Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) will open a Packaging Innovation Center at its headquarters in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that will serve as a hub for demonstrations, training, education, industry trials, and research and development.
The center will have a Fusion C flexographic press, Hudson-Sharp’s Ares 400-SUP stand-up pouch machine, a Meridian Elite laser anilox cleaner, an ELS-MAX inline press, and the ION digital printing platform. These machines will be available for demonstrations, as well as for hands-on learning and training opportunities. The state-of-the-art center will feature tools and supplies for anilox sleeves, plate-mounting, color-proofing, plate and print inspection, sleeve-cleaning, and plate sleeves and tapes.
Rodney Pennings, PCMC’s director of sales–printing, coating and laminating, says the center has been a vision for several years. The facility is more than 4,700 square feet.
An open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in the spring, the company says.