Exopack opens centre of excellence

Exopack announces the establishment of a manufacturing center of excellence for its pet food business in Spartanburg, South Carolina further emphasising the company’s commitment to be a leader in the development and manufacture of packaging solutions for the pet food market.

This move follows the completion of the closure of Exopack’s Seymour, Indiana plant and the consolidation of its manufacturing assets to Spartanburg and other Exopack facilities. By balancing assets with current market conditions, Exopack now has a differentiated manufacturing platform driven by continuous improvement initiatives focused on operational and customer service excellence.

Completion of this nearly $6.5 million project provides the new facility with increased printing and converting capacity and broadens its substrate diversity.

This complements Exopack’s recent investments in pet food, including a Starlinger woven polypropylene converting cell and a Comexi 10-color, gearless quick change press for the Spartanburg plant and two Totani Flat Bottom Quad Seal converting lines and two B&B Quad Seal converting lines in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Further strengthening the company’s leadership position within the pet food market, Bob Arvanites has reassumed the duties of president, pet food division. Furthermore, Kevin Constantine, president of Exopack’s performance paper division has been appointed to the board of directors for the Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturer’s Association.

Kevin’s position on the board will allow Exopack to cultivate relationships with its multiwall kraft paper and converting equipment suppliers as well as providing the company’s innovation pipeline with advanced knowledge of next generation developments in paper and sack manufacturing.


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