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Press Release – Alpha Poly Adds A New Flexographic Press

Written by AlphaPoly

Alpha continues to invest in new technology to better serve its customers. With the MIRAFLEX AM 8 flexographic press, we’re making a commitment to our customers and to high end printing.

LINCOLN, RI – Alpha Poly Packaging Solutions (Alpha Poly), located in Brampton, Ontario, has ordered a MIRAFLEX AM 8 flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher. This marks the company’s first investment in W&H technology.

Alpha Poly ( was established back in 1989 by the Kerrigan family as a producer primarily of polyethylene (PE) plastic bags. The jump to running complex, high-end process print jobs, offering in-house design capabilities along with converting and laminating was a natural progression for this dynamic, high-energy company.

Steady growth over the past few years has encouraged the Kerrigans to take the company to the next level by adding value to its current products and services and strengthening its ability to deliver excellent quality to customers with short turnaround times, no matter the size of the job.

“This is a pivotal time in the company’s history,” remarks General Manager, Patrick Kerrigan. “We’ve given the company a makeover with a new name, logo and look. We’re investing not only in the MIRAFLEX for high-end printing, but also adding a laminator from Nordmeccanica and slitter from Deacro. We want to add value to the products and service we offer to help coordinate our customers’ packaging under one roof.”

The company is adding 20,000 ft2 for warehousing, using the full existing 30,000 ft2 solely for production. Alpha Poly won a Silver award in the Flexible Packaging category in the 2013 PAC Packaging Competition for its exceptional graphic design, structural design and printing of Downey Potato Farm bags.

The 52” MIRAFLEX AM 8 is scheduled for installation in early 2014. The press is equipped with the TURBOCLEAN automatic wash-up system, the new EASY SET HD for automatic impression setting and 3D plate topography, and EASY REG S for automatic register setting. The press is capable of speeds of up to 1300 ft/min.

About Windmoeller & Hoelscher:

Windmoeller & Hoelscher ( is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry.

See the full release (pdf)

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