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THE HISTORY OF CMD


From humble beginnings adjacent to an abandoned air strip in Appleton, Wisconsin, CMD has grown to a 126,000 sq. ft. campus designed for manufacturing and R&D product development and commercialization.  Our dedicated people provide the Wisconsin work-ethic, creativity, sustainability and dogged-determination that allows us to continually advance equipment technology to bring new value to our customers.  We offer this brief history with just a few of our many milestones as an example of what we can do for you.


Legacy of Advancing Technology


1980
- Development of high-speed rotary bagmaking equipment

1991 - Introduction of the patented CMD rotary overlap bag winder

1994 - Introduction of patented CMD drawtape bagmaking equipment

1997 - Vertical form fill seal packaging system technology

1998 - Development of pouch and shuttle sealing technology

2000 - Development of modular stand-up pouch machine

2002 - Introduction of VFFS rebuild and upgrade technology

2003 - Introduction of rolled and folded product automation systems

2004 - Global drawtape bagmaking system debuts to the international market

2005 - Construction of 43,000 sq. ft. technology center

2005 - Development of new, Intermittent-motion, bottom seal system

2006 - Acquisition of PDI pouch equipment technology and product line

2007- Servo platen pouch technology

2008- Introduced SureSeal technology for "skirtless" continuous-motion bag converting

2008 - Global post-applied closure system for pouches

2009 - Introduced the new global high speed bag winder for high-cycle rate overlap bag winding

2010 - Expansion of CMD campus with addition of North demo and testing center

2011 - Developed patented PDI Intelligent Sealing Technology for pre-made pouch converting

2012 - New CMD 864 - compact, continuous-motion bag machine and winder debuts at NPE 2012 in Orlando

2013 - Expanded CMD equipment design and manufacturing services into the energy industry with compressed natural gas refueling stations

2014 - Developed 3 new converting systems: 760-C; 760-PPS and 760-SUP for security bags, stand-up and custom pouches.