Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (toraytpa.com), a U.S. manufacturer of polypropylene, polyester, metallized and bio-based films, has been selected to join the innovative HP Indigo Pack Ready community of film providers. HP Indigo Pack Ready is a set of post-print solutions for HP Indigo digital presses that enables digital converters and printers to print, laminate, and pack on demand for immediate time-to-market.
Toray Plastics is the first U.S. film manufacturer to participate in the program as a single-source provider able to offer North American converters and printers the highest-quality OPP, PET, extrusion-coated OPP and PET, metallized, barrier and sealant print-web film technologies that meet the demands of the flexible packaging and label markets. Toray brings a film portfolio consisting of the Lumirror® PA66 PET film and Torayfan® FMS and F62W OPP films to the HP Indigo Pack Ready digital ecosystem. When necessary, certain enhancements can be "dialed in" to the films in order to meet specific end users' needs. Among the films' applications are food and snack food packaging, packaging for such specialty items as coffee, artisanal and regional foods, and nutraceuticals, as well as labels for consumer items, durable goods, and beverages.
"We were honored when HP approached us in 2013 about our films, and it was very rewarding to see the program presented at drupa 2016. Toray is very excited to participate and help develop the digital flexible packaging films for this market," says William Nelson, sales director, Industrial Strategic Alliance Group, Toray Plastics (America). "Leading consumer product goods companies and converters have relied on our film innovations to commercialize their projects effectively and efficiently for more than thirty years. Toray has been conducting research and development in the digital packaging arena since 2013, collaborating with customers who want to expand their packaging and label printing capabilities, including those who are interested in unique, custom-printed packaging, customer engagement programs, and just-in-time and short-run projects. The market potential is excellent and our burgeoning relationship with HP is a perfect strategic fit."