Accredo Packaging Places Large Order with W&H

LINCOLN, RI | Accredo Packaging, Sugar Land, TX, has placed a large order for flexographic printing and film extrusion equipment from Windmoeller & Hoelscher.

W&H VAREX blown film line Commercialized in 2009, Accredo specializes in the manufacture of coextruded barrier films, towel & tissue overwrap film, shrink-bundling film, laminated, printed and unprinted roll stock, pouches, and wicketed bags. “We're expanding in all the segments we identified as our target markets and need to add significant capacity to keep up with growth,” states Rex Varn, executive VP.

Installation of a new MIRAFLEX CM 10 press with a print width of 41 in. and speeds of up to 1,650 fpm was recently completed and the press is now up and running. The company has just placed an order for a second VISTAFLEX CL 10, with a print width of 67 in. and speeds of up to 2,600 fpm with the fastest changeovers. W&H designed the VISTAFLEX to run at extremely high speeds while at the same time being very easy to use. Four complete print jobs can be set up and stored while the press is running and changeovers are made automatically at the push of a button. The Sugar Land plant houses W&H 10-color NOVOFLEX CL presses as well.

In addition, Accredo also has ordered two 5-layer VAREX blown film lines. Both lines are equipped with the high-output OPTICOOL air ring and are scheduled for 2013 installation.

Accredo currently runs film on VAREX 3-layer and 9-layer lines for both barrier films and internal consumption. Accredo is a registered member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership and the Organic Trade Assn. and is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise.

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