Visstun expands Product Line adding a fourth PMC 1250P machine
Visstun has expanded its plastic and paper cup offerings and increased its production capacity with the addition of a fourth Paper Machinery Corp. (PMC) 1250P cup forming machine. In addition to producing the 12-, 17-, 22- and 32-ounce cup sizes, the new machine also fabricates a 16-ounce container size and 44-ounce cup size—all at a speed of 165 cups per minute.
The installation of the new machine also improves scheduling flexibility, as all cup sizes can be run on any of the four machines. Additionally, the four machines are synchronized for the same quality production so the same cup can be made on all machines. This allows us to handle large, and small, orders efficiently and in a timely manner.
"When we launched Visstun in 2007, we began with two PMC 1250P machines," said Ed Hamilton, Visstun president. "To double our capacity in two years to more than 130 millions cups annually exceeds expectations and confirms our belief in the demand for truly unique, four color cups."
"Visstun collaborated with PMC to pioneer the development of preprinting convolute forming of plastic cups," said Jerry Meier, Vice President, Packaging of Paper Machinery Corp. "This resulted in Visstun being the very first company in the world to commercialize this special technology for the drink cup market. This was a unique blend of technology changes in printing, forming, and creation of the plastic sheet that has resulted in truly innovative products for the promotional products industry and for the cup and container industries as well."
from the Packaging Europe website