Global Packaging to Add Press, Bag Making
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC, www.pcmc.com) and Hudson-Sharp Machine Company, Inc. (www.hudsonsharp.com) announced the sale of a new printing press and bag machinery to Global Packaging, Inc., a flexible packaging printer and converter located in Oaks, Pa. The press will be manufactured at PCMC’s Green Bay, Wis., facility, and the bag and pouch machinery will be manufactured at Hudson-Sharp, also located in Green Bay. This additional equipment will allow Global Packaging to increase its product offering to include value-added stand-up pouches, side gusset bottom seal pouches, and a wider range of hygiene and tissue wicketed bags, while significantly improving print performance and productivity.
Global Packaging invests in the latest technology and maintains focus on high-quality standards. Its customers include major consumer products and food manufacturing companies.
“We were pleased to be able to work with PCMC and Hudson-Sharp to purchase our new equipment,” said Tony Maginnis, CEO of Global Packaging. “The fast changeover and configurable options of PCMC’s Fusion printing press will contribute to our Lean environment, which eliminates waste and creates an opportunity for savings to our customers. In addition, Hudson-Sharp’s modular designed pouch machinery will allow maximum productivity and additional product capabilities for pre-made bags and pouches, including stand-up pouches and side gusset bottom seal pouches. This purchase will also expand our wicketed bag making arsenal and increase maximum width capability to 26 inches.”
The PCMC Fusion flexographic printing press is designed with new standards for environmental friendliness and operator simplicity. The 8-color, 59-inch gearless, sleeved Fusion is very efficient in the use of solvent for wash-up and provides productivity savings with full press wash-up of all color decks in just 4 to 8 minutes. Fusion uses 40 percent less energy than comparable presses, according to PCMC.
“The environmentally friendly aspects of this press were an important consideration for us,” Maginnis said. “In 2009, Global became the first converter certified as a Sustainable Green Printer by Sustainable Green Partnership (www.sgppartnership.org). We work hard to operate in a cost-effective, environmentally sensitive manner.”