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Thoro Packaging installs Marquip TSKM sheeter at California carton plant

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Thoro Packaging installs Marquip TSKM sheeter at California carton plant

April 16, 2010 - 03:15

PHILLIPS, WI, April 16, 2010 (Press Release) -Thoro Packaging recently installed the new Apollo TSKM sheeter at its Corona, Calif., facility. Thoro Packaging manufactures printed folding cartons and is a member of the Independent Carton Group (ICG). The company specializes in manufacturing printed folding carton packaging for the medical device, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, which require especially high standards for sheet edge quality and cut cleanliness.

After a tour of MarquipWardUnited's manufacturing capabilities, Thoro's decision to select the Apollo TSKM was motivated by the combination of superior technology, comprehensive technical support and industry-leading performance.

Thoro Packaging purchased an Apollo TSKM sheeter equipped with a D1 Splicer for its superior cut quality and speed. Even the most demanding heavier caliper board substrates such as 38pt Forte can now be sheeted precisely and cleanly. The D1 low-speed splicer is innovative because it eliminates roll change time for a fraction of the cost of a high-speed splicer. The Apollo TSKM is also very compact and fit easily within the space assigned by Thoro. The lack of any external cabinets also freed up valuable space on the production floor compared to its previous sheeter.

Brandon Roberts, production manager at Thoro Packaging, reported, "We are doing great and are extremely happy with the TSKM's production." Roberts was very complimentary of the post-install service and is excited to show off the machine to other prospective MarquipWardUnited customers.

The new Apollo TSKM will help Thoro Packaging save a tremendous amount of outsourcing costs from heavier caliper sheets and by reducing waste thanks to the improved triple station decurling system featured on the machine. Thoro is a growing company and the machine brings increased capacity by a higher speed curve, automated splicer and nonstop skid change capabilities.

The Apollo TSKM project has been a great success for Thoro Packaging and will be a solid choice for any short to medium run folding carton manufacturer or commercial printing operation.

Delivering 42 years of folding carton excellence, Thoro Packaging offers consistent quality, service and reliability, including structural design problem solving and security options, while remaining cost-effective. ISO certified, cGMP compliant and a certified woman-owned business, Thoro will deliver the perfect package for your folding carton projects. For more information, please visit or call +1 (951) 278-2100.

For more information about the Apollo TSKM and the complete line of sheeting systems from MarquipWardUnited, please visit or contact Lucas Kok at +1 (608) 255-4220