Ampac, Cincinnati, received the Interstate Milk Suppliers (IMS) certification for its manufacturing center in Hanover Park, Ill. The company said the certification opens additional opportunities for it to service a growing flexible packaging segment — dairy products.  IMS certification is a requirement to be part of the supply chain in the U.S. dairy industry.

As an IMS-certified facility, the Hanover Park Center of Excellence can provide printed laminations and/or premade pouches (with or without spouts) to the dairy industry.

 Ampac also opened its Design and Sample Lab (DASL) for quick delivery of custom sample concepts and technologies. The DASL (pronounced dazzle) is an innovative new design laboratory located at its headquarters in Cincinnati. It houses new equipment and capabilities for design, art, printing and production of one-off or small quantities of commercial quality premade pouch prototypes of new concepts. It also creates new design modifications or new art for consumer, packaging or marketing evaluations.