Vetaphone assists flexible packaging supplier with Corona treatment

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Texas Poly has been manufacturing flexible packaging from its base in Euless, TX, USA, since 1989. Founded by James Earl, and now owned by his son, Justin, the company has built a strong reputation for flexible packaging. high quality it supplies to a variety of industries.

In 2020, Texas Poly invested in new Comexi equipment in the form of a laminator and flexo press, and it was here that the company first encountered Vetaphone corona treatment devices. Jose Salazar, maintenance manager, explains: “We accepted Comexi’s recommendation for the Vetaphone surface treatment on the press and the laminator and now, after working with him for two years, there is no way to specify another corona mark on future investments.

Much of its production is destined for the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and engineering industries, and Texas Poly is committed to its approach to sustainability with recyclable and compostable substrates. To reduce its carbon footprint and costs, the company has worked on optimizing thicknesses while ensuring that the resistance and barrier properties of the flexible packaging it manufactures are maintained.

This is an ideal scenario for Vetaphone technology as it offers a level of controllability that can be fine tuned to suit each film substrate. Ted Wolski, Vetaphone US Sales Manager, comments, “Different substrates experience different rates of dyne degradation, and different processes also require different levels of dyne, so having a controllable surface treatment system is a sure way to to get it right the first time, every time. time. We are delighted that Comexi recommended Vetaphone and that Texas Poly takes advantage of it.

For the future, Cesar Bustamante is planning the next investment program which includes an additional flexo press. “We will examine all the options, but we appreciate Comexi for its service and its remote interface. But whatever press we end up buying will definitely have Vetaphone corona on it,” he concludes.

Currently employing 25 people in its 15,000 square foot production facility, the company aims to grow its business with new technology. Salazar notes, “We pride ourselves on the services we offer here, from design and illustration, through prototyping to contract conversion. We specialize in a range of polythene pouches and bags using a variety of films including PET, BOPP, CPP, PET, MET, HDPE and LDPE, many of which are printed in high quality flexo. quality up to 10 colors, with additional lamination options to provide a protective barrier.

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