27 June 2024

Eagle Flexible Packaging invests in SOMA flexo technology

Eagle Flexible Packaging, Inc. acquires state-of-the-art SOMA Optima² wide web flexographic printing press.

We are proud to announce that Eagle Flexible Packaging, Inc. (Eagle), a leader in the flexible packaging industry in the US, recently invested in SOMA flexo technology - Optima² wide web flexographic printing press together with S-Mount automatic plate mounter. This strategic investment underscores Eagle’s commitment to enhancing its production capabilities, capacity and delivering superior quality packaging solutions to its valued customers.

The SOMA Optima², renowned for its precision and efficiency, is a significant addition to Eagle’s flexographic printing operations. Equipped with the latest in automation to include automated plate mounting, auto registration and speeds at or above 1,600 feet per minute, this press offers unparalleled capabilities, enabling Eagle to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the market. It also features SOMA’s Changeover Wizard, recipient of a prestigious industry-wide FTA Technical Innovation award that assures jobs are prepared quickly and without manual error.

"We are thrilled to integrate the SOMA Optima² into our operations," said Ed Walenga, CEO of Eagle. "This acquisition represents a significant step forward in our mission to continuously enhance the exceptional service and quality we strive to provide all of our customers. With this new technology, we can offer our clients industry-leading print quality and production efficiencies."

The SOMA Optima² features advanced capabilities, including quick changeover times, reduced waste, and precise color matching, ensuring that Eagle can produce packaging that exceeds industry standards. This aligns with Eagle's dedication to sustainability and operational excellence.

“SOMA is thrilled that Eagle has decided upon a SOMA Optima² to produce extraordinary printing for their customers. They are committed to providing unparalleled quality products, as exemplified by the well-deserved honor of receiving the highest SQF quality certification,” says Garrett Taylor, SOMA North America Sales Director. “Their goal is to be a company that customers want to do business with, which exactly meets SOMA’s own mission.”

As Eagle continues to grow and innovate, the addition of the SOMA Optima² reaffirms its position as a frontrunner in the flexible packaging sector. Clients can expect faster turnaround times, increased customization options, and the highest quality printing, all while benefiting from the company's ongoing commitment to sustainability.

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