Italian specialty papers and substrates maker Fedrigoni’s subsidiary Arconvert announced that it will enter into US market with its new facility in Los Angeles, California.
The 62,000 ft2 facility will have state-of-the-art converting machinery that can allow Arconvert to serve the North American market with high-quality self-adhesive label stock at a faster pace.
Arconvert will focus on producing label products for packaging for several markets including foods, wine and craft beverages, pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive industries.
Fedrigoni Group CEO Claudio Alfonsi said: "We are extremely pleased to introduce Arconvert and the Manter brand in the United States."
"This expansion is a natural next step for Fedrigoni Group, and it allows us to further support the demand for high quality label products in the North American market.
"We look forward to the opportunities this will create for the luxury packaging and labeling sectors."
Arconvert commercial director Pere Espelt said: "With Arconvert's established reputation for premium wine and spirit labels in the European market, this expansion puts us in an exciting position to introduce North America to the tremendous possibilities available with our products."
HP's Indigo vice president and press division general manager, Alon Bar-Shany said: "With Arconvert's launch of the Manter brand in North America, HP Indigo customers and end users will greatly benefit from the vast array of impressive new products to select from."
"This announcement supports the strong growth and opportunities within the labels and packaging market, especially as we prepare to launch the new 8000 label platform at drupa 2016.
"As leaders in the digital printing world, HP and Fedrigoni Group have had a strong partnership, and Arconvert's expansion into this new market will only help continue the growth of our relationship."
Source : packagingmaterials.packaging-business-review.com