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Phoenix Closures

	 "Many	 companies	 can	 introduce	
new	 products.	 We	 take	 the	 concept	 of	
innovation	 one	 step	 further	 by	 working	 closely	 with	 our	 customers	 to	 determine	the	most	cost-effective	way	to	
develop	a	unique	closure	solution,"	the	
company	 says.	 "We	 also	 understand	
that	speed	to	market	is	many	times	one	
of	 the	 deciding	 factors	 in	 a	 new	 product's	 success.	 Our	 in-house	 design	 engineers	 work	 directly	 with	 customers'	
project	 engineers	 and	 marketing	 staff	
to	 quickly	 create	 3-D	 design	 concepts	
or	stereo	lithographic	models	for	management	review."
	 Phoenix	 Closures'	 development	 engineers	 have	 extensive	 experience	 in	
closure	 and	 mold	 design.	 "Just	 because	
a	design	is	creative	doesn't	mean	it	will	
work,"	 the	 company	 adds.	 "Our	 devel-

opment	 engineers'	 insights	 enable	 critical	design	decisions	to	be	made	before	
costly	mistakes	are	created."
	 In	 addition	 to	 closure	 design,	 the	
company's	technical	services	group	also	
helps	 customers	 maximize	 their	 capping	line	operations.	
	 The	group	provides	on-site	assistance	
to	 identify	 problems	 and	 recommend	
solutions.	 Its	 services	 include	 failure	
analysis,	 packaging	 line	 analysis,	 heat	
induction	 set-up	 and	 seal	 analysis,	 capper	 adjustment,	 package	 compatibility	
studies,	 leakage	 testing	 and	 torque	 retention	analysis,	it	says.

Physical Footprint
Phoenix	 Closures	 operates	 four	 facilities.	 The	 Naperville	 facility,	 its	 corporate	 headquarters	 since	 1965,	 has	 been	

Midwest

expanded	four	times	to	meet	its	customers'	growing	needs.	
	 The	 company's	 second	 plant	 in	 Davenport,	 Iowa,	 opened	 in	 May	 2000	 and	
focuses	 mainly	 on	 producing	 proprietary	 and	 custom	 closures.	 Phoenix	
Closures'	third	plant	in	Newport,	Tenn.,	
opened	in	October	2005.	The	plant's	location	 just	 off	 of	 Interstate	 40,	 a	 major	
East-West	 highway,	 gives	 it	 ideal	 positioning	 to	 serve	 the	 eastern	 and	 southeastern	United	States.
MMC Packaging For well over 20 years, MMC Packag-

ing has been designing and manufacturing state-of-theart post-molding automation equipment for the caps &
closures industry. A combination of experience, expertise,
on-time delivery and dedicated customer service-along
with robust and durable equipment-these are the qualities customers have come to expect from MMC Packaging.
Thanks to Phoenix Closures' collaborative approach to
closure design and the inclusion of MMC from the initial
stages of each project, we have been able to apply our
expertise and shine together in success!

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