Web Industries Adds “Big Roll Converting” Ability

 

MARLBOROUGH, MA | Web Industries, a provider of contract converting and manufacturing services, has expanded the range of converting options it offers the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market through the acquisition of additional high-speed, wide-width converting capabilities. This new converting capacity will produce jumbo rolls to 60 in. outside diameter (OD) by 80 in. width. Company says this increase in material volume can give leading producers of adult incontinence, feminine hygiene, baby care, and home care products significant manufacturing advantages.

Reportedly, company’s ability to handle incoming jumbo rolls will let CPG companies order parent materials on larger rolls, reducing supply chain costs. During manufacturing, jumbo rolls of nonwovens and films will allow longer manufacturing runtimes with few changeovers, increasing overall efficiency.

The new capabilities are located at company’s Fort Wayne, IN, facility, which already houses what are said to be some of the world’s largest nonwoven and film converting equipment. The facility is also home to high-speed, wide-web flexographic printing services, which offer tight dimensional pattern registration and precision inline slitting on nonwoven materials as light as 10 gms. Company says this co-location of wide-width printing and large OD converting assets gives consumer product companies the option of having their component materials printed and slit and then spooled onto jumbo rolls under one roof, eliminating unnecessary manufacturing steps while reducing overall costs.

“The ability to handle 60-inch OD rolls is an exciting addition to our existing large-format, high-speed slitting, spooling, and printing portfolio, and it offers our customers the opportunity to increase their operational efficiencies,” says James Oas, director of operations-Consumer Products market. “A 60-inch roll contains 57 percent more material in area than a 48-inch roll, and this difference can have a huge positive impact on a client’s downstream manufacturing throughput.”

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