Self-adhesives company Herma has invested in a new slitting machine worth €1.5 million (US$1.71 million) at its headquarters in Filderstadt near Stuttgart, Germany.
The machine is designed for demanding label stock and large roll diameters.
“Thanks to our multi-layer technology, printers can produce labels from film-based label stock much more easily,” says MD Dr. Thomas Baumgärtner.
“Multi-layer Herma materials cause less adhesive bleeding, for instance.”
“Likewise, the level of contamination of the slitting dies is significantly reduced.”
The company says clear-on-clear label stock and metalized films, for instance, are currently in high demand but are rather fragile, require constant winding tension for optimal winding quality and extremely precise, clean cutting edges.
The new film slitting machine can rolls with a 1,250 mm diameter at a constant quality.
In many other slitting machines, the winding quality decreases with increasing running lengths or with increasing roll diameters.
“The high winding quality and the use of large rolls can help printers to increase production efficiency,” he says.