency and operational redundancy. All of the new functionality is projected to be commercially operational during the 4th quarter of 2017, “Maintaining a preferred packaging partner status with our customers requires making strategic operational investments that will ultimately provide greater packaging opportunities for their flexible packaged brands,” comments Madeleine Robinson, CEO of LPS Industries.
NEW COMBO BAG/POLY MAILER MACHINE
Two new production lines of combo poly bag equipment will accommodate a wider range of poly gauges, up to 8 mils. Bags can be produced with a press-to-seal zipper or tape closure, and up to 8-color process printing is available. Set up to work with both hot knife and flat bar seals, the new equipment will also have high-speed wicketing capability. Robinson adds, “Wicketed bags are well regarded for the efficiencies they create, whether a part of a high-speed, semi-automatic, or even manual packing process. This new equipment greatly expands the range of product applications we can support for market sectors in which we are already very familiar.” It readily accommodates everyday supermarket products such as breads, baked goods, meats and produce. Robinson also anticipates interest in other diverse market sectors such as garments, textiles, and even mechanical components.
NEW POUCH MAKING SYSTEM
In addition to converting the traditional film/foil/paper laminates, LPS Industries’ new pouch making system will make pouches from unsupported coex films. LPS is also expanding its ability to process several varieties of three side seal pouches, press to close zipper pouches, stand up pouches and side gusseted pouches from single or multiple webs. Additional enhancements include the ability to insert separate bottom or side gusset films, register print on both sides of a pouch and on the bottom gussets or side gussets and create rounded corner…