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  • 12 May 2022

Aspen Press opens flexible packaging division

Aspen Press & Packaging has invested in a 10-color, 52-in Fusion C flexo printing press from PCMC and two Ares 400-SUP stand-up pouch machines from Hudson-Sharp

Aspen Press & Packaging has invested in a 10-color, 52-in Fusion C flexo printing press from PCMC and two Ares 400-SUP stand-up pouch machines from Hudson-Sharp for its new flexible packaging division.

The purchase of this state-of-the-art flexible packaging equipment will enhance and extend Aspen Press & Packaging’s ability to offer its clients a more robust and broader range of options for their packaging needs.

‘The equipment is built and supported in North America, and the manufacturers’ proximity to us was important,’ commented Scott Robbins, president of Aspen Press & Packaging.

‘The fast make-ready time and low waste, plus the SteadyPrint and TruePrint Plus technologies, were key factors in our decision to go with a Fusion C press,’ added Steve Evans, chief financial officer of Aspen Press & Packaging. ‘The Fusion C is a great complement to our existing offset packaging equipment. It truly gives our sales team an edge over our competitors.’

According to PCMC, Fusion C is a central impression (CI) press that combines the features and advantages of both in-line and CI presses. It allows for quick setups, efficient runs and is the only CI press manufactured in North America.

‘The Fusion C will serve Aspen well for years to come,’ said Rich Stratz, strategic accounts and western region sales manager at PCMC. ‘We value partnerships with companies like Aspen that are very proactive in wanting to take their packaging capabilities to the next level for customers.’

Also incorporated into Aspen Press & Packaging’s new flexible packaging division are two Hudson-Sharp Ares 400-SUP stand-up pouch machines offering a compact footprint, quick changeovers, and the ability to run a variety of substrates, including recycle-ready PE, biodegradable films, laminated films and paper.

‘When I went to PCMC to see the Fusion C press, I also saw the Ares 400-SUP on the floor,’ said Todd Lunt, operations manager of Aspen Press & Packaging. ‘I was thoroughly impressed and immediately ordered two.’

‘With Aspen’s continued growth in the packaging arena, I’m not surprised that the company invested in two of the Ares 400-SUP machines,’ added Harald Goeppert, sales executive for the western region at Hudson-Sharp. ‘They are easy to operate, efficient to run and offer multiple closure options.’

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