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Skymark laser equipment

Leading UK flexible packaging manufacturer, Skymark, has completed the installation of new integrated slitting and laser technology at its Scunthorpe manufacturing site.

Skymark purchased a Universal X6lp with high powered Coherent/Rofin laser and slitter rewinder that has the ability to scribe, laser perforate and slit at high speeds. In addition, the laser technology ensures accurately controlled micro perforation holes.

The new laser technology also provides Skymark with greater precision in controlling the required depth of score.

This investment allows Skymark to create new easy-open features in films for food and personal care applications, including toilet tissue and laminated packaging.

Paul Glover, Commercial Technical Director at Skymark, said: “These developments form part of our 2020 vision, which focusses on developing new retailer, brand owner and consumer-driven products.

“We have always prided ourselves on delivering reliable, high quality flexible packaging solutions for leading retailers and brand owners and this investment will secure our future as a leading innovator across our primary markets in the UK, Europe and North Africa.