Printpack's Rampart adds thermoformer ATLANTA — Printpack Inc.'s Rampart Packaging Division has installed a new thermoformer in its Williamsburg, Va., plant.
The thermoformer now has the capacity to produce 1.5 billion containers annually. The new equipment is in addition to last year's $7 million, 12,000-square-foot expansion, said Allison Vande Kieft, Rampart Division's marketing manager.
No additional space was needed for the thermoformer, she said.
Vande Kieft would not disclose the maker or cost of the equipment, nor how many thermoformers the packaging company now owns.
With three coextrusion lines, Rampart forms barrier and conventional polypropylene coextruded structures into containers for applications in the food and beverage markets.
Rampart is a division of Atlanta-based Printpack Inc., a privately held flexible packaging company with annual sales approaching $1 billion.
Maryland Thermoform installs Sencorp unit
BALTIMORE — Maryland Thermoform Corp. installed another Sencorp 2500 in-line thermoformer at its Baltimore plant, the second in-line machine it bought in 1999.
Maryland Thermoform's packaging business is growing, and the firm needed more capacity, said Scott Macdonald, president and part owner of the company. It also recently installed a Sencorp punch and die in-line trim station for complex and particle-free die cutting. Macdonald estimated the firm spent nearly $750,000 on the new machines.
The company now has five in-line thermoformers, four of which are Sencorp machines. It also has three heavy-gauge thermoformers for industrial parts. Macdonald said the operation works with a variety of sheet materials, including styrenics, vinyl, polyolefins and PET.
Maryland Thermoform vice president of manufacturing Jim Hall noted in a news release that the company had a backlog of business throughout 1999.