Colbert and Haapenen join forces to insert new life into packaging

By Andrew McDougall

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Cosmetics, Hygiene

Colbert Packaging and Haapanen Brothers have joined forces to form a new provider of micro-folded packaging inserts and outserts which will serve a number of markets including cosmetics.

The joint venture will called C and H Printing Solutions and will combine Colbert’s expertise in folding cartons and paperboard products, with Haapenen’s printing services and offer an in-house solution to its customers.

Customer focus

Any cosmetic or personal care product, including skin care and hair care, that currently uses or is looking to use inserts in their product packaging can benefit from the new joint venture​,” explained Colbert’s marketing manager, Jennifer Gross.

With C and H Printing Solutions, companies now have another choice when selecting their insert provider​,” she told CosmeticsDesign.com USA.

Headquartered within Colbert’s cGMP-compliant flexographic manufacturing facility in Lake Forest, Illinois, the new venture aims to revitalize the insert/outsert marketplace, with a broad portfolio of printing and folding services, and high production capacity.

The new collaboration is particularly important to Colbert’s existing customers since it brings insert capabilities in house​,” said Gross.

Keeping with trends

C and H Printing Solutions claims it is capable of producing over 2.8 million pieces per day using specialized equipment, some of which can fold inserts into as many as 238 panels.

“[In the market]we are seeing some migration towards 238-panels versus the previous 170​,” said Gross.

These capabilities, coupled with the extensive industry experience of both Colbert and Haapanen, are designed to meet the insert printing and folding needs of even the largest manufacturers, according to the company.

Although the pharmaceutical industry has traditionally been the mainstay for both companies, and will continue to be, Gross explained that all industries and all customers are important for C and H Printing Solutions.

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