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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
Plants & Processes Catbridge Machinery • 222 New Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 USA • Tel 973 808-0029 • www.catbridge.com Catbridge can help you become more efficient and competitive. We build durable, innovative slitter rewinders that provide immediate cost savings and quality gains. Our unique technology and smart designs significantly increase run time while improving roll quality and minimizing waste. We’ve optimized our machinery for flexible packaging and tailor our equipment to your exact needs. To learn more, visit www.catbridge.com or call us at 973-808 -0029 . More efficiency, less downtime, less waste Innovative, cost-saving converting machinery optimized for flexible packaging Standard or custom — we build solutions: slitter rewinders • knife systems • unwinds • perforators • coaters & laminators www.flexography.org may 2010 FLEXO 31 quality anilox rolls, dramatically improved ink systems and application of four-color process spot colors.” Manning maintains, “What’s important is that the new press lets us get into polyolefin shrink—shrink sleeves—no label look, a specialty, niche market. That was the plan. We discussed it with Uteco and worked side-by-side with the press manufacturer to gear the machine to run thin-gauge films. At Mann-Pak, we have successfully run 30 gauge films. They are important in poultry and meat packaging, as well as internationally driven markets. Some involve dairy, eggs, egg wrap, etc. We chose the press to differentiate our prod- uct offerings. There are no big players on the east coast in Finished product. low-gauge film is often used in supermarket and club stores bulk package wraps to include the yogurt and tuna fish shown here. mann-Pak’s executive team, l-r —nick Breslin, plant manager; Wendy manning Fabrizio, executive vice president; and scott manning, president. FLX_May10_sec1.indd 31 4/17/10 11:06 PM