March 3, 2011

CPF Welcomes new member: Packaging Specialties

Packaging Specialties, our printing division, was founded by Hays Biggs in 1974 with an initial focus on the U.S. Poultry tray pack market. We pioneered the use of printed PVC stretch films for poultry products and carried this packaging technology to the produce and red meat industries as well as others. Our printing capabilities transitioned from simple line art graphics to high end process art on a variety of films ranging from polyolefin films, polyethylene films, foils and barrier films to ridged PVC films and other structured materials. We opened our second printing plant in Gainesville, Georgia in 1981 to provide better service to customers on the eastern seaboard. Our third printing plant, located in the South Central Idaho city of Burley, brings additional printing capacity and improved customer service to our west coast customers. With three strategically located printing facilities, we provide printed films to customers in over 20 different food and non-food industries with graphic composition from one-color continuous printing to 10-color process printing.

Pacmac, our machine division, was created in 1978 to help the processing of printed films in our poultry customer production areas. Pacmac originally helped train operators on tray wrapping equipment to improve production efficiencies in our customer plants. We developed preventative maintenance programs, refurbished existing equipment, and lead the way in machine innovation with our own Pacmac 9000 tray wrapping machine. In 1990, Pacmac introduced a VFFS machine that was the first VFFS production machine to apply recloseable zippers at high speed in the vertical machine market. Large bags, small bags, side or bottom gusset bags, vertical or horizontal zipper application, all produced at production speeds needed for top efficiency with any type of flexible film requirements is the standard for Pacmac equipment. Pacmac machines can run either single, one structure films or multi-layer laminated films of most structures. Today, Pacmac services over 20 different food and non-food industries and sets the standard for performance, quality, and innovation.

For over 35 years, Packaging Specialties has been a leader in innovation, quality and service in printed packaging materials and packaging machinery. We have accomplished this by keeping our focus on one simple principle we began this company with – Caring for every customer in a manner that meets and surpasses all their needs and expectations.

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