Nina Plastics, a US-based manufacturer of food packaging items, has purchased a Novoflex printing press and a Varex blown film line from Windmoeller and Hoelscher, a German based supplier of premium equipment with domestic operations in the US.
While the extrusion line is expected to be shipped in September of this year, shipment of the printing press is scheduled for October. The total cost of the equipment is said to exceed $4 million (€4.3mn).
Nina Plastics is a growing manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging and services customers worldwide. The privately owned company, established for more than 23 years, already has a complete in-house production facility.
However, the new purchases from W&H Corporation are expected to add a new dimension to the company's product offering, including the "Stand-up Re-closeable Pouch", a fairly new form of packing that is being adopted by many companies to reduce packaging costs and give consumer appeal while offering an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional packaging items, particularly food and beverage package items such as bottles, boxes and jugs.
The company decided to purchase this equipment because of its advanced technology and W&H's reputation for quality machinery.
"We intend to continue our expansion campaign by adding additional equipment each year along with the introduction of a range of speciality packaging products that will keep us ahead of our competition," said Nina president Satish Sharma.