Ampac Improves Efficiency with New Titan SR8 Slitter from Bobst Group

July 17, 2009

(Cincinnati, OH) - Ampac Flexibles, the flexible packaging division of Ampac Packaging LLC, announces the installation of a new Titan SR8™ Slitter Rewinder from Bobst Group at its Minneapolis, Minnesota facility.

Installation of the new Titan SR8 has given Ampac’s Minneapolis plant the ability to significantly increase slitting speeds and produce larger roll sizes to meet the growing demands of rollstock customers. The new high-speed Titan SR8 operates at up to 700 meters per minute, with a semi-automatic unloading system, laser core positioning, and quick changeover, all designed to increase productivity and flexibility. The Titan SR8 includes an innovative modular format which facilitates future machine enhancements and upgrades to meet changing production requirements. The features of the new Titan SR8 address the increasing need for flexibility in today’s marketplace.

We are excited about the installation of the Titan SR8 and the increased roll size capability that it brings to our operations and customers”, says Joe Buchanan, General Manager, Ampac Flexibles Global Pouching, Minneapolis. “The new equipment has significantly upgraded our slitting capabilities and provides added product flexibility. We’re pleased with the new technology, advanced features, and improved output speeds.”

“The new Titan slitter allows us to continue building on our growth strategy of addressing customer needs and requirements by making strategic investments in our production facilities,” notes Sal Pellingra, Innovation and Marketing Director of Ampac Flexibles. “The improved output and efficiency also creates less waste and uses fewer resources, meeting our goals to continually reduce the impact on the local environments where we manufacture.”

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