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SML at ICE Europe 2017 

Flexible products constitute one of the fastest growing segments in the packaging industry and SML’s commitment to this high-potential area is reflected by its innovative and skilfully engineered FlexPack® co-extrusion coating and laminating line. 

With its modular construction, the line can be designed according to specific customer needs and for the extrusion of various raw materials such as PP, LDPE, EVA, EAA, etc. Starting from a basic configuration for simple extrusion coating products, it is possible to equip FlexPack® with additional features that range from a primer coating station, tandem configuration and ozone treatment to supplementary unwinds, etc. This facilitates the manufacture of a variety of commercial packaging materials that includes highly complex laminate structures. 

Compact design also guarantees excellent accessibility and simple operation, while shaftless unwinders and re-winders allow splicing at full speed and easy reel handling. Moreover, despite the line’s high-speed design, the utmost flexibility for product changeovers is guaranteed, which prevents waste and maintains productivity at the highest possible level.

On the bottom line, these advances add up to a wealth of product possibilities such as flexible packaging based on paper, film and aluminium foil substrates, as well as technical or medical applications. 

FlexPack® coating line + DoubleCoat = new product diversity
In addition, the “DoubleCoat” process, for which a patent is pending, can be integrated into a standard FlexPack® coating line to create fresh opportunities in the breathable product field. DoubleCoat combines extrusion coating with hot melt lamination and thus enables coating thickness minimisation, as well as product breathability enhancement. 

The DoubleCoat and FlexPack® combination is not only suited to the manufacture of soft touch hygiene products such as for femcare articles, but also medical products that include surgical drapes, which although highly breathable serve as an effective barrier against viruses and bacteria.

SML at the ICE Europe 2017: Hall 6, Stand No. 554

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