Bison Bag Adds 10 color MIRAFLEX II AM Press

Bison Bag, a full-service flexible packaging converter with 10c printing capabilities based in Lockport, N.Y., has placed an order for a 10 color MIRAFLEX II M. This will be Bison Bag’s fourth flexographic press and its first from W&H. The press is scheduled for start-up in Q4 2019.

“We’ve been growing steadily since my father started the company in his basement 50 years ago,” said Jim Streicher, Bison Bag’s chief operating officer and co-owner with the Zgoda family. “We’re still getting bigger as a company and believe the MIRAFLEX II will take us where we need to go”.

The 52” MIRAFLEX II M is equipped with W&H’s fully-integrated Viscosity Control system and VISION web inspection system with Defect Check. An additional feature on the new press is the TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E inking and wash-up system with electric pulsation-free pumps, which reduce both ink and energy consumption.

“The integrated inspection and viscosity control systems were a big factor in our decision to go with W&H. You always hope things won’t go wrong, but there are hiccups. We like to know that when and if problems arise, we’ll only need to call one supplier to take care of it,” said Streicher.

The MIRAFLEX II is reportedly part of a larger expansion plan for the company. An addition to an existing building is currently underway and is expected to be finished in 2020. Other recently acquired machinery includes one pouch machine from Modern Manufacturing, two  Nordmeccanica solventless laminators , an auto-mounter by J. M. Heaford and an Inno-Lok machine for converting zipper into vertical form/fill/seal rollstock from Hudson-Sharp.

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