US-based converter Hub Labels has installed a Cohesio system from ETI Converting Equipment to produce linerless labels.
The machine combines in-line silicone release coating with pattern hot melt adhesive coating to enable Hub Labels to produce several different linerless label products.
The coatings can be applied for full coverage, in stripes, or in any pattern to a pre-printed paper or film facestock. As one example, this single machine is capable of producing wraparound labels for a variety of different end uses, from pre-packaged food skin pack trays that include full or stripe coverage to beverage labels that require a repeat pattern.
‘After ETI met with Hub to assess their current operations, one principal goal was to improve coating uniformity and achieve much better control over the applied coating weight so that the finished rolls would perform well with the label applicators. After recent product trials at one of Hub Labels’ customers, ETI is happy to report these goals have been met and exceeded,’ said a spokesperson for ETI.