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  • They’re more than a pet

    So we put more into your packaging

    Pets are part of our families, and pet food is an emotional choice for consumers. That’s why more and more pet owners prefer brands that are distinctive—with impactful shelf or screen appeal—and offer more taste, nutrition and variety for their furry family members. Pet food companies have listened, fetching premium meal and treat options for cats and dogs of all sizes. Flexible packaging has proven to be pet owners’ second-best friend, with resealable, easy-to-store packaging that locks in the flavor pets love—and the odors pet owners could do without. At APC, we’ve invested in the specialized printing technologies needed to best serve this finicky market, creating a new Center of Excellence at our Story City, IA, facility that focuses on pouch making. Combining our award-winning, eye-catching printing with state-of-the-art pouching, you’ll have the kind of packaging that will have retailers begging for more.

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    • Our Centers of Excellence in New York, Iowa and Wisconsin deploy state-of-the-art APC HPE FlexoTM, rotogravure and digital printing methods and streamlined pre-press processes for fast execution and an immediate impact
    • High-performance adhesive and extrusion laminations provide optimal product protection and package integrity
    • State-of-the-art equipment recently installed to expand capacity of flat-bottom and double-side-gusseted pouches
    • Fold and glue style pouches
    • Traditional stand-up pouch-making equipment for treats
    • Formats include doy-style, flat-bottom and double-side gusset
    • Download our pouch-style packaging brochure
    • High-gloss and/or matte lacquer
    • Holographic materials
    • Randomized printing
    • Personalization of each package
    • Interactive packaging
    • Digital watermarks
    • Promotional coupons
    • Proof-of-purchase stickers
    • Backside printing of games and sweepstakes
    • Thermochromatic inks
    • Natural surfaces
    • Soft-touch and tactile surfaces
    • Shaped pouches
    • Foils
    • Dial in required barriers and performance needs with a stable of robust and protective technologies
    • Tandem extrusion and adhesive laminations of film, paper and foil
    • Foil and non-foil barrier structures
    • Paper and film-based structures
    • Dry-bond or solventless adhesives
    • High-barrier windows
    • Reclose mechanisms
    • Easy opening features
    • Hang holes for treats
    • Multi-compartments


    We’re independently owned, with localized decision making, shorter lead times, and a nimble, lean approach to manufacturing. This is why we’re able to quickly get your product to market, giving you the competitive advantage while maintaining the highest quality and strictest brand standards.

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    At APC, protecting the environment and ensuring the health and safety of our employees is at the core of everything we do and every decision we make. Everyone in the APC family has a responsibility to ensure our operations and products meet applicable government and APC standards, always aligning with whichever is more stringent. Our goal is to prevent adverse environmental impacts by reducing waste and emissions and eliminating all preventable health impacts and injuries to our employees.

    We’re committed to supplying safe products that exceed customer quality requirements.

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