VISSTUN EXPANDS PRODUCT LINE, INCREASES PRODUCTION CAPACITY
With the installation of a fourth cup forming machine, the company has added two new sizes to its product line and has boosted production to more than 130 million cups per year.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (July 10, 2009) – Visstun has expanded its plastic and paper cup offerings and increased its production capacity with the addition of a fourth Paper Machinery Corp. (PMC) 1250P cup forming machine. In addition to producing the 12-, 17-, 22- and 32-ounce cup sizes, the new machine also fabricates a 16-ounce container size and 44-ounce cup size—all at a speed of 165 cups per minute.
The installation of the new machine also improves scheduling flexibility, as all cup sizes can be run on any of the four machines. Additionally, the four machines are synchronized for the same quality production so the same cup can be made on all machines. This allows Visstun to handle both large and small orders efficiently and in a timely manner.
“When we launched Visstun in 2007, we began with two PMC 1250P machines,” said Ed Hamilton, Visstun president. “To double our capacity in two years to more than 130 millions cups annually exceeds expectations and confirms our belief in the demand for truly unique, four color cups.”
“Visstun collaborated with PMC to pioneer the development of preprinting convolute forming for plastic cups,” said Jerry Meier, vice president, packaging of Paper Machinery Corp. “This resulted in Visstun being the very first company in the world to commercialize this special technology for the drink cup market. This unique blend of technology changes in printing, forming and creation of the plastic sheet has resulted in truly innovative products not only for the promotional products industry but also the cup and container markets as well.”
Founded in 2007, Visstunlaunched the world’s first high-definition convolute cups. This unique, state-of-the-art technology eclipses traditional cup imprinting methods by first printing high-quality corporate images on flat polypropylene sheets and then forming them into cups on custom engineered machinery.
The result is a line of visually stunning plastic and paper cups that has been honored nine times, including the 2009 Counselor Product Design Award for Drinkware and the 2009 Silver PPAI Supplier Achievement Award in the Supplier Self Promotion category.
Visstun, along with its sister companies DIGISPEC, CounterPoint and AwesomeEye, is part of the family of companies founded by Ed Hamilton. While each division operates independently, all four are headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To see the step-by-step cup manufacturing process, visit www.visstun.com/products/how.php.
For more information, visit www.visstun.com.
Lisa Horn, CAS