Copac Global Packaging to Add New Equipment for Cartons
Copac Global Packaging has signed a contract to purchase three folder/gluers from Bobst. The first system will be installed in the company’s Dominican Republic facility later this month, while the other two are expected to running in Copac’s Spartanburg facility this fall, the company reports in a press release.
“We continue to experience increasing volume,” said Jerry Lux, Copac CEO, in the announcement. “Our product mix has also changed to require more complex structural configurations. The addition of these folder/gluers provides the capacity and flexibility to meet the evolving production requirements of our customers.”
Copac will be using Bobst’s new Accucheck inline inspection system in Spartanburg to conduct real-time defect inspection of each glued carton without affecting production speed, the company states. “We feel like the ability to intercept potential defects at the final stage of the process will set a new, higher quality bar for many customers,” said Alan Parnell, Copac President, in the announcement. “This technology is a big step forward for companies in healthcare and other markets where regulations require defect free material.”
The folder/gluer installations in Spartanburg will be the final steps in a year-long project to add capacity. In addition to new offset press and diecutter purchases, Copac was one of the first North American installations of both HP’s WS 6600 digital press and Heidelberg’s new Image Control System, the company states.
“There have been many important advances in technology over the past couple of years,” adds Lux. “Our ability to invest in this kind of equipment allows us to provide our customers with the benefits of those improvements. It allows us to offer a higher level of quality, faster turn times, and more competitive pricing. That helps our customers grow their businesses which is the foundation for Copac’s success.”
For more details visit www.copacinc.com.