Manufacturing Capabilities

Manufacturing Capabilities

Printpack is an industry leader in manufacturing capabilities. Our use of flexography printing along with rotogravure and many other printing methods has enabled us to receive much recognition and many accolades, which we are very grateful for. Our award winning packages continue to mold us into who we are today, as we continue to strive for excellence and provide quality products to our customers and consumers.

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