Packaging company Coveris, Spalding, UK, has invested more than £1.5m to expand its linerless label manufacturing capabilities.
The group’s linerless labels facility in Lincolnshire, has bought two MPS flexographic wide web presses and made further site infrastructure improvements.
Already manufacturing more than one billion linerless labels each year for UK and European FMCG sectors, the company said this investment delivers increased output and supports the facility’s growth plans in existing and diversified markets.
The two new presses were installed in a staggered program and became operational at the site in September and November.
Capable of printing Coveris’ core linerless formats Slidewrap, c-wrap, envelope, labels for produce punnets, and contour-fitted formats “for skinpack solutions”, the new equipment offers 10-color flexographic print including decorative cold foil embellishment.
With 100 percent web inspection capabilities, the investment is said to enable improved quality, colour management, and consistency, resulting in the added benefit of reduced waste.