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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Clondalkin invest £400,000 on new kit | Packaging News

By Jonathan Cheng

The investment, which includes a high speed cutting machine and leading edge laser perforator, should 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, said prior to this investment, the firm 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. 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”