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05/14/2021

C-P Flexible Packaging expands pre-made poly bag production

The company is adding three converting lines to its Buffalo, N.Y.-based facility. The bags are used for food products and more for in-store and e-commerce distribution.
Dan Ochwat
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C-P Flexible Packaging has added three new state-of-the-art converting lines to its Buffalo, N.Y.-based facility that will grow its production of pre-made polyethylene bags for food, health care products and more.

The company said the move is a multi-million dollar investment that includes new high-speed Hudson-Sharp machines with enhanced automation, quicker changeovers, and best-in-class efficiencies, and the investment will help C-P provide improvements to workflow, quality and data collection.

“Due to the growth of our premade bag business, we are excited to make this investment in state-of the art technology which enables us to continue to meet short lead times and just-in-time service,” said C-P Flexible Packaging CEO Mike Hoffman. “We understand that our customers have seen a shift in consumer demand over the past year and we are ready to support their growth initiatives.”

The pre-made polyethylene bags support packaging formats for food, health care items and industrial applications through traditional retail distribution and e-commerce. C-P said demand for these bags with and without recloseable features has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to increase due to efforts to lightweight packaging as part of corporate sustainability initiatives. 

“C-P continues to strategically expand its product portfolio and will invest in new technologies that provide innovative solutions for our customers and best-in-class quality,” said Hoffman. “Developing new packaging structures that can be recycled or that incorporate recycled content will remain key areas of focus.”