U.S. printer adds Brausse folder-gluer

Wallace Carlson Printing, a full-service provider of commercial printing and packaging solutions in Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced the addition of a Brausse TA900 folder-gluer to complement its growing repertoire of package production equipment. In recent years, Wallace Carlson has expanded its solutions portfolio to include custom folding carton production services for commercial customers, a move that resulted in a new packaging division.

“We identified a need for short to medium folding carton runs and began carving out a niche for ourselves in the production of boutique-style packaging – though our equipment is anything but boutique,” said Charlie Cox, COO of Wallace Carlson Printing. “We have invested in equipment that rivals even what the largest folding carton manufacturers use, but we’re using our equipment investments to serve the shorter-run needs of our existing customers, and others like them.”

The Brausse TA900 is a high-speed folder-gluer that features hot and cold glue valves as well as glue detection sensors to ensure quality production. It can fold and glue up to 40 pt. paperboard stock and corrugated stock in a single pass at speeds of up to 70,000 c/p/h. The TA900 is the second Brausse finishing machine installed in Wallace Carlson’s new packaging division; a Brausse Tornado 106CE high-speed diecutter with embossing was installed in 2014.

The TA900 folder-gluer is expected to be installed later in June.

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