SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC (Aug. 16, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Polykar Industries Inc. is boosting efficency with the addition of a new bag converting line.
The company, located in Saint-Laurent, recently installed a clamp-stacking, bottomseal bag converting system from CMD Corp.
The line includes integrated slit-sealing and gusseting, and can accept web widths of up to 54 inches. It can run up to eight lanes at 140 cycles, producing 1,000 bags per minute, according to a news release from CMD.
The system makes bulk packaging products, like bread bags, freezer bags and trash bags. It is designed to make multiple product designs and sizes, and can handle frequent job changes efficiently, according to the release.
Polykar manufactures products for industrial and institutional markets, including bags, food packaging and films from polyethylene and biodegradable, oxodegradable and recycled resins.
The company sells exclusively in Canada through a network of distributors of sanitation products, food products and packaging.
Its 75,000-square-foot plant has an annual capacity of 25 million pounds and includes both extrusion and converting lines, along with recycling services.