Netherlands-based frozen food packaging firm Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen has unveiled plans to procure a Rofin-built Starpack CW laser unit to facilitate safer food packaging.
The laser perforation unit has been designed to minimise contamination of food inside the packaging.
Operating at a higher speed than mechanical pin-feed perforation systems, the laser scribing system produces a controlled, uniform pattern of holes in several types of packaging films.
The equipment features cutting release flaps, as well as enables easier opening scribing / scoring.
It has been optimised for various materials, including PE, BOPP, PET, BOPA and laminates.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen investment sales and marketing director Jack van der Heiden said: "This is a very significant investment for Harlingen and our customers.
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"Food safety is a top priority for Clondalkin and this investment gives our customers complete confidence in the safety of our packaging solutions.
"This recent investment together with our award winning flexo printing technology , FleXtreme, means we can offer our frozen food customers the unique combination of high-quality printed (up to ten colours), laser perforated, 100% food safe films."
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen prints and converts films and laminates for the beverage, food, and pet-food markets.
Image: The equipment is capable of performing perforation from 200µ and features cutting release flaps besides enabling easier opening scribing / scoring. Photo: © 2016 Clondalkin Group.