St. Louis, Missouri - LMI Packaging Solutions, a leading provider of heat sealable lidding for the beverage, snack, dairy, and dressings & sauces markets, has invested in a Mark Andy Performance Series P7 in-line flexographic press for its Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, facility.
A Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certified business, LMI has been in the flexible packaging market nearly 50 years, focusing on the manufacture of superior heat sealable lidding products since 1994. The company has been recognized as a Green Professional by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and since 2010 has been a member of the US EPA’s Green Power Partnership, committed to purchasing renewable energy to offset 100% of the electricity used in their manufacturing operations.
The investment in the 20 inch (508mm) Performance Series P7 supports these sustainability initiatives with its quick job setup and changeover, and its drastic waste savings over traditional flexo solutions. In addition the Performance Series’ approach to web temperature management and tension control makes it an ideal press to effectively manage and run the 3-4 mil plastic and foil lamination materials at full production speeds.
Kevin Meyer, LMI’s Vice President of Operations states, “We are excited to have partnered with Mark Andy to drive our Triple Bottom Line (3BL) approach to our business. The 3BL, our People, our Planet, and our Profitability, is the foundation of LMI Packaging Solutions. The P7 makes our operators more efficient, reduces our environmental footprint, and allows us to become even more competitive in the markets we serve.”
The Mark Andy P7 was installed in January 2015 and will run three shifts, 5 days per week.