Bryce recently purchased a new Allstein Hydro printing press, developed and installed the world’s first fully automated extrusion laminator and added two new pouchmaking lines. These and other investments will generate 12 new jobs in Memphis and eight new jobs in Searcy, AR.
“This is our third Allstein press purchased since 2017, and it’s not our last. Gordon Whitelaw and his team created a step change technology with the Hydro press that solves bounce, flexographic printing’s oldest problem. Collaborating with Allstein, we have been able to increase our printing speeds by up to three times our previous generation of assets and in some cases produce jobs that didn’t print well at any speed,” says Sean Bowie, president-Bryce Packaging Div. “Allstein approached the problem of bounce different than the rest of the market, and we are excited to collaborate with innovative suppliers to drive both of our businesses.”
Bryce continues to lean into investing into shorter production runs with printing, laminating and finishing technologies.
“Bryce is perceived in the market as a long-run Snack Food packaging company. And while it is a great market we are honored to serve, the facts are we produce over 10,000 jobs a year that are less than one press roll, and we do it with world-class efficiency. We are both: a long-run and a short-run house, and we are investing in all parts of our business to serve the Snack Food, Confectionary, Petfood, Baking, Frozen Food, Beauty and other markets that want excellence in quality, service and value,” adds Bowie.
Bryce recently developed and installed the world’s first fully automated extrusion laminator in its Searc facility that improves efficiencies in short-run jobs to drive quality and value to its customers. “Bryce engineering chose Cloeren Inc.’s new new Reflex-Touchless Die controlled by Windmöller and Hölscher’s Die Control Wizard. The Cloeren technology has allowed touchless operation of the die since commissioning, month in and month out,” says Bryce vp-Manufacturing Andy Pratt.
“Cloeren sets the standard for extrusion technologies, and they raised the bar for Bryce with their new Touchless Die system. We now have a fully-automated, short-run extrusion laminator that has best in class web profile,” says Bowie.
Bryce's investment in two new Totani pouch lines brings its total annual production to almost 150 million pouches on seven production lines…and counting. With this new investment, Bryce will add new technical capabilities to produce all-PE recyclable pouches and support its continued investment in the circular economy. Bryce has a history of producing sustainable and innovative packaging, including 100% compostable food package in 2006. Bryce’s internal pouchmaking capabilities include all major zipper styles and all major bag formats (bottom gusseted stand up pouches, quad seal pouches and flat bottom pouches) in addition to managing a network of third party suppliers to provide other solutions to Bryce’s customers.
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