Coveris’ capacity climbs to three billion labels a year

Following significant investment over the last 18 months, Coveris has established a BOPP label manufacturing facility at its Louth site in the UK, with a dedicated finishing hall and installation of high-speed slitting equipment.

Coveris claims that it has installed the UK’s first fully automated Universal X6 slitter, which increases the site’s capacity to more than three billion labels a year. Reel-fed BOPP labels are typically used in the PET bottling industry for water, dairy-based and carbonated drinks.

The company is targeting further growth in the BOPP label sector, complementing its existing beverage packaging footprint in plain and printed collation shrink film, pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels, stretch sleeve and shrink sleeve formats.