A £2.6M investment programme at Supreme Plastics Group’s Lincoln, UK, site has created a state-of-the-art factory to manufacture specialist flexible packaging. A new eight colour flexo press, together with specialist solvent abatement plant, has been installed at the site. The extension is expected to create up to 20 jobs, bringing the number of staff employed to 100.

The new Axioma 8 Millennium flexo press, supplied by Bielloni agent David Hulme Machinery, is the third Bielloni machine at the factory since 1989. It is said to provide exceptionally high quality and reliability of print, the latest CNC technology, advanced electronic features and the ability to store repeat jobs. The machine can use both plate cylinders and sleeves.

The factory provides extrusion, printing and converting processes to manufacture products predominantly for the Brayford Plastics and Malpack divisions of the £17M Supreme Group. These include ready-made bags for a wide variety of industries and printed film on the reel for the food industry.