PolyCello Invests in VISTAFLEX Flexographic Press from W&H

PolyCello staffLeigh Wood, Gregg LeBlanc, and Jason Burbine of PolyCello's press team.LINCOLN, RI | Windmoeller & Hoelscher reports that PolyCello, based in Amherst, Nova Scotia, has purchased a ten-color VISTAFLEX flexographic press. The VISTAFLEX marks PolyCello's first investment in W&H technology.

“We continually invest in equipment to address current and projected capacity,” said Stephen Emmerson, president and CEO of PolyCello. “The quality and efficiency of this press will be second to none in North America, allowing PolyCello to continue its leadership role as one of North America’s premiere flexographic printers.”

PolyCello is third-generation family-owned and operated. The company currently employs 350 people in its modern, state-of-the-art facilities in Amherst and in Belleville, ON. With more than 50 years of history, PolyCello has developed a reputation as an expert manufacturer and printer of high quality packaging.

The VISTAFLEX to be installed at PolyCello has a 67-in. print width, performs automatic job changeovers, sets up and stores up to four jobs while the press is running, and is capable of speeds up to 800 mpm (2,624 fpm). PolyCello will use the VISTAFLEX to print packaging for the frozen food, towel and tissue overwrap, and pet food markets.

PolyCello is very excited about its SmartPack coating technology, which can be used as an alternative to lamination and allows pouches to be recycled as #2 plastic instead of ending up as garbage in landfills. To stay in step with customers' and their own awareness of the impact packaging has on the earth; the company has developed biodegradable and compostable packaging alternatives.

PolyCello has been named one Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for four consecutive years, achieving Gold Standard status in 2011. The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has honored PolyCello eight times in the past five years for printing excellence.

 

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