Laser locked onto food gains

US flexible packaging converter Portco Packaging has installed a Comexi slitter with laser technology in order to gain a competitive advantage in the food packaging sector.

Washington-based Portco claims that the S1 DS slitter with integrated laser module will enable it to provide a wider range of packaging solutions. Linda Malmstadt, vice president of sales and marketing, explained: “The market for safe, easy-to-prepare pre-packaged foods is continuing to grow at a remarkable pace. From food packaging applications like easy-open, microwave venting and extended shelf-life, to soft security features such as numbering, promotions and bar/QR codes, this technology addresses the current demands of the marketplace.”

Rich Castillo, vice president of operations at Portco Packaging, added that the slitter will allow the company to work with output rolls in large and small diameters. The integration of a laser-in-line processing system allows customisation, differentiation and at the same time, performs a wide gamut of applications and finishing processes including micro perforations, macro perforations, design windows, pre-cut adhesive labels, alphanumeric codes and barcodes, security systems and easy-open applications.

Comexi has relocated its headquarters from North Carolina to Florida to expand the company’s operations and presence in the region of the Americas. 

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