The company not only prints packaging but also produces its own pouch materials, creating an advantage for its customers. However, when a corona treater went down on one of its printing lines, the company turned to Enercon to ensure continued customr deliveries.
Without corona treating, inks will not adhere to the flexible packaging substrates. Production was stopped and the press was shut down. Jim Imburgia, director of innovation and technology at Winpak, says, “Meeting our customer commitments is our number one priority. When the treater failed, we were in the middle of a project on a 10” press for one of our key customers. The old treater was from another manufacturer, and we were not interested in supporting it. It was time to replace it, and we immediately turned to Enercon.”
For over a decade, the operation has specified Enercon corona treaters on all of its new projects. Imburgia cites the reasons, “It’s pretty simple. We specify Enercon corona treaters because of their reliability, ease-of-use and quality.”
When the company sent out an SOS to Enercon, the Enercon team jumped into action. Expediting manufacturing, testing and shipping, the new CoronaFlex treater arrived within a week’s time. The system is designed for simple installation and Winpak Control Group was back to printing in no time.
This event took place in the middle of the pandemic and had a positive outcome. “With the fast response from Enercon, we were able to finish the job and meet our customer delivery,” states Imburgia.
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