Labelling Solutions Pharmaceutical labeller expands manufacturing

The 20,000 sqft expansion makes room for new ECL production equipment, and allows for enhancements to Luminer’s QC and warehousing spaces

OTC packaging, clinical trials and various other narrow web applications for the cosmetics, F&B and chemicals sectors, has completed an expansion of its primary manufacturing facility in Lakewood, NJ. Adding 20,000 square feet of multi- purpose space, the project brings the plant’s total to 50,000 square feet. Above all, the expansion allows Luminer


to accommodate its growing extended content label (ECL) business, creating floor space for a new state-of-the-art ECL production line; the seven figure infrastructure investment will more than double Luminer’s ECL manufacturing capacity. The equipment’s modernised onserting and movable print and die stations will further widen Luminer’s ECL production flexibility, an important factor for complicated, even customized arrangements used in clinical trials. Among other advantages, the expansion also has allowed Luminer to segregate its quality inspection processes into a 7,000 square foot climate-controlled independently managed production cell. Added to this QC inspection department

uminer, a labeling solutions provider specialising in extended content labels for pharmaceutical ethical and

An extended content label from Luminer is archetypal of the products that can be made in the new facilities

are two new servo controlled rewind/ inspection units equipped with 100 per cent inspection capabilities. Elsewhere in the facility, press rooms have been made more spacious, with setup areas significantly enlarged for more efficient and safer press operation, as well as easier materials movement. Finally, in the facility’s warehousing

space, the expansion provides room for larger inventories of both raw and finished

goods, and the ability to dedicate multiple loading docks to both inbound and outbound freight. Both benefits serve to help streamline the facility by improving overall work flow. Occupying the additional floorspace will be several newly hired press operators, rewind operators, prepress technicians, and factory assistants. As Luminer looks to bolster its workforce for the future while addressing a nationwide shortage of press operators, Luminer has hired several individuals giving people new to the industry a chance to build careers in the printing/ converting business. “The expansion exemplifies Luminer’s most significant growth spurt in recent years, particularly in extended content labels for the clinical trial and pharmaceutical sectors – a niche where our versatility increasingly serves as a key differentiator,” says Tom Spina, president and CEO of Luminer. “The additional space gives us ample room for new equipment, broadened capabilities and, of course, future growth as we make continued headway into various markets.” December/ January 2020 13

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