When one hears the word lamination, thoughts of IDs, restaurant menus, signs, and instructional sheets come to mind. Just mentioning the word brings up so many everyday objects that it’s a testament to how flexible the lamination process is. So many industries rely on lamination, especially packaging.
Protecting the Perfect Package
Laminating is a process where two or more flexible films are joined together using an adhesive agent. This improves the barrier properties of the material, usually cardboard or paperboard, and increases the durability of the packaged items and shelf life. Lamination works well with many different substrates for packaging, including paper, corrugated boxes, sample boxes, folding cartons, and hardbound cases.
Laminating packaging has two main benefits:
- It improves the strength of the original material and makes it more resistant to tears and punctures.
- Creates a barrier and protects against environmental agents such as moisture, gas, oxygen, UV rays, and pathogens.
Generally, lamination is suitable for most applications where the product needs to be protected and have an extended shelf life. This applies to a staggering amount of products, including food items for ready-to-eat products like snacks, cereals, coffee, and frozen food. Laminated materials can be used for high-end foods, such as wine packaging, candies, and confections. Outside of perishable food products, lamination can be used to create packaging for perfumes, shoes, cosmetics, technology, and more.
Improving the Laminating Process
The overall trend of the packaging industry, like many others, is to use fewer materials and generate less waste, all while maintaining or extending the product’s shelf life. Equipment such as the AC1060/4 offers innovative, high-performance laminating for a variety of substrates. For manufacturers looking to increase their rate of production, improving your equipment might be the solution.
Take a look at the video below to see how the AC1060/4 operates.
The AC 1060/4 offers the following laminating capabilities:
- Paper on solid cardboard
- Paper on E-Flute
- Paperboard on solid board
- Paperboard to E-Flute
The machine also can turn in paper over the four cardboard sides.
- Dried Glues - Standard
- Jelly Glues - Standard
- PVA Glues - Optional
- Max. cardboard size : 76 x 106 cm
- Min. cardboard size : 15 x 25 cm
- Max. cardboard thickness: 4-7 mm
- Min. cardboard thickness: 0,4 mm
- Paper weight: up to 900 gr.
- Spotting accuracy : 0,3/0,4 mm
- Speed of work: 2.000 cycles/hour
- Glue tank capacity: (+/-) 70 lt.
- Spotter pile height: (+/-) 90 cm
- Size change over: (+/-) 15/20 minutes
- Total electrical power installed: 18 kW
- Total weight: 3900 kg
- Dimensions: 8 x 2,5
- Air consumption: 411 NL/min.
Supplying and Supporting Packaging Manufactures
LD Davis recently partnered with Europrogetti to provide packaging manufacturers with first-rate equipment and support. As an exclusive distributor for Europrogetti in North America, manufacturers can order rigid box equipment from us and receive assistance troubleshooting glue applications.
We are one of the top suppliers of adhesives in the United States. Our laminating glues are formulated for high-speed manufacturing, clean machining, and resistant to water, grease, and temperature. Our most popular glues for laminating include gelatin and liquid dextrin glues.
If you are interested in learning more about the AC1060/4 or our laminating glues, contact us for more information.