Serving primarily confectionery, snack food and beverage markets, Color Ad Packaging is North America's largest producer of pre-formed bags as well as a supplier of pouches and rollstock. The new printing presses and bag-making equipment is said to enhance Color Ad's existing line-up of machinery allowing for additional capacity and product development.
Chip Batten, president and CEO of Color Ad Packaging, said the decision to go with W&H as the primary supplier for the company's new equipment came at the conclusion of a six-month process. Color Ad management sees this investment not only as a commitment to their current and future customers, but also to their employees.
"By providing our staff with state-of-the-art machinery, we enhance their ability to produce the absolute best print and flexible packaging products for our customers," Batten said.
Preparations are underway for installation of the Miraflex CM 10 with a 52-inch working width. The press is equipped with Easy Col color-matching system, Turboclean automatic wash-up system, along with the new East Set HD for impression setting and 3D plate topography.
The Heliostar SL 10 that will be installed this fall has a 48-inch working width and is the first W&H gravure press in North America to be installed with automatic wash-up.
Also being installed are the three new Triumph bag formers. These machines are used in the production of a variety of square bottom bags.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher designs, manufactures and distributes flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry.