Expertise

The broad technologies offered by Prolamina are usually only found in much larger companies. Yet despite the depth and breadth of our products and services, we maintain the innovation and responsiveness of a smaller company. Our technology is developed and utilized in partnership with our customers and suppliers to ensure that it is relevant, efficient and commercially viable. Whether metallizing films, applying adhesives, printing finished products or base substrates, or extrusion coating and laminating, we always strive to incorporate the best technology using the most environmentally responsible processes.


Manufacturing Technology

Coating/Lamination

Coating/Lamination

This is the core of our business. Prolamina has several extrusion coating/laminating lines with wide-width capabilities. These lines are capable of producing a variety of products and substrates to service the flexible packaging, health care and industrial markets. Whether it’s sugar packets, lidding, foil pouch laminations or cosmetic web applications, our combination of single-head and tandem/coextrusion equipment serves the full marketplace.

Metallizing

Metallizing

Prolamina takes converting one step further with the ability to vacuum metallize a variety of substrates to complement our extrusion coating/laminating operation. Primarily for internal use, our vacuum-metallizing operation enables us to design multi-layer laminations for precise barrier characteristics. Rather than supplying a metallized layer that has a generic barrier property, we control the amount of metal deposition on the substrate to specifically meet our customers’ needs.

Capabilities

We have extensive experience metallizing PET, OPP and PE films, papers and coated non-woven fabrics for purposes of creating high barrier properties, heat retention and desirable aesthetics.

Printing

Printing

Prolamina uses numerous printing presses to enhance our coating and laminating capabilities. Our presses deliver a combination of flexography and offset printing in widths up to 75 inches. We are able to reverse print film, or surface print paper, foil or film in up to 10 colors.

We produce consistently high quality printing, and achieve a higher-end color spread, by using flexo’s color density capabilities to increase the color gamut. In addition, the flexo process produces excellent registration on small process print, delivering crisper fine print. Having both solvent and water based printing technology allows us greater flexibility in product design.

The use of flexo allows Prolamina to accommodate customers with shorter runs while offering consistent product quality. Ultimately, the rich colorful flexo results underscore our customers brand, in addition to providing a quality product at a better cost.

The high color density offered by the flexo process delivers:

  • An increased color gamut
  • Better white opacity
  • Very clean highlights
  • Shadow fades to nothing
  • Clean, high-contrast imagery (as whites are whiter and dark colors are darker)
  • Crisper fine print

Full Life Cycle Support

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Prolamina’s prepress services and packaging design ensure a quality production process for every customer. All digital files submitted to Prolamina undergo a thorough inspection before production to ensure that all necessary data (fonts, support files, color information, etc.) are as they should be. The preflight stage is critical for saving time and money, and for producing a quality file for plate production.

Product Development

Product Development

At Prolamina, innovation in product development is paramount. Our experienced team works to deliver solutions that meet our customers’ needs. We use our suppliers’ resources, as well as our own extensive product and analytical testing capabilities, to bring efficient product designs to market quickly and economically.

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Prolamina has made significant investments in information technology to become a leading partner in creating supply chain management solutions. We work with our customers and suppliers to ensure the proper level of inventories in all stages of the supply chain and we use the latest technology to ensure our customers have up-to-date information on supply chain status.

 

Supplier Code of Conduct

Prolamina is committed to the highest standards of business, social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. Prolamina seeks out suppliers that make human rights a top priority by following local, nation and international labor laws;  providing safe working conditions; treating workers with dignity and respect; and behaving fairly and ethically. Prolamina suppliers will have an internal program for handling reports of workplace grievances, including anonymous reports. Finally, our suppliers will be good global citizens by using environmentally responsible and sustainable practices wherever appropriate.


Sustainability

Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy

Prolamina’s Sustainability Policy promotes the principles of sustainability both in our product designs as well as our operating procedures. We are committed to exploring and applying emerging environmentally friendly technologies and use of biodegradable and compostable packaging materials.

Programs & Highlights

Programs & Highlights

To help implement and achieve its sustainability objectives, Prolamina has developed and adopted appropriate programs and procedures to guide its paper procurement and product claims. The company is committed to reviewing the effectiveness of its sustainability policy annually and continually improving its management systems and environmental performance.