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Though still running strong, an almost 20-year-old film laminating line needed a helping hand to meet increased demand. As a result, food packaging processor C-P Flexible Packaging added another line from Davis-Standard to its arsenal.

MPW Staff

August 16, 2010

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New capacity for C-P Flexible

Though still running strong, an almost 20-year-old film laminating line needed a helping hand to meet increased demand. As a result, food packaging processor C-P Flexible Packaging added another line from Davis-Standard to its arsenal.

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Gathered at the new lamination line are (from left) C-P Flexible's Steve Tusing, Mike Takis, and Greg Collins.

Davis-Standard supplied the line with custom profile control between the gauging system and flex lip die to attain flat profiles across the web and in the machine direction. The line is also wider to better support the company's press-printing capabilities. C-P (York, PA) is one of the few certified Sustainable Green Printers in the U.S. In 2006 the processor installed an 8+2 color, 40-inch Primaflex CM printing press from equipment maker Windmöller & Hölscher (Lengerich, Germany).

"Over half of our business is in extrusion lamination, so the addition of this line was essential," says Mike Takis, engineering manager at C-P. Prior to the recent installation, C-P was running all extrusion laminations on an existing Black Clawson (Fulton, NY) line; Black Clawson is a Davis-Standard brand. Other processors now can view the new line, installed in late 2009, as C-P is allowing Davis-Standard to bring customers into its plant to see the system. 

According to the processor, the new line primarily is seeing use for its customers in the snack food industry. It produces laminated structures comprised of extruded polyethylene between two films, including OPP and PET. The films can be clear, printed or metalized.—[email protected]

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