Pak, having recently substantially modernized its Lancaster, NH-based facility along with five new converting lines and with additional lines on order, is now adding a Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica EVO XD 8-color press. Due to arrive this fall, its unrivaled performance will give PAK Solutions all of the tools and resources it needs to grow into new diverse markets. Its faster printing speeds, quicker changeovers, better quality control and process print capabilities will provide greater efficiency and productivity along with a higher competitive advantage.
“Our team is bringing world-class operating standards, the best in new technology, and a passion for making a difference to this flexo packaging manufacturer,” says Kevin Powers, president/CEO of Pak Solutions. “This business has built an iconic reputation within the security bag industry for 25 years. In the past two years, we’ve continued to make important investments that will make it even more competitive in the multi-billion dollar plastic packaging industry. We are continuing to diversify and expand our product line to other uses packaging solutions for food and medical applications. We’ll have an edge on larger competitors due to our willingness to fill custom orders, product innovation, and an ability to deliver products much faster than others.”
PAK’s press operators are eager to begin putting into production the new Flexotecnica EVO XD. “The new Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica is an amazing opportunity for our business,” adds Ron Demers, Pak maintenance manager. “It will give us more color, especially process color ability, from a six-color model to our new eight-color model. The turnaround will be so fast that we’ll have extra capacity for more printed products. We’re predicting that we’ll go from our current two-hr changeover to under 10 mins for a full 8-color job. It will allow us to expand and diversify. It is a more modern automated motorized press that will double the speed that we currently have. Its high level of automation includes optical error detection and 100% web inspection night and day, automated viscosity control, auto washup, auto impression setting, servo control, memory of all-important job settings, automatic splicing, and automatic tension control. It will be a huge advantage for our business.”
PAK Solution’s modern 55,000-sq-ft complex in Lancaster sits near the Canadian border in mountainous ski country, near historic Mt. Washington and along the Maine border. Known as the North Country, its workforce brings a particular brand of ingenuity and a hard work ethic. The firm prides itself on offering distinct solutions to its customer base, providing competitive pricing, storage space for client printed product, and quick production and shipping. The firm has an on-site graphic designer to help with customized artwork and employs a staff of workers who are proud to produce “Made in the USA” flexible packaging.
In the past year, PAK’s management team has made significant capital investments adding five new high-speed bag converting lines to its production set up which has diversified its product range, and increased output as well as significantly decreased its percentage of waste in production.
Last year, the firm was recognized as one of five New Hampshire companies and was named as a finalist in the 2018 New Hampshire Tech Alliance Product of the Year (POY) Award competition. Pak Solutions entered its custom full sensory e-Commerce Mailer, a package used to ship e-commerce products to the consumer. The bags contain a fragrance that is only released when the bag is opened and the amount of scent can be adjusted to the client’s specifications and goals.
PAK Solutions is a leading provider of flexible packaging products in the United States. Today, PAK Solutions has over 50 full-time staff members, new high-speed converting lines, a refreshed facility and a commitment to growth and innovation unmatched in the marketplace. The firm prides itself on working closely with its customers to design, develop and manufacture a wide-range of products. PAK has extensive expertise in Tamper-Evident Security Bags as well as the full suite of Poly Bags, Film, and Packing Supplies. They also are experts in flexible-packaging solutions for medical, pharmaceutical, forensic evidence and other specialty and custom markets. In addition to the standard forms of flexible packaging solutions, its PAK Innovation Center is consistently looking to provide new and innovative products such as anti-corrosive shipping and storage materials that keep a customer’s most valuable products in their intended condition. The firm’s in-house print shop gives customers the ability to see their design come to life in a matter of hours, not days, as well as ensuring that PAK Solutions has total control of customized orders from start to finish. With industry leading closures of all kinds and the capability to print advanced product coding PAK Solutions is a full-service packaging designer and manufacturer.
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