PPT makes large investment in Windmöller & Hölscher presses

Plastic Packaging Technologies (PPT), headquartered in Kansas City, KS, has purchased two 10-color MIRAFLEX flexographic presses, marking the company’s first investment in Windmoeller & Hoelscher technology.

As a result of on-going, robust growth, PPT was in the market for additional high-quality 10c printing capacity for both the Kansas City, KS and Columbus, OH facilities.The decision to invest in W&H presses for the first time was the result of intensive vetting. “The performance test conducted at W&H printing lab in Germany was very affirming, particularly with the results on a known-bounce job performed at full speed,” said David Potter, VP & GM of PPT.

The MIRAFLEX presses to be installed have the latest camera technology from BST/Eltromat with 100% Defect Detection and continual on-line color monitoring and verification, a feature which the company is looking very forward to employing. The presses are equipped with EASY SET HD and S for fully automatic impression setting, EASY REG D and S for automatic registration setting and the EASY-COL color matching system.

The presses are scheduled for late 2015 and early 2016 installation. Following a rebranding of the company in 2014, PPT continues to experience significant growth, which has fueled the need for two large capital investments projects, including the expansion and renovation of the Kansas City facility, which was completed in August, as well as substantial new investment in equipment and technology.The expanded facility in Kansas City will house a state-of-the-art packaging engineering lab, a new pre-media and print quality lab, a large employee training and certification space, additional manufacturing space for converting assets, as well as new offices.

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