Third InnoPack Pharma Confex 2015 Mumbai 18 – 19 June

F&B packaging conference and exhibition

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Debabrata Deb, director, Future Formats, speaking at the InnoPack F&B 2015 Confex held in Gurgaon in April 2015

Aimed at entry level applicationsSoma’s Lamiflex laminatorSoma Engineering has launched a new, solvent-free Lamiflex laminator aimed at smaller companies in the flexible packaging market and those seeking entry level opportunities in laminating applications. As the current market situation brings stronger competition in the industry the return on investment (ROI) time is an important factor in any purchasing decision. The new Lamiflex offers a very attractive ROI based on optimized working parameters and high performance. The development of the new laminator is aimed at the investment capability of customers, high quality of the final product, ease of operation and lower running costs. These are benefits for businesses wanting to update existing production capability with good profitability at the best price. The machine is capable of handling unwind/rewind rolls up to 1,000 mm in diameter and maximum roll weights of 800 kg. Tension ranges of 30 to 200 N and 50 to 250 N are achievable for unwind and rewind rolls.
Soma Engineering has launched a new, solvent-free Lamiflex laminator aimed at smaller companies in the flexible packaging market and those seeking entry level opportunities in laminating applicationsProfit making features include sleeved transfer roller and a unique design that enables efficient one-side tilting for quick and simple sleeve exchange directly within the machine. In addition a three roll lamination system ensures optimized material bonding. Optimum quality is achieved through machine stability, a smaller rubber contact area and a wide angle of ascent that pressurizes the materials and expels air during the lamination.

An important advantage of the new laminator is its robust construction that ensures high quality, repeat laminating stability and trouble free converting of a wide range of materials together with increased durability of components and vibration free operation. Optimized application rollers and mechanical locking of the dosing nozzle together with greater rigidity and precise roller bearings ensure accurate dosing of the adhesive. The laminator is equipped with even distribution of temperature to the surface of the rollers, which also ensures consistent application of the adhesive across the full web.

The Lamiflex is equipped with a Siemens AC drive system and pneumatic components from SMC to simplify parts availability, service and maintenance. The new Lamiflex also includes numerous other technical improvements that simplify production and handling procedures. Tension control at unwind and rewind is through tenso-meters.