In 2011, ETI’s MiniLiner(TM) and linerless technologies were on display at Labelexpo Europe. In 2013, ETI’s pattern, hot-melt adhesive coating technology was presented to the industry. ETI is now pleased to announce the successful installation and startup of a new Cohesio dedicated to manufacturing linerless labels that use its pattern adhesive coater.
MD-based Hub Labels has purchased this new machine to improve and expand its current linerless label manufacturing capabilities. This machine combines in-line silicone release coating with pattern hot melt adhesive coating to enable Hub Labels to produce several different linerless label products. The coatings can be applied full coverage, in stripes, or in any pattern to a preprinted paper or film face stock. As one example, this single machine is capable of producing wrap around labels for a variety of different end uses; from prepackaged food skin pack trays that include full or stripe coverage to beverage labels that require a repeat pattern.
After ETI met with Hub to assess their current operations, one principal goal was to improve coating uniformity and achieve much better control over the applied coating weight so that the finished rolls would perform well with the label applicators. After recent product trials at one of Hub Labels’ customers, ETI is happy to report these goals have been met and exceeded.
ETI Converting Equipment designs and builds custom-engineered web converting, printing and coating equipment used in the manufacturing of pressure sensitive label products, as well as linerless labels. Its patented technologies create a more efficient production process and depending on the application, substantial material costs savings for its clients. ETI is recognized worldwide as a leader and pioneer in helping to develop and bring to market environmentally friendly labeling solutions. More info: www.eticonverting.com