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Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plant

This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.


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April 23, 2019 by Canadian Plastics

A W&H blown film line on the shop floor at Pregis’ Grand Rapids plant.

Packaging supplier Pregis LLC is investing US$6 million for a third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) blown film line at its Pregis Films facility located in Grand Rapids, Mich.

This latest investment, which will address what Pregis calls “growing demands for output,” is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for the first two, five-layer W&H lines, converting equipment and expanded production space, made between 2016 and 2018.

“We are seeing increased demand for higher quality flexible packaging, ecommerce protective material and surface protection films,” said Tom Wetsch, Pregis’ chief innovation officer. “Our continued investment in this facility will help us meet market segment expectations for package performance and provide vertical integration for some of Pregis’ other products.”

In addition to the three W&H lines, the 90,000-square-foot Grand Rapids manufacturing facility also houses four state-of-the-art multilayer blown film extrusion lines and film lab.

Pregis has corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Ill.