C-P Flexible Packaging (C-P) has invested several million dollars in the company’s pre-made polyethylene bag manufacturing operations with the purchase of three new converting lines at the Buffalo, NY, facility. The added capability supports growth in a variety of bag formats for food, health care, and industrial applications through traditional retail distribution as well as rapidly growing ecommerce channels.
The new high-speed Hudson-Sharp machines offer enhanced automation, quicker changeovers, and best-in-class efficiencies. In addition, the investment improves workflow, quality, and data collection.
“Due to the growth of our premade bag business, we are excited to make this investment in state-of the art technology which enables us to continue to meet short lead times and just-in-time service,” says Mike Hoffman, C-P Flexible Packaging CEO. “We understand that our customers have seen a shift in consumer demand over the past year and we are ready to support their growth initiatives.”
The demand for high-performance polyethylene bags with and without reclosable features has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to increase due to efforts to lightweight packaging as part of corporate sustainability initiatives.
“C-P continues to strategically expand its product portfolio and will invest in new technologies that provide innovative solutions for our customers and best-in-class quality,” notes Hoffman. “Developing new packaging structures that can be recycled or that incorporate recycled content will remain key areas of focus.”
“Hudson Sharp is proud to collaborate with C-P Flexible Packaging,” says Chuck Coleman, regional sales manager, Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), Hudson-Sharp’s parent company and part of Barry-Wehmiller. “We’re honored that our experience and innovations are supporting their growth efforts.”