Cascades has confirmed that it has purchased a new flexo folder gluer for its Piscataway, NJ-based corrugated packaging converting facility.
“The purchase of a MHI EVOL flexo folder gluer, one of the fastest technologies in the world, will allow us to continue our growth in the Northeast and increase our ability to serve our current and future customers,” said Mario Plourde, President and CEO, Cascades. “This $9m investment is part of our 2022-2024 strategic plan and is aimed at increasing our integration rate by adding additional converting capacity in the United States.”
The Piscataway plant, started in 2018, currently serves the distribution and food processing markets. It is one of the newest and most modern in Cascades’ asset base. The purchase of this new flexo folder gluer, the plant’s sixth, will increase production capacity by 17%, or the equivalent of 480m sq ft. The installation of the EVOL will be completed by the end of April, 2023.