Pregishas invested US$1 million in a new 1,000 square foot testing lab for its Grand Rapids, Michigan, blown film manufacturing facility in the US.
Lab personnel will be focused on customer needs driven research and development, as well as quality testing.
Operating under the company’s Pregis Films business unit, the facility provides custom film rollstock to converters for packaging applications that protect products.
The facility produces polyethylene film that is converted into flexible packaging structures for applications such as food (standup pouches, form-fill-seal), medical (breathable bags and pouches), industrial (automotive, hardware, etc.), and surface protection.
The lab will include analytical testing equipment and physical testing (peel, tensile, impact resistance, tear, hot tack and coefficient of friction) to support all of those applications.