These new lines will support TC Transcontinental Packaging’s growth in multilayer barrier films in North America and are scheduled to start up in the fall of 2019.
“W&H is privileged to be working closely with TC Transcontinental Packaging on strengthening their position in the flexible packaging market,” said Andrew Wheeler, President of Windmoeller & Hoelscher North America. He added, “Many of the companies TC Transcontinental acquired were longstanding W&H customers and we are delighted to continue servicing and supporting them with our technologies.”
The first line is an 87 in. 9-layer VAREX II and is the first barrier line from W&H that will be running at Transcontinental Whitby. The second line is a 102 in. 3-layer VAREX II with a Filmatic II S surface winder and will join existing 3- and 5-layer lines for running PE films.
“We are proud to partner with an innovative industrial company such as W&H to help us achieve new heights in our product and service offering,” said Dustin Dyer, Senior Vice President, Shrink & Extrusion at TC Transcontinental Packaging. “The new lines will allow us to increase our productivity and be more flexible while keeping in mind our environmental impact.”
TC Transcontinental entered the flexible packaging market in 2014 with the acquisition of Capri Packaging located in Clinton, Missouri, followed by a series of strategic acquisitions in both Canada and the United States. Today, the company positions itself as a leader in flexible packaging in North America, and also has operations in Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and China. TC Transcontinental Packaging has over 4,000 employees, the majority of which are based in the United States. Its platform is comprised of one pre-media studio and 28 production plants specializing in extrusion, lamination, printing, and converting.