A B Graphic International (ABG), one of the leading finishing equipment manufacturers, has partnered with Netherlands-based Maan Engineering to offer a solution to produce laminate and linerless labels.
Maan Engineering provides siliconing stations and adhesive coating units for the production of linerless labels and laminates.
Linerless labels do not have a backing paper or liner, and due to the silicone coating, the adhesive does not adhere permanently to the paper. Due to the lack of a backing substrate, this technology also has the advantage that a linerless roll contains up to 40 per cent more labels.
The companies said the collaboration provides opportunities for both parties and reflects the similar ethos and values that they share.
For ABG, the opportunity to provide a linerless solution aligns with the company’s sustainability vision, with the production of linerless labels saving material, transport and other costs. The partnership enables Maan Engineering to focus on creating coating equipment.
By working together, both parties will be focused on integrating coating and finishing equipment, combined with the service and support through ABG’s sale and service infrastructure.
Maan Engineering commercial manager Roel de Ruiter said, “We like to combine the best coating technology with the best-converting technology. By working with ABG, we can ensure that everything is optimally geared to each other so that we can offer our customers the very best service.
“Excelling in different areas and represented worldwide, ABG speaks the same language as we do and are a pleasure to work with.”
ABG global sales director Matt Burton said, “The synergies between ourselves and Maan are clear, and we very much look forward to working together to present the future of linerless technology.
“From a sustainability perspective, the substantially reduced CO2 footprint of a linerless label compared to traditional self-adhesive labels is hard to ignore.”
Before the launch, a new line featuring linerless technology will be available for in-person and virtual demonstrations from May 25.
Any regional enquiries should be directed to Currie Group, ABG’s distributor in Australia and New Zealand.