Canadian Packaging

Jones Healthcare Group acquires custom-built Aquaflex LX 2350 label press

September 1, 2020   by Jones Healthcare Group

Investment supports clients’ pharmacy laser label needs

London, ON — Jones Healthcare Group, a market leader in advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions, today announces the installation of a new, one-of-a-kind Aquaflex LX 2350 label printing and converting press. The press expands the company’s capacity to produce customized laser pharmacy labels with enhanced speed to market for clients.

“As the number of prescriptions dispensed to patients continues to rise, our pharmacy customers are looking for partners with nearshore manufacturing facilities who can supply laser labels for their prescription packaging with speed and efficiency,” says Stephen MacNeill, Senior Vice President – Pharmacy Market, Canada at Jones. “Our new equipment helps us continue to meet demand as a leading supplier within the unique Canadian pharmacy laser label market.”

The Aquaflex LX 2350 features double-wide printing at 500 feet per minute through a series of five new-generation, high-precision flexo print stations, allowing for a range of colour options and double-sided print capabilities using sustainable water-based inks. With three die stations, the press can produce multiple label configurations with dual web construction including paper and self-adhesive paper. The press also includes a unique matrix extraction system to allow for continuous production runs, increasing efficiencies and reducing waste.

“With its unique double-wide capacity, the new Aquaflex press helps us produce a larger volume of customized, high-quality laser labels for pharmacies more quickly,” adds David Dembski, Jones Senior Vice President – Cartons & Labels. “This is one of multiple equipment investments we are making over the next two years with a focus on enhancing operations and the client experience, while upholding the highest quality outputs for patients and consumers.”

The press has been installed and is now operational at the company’s facility in London, Ontario, Canada.

About Jones Healthcare Group
Jones Healthcare Group is a world-class provider of progressive packaging and medication dispensing solutions. For over a century the company’s partnerships, knowledge and expertise across healthcare sectors have provided insights and opportunities for clients in response to evolving market needs.

Jones has been a long-time, trusted partner to some of the most recognized global pharmaceutical and wellness brands and the largest pharmacy groups across the world. The company’s full-service and integrated offering includes graphic and CAD design, print and conversion for folding cartons, pressure sensitive labels and intelligent packaging, blistering, bottling, pouching, convenience vial filling and secondary packaging services, as well as a range of medication dispensing and delivery products.

From packaging that protects and informs, to new platforms that improve consumer outcomes – Jones Healthcare Group is packaging the future of healthcare. For more information, please visit www.joneshealthcaregroup.com.


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