We caught up with Giancarlo Caimmi, commercial director, Nordmeccanica Group, for a conversation on the latest innovations in the coating/laminating space.
Caimmi: Nordmeccanica and Henkel partnered for a R&D cooperation, BarrierEnhanceTech Alliance. It is our opinion that barrier is one of the hot topics in packaging, and the ability to provide converters with innovative solutions will allow for unprecedented developments. Two market leaders in the relevant field therefore decided to open a new project of research targeting barrier. At Nordmeccanica, we saw an opportunity that would develop significant synergies for the two divisions of our company: coating and laminating, and vacuum. In both areas, our contribution would have been extensive know-how and the access to hardware to speed development as needed. Henkel involved its best resources in terms of people and laboratories (not to mention the knowledge from one of the largest chemical companies in the industry). It was a perfect match. It all evolved as a cooperation of this nature may allow for: The first product from our alliance is now commercial.