Graymills has donated two pneumatic small peristaltic pumps to the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University in South Carolina. The latest contribution joins the centrifugal pump that was donated to the university last December.
All three pumps will be used in the institute’s Advanced Print Technology Lab for research and testing on print methods. They will be connected to an Omet VaryFlex 530 press.
‘We had a special need for pumps to ensure the consistency of ink in a new application. We discovered Graymills through their active engagement with the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and are extremely grateful that the company has supported our students with this donation,’ said Shane Hutchings, Lab Manager.
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics is a unique education, research and industry collaboration to discover, develop and deliver advanced technologies and resources for tomorrow's printing and packaging value chain. The institute works with both undergraduate and graduate students from multiple departments including graphic communications and packaging science.
‘We continue to bring innovative products to the marketplace. As we celebrate eight decades of market leadership this year, we are constantly gaining new insights into how to best serve the future requirements of label and printed packaging companies,’ added Kristen Shields, Graymills president.
Shields is currently active in the TLMI and FTA focusing on attracting new, young talent to the industry. She has hosted high school career days at Graymills and believes that this contribution is one more way to fuel interest in the label and packaging industry.