At this year’s CCE International (15 -17 March 2022 in Munich), Baumer hhs will be focussing on its new gluing systems developed for the eCommerce segment (Stand 2440, Hall 4A). Solutions will be presented that virtually meet all market requirements for applying pressure-sensitive adhesive on eCommerce packaging.
“Baumer hhs is one of the specialists when it comes to developing high-performance gluing solutions for eCommerce applications. All over the world, machine manufacturers and packaging producers in the eCommerce segment put their trust in the flexibility and reliability of our equipment. We cordially invite visitors to CCE International 2022 to talk with our experts. We’re excited to show you how you can optimize the efficiency, quality and sustainability of your gluing process in the production of eCommerce packaging using the latest equipment from our company”, says Thomas Walther, head of business development at Baumer hhs.
Baumer opts for paper-based lightweight packaging
Baumer hhs’s new solutions optimized to meet the varied requirements of the eCommerce market give packaging producers decisive advantages. For example, in the production of shipping boxes made of heavy-duty corrugated board, the tank on the new 100 kilograms Xmelt melter is designed to guarantee optimum, highly energy-efficient melting of the (pressure-sensitive) adhesives. The melter’s flow regulator feeds the adhesive very consistently, enabling exceptionally uniform gluing on heavy-duty corrugated boards within narrow tolerances and across all speed ranges.
The fluid mechanics of the nozzle on the proven application head from Baumer hhs have been re-engineered to support homogeneous glue application from start to finish. Particularly at high application weights up to 500-gram meter square, the head applies the adhesive even more uniformly. “The undulating surface of the heavy-grade corrugated board requires consistent and high-quality application of between 250 and 500-gram meter square of adhesive to even it out so that eCommerce packaging made of this material can be sealed easily and with little effort”, Walther explains.
With its new equipment, Baumer hhs also supports the trend in eCommerce of minimizing material use and transport volume by opting for paper-based lightweight packaging and mailers made of folding carton board or micro-flute. The overall goal is to improve the sustainability of the eCommerce business.
Because the surface of these materials is considerably smoother than that of corrugated board, applying 50 to 150-gram meter square of adhesive is more than sufficient to seal a box or package securely. For this application, Baumer hhs has developed the HP 500 SB, a new coating application head that guarantees top quality at application weights up to 150-gram meter square. “SB stands for ‘snuff back’ and means that the nozzle closes against the direction of adhesive flow, creating a negative pressure. This, in turn, has the effect of cutting off the glue flow rapidly and cleanly, preventing any residual tailing from the nozzle”, says Walther, explaining how this innovative technology promotes superior quality when applying pressure-sensitive adhesive in the production of paper-based lightweight packaging and mailers made of folding carton board or micro-flute.
Baumer hhs likewise offers an optimized Xmelt hot melt unit for these applications. It has a high-quality flow regulator that adjusts the quantity of adhesive within narrow tolerances when speed changes occur, establishing the basis for high quality gluing. This new gluing system from Baumer hhs is rounded out by a mount with precision settings for accurately adjusting the position of the nozzle relative to the packaging material. This, too, is a key factor for achieving maximum quality in the gluing step. “At CCE International, we will be addressing how important flexible mounts with precision settings are for the quality of an adhesive application. It’s an issue that has been underestimated all too frequently in the past.”