A B Graphic International (ABG), one of the global leaders in innovative labels and packaging solutions, has introduced laser perforation to its Shrink Sleeve SR – ABG’s seaming offering designed to meet the high productivity demands of the modern labelling market.
The laser perforation adds to and builds on ABG’s recent rebrand of the shrink sleeve range, including seaming (SR), doctoring (DR) and cutting machines (IC).
According to the company, by using a unique solvent application system with a motorised roller system (smartwheel), the SR creates a strong, reliable weld ensuring that the web will not break when heat is applied. The application of the adhesive creates a flat, clean weld that improves productivity, boosts product quality and helps reduce operating costs and waste.
The addition of laser perforation, which can be retrofitted to existing seaming machines, will provide quicker turnaround times and increased efficiency. Moreover, it does not require any additional tooling as it uses the laser to make perforations.
Designed and manufactured by ABG, the SR comes with the benefit of the company’s global service and support and is built with connectivity and automation at the forefront, including technology for industry 4.0.
“The addition of laser perforation shrink sleeve solution is an exciting development,” ABG global sales director Matt Burton said.
“As the device reduces a traditional two-stage process to one, its addition is indicative of our continual drive to provide our customers with production efficiencies and faster turnaround times, all with the support and service you’d expect from ABG’s nearly 70 years of print finishing expertise.”
All regional enquiries can be directed to Currie Group, the authorised A B Graphic International’s distributor in Australia and New Zealand.