Board Converting News, April 4, 2022

Signode Launches (CONT’D FROM PAGE 72)

increased demand, this new press can’t arrive fast enough. It will positively impact everyone at our company—sales, customer service, everyone. We firmly believe in continu- ously investing in new equipment and are proud to partner once again with Koenig & Bauer.” PPI’s management team sees Koenig & Bauer as a re- liable partner since its partnership started. “We have seen how the organization has grown, especially in the parts and service department,” says Joe Imburgia. “It gives us great satisfaction to know that we are partnering with a company that is growing and investing to guarantee our success.” Unique to PPI’s press is its inline spectrophotometer, which takes the firm to a whole new level. It allows PPI to get a valid color measurement all inline and help to manage density and dot gain. The majority of flexographic printers have to wait till the end of the roll to verify those

world, they have the expertise provided by ongoing train- ing and the latest technology tools to keep them efficient, effective, and engaged on behalf of the organization’s customers. As in the holistic approach to devising auto- mation solutions, the Packaging Plus Reliability Services Team engages with customers to develop preventive, protective, and comprehensive care using a specially de- signed Performance Assessment Report. In addition to its global support capabilities, the orga- nization creates added value with Signode’s Packaging Lab, the industry’s marquee transit packaging testing fa- cility. Replicating real-world transit packaging conditions to predict and adjust load containment practices enables the delivery of customized and cost-effective solutions. Signode’s Packaging Lab includes Random Vibration Sim- ulation, Rotary Motion Vibration, and Incline Impact ma- chines; Rough Handling, Compression, and Drop tests; a Conditioning Chamber; and is certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). Visit for more information.

Packaging Personified To Add 8-Color Koenig & Bauer Press

When Packaging Personified was established nearly 50 years ago, its founder Dominic Imburgia initiated core te- nets that still resonate today: quality, service, commitment, investment, innovation, and a broad customer base. While the packaging industry has changed dramatically, his fam- ily has maintained those principles as its clear beacon. Today, the company is a leader in the flexible packaging industry consistently providing its customers with quality custom flexible packaging. The torch has been passed to his sons, Joe Imburgia and Dan Imburgia along with the next generation, his grandson Dominic. From its humble roots of two partners sitting at the kitchen table with $1,000 to invest and opportunities to explore, the company has demonstrated rapid growth over 46 years into a Midwest manufacturing powerhouse. The firm employs over 230 between its 137,000-square- feet in Illinois and 105,000-square-feet in Michigan, with an eye toward a third facility in the future. That growth has prompted the firm to expand with the addition of a new flexographic press to provide more capacity and addition- al innovation for its customers. This spring, a new Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 press will arrive at its sprawling Carol Stream, IL facility. “We’re eagerly anticipating our new eight-color Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 flexographic press,” says Joe Imburgia, Packaging Personified’s General Manager. “This is a key part of our $10 million spend in the past 18 months. It is giving us a higher speed of 2,000 feet per minute and will significantly increase capacity along with higher pro- ductivity. As a service-oriented organization that is facing

areas, says Joe Imburgia. His firm, with its dedication to continuous improvement, implemented the technology to better serve its customers. That service-oriented approach reaches into the deliv- ery of new product solutions and sustainability. Recently it introduced its lamination replacement films that provide a great alternative material to common PE/PET lamina- tions. This film eliminates the need to combine multiple substrates and as a result maintains recyclability while still providing the strength and rigidity necessary for many applications, including pouch packaging. Lamination re- placement films are also a tested and proven solution for both HFFS and VFFS applications. The material supports PPI’s full printing capabilities. “Our PPI team is always focusing on building strong customer relationships through innovation and addressing the changing needs in the packaging space,” says Dan Im- burgia, PPI’s general manager of sales. “Our broad flexible packaging customer base includes fresh and frozen food From left, Daniel Vilchez, Koenig & Bauer’s Flexo Sales Direc- tor-Americas; Joe Imburgia, General Manager of PPI; Preston Neetzel, Koenig & Bauer Sales Director; and Stefano Rettori, Koenig & Bauer’s Customer Service Specialist; discuss the up- coming Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 press, which is arriv- ing this spring at PPI’s Carol Stream, Illinois, facility.



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