US-based custom thermoformer SupplyOne Plastics has expanded its manufacturing capabilities and increased production speed and output with the installation of a GN800 High-Speed Form/Cut/Stack Thermoformer from GN Thermoforming Equipment.

The increased manufacturing output of the GN800 thermoformer has directly resulted in the acquisition of between $1 million and $1.5m in new business, claims SupplyOne Plastics. This is in the areas of food, industrial and electronics packaging.

“The GN800 thermoformer opens the door for larger food accounts that have high-volume requirements,” said David Morris, president of SupplyOne Plastics. 

The purchase of the GN800 was an integral part of SupplyOne Plastics’ $1.5 million expansion plan, which included several plant upgrades and the addition of 59,000 sq ft of warehousing space to accommodate the company’s growing business. The company increased its fleet of machinery to eight with its first purchase of a GN thermoformer. 

The GN800 operates at 40-50 cycles/min versus SupplyOne’s current production rate of 11 cycles/min. One of the machine’s first production jobs is a PET food tray that is currently running at 30 cycles/min. The food tray application previously required two shifts a day and two machines to produce the required 67 million packages per year. The GN800 eliminates one machine and one shift, cutting production time by more than 50 per cent.

More information from GN Thermoforming Equipment, 345 Old Trunk 3, Chester, Nova Scotia, B0J 1J0, Canada. Tel: 1 902 275 3571. Email: marketing@gncanada.comWeb: gncanada.com

SupplyOne Plastics, 11 Campus Blvd., Suite 150, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. Tel: 1 484 582 5005. Web: supplyone.com