Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has invested over $498,000 in the very latest laser perforating equipment for its pre-cut lids.
Officials say the investment, which includes a high-speed cutting machine and laser perforator, will significantly enhance the quality of perforations on its pre-cut lids, regularly found on multipack products, such as yoghurts.
John Chadwick, managing director of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, says: "Laser technology has been available for a number of years, but it's very new technology for pre-cut lidding. We believe that we are the only supplier of pre-cut lids to have invested in this type of equipment."
"Prior to this investment, we relied on the traditional blade-cutting method for creating perforations, but the accuracy of the laser equipment means that the breakability is much more consistent and easier for the end user," Chadwick continues. "Furthermore, it allows us to offer customers variations on the size and type of perforations that they want on their products, something that we weren't able to provide with the mechanical version. A score line rather than perforating is also possible."
Chadwick also says the company is already looking into other ways to add value through the new technology, such as easy-opening lids and different types of apertures.
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