Visstun Expands Product Line, Increases Production Capacity
Las Vegas-based Visstun announced it has expanded its plastic and paper cup offerings and increased its production capacity with the addition of a fourth Paper Machinery Corp. (PMC) 1250P cup-forming machine. In addition to producing the 12 oz., 17 oz., 22 oz. and 32 oz. cup sizes, the new machine also fabricates a 16 oz. container size and 44-ounce cup size—all at a speed of 165 cups per minute.
The installation of the new machine also improves scheduling flexibility, as all cup sizes can be run on any of the four machines. “When we launched Visstun in 2007, we began with two PMC 1250P machines,” said Ed Hamilton, Visstun president. “To double our capacity in two years to more than 130 millions cups annually exceeds expectations and confirms our belief in the demand for truly unique, four-color cups.”
“Visstun collaborated with PMC to pioneer the development of preprinting convolute forming for plastic cups,” said Jerry Meier, vice president, packaging of Paper Machinery Corp., Milwaukee. “This resulted in Visstun being the very first company in the world to commercialize this special technology for the drink cup market.” Meier continued, “This unique blend of technology changes in printing, forming and creation of the plastic sheet has resulted in truly innovative products not only for the promotional products industry but also the cup and container markets as well.”
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