We have been very pleased with the improved performance that we are getting across our pre-cut lid range thanks to the investment we made 18 months ago in new laser perforating equipment at our Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury location.
The investment was made to improve the quality of printed pre-cut lid products we supply to our customer base where perforations are a very important aspect.
We spent £400,000 on a high speed cutting machine and leading edge perforator.
Perforations are regularly found on multipack products such as yoghurts, and the ability to add reliable and high quality perforations makes a real difference to the consumer experience.
A good quality perforation helps in many ways, not least product safety and longevity, as poor quality perforations can sometimes lead to multiple lids being removed at once when products are separated.
Using a laser perforator offers huge advantages over traditional blade-cutting, we can create a far more accurate and predictable perforation and can also create a very broad range of different sized and type of perforations.
The investment has led to us working on projects to develop specially formulated easy open lids and different apertures, all of which have been in specific response to the needs of the market and our customers.