Texas Poly specifies Vetaphone for its corona technology
Texas Poly has been manufacturing flexible packaging from its base in Euless, TX since 1989. Founded by James Earl, and now owned by his son Justin, the company has built a solid reputation for the high-quality packaging it supplies to a variety of industries, and for its rapid response and attention to customer service. Today, Texas Poly is acknowledged as a leader in process efficiency that allows it to offer one of the lowest minimum quantity order limits in the US combined with innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions.
Speaking for the company, maintenance manager, Jose Salazar: “We pride ourselves on the services we offer here from design and artwork, through prototyping to contract converting. We specialize in a range of pouches and poly bags using a variety of films including PET, BOPP, CPP, PET, MET, HDPE, and LDPE, many of which we print in high-quality flexo up to 10 colors, with additional lamination options to provide barrier protection.”
Back in 2020 Texas Poly invested in new Comexi equipment in the form of a laminator and flexo press, and it was here that the company came across Vetaphone corona treaters for the first time. Mr Salazar explained: “We accepted Comexi’s recommendation for Vetaphone surface treatment on the press and laminator and now, having worked with it for two years, there is no way we would specify any other corona brand on future investments.”
A high proportion of its output goes to the food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and engineering sectors, and Texas Poly is mindful of its approach to sustainability with both recyclable and compostable substrates. To reduce its carbon footprint and costs, the company works hard on thickness optimization while being careful to maintain the strength and barrier properties of the flexible packaging it manufactures.
This is an ideal scenario for Vetaphone technology because it offers a unique level of controllability that can be finely adjusted to suit each filmic substrate. Ted Wolski, Vetaphone’s sales manager for the US commented: “Different substrates suffer different rates of dyne decay, and different processes require different dyne levels too, so having a controllable surface treatment system is a sure way of getting it right first time, every time. We are delighted that Comexi recommended Vetaphone, and that Texas Poly is benefitting from this.”
Looking ahead, Cesar Bustamante is planning the next investment program that includes an additional flexo press. “We will look at all options, but like Comexi for their service and remote interface. But whatever press we end up buying, it’ll have Vetaphone corona on it for sure,” he concluded. Currently employing 25 people in its 15,000 sq/ft production facility, the company is aiming to grow it business with the new technology.