Global packaging giant Coveris has invested in a new Converter 530 series 3 to increase capacity of its reclose labelling division at one of its UK sites.
The machine was purchased from distributor AB Graphic International for an undisclosed price and is currently in the process of being installed at the US-headquartered company's Gainsborough, Lincolnshire site. It will be operational from 19 September.
A statement from Coveris said it will double the production capabilities of the reclose labelling division at Gainsborough.
Coveris flexible sales director Simon Buswell said: “With wide ranging benefits for the consumer, reclose functionality adds significant value to food packaging. We have seen increasing demand for reclose and reseal technology across a broad range of food and non-food packaging sectors and we foresee this continuing to grow in popularity.
“Serving a wide range of markets, including meat, fish and poultry, produce, convenience and dried goods, this investment will ensure we do not only meet existing demand, but have the capabilities to support our customers with growth.”
The Converter 530 runs at a maximum speed when die-cutting of 220m/min. It has 100% camera inspection for superior quality and comes with Kochler & Beck Gap Master tooling and bespoke die-cutting settings.
In the past year, Coveris has installed two high-specification eight-colour Windmoeller and Hoelscher Miraflex presses, including one at its Gainsborough site. It has also recently added a slitter with punch capabilities to its Gainsborough finishing department.
Last March, its Imagenet graphics division acquired Rivendell Europe and the previous year it boosted its global footprint by acquiring New Zealand-based flexible packaging company Elldex Packaging Solutions.
It also launched in 2015 a new multi-layer label with printing capabilities.
Coveris has 16 sites in the UK.