Moonachie, NJ (PRWEB) September 09, 2017
LPS Industries, a leading ISO-certified flexible packaging manufacturer, is using Pack Expo 2017 to announce a significant expansion of its production capabilities at its NJ-based facility. The company is in the process of installing 3 new pouch machines that convert supported laminates and poly materials, a new flexo printing press and two new combo poly bag/poly mailer lines that adds new capabilities, increased efficiency and operational redundancy. All of the new functionality is projected to be commercially operational during the 4th quarter of 2017, “Maintaining a preferred packaging partner status with our customers requires making strategic operational investments that will ultimately provide greater packaging opportunities for their flexible packaged brands,” comments Madeleine Robinson, CEO of LPS Industries.
NEW COMBO BAG/POLY MAILER MACHINE
Two new production lines of combo poly bag equipment will accommodate a wider range of poly gauges, up to 8 mils. Bags can be produced with a press-to-seal zipper or tape closure, and up to 8-color process printing is available. Set up to work with both hot knife and flat bar seals, the new equipment will also have high-speed wicketing capability. Robinson adds, “Wicketed bags are well regarded for the efficiencies they create, whether a part of a high-speed, semi-automatic, or even manual packing process. This new equipment greatly expands the range of product applications we can support for market sectors in which we are already very familiar.” It readily accommodates everyday supermarket products such as breads, baked goods, meats and produce. Robinson also anticipates interest in other diverse market sectors such as garments, textiles, and even mechanical components.
NEW POUCH MAKING SYSTEM
In addition to converting the traditional film/foil/paper laminates, LPS Industries’ new pouch making system will make pouches from unsupported coex films. LPS is also expanding its ability to process several varieties of three side seal pouches, press to close zipper pouches, stand up pouches and side gusseted pouches from single or multiple webs. Additional enhancements include the ability to insert separate bottom or side gusset films, register print on both sides of a pouch and on the bottom gussets or side gussets and create rounded corner pouches.
With deep expertise in flexible packaging for healthcare, Robinson offers insight into the possibilities of this new capability: “Pouches constructed with a clear film front and a foil or metallized film backing, for instance, are becoming more popular among medical product brand owners who choose to use a humidity indicator insert, allowing a quick visual inspection by the medical professional to verify a key package performance indicator.”
NEW FLEXO PRINTING PRESS
The new flexo printing press will increase overall efficiency and add more print capacity, as well as ensuring continuity of operations at LPS. It will accommodate a full range of printable substrates and print up to eight process colors, including specialized inks and varnish designs. Robinson adds, “As a powerful packaging partner, we’re continuing to deliver the highest quality capabilities available to give our clients’ brands the packaging power they need to be successful in the marketplace.”
Robinson sums up the recent acquisitions, “By continuing to invest in our business, we’re broadening the trusted partner relationship that exists with our clients. That’s a big reason why many of them have been working with us for decades. New clients get the assurance that in addition to our range of flexible packaging resources, they will be working with a partner whose operations and quality program is designed to exceed medical quality standards.”
LPS INDUSTRIES WELCOMES MEMBERS OF THE PACKAGING MEDIA
LPS Industries cordially welcomes writers, editors and publishers of the international packaging media at Pack Expo 2017, and is scheduling press appointments at this time. To schedule a meeting or interview, please call Ed Delia at 908-534-9044, or email edelia(at)delianet(dot)com.
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LPS INDUSTRIES – A POWERFUL PACKAGING PARTNER FOR BRANDS
As a vertically integrated manufacturer, LPS Industries is able to deliver the requisite combination of creative, technical and manufacturing resources to support each customer’s specific needs, from start-ups to multinational companies. The LPS Industries “total solution under one roof”, customer-centric approach and its extensive consumer and military experience combine to build and maintain powerful packaging partnerships. Through the years, there have been numerous instances where LPS Industries pioneered a solution that has had great impact on an industry and created success stories for its clients. Brand owners across the product spectrum can depend on LPS Industries for a multitude of flexible packaging options and solutions that will protect and enhance their products.
John M. Robinson founded LPS Industries in 1959 primarily as a converter of military specification barrier materials. Today, under the direction of Madeleine D. Robinson, CEO, LPS Industries is a diversified manufacturer and leader in the flexible packaging industry, providing packaging solutions for a diverse range of markets, including medical, food, transportation, electronics and agricultural. LPS Industries is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company offering three separate product groups: flexible packaging, coated products and general packaging systems and supplies. Modern production facilities and state-of-the-art equipment assure all products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Research and development are also an LPS priority – a modern R&D laboratory is dedicated to product innovation and quality assurance. LPS is a woman owned and operated company.
For more information on LPS Industries and its packaging products and services, please visit: http://www.lpsind.com.
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