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Clondalkin Invests in Laser Perforating Equipment


AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, a supplier of flexible packaging solutions in the food, dairy, beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors, has invested more than £400,000 in the latest laser perforating equipment for its pre-cut lids. 

The investment, which includes a high-speed cutting machine and leading-edge laser perforator, is expected to 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, says, "Laser technology has been available for a number of years, but it's very new technology for pre-cut lidding. Prior to this investment, we 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"

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury is one of 11 production facilities operating throughout Europe and North America under Clondalkin Group’s Flexible Packaging Division.


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