Advanced Technology Expands Capabilities for Growth
HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- StarPak, a fully integrated printer and leading manufacturer of high-quality flexible packaging products, is expanding its capabilities by adding a W&H 67", 10-color VISTAFLEX flexographic press.
While the VISTAFLEX is running one job, up to five additional jobs can be prepared and stored. Changeovers are fully automated and initiated with the push of a button. This fast-changeover, highly efficient press can reach production speeds of up to 2,625 feet per minute. The press is equipped with an advanced wash-up system, which was designed with electric pumps to conserve energy and reduce ink loss. The press is scheduled for installation in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Part of the Five Star Family of Companies, StarPak supplies a growing range of printed films used for consumer and pet food bags and pouches, shrink overwrap, towel and tissue wrap, multi-pack bags, bakery bags, and printed rollstock for a diverse base of the largest CPG customers in North America. "StarPak is growing in targeted segments that require advanced capabilities and world-class printing. With expanding lamination capabilities and multiple MDO extrusion lines, StarPak produces innovative packaging for fast-evolving consumer packaging markets. StarPak is committed to applying the latest technology to support our customer's growth," states Mike Ukropina, CEO of Five Star.
About Five Star
The Five Star is an integrated group of manufacturing companies with industry-leading flexible packaging, printed films, bag making and other plastic processing capabilities. Five Star is centrally located in Houston, Texas and vertically integrated across multiple facilities that encompass extrusion, printing and converting operations. Five Star provides innovative packaging solutions to Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods companies and large national retailers across the following five business entities:
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