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Laminator in New Version

Nordmeccanica Group, Edgewood, NY; 631/242-9898; www.nordmeccanica.com

The Super Simplex 2007 SL is equipped with company's patented coating head for 100% solid adhesives, upgraded for high-speed lamination. Including the latest generation of digital vector drives, machine features a more compact layout with on-board electric cabinets. Said to offer improved quality, ease of use, and reliability.

Line for Extrusion Coating

Colines Extrusion Lines, Novara, Italy; +39 0 321 48.63.11; www.colines.it

A new extrusion coating line features a gravimetric dosing unit with six components; a double unwinding section with double cart; and a turret winding station for 1,200-mm-dia reels. Lamination/coating unit has a chill roll with precise temperature control and a preheating unit with diathermic oil.

Coat Offline for Speed

Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, GA; 888/472-9655; www.us.heidelberg.com

Speedmaster Models CD 74, CD 102, and XL 105 are for offline coating. Company says the advantages of a “printing press without printing units” include faster running speeds, more accurate register for fine detail coating, and the flexibilty to configure multiple coating applications.

Custom Slitting Offered

Contract Converting, Greenville, WI; 800/734-0990; www.contractconverting.com

Roll Express service delivers custom slitting for a wide range of high-performance packaging and label materials, including flexible packaging, white and clear films, synthetic papers, PVC, HDPE, PET, coated and uncoated papers, and tagstocks. Said to provide fast turnaround.

Coat, Laminate Paper and Foil

Polytype Converting, Fribourg, Switzerland; +41 26 426 1211; www.polytype.com

A new machine is for laminating and color lacquering aluminum and paper, as well as for pre- and post-lacquering paper for subsequent metallization. Comprises two automatic unwind stands; three coating heads with different coating methods; turner bars; two hot air flotation dryers of the most recent Euro dryer generation (pictured); an automatic rewind stand; and the latest drive and control equipment.

Coater is Flexible

New Era Converting Machinery, Paterson, NJ; 201/670-4848; www.neweraconverting.com

The PIC coater system is designed for flexibility in meeting current and future needs. Company reports the system allows for the rapid changing of a multitude of coating methods at a single station.

PLC System Aids Coating

Remmele Engineering, St. Paul, MN; 800/854-7742; www.remmeleautomation.com

Company has standardized on a user-friendly Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley Control Logix PLC system platform. System features motion control, the ability to store a variety of recipes, and automated data and trends collection, all reportedly leading to an accurate, repeatable coating operation. Provides machine operators with the tools to establish and control operating parameters for critical process variables including line speed, tension, temperature, and nip force.

Pilot Line has Options

Faustel, Germantown, WI; 262/253-3333; www.faustel.com

The Labmaster laboratory/pilot coating and laminating line is designed to be priced economically, to be quick and easy to install and operate, and to satisfy a broad range of applications. Available with a variety of standard and optional coating/laminating methods for web widths to 300 mm and speeds to 30 mpm.

Laminate Without Vibration

Comexi North America, W. Springfield, MA; 866/594-3800; www.comexi.com

The Nexus Comexi power solventless laminator is designed for high performance and reliability. Heavy-duty machine weighs more than 13 tons and has side frames 2.5 in. thick, reportedly enabling it to achieve speeds to 1,500 fpm with no vibration on a wide range of substrates.

Polyester Film Takes Print Well

Toray Plastics (America), North Kingston, RI; 401/294-4511; www.torayfilms.com

Lumirror FA5 matte polyester film, featuring company's proprietary nanotechnology, reportedly allows brand owners to specify the exact level of gloss desired while maintaining excellent clarity. Film is tack sealable and easy to print on, company adds. End uses include labels, including rugged p-s versions, and it can be converted into a laminating film for luggage tags and placemats. Because it is FDA compliant, film is suited for food packaging, including dual-ovenable applications.

Process Plates in Two Modes

Degraf, Lacchiarella (MI), Italy; +39 0 2 900 90 196; www.degraf-group.com

Concept 505 XP washout unit processes plates in either batch or inline mode. Mode can be selected easily through a user-friendly touchscreen on the front of the unit. Once processing is completed and machine is deactivated, brushes are washed automatically with fresh solvent to eliminate any trace of polymer.

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