Parkside confirms new lamination machine investment

PARKSIDE has announced it has invested in additional lamination equipment to meet consumer demand for flexible packaging.

The firm has bought a Comexi ML2 laminator, which Parkside claimed will enable the company to increase output and 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.”

Parkside added that by using interchangeable coating trolleys, the company 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.

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.”