Leading finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has recently partnered with Netherlands-based Maan Engineering, to offer a solution to produce laminate and linerless labels. The collaboration, which is scheduled for launch this summer, provides an exciting opportunity for both parties and reflects the similar ethos and values both companies share. In advance of the launch, a new line featuring linerless technology will be available from 25 May for in person and virtual demonstrations.
For ABG, the opportunity to provide a linerless solution is compatible with the company’s sustainability vision, with the production of linerless labels saving material, transport and other costs. Additionally, the partnership enables Maan Engineering to fully dedicate itself to creating the best coating equipment on the market. By working together, both parties will be focused on providing a seamless integration of coating and finishing equipment, combined with the best possible service and support through ABG’s sale and service infrastructure.
Maan Engineering provides market-leading siliconing stations and adhesive coating units for the production of linerless labels and laminates. Unlike standard labels, linerless labels do not have a backing paper or liner and due to the silicone coating, the adhesive does not adhere permanently to the paper. In addition, due to the lack of a backing substrate, this technology also has the advantage that a linerless roll contains up to 40% more labels.
“We like to combine the best coating technology with the best-converting technology,” said Roel de Ruiter, commercial manager of Maan Engineering. “By working with ABG, we can ensure that everything is optimally geared to each other so that we can offer our customers the very best service. Excelling in different areas and represented worldwide, ABG speaks the same language as we do and are a pleasure to work with.”
Commenting on the partnership, ABG’s global sales director, Matt Burton, said: “The synergies between ourselves and Maan are clear and we very much look forward to working together to present the future of linerless technology. From a sustainability perspective, the substantially reduced CO2 footprint of a linerless label compared to traditional self-adhesive labels is hard to ignore.”
Representatives from both ABG and Maan Engineering will be attending the Linerless Label Conference on 12-13 June 2023.