Packaging and paper products manufacturer Boise has announced the installation of a new 110" corrugator at the company's Central Texas Corrugated (CTC) sheet feeder facility in Waco, Texas, US.
Boise packaging vice president Dave Kunz said the new corrugators, as well as various other investment projects are aimed at reducing operating costs, improving quality, and increasing production capabilities.
"Once installed, the new CTC corrugator will replace two existing corrugators, which will improve our operating efficiency and lower our costs," Kunz said.
The corrugator, slated to be operational in third quarter 2013, is expected to add 180,000msf of low-cost production capacity, and will allow the company to cut down operating costs.
At its converting facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, Boise has also completed a rebuild of its corrugators, which has increased the speed and throughput of the machine, reduced waste, and improved product quality.
The company has also installed a new flexo machine at its Wallula converting facility in Washington, which replaces two older converting machines, and enhances its efficiency through reduced set up time.
The investments play a key part of the company’s plan to grow its packaging business.