The Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 19 independently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers who collectively represent over $800 million in annual sales and 1,500 years of packaging history, have invested millions of dollars in new equipment and technologies in the last 12 months.
Here is an overview: • Accord Carton, Alsip, Illinois, installed manroland and Signature printing presses and a Bobst Expertfold folder-gluer. • All Packaging added a KBA press in its Salt Lake City, Utah, plant and a Highcon Beam laser diecutter in its Aurora, Colorado, plant. • Colbert Packaging has four new pieces of equipment in its Lake Forest, Illinois, offset plant: an RMGT press, a Bobst diecutter, a Bobst AccuCheck system and a Signature gluer. • 3C Packaging’s facility features a new flexographic printing press and slitter winder. • Dee Packaging Solutions installed a new KBA press in its Chester, Pennsylvania, facility. • Diamond Packaging added a Heidelberg press with cold foil attachment and a Bobst Masterfold folder-gluer in its Rochester, New York, plant. • El Paso Paper Box, El Paso, Texas, installed a new KBA printing press as well as a new Woodward jogger-aerator. • Frankston Packaging, Frankston, Texas, now has the ability to produce shrink sleeves, thanks to a recent investment in new seaming equipment. The company also purchased new flexo plate making and laminating equipment. • Jones Packaging installed a new flexographic printing press with inline lamination and a new windower in its London, Ontario, manufacturing facility. • Royal Paper Box has invested in a new KBA press, a Bobst diecutter and a Bobst Masterfoil hot foil stamper. • Sonderen Packaging installed a new Kongsberg CAD table and completed its rollout of Workpack Solutions’ CartonERP system. • Wausau Container has expanded its flexographic capabilities with a new full servo and sleeved web flexo line with inline platen diecutting. • Zumbiel Packaging’s latest equipment investments include a Zerand diecutter added to one of its flexo lines in its Hebron, Kentucky, manufacturing facility.