Product Diversification Through Technology Acquisition and Innovation for Flexible Packaging

LintecLabel & Print Solutions specializes in flexographic label production,commercial printing, print finishings and graphic design. Lintec is looking todiversify their production line and enter the flexible packaging market throughthe production of printing equipment withlamination capabilities, as well as equipment to convert the printed film intopouches. Flexible packaging is a relatively new and rapidly growing method in thepackaging market.

The goal ofthis collaborative project with CMCES is to discover the challenges of existingmaterials, andfrom these results move into formulation development, and process optimization to provide a safe, profitable, recyclable, andreliable product to launch into the marketplace.

The current Canadian demand has been covered by mainlylarge US companies setting up operations in Canada, and by Chinese imports. Themarket is forecasted to grow at least $5B between 2022-2025 and flexiblepackaging will count for 30%. Success of the project will help Lintec and otherflexography companies in Ontario & Canada to expand their production lines,and for new companies to establish production locally instead of relying onimports. It will help boost the local and national economy through job creationwhile improving the quality of products.  Use of bioplastics will also support environmentalsustainability.

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