US converter Nosco has invested in a Karlville KS-DSUP-400 pouching machine for its flexible packaging operation in Carrollton, Texas.

Through this investment, the company will gain the ability to control the entire manufacturing process for its flexible packaging product line from sourcing through to pouch converting.

In July 2019, Nosco entered the digital flexible packaging space to deliver secure, consistent and sustainable printed packaging to its customers. This was accomplished through the purchase of an HP Indigo 20000 digital press and Karlville Pack Ready Laminator. The addition of the Karlville KS-DSUP-400 continues these efforts, while allowing for short runs and quick turns on the converting of a variety of pouch formats, from 2- and 3-side-seal pouches to stand-up pouches, all with optional zipper.

Nosco president Craig Curran said, ‘I am pleased to announce that even in these unique times, we are able to move forward with the purchase of the Karlville poucher. By bringing our pouching capabilities in-house, we will further expand into the flexible packaging space, while remaining competitive and keeping service levels high.’

The compact, single-lane pouching machine is expected to be fully operational at Nosco’s Carrollton, Texas facility by 1 September, 2020.

UK converters Baker Labels and CS Labels have previously invested in Karlville pouching technology, with the machine at Baker Labels part of its BakPac trade flexible packaging offer, and the line at CS Labels supporting output from its Xeikon dry toner presses.