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StarPak Announces Continued Expansion and Investment in W&H Printing and Extrusion Machinery

Mar 14, 2023

Expands capacity with three new W&H Printing Presses, a W&H Film Extrusion Line, and 150,000 square foot facility expansion

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09 Apr, 2021, 18:45 ET

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HOUSTON, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- StarPak, a fully integrated printer and leading manufacturer of high-quality flexible packaging products, has announced another significant expansion of its capacity with three new W&H presses (one VISTAFLEX and two MIRAFLEX II) and a W&H VAREX II blown film line. The Company has also announced a 150,000 square foot facility expansion to support its future growth.

The newest 67", 10-color VISTAFLEX press is up and running and makes StarPak W&H's largest VISTAFLEX customer worldwide. Expanding on this investment, the company is adding two 52", 10-color MIRAFLEX II presses, which will be operational in 2021. In addition, the Company will take delivery of a 134", 5-layer VAREX II blown film extrusion line.

The industry-leading VISTAFLEX provides unprecedented line speeds of up to 2,625 ft./min and the ability to prepare and store up to five additional jobs while the press is running. The MIRAFLEX II presses provide state-of-the-art automation allowing for quick, waste minimizing set-up and job changes. These machinery additions will be housed at StarPak's Houston, Texas facility, which is adding 150,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space to support this expansion of capacity.

Mike Ukropina, Five Star CEO, commented, "Our continued investment in capacity highlights StarPak's commitment to supporting our customer's growth today and in the years ahead. Expanding our capabilities with state-of-the-art presses, extrusion, and automation allows us to remain focused on industry-leading quality and innovation across all segments".

About Five Star

The Five Star Family of Companies is an integrated group of manufacturing companies located in Houston, Texas, and vertically integrated across multiple facilities that encompass extrusion, printing, and converting operations. Five Star provides innovative packaging solutions to Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods companies and large national retailers across the following five business entities:

Media Contact: Tim White (346) 701-7024

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