3C! Packaging, a Clayton, NC-based pharmaceutical packaging company specializing in the design and manufacture of custom folding cartons, printed literature, inserts/outserts, labels/foils and unit dose compliance packaging, is celebrating 35 years in business by introducing enhanced printed foil lidding for blisters, as well as printed foils with extruded plastics for sachets.
By integrating a 13” FB-3300, 6 color servo-driven flexo press from Nilpeter, 3C! Packaging is running a broad range of multi-substrate packaging materials while specializing in thin-gauged films. Servo control on press and finishing equipment is critical to maintain extremely tight registration and control tension during production. Chill Rollers at each color station enables 3C! to regulate temperature of flexible material, minimizing film stretch as well as diminishing pre-activation of the Heat Seal Coatings during the printing process. Accordingly, 3C! employed a servo CEI rewinder into its finishing process to further aid with web control during final rewind of the finished rolls.
3C! Packaging originally opened in May of 1979 as Colonial Carton Company. The company steadily grew in spite of several challenges, including a massive fire in 2005 that destroyed most of its then-75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Along the way, it declined several opportunities to become publicly traded, instead preferring to retain the optimum client-servicing efficiency afforded executives at a privately-held enterprise.
Today, 3C! Packaging is headquartered in a 114,000 sq.ft. production facility, where it manufactures a broad range of folding cartons, labels, inserts and flexible packaging solutions, primarily for (but not exclusively to) pharmaceutical industry customers. 3C Packaging recently became one of just a handful of North American packaging providers to successfully complete the Pantone Certified Printer Program, the only printer certification program that audits, inspects, analyzes and qualifies all operations to meet Pantone’s quality standards – from creative and ink mixing to print production and customer satisfaction management.