ABG supplies new converter machine for Coveris’ UK flexibles division

7 September 2016 (Last Updated September 7th, 2016 18:30)

ABG International has provided a new converter machine to Coveris’ UK Food & Consumer flexibles division, located in Gainsborough, UK.

ABG International has provided a new converter machine to Coveris’ UK Food & Consumer flexibles division, located in Gainsborough, UK.

With the new Converter 530, Series 3, Coveris intends to double its production capabilities and fulfil the growing demand for recloseable packaging.

The machine provides inspection cameras for superior quality and high-precision Kocher & Beck Gap Master tooling.

"This investment will ensure we do not only meet existing demand, but have the capabilities to support our customers with growth in the use of reclose technology in the future."

Equipped with die-cutting settings, the converter is expected to be fully operational from 19 September.

Coveris flexibles 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 in the use of reclose technology in the future.”

Offering an easy-to-use experience to users, reclose labelling has an incorporated aperture window that enables packaging to be resealed once opened.

The labelling provides convenient in-pack storage and helps reduce food waste at home. It also helps brands and retailers to use a reclose function to specific packs or pack sizes.

Last year, Coveris’ UK flexibles division installed two Windmöeller & Höelscher Miraflex 8-colour presses, including one at its Gainsborough site.

Recently, a new slitter with punch capabilities was added to the finishing portfolio at the Gainsborough factory.