Case Paper has acquired US-based Winter Bell, which is specialized in converting paperboard for both contract clients and direct sale.
Based in High Point of North Carolina, Winter Bell Converting supplies paper and packaging components to its customers.
Case Paper president and CEO Robin Schaffer said: “This addition reestablishes converting in an important marketplace and represents Case Paper’s fourth converting facility.”
Winter Bell produces a wide variety of paper, paperboard, foils, films, and nonwovens. The firm uses different slitting / rewinding machine technologies such as drum winding, center winding, and duplex winding to handle specific jobs.
Winter Bell provides services such as lamination, partitions, contract converting, fulfillment, honey comb partition formation and contract converting.
The company’s products and services can be used in various market applications, including pharmaceutical, fruit and vegetables, printed folded carton, layer and slip sheets, printing and interior packaging.
With over 100,000 ft² of space, the WinterBell facility includes two precision sheeters and six rewinders, which help in converting paper and paperboard.
Case Paper’s paperboard sales vice president Todd Greenwood said: “We are fortunate that Richard Lewis, the third-generation owner of WinterBell, will stay on as General Manager, along with key members of his management team and experienced employees.”
In March this year, Case Paper announced that it will complete the installation of another MarquipWardUnited sheeter at its Philadelphia facility by the spring of this year.
The new sheeter will help the company to increase the plant’s sheeting capacity to 92,000 tons per year.
The sheeter features advanced knife technology, three-pocket slitting system and series of pulsed air jets, a s well as side and lateral jogging mechanisms, which will help operators to stack the sheets efficiently.
Since 1943, Case Paper has been providing services to the printing and packaging industry.
The firm’s product portfolio ranges from commodity gloss and dull-coated skids and premium grades of FSC and recycled papers to uncoated rolls for direct mail, carbonless rolls for the forms industry, Litho C1S for food labels and recycled or SBS board for folding cartons.