Uteco solventless laminator
|Machine||Uteco solventless laminator|
|Machine manufacturer||Uteco / Technolami|
|Duplex or triplex||Duplex|
|Max. web width||1350 mm|
|Min. – Max. laminting/coating width||700 - 1300 mm|
|Max. mechanical speed||450 m/min|
|Material & Min – Max thickness||See pdf|
|Unwind type (1)||Single, shaftless|
|Max. unwind reel diameter (1)||1000 mm|
|Unwind type (2)||Single, shaftless|
|Max. unwind reel diameter (2)||1000 mm|
|Rewind type||Single, shaftless|
|Max. rewind reel diameter||1000 mm|
|Corona treater||Yes, refreshing type|
|Including||14 laminating sleeves (see pdf)|
Uteco produces flexo- and rotogravure printing presses as well as laminators. This Italian company has its production plant in Colognola ai Colli, on the east side of Verona. Uteco has two plants with a commonal production area of over 65.000 square meter.
The first four color printing press was introduced in 1985 and since that moment over a hundred Uteco printing presses has been produced. Since 1991 Uteco North America is part of Uteco, serving the American market.
Laminators and coaters
Laminating is invented to strengthen fragile paper. Nowadays laminating is used on a wide variety of products, from glass to film. Laminating is a technique where a meterial is produced in multiple layers. The goal is to achieve more strength and stability or to protect the product. Lamination is permanent. Lamination in the flexible packaging industry is assembled by adhesives.
The first lamination machines for the flexible industry were invented in the 1970’s.
Coating is the proces of applying a covering on the surface of an object, like a film or paper.