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Alpha Poly invests in new W&H flexographic press

Canadian producer of polyethylene plastic bags Alpha Poly Packaging has invested in a new a MIRAFLEX AM 8 flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).

Scheduled for installation in early 2014, the 52" MIRAFLEX is equipped with the Turboclean automatic wash-up system, the new Easy Set HD for automatic impression setting and 3D plate topography and Easy Reg S for automatic register setting.

The press is capable of delivering speeds of up to 1300 ft/min.

Alpha Poly general manager Patrick Kerrigan said the company is also investing in a new laminator from Nordmeccanica and slitter from Deacro.

"We want to add value to the products and service we offer to help coordinate our customers’ packaging under one roof," Kerrigan said.

The company plans an addition of 20,000ft² for warehousing, using the complete existing 30,0000ft² for production.