Flexstar President Marc Bray says, “We have wide-web presses at FLEXSTAR. The MIRAFLEX S is a narrow to mid-web press that complements the machinery we have and is able to reliably tackle any kind of job we need to run, regardless of size or if the job is a PET, OPP or thin gauge PE application.”
Bray added that the company is benefiting from the Flexo ControI Insetter feature, which has increased the productivity on matte finish applications.
W&H designed the MIRAFLEX S to facilitate quick job changes for narrow- to mid-web jobs. The trusted TURBOCLEAN wash-up system cleans all decks within 3.5 minutes so changeovers take just minutes. Another benefit of the press is the reduction of waste, with as little as 75 ft of substrate from unwind to rewind. Repeats range from 10 to 31.5 in.
The MIRAFLEX S was part of a larger expansion undertaken by Flexstar. The company recently added 32,000 sq ft for increased warehousing and specialty converting applications. The new building will also house an Innovation Center. Other equipment acquired by Flexstar includes a third combi laminator, a third pouch machine and a wide-web laser scoring unit.
As a part of Flexstar’s commitment to long-term social responsibility, the company is working on a regenerative thermal oxidizer to eliminate VOC emissions. A heat exchanger will capture energy for plant heating and specialty lamination applications requiring hot room curing. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2016, making Flexstar the first flexible packaging converter in Western Canada with this technology.
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