Michelman installs Kroenert LabCo coating system for research and testing in India
Kroenert, a specialist in the manufacture of customized coating and laminating systems, has delivered a multifunctional coating system for research and test purposes to the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) in Mumbai, India.
The LabCo coating system is designed as a two head coating line that can be used for different coating and laminating applications with convection drying and UV curing. The modular design of the system allows flexible handling. In addition to gravure and smooth roller applications for direct and indirect mode, it can also be used for reverse and forward coating processes. Substrates can either be coated on one side or simultaneously on both sides. Due to this multifunctional use many new trends and developments of the packaging film market can be realized, according to Kroenert. One of the key applications is the functionalization of polymer films for the packaging industry.
MICC is a dedicated space for rapid prototyping of new innovative packaging structures.
Together with Michelman products, this Kroenert line can be used for coating tests and product developments.
Andrea Glawe, regional sales director, Asia-Pacific at Kroenert, said: ‘We are very happy that our LabCo coating machine is the centerpiece of the new development center of Michelman. With this cooperation we are very close to our Indian customers and we drive the development of the diverse and demanding packaging market there.’