Skymark to innovate with Universal X6 Laser perforator

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Since forming in 1987, Skymark Packaging has always been an innovator. One of the most tangible ways that it has done this is by on-going investment and development. Now, the company has announced that it has invested in a Universal X6 Laser perforation slitter rewinder.

The Universal X6 Laser perforation slitter rewinder gives Skymark the capacity to process a wide range of flexible packaging films. During the slitting process films can be either perforated to modify the atmosphere within the package or scored to make packing easier to open for the consumer.

The laser scoring technology on the X6 enables packaging films to be perforated to a high level of accuracy at speeds of 350 metres per minute. This gives Skymark the ability to selectively score one or more layers of laminated film. This enables the production of ‘easy peel’ packaging that won’t compromise the barrier properties of the complete packaging.

Skymark director Paul Neath said, ‘The investment in laser perforation and scoring capacity is part of a larger expansion programme. We chose Universal as it is able to offer local support for both the slitting machine and the Rofin laser system. Universal also has over 20 years experience with similar laser systems.’

In addition to laser perforation and scoring technology, the Universal X6 is fitted with the same hyper productivity technologies as the popular X6 slitter rewinder. This includes automatic knife and core positioning. Other common features, including on-screen diagnostics and remote support, ensure that the X6 is consistently productive. As with all Universal slitters the X6 at Skymark comes with free lifetime support.

The new machinery will be installed at the Skymark facility at Scunthorpe in the UK.

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