Manufacturing Capabilities

Manufacturing Capabilities
Flexography

Flexography
  • Raised image printing plates
  • Fluid inks wiped by a metal doctor blade
Rotogravure

Rotogravure
  • Engraved copper cells at various depths
  • Printing cylinder touches the substrate and transfers the ink
Extrusion Lamination

Extrusion Lamination
  • Molten plastic (or extrudate) is used to combine two or more layers
  • The extruded can add or enhance properties, such as: bulk, toughness, puncture resistance, barrier (gas, flavor/aroma, moisture, chemical) opacity, and zero cure time
Adhesive Lamination

Adhesive Lamination
  • A solvent/water based or solventless lamination is used to combine two or more layers
  • The adhesive can perform additional functions, such as: Resistance to chemical migration, maintaining bond during high temperature processing, combining layers without adding bulk and barrier
Blown Film

Blown Film
  • Annular Die
  • Forms by melting into tube with multiple distinct layers
  • Air cooled, therefore higher crystallinity
Blown Film versus Cast Film

Cast Film
  • Coat Hanger die
  • Forms melt into single sheet with multiple distinct layers
  • Rapid quenching with cooled chill roll
Co-extrusion

Co-Extruded Sheet
  • Multiple unique materials arranged in a variety of layer configurations to create high barrier structures
  • Precise temperature and gauge control for uniform thickness
  • Broad thickness range to support sheet and thermoforming applications
Thermoforming

Thermoforming
  • Trim in place forming process for precision parts
  • Stock or customized design options
  • Printing, embossed logos, and custom colors for differentiation