Parkside extends capabilities with new machine investment
Parkside has invested in additional lamination equipment in order to meet growing consumer demand for flexible packaging – and in particular the company’s innovative re-closable solutions.
The specialist packaging solutions provider has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with a Comexi ML2 laminator, which will both enable the company to increase output and to apply specialist adhesives with excellent optics to a wide range of substrates.
‘We have seen a steadily increasing demand placed on our production lines due to the popularity of our packaging solutions,’ said Parkside technical manager Joshua Swann. ‘The installation of this new technology is a welcome boost to our capabilities that will enable us to take production to the next level, increasing our output while ensuring consistently high quality.’
The new laminator is designed to facilitate day to day operations using the very latest hi-tech control software. Using a range of interchangeable coating trolleys Parkside is able to apply solvent, solventless and water based lamination adhesives to new multi-ply structures, in combination with heat/ cold seal applications, as well as coatings such as matt or gloss varnishes.
Parkside sales director, Paula Birch, added: ‘The significant uplift in demand we have seen over the last 18 months has been mainly due to our innovative work in both compostable and re-closable packaging. As a result, we have now enhanced our manufacturing capabilities to keep up with the increased output and ensure our high-quality work is not compromised.
‘The Comexi ML2 is an innovative piece of high tech equipment that we have been eager to acquire for some time now. To finally have it fully integrated in our manufacturing facility is a big step forward and demonstrates our commitment to investing in technology to continue delivering the highest quality packaging solutions for our customers.’