FFP Packaging Solutions expands with second Nordmeccanica Super Combi laminator
UK-based FFP Packaging Solutions has purchased and installed a second state-of-the-art Nordmeccanica Super Combi laminating machine (a 5000 model) at its site in Northampton. In 2018, FFP added to existing laminating capabilities by commissioning a Nordmeccanica Super Combi 4000 machine. One of the first of its kind in the UK, the laminator bolstered capacity and enhanced FFP’s lamination and coating capabilities.
Now, as a result of the growing market demand for its specialty, flexible printed packaging, FFP added the Nordmeccanica system as an investment that will further increase capacity and provide new UK manufacturing capability for the UK flexible-packaging market.
The new Nordmeccanica Super Combi 5000 offers the following capabilities:
- Solvent-Based Lamination – fully compliant for ovenable applications
- Solvent-Free Lamination – High-speed capabilities, the use of chemical and ovenable resistance adhesives
- Water-Based Adhesives and heat-seal coatings
- Increased Cold-Seal Capacity – ideal for confectionary and other high-speed applications
- Tight registration (+/-0.25 mm) for registered coatings (solvent-based & water-based) such as matte, satin, matte tactile and soft touch.
FFP takes its environmental responsibility very seriously and continuously explores options to increase energy efficiency and reduce waste. All Nordmeccanica products are developed in accordance with the most stringent efficiency criteria utilizing state-of-the-art technology to ensure extremely low energy consumption. This combined with the machines running efficiencies has allowed FFP to reduce material waste through machine setup as well as be more energy efficient.
FFP has invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment over recent years. Its Northamptonshire-based facility now boasts two Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex flexo printing presses, four laminating machines, two pouchmaking machines and a high-speed laser/slitting machine. With this latest investment in manufacturing capability, FFP is set to further solidify its position as a leading UK flexible-packaging innovator that can meet the changing needs of the customer in a competitive environment, where high quality and sustainable packaging is paramount to brand success.