Visstun Expands Product Line, Increases Production Capacity
Las Vegas-based Visstun has expanded its plastic and paper cup offerings and increased its production capacity with the addition of a fifth Paper Machinery Corp. (PMC) 1250P cup-forming machine. This installation comes after a fourth machine went live just 18 months ago.
In addition to producing the 12 oz., 17 oz., 20 oz., 32 oz. and 44 oz. cup sizes along with a 16 oz. container, the latest machine also fabricates the new distributor-requested 9 oz. and 16 oz. cup sizes, as well as an 8 oz. container. The 12 oz. and 16 oz. sizes use a common lid, giving distributors even more choices for their clients' promotions.
The new machine will fabricate more than 40 million cups annually at a speed of 165 cups per minute. Total annual production now tops 200 million units.
The installation of the new machine also improves scheduling flexibility, as all cup sizes can be run on any of the five machines. Additionally, the five machines are synchronized for the same quality production so the same cup can be made on all machines. This allows Visstun to handle both large and small orders efficiently and in a timely manner.
"When we launched Visstun in 2007, we collaborated with PMC to pioneer the development of preprinting convolute forming for plastic cups and began production with two 1250P machines," said Paula Piano, Visstun director of sales. "We doubled our capacity in the first two years of operation, and to boost production by another 50 percent in 18 months is not only remarkable but has also exceeded our expectations, especially given the economic times. We are grateful to our distributors for their support, and we look forward to continuing to partner with them in the future to meet their clients' needs for truly unique, four-color cups."