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Mix & Match

C&S Carton, Marshall, MI, a printing division of Chelsea Milling Co., is charged with printing the cartons for its parent company's Jiffy baking mixes, quite a challenge since there are now 24 different mixes! Because Chelsea does not advertise to consumers, brand awareness through its “little blue boxes” is especially crucial. To get the job done right, C&S relies on a six-color, 77-in. Harris press integrated with a KeyColor digital system from Essex Products Group (EPG) that offers advanced color control. VP of operations Jack Kennedy says, “The investment in the EPG KeyColor lets us make adjustments from the console very accurately and quickly.” C&S prints six colors (three process, three spot) onto recycled clay-coated boxboard, then strips and cuts the board, sending the flat shells to Chelsea Milling.
Essex Products Group |

That's a Wrap

StrengthPack 6500 three-layer lamination from ITW Richmond Technology, Houston, TX, combines black Valeron for UV resistance, heavy converter-grade foil for water and gas barrier, and a high-strength Cortec VpCI sealant layer. The lamination, said to take on the most challenging transportation and shipping wrap assignments, has a wide range of uses, including small pouches, f/f/s use for medical and electronic devices, and large roll or sheet-wrapped outdoor machinery storage in harsh elements with proper support.
Valeron Strength Films |
Cortec Corp. |

Winning Team Effort

Dura-Fibre, Menasha, WI, has a “Green Team” in place to keep its products sustainable. Among those products is the trio of Forte, Forte Blanc, and Glacier, all manufactured using MeadWestvaco products that have Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). SFI compliance is based on a system of principles and performance measures that address economic, environmental, cultural, legal, and scientific factors.
MeadWestvaco |

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