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ProAmpac’s Response to COVID-19

Innovation

Collaboration & Innovation Center NOW OPEN!

ProAmpac has been raising the bar with innovation through collaboration involving our own teams and those of our customers and suppliers.  It became apparent there was a need for an additional space where we could design, test and meet with our customers in one location.  Introducing…. the Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC).

The CIC will be home base for ProAmpac’s Design & Sample Lab (DASL), a new analytical testing lab, new equipment for development and testing, and training space for more than 80.  Customers can also design their own flexible package using our new online tool MAKR by DASL.

Take a tour of new CIC below in the images and video. Come visit us to see how we can collaborate and innovate with you.

  • Lobby

    • ProAmpac’s Welcome Area – visuals of our innovations and awards
    • Two customer office spaces for meetings or private work
    • Two meeting rooms
  • Founder's Room

    • ProAmpac’s large collaboration room
    • Accommodates up to 30 people
  • Open Group Area

    • Space to gather for impromptu meetings
    • Skylights and comfortable modular seating
  • Ideation Rooms

    • Four total Ideation rooms for customer collaboration. Two are outfitted as dual-purpose meeting rooms and two with comfortable seating for ideation and discussion
    • Each room is a different color reflecting ProAmpac’s corporate branding
    • Customers can meet with ProAmpac teams to ideate and collaborate on new packaging ideas
  • Open Innovation Area

    • This space is just outside the Training Room and the Labs
    • It will be used for group meetings, small presentations, or impromptu meetings
    • The space allows for teams to gather – whether it’s for a break from an existing meeting, or time to brainstorm on new packaging ideas
  • Diedrich Training Room

    • The CIC’s training area can accommodate up to 80 people
    • ProAmpac’s LEAD Academy and our CIA – Continuous Improvement Academy will be held here
    • The space can also be used for large group meetings, event functions and group meals
    • This is the site of a living wall to be installed later in the year.
  • Design and Sample Lab (DASL)

    • This is the new home of ProAmpac’s Design & Sample Lab (DASL)
    • Larger space to invest in more equipment and resources to support our growth and new business opportunities
    • Improved workstations and office space for future growth
    • Better lab workflow to increase efficiency
    • NEW! Cutting table to automate large format pouch cutting
    • Equipped for broader range of commercial prototyping
    • More storage for wider range of materials
  • Analytical & Physical Testing Lab

    • Centralized corporate physical and analytical testing resources, allowing for manufacturing to focus on manufacturing
    • Environmental chambers for hard-to-hold testing
    • New upgraded capabilities including SEM, FTIR, DCS, for film analyzation
  • Packaging Lab

    • Pro-Seal machine for lidding trials and testing
    • Hot and cold display cases and modified atmosphere testing for food-to-go products
    • Industrial refrigerator and freezer for shelf life studies
    • Turbochef for package testing
    • Space for product filling, sizing, stability testing and pouching studies
  • Collaboration Kitchen

    • Serves as cafeteria for employees
    • A full kitchen is available for catering events
    • Outdoor patio outside the kitchen is dedicated to the ProAmpac Employee Assistance Fund (PEAF) and bricks were sold to benefit PEAF and ProAmpac employees
  • End-use Packaging Lab

    • Vertical, horizontal and Lidding packaging machines

It's in our nature to give shape to new ideas. We embrace inspiration. Our people are encouraged to define initiatives and explore solutions. Our teams continuously demonstrate the passion to create and bring to market new flexible packaging designed to advance your brand.

Innovation provides material, structure or process changes, which offers value added improvements for our customers. We place emphasis on multiple product efficiencies:

  • Light-weighting
  • Filling (higher speed lines, broader seal range sealants)
  • Material efficiencies (thinner gauges, higher yield, more feet per roll, fewer roll changes)
  • Product improvements for shelf appeal (new graphics, shapes or materials)
  • Convenience (new open/reclose/dispensing technology)
  • Sustainability (new materials or light-weighting)

Collaborative Innovation

Collaborative innovation is a company-wide initiative to bring fresh ideas and speed-to-market approaches to our customers.  We have technical expertise in resins, multi-layer blown and cast film extrusion, printing, laminating, pouching and fitments. This integrated approach helps our new customers with innovative flexible packaging design that places them at the cutting edge of packaging trends. And it helps our legacy customers with continuous innovation, keeping ahead of new materials that are lighter, more environmentally friendly and easier to run.

Contact a sales representative to discuss your specific packaging needs.

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