Coveris has announced a new A$1.6 million investment plan at its linerless labels facility in Spalding which will see the manufacturer increase capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing demand for the sustainable pack format.
As Europe’s leading linerless manufacturer, producing over one billion labels each year, Coveris has announced plans to increase downstream production capacity through the installation of new coating systems and upgrades to existing machine infrastructure.
The manufacturer expects to complete work by January 2019, resulting in a capacity increase of over 20% to support future growth and increased seasonal demand.
Providing a lightweight, wraparound solution that offers a 40% weight saving, zero waste and full recyclability, it’s no surprise that demand for the sustainable format has increased in the current climate of the UK packaging industry. Also delivering major efficiency gains through faster application speeds, automation and improved consistency on pack, increased uptake of linerless outside of the typical MFP category also looks set to grow.
Craig Bevan, Coveris’ Linerless Sales Director commented on the recent news “given the continued growth of linerless in the UK protein sector and the increased demand from other food categories and geographical markets, we are very pleased to welcome further investment in capacity which will allow us to better meet the needs of new and existing customers. Additional technical capabilities also mean that we will be able to offer more functional and decorative solutions such as shaped labels and apertures to deliver improved shelf-impact across a variety of FMCG categories.”
The investment news comes after Coveris’ recently launched its Pack Positive™ sustainability strategy which targets packaging recyclability and waste reduction, whilst also promoting the positive role packaging plays in our everyday lives. Supporting the transition from less sustainable formats like sleeves, which increase pack weight, and self-adhesive labels which produce residual backing paper waste, Coveris’ linerless growth model works to eliminate unnecessary weight and waste through smarter packaging.