Skymark purchases Universal X6 laser perforator

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Since forming in 1987, Skymark Packaging has been an innovator in the competitive world of flexible packaging.

To further this ethos, the company has recently announced an investment 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 universal 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. Commenting on the investment, director Paul Neath said, ‘The investment in laser perforation and scoring capacity is part of a larger expansion programme. We chose Universal as they are able to offer local support for both the slitting machine and the Rofin laser system. Universal also have 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. Including 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 new X6 at Skymark comes with free lifetime support. The new machinery will be installed at the company’s facility in Scunthorpe.

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