Coveris will spend £1 million on its linerless labels facility in Spalding, UK, which will see the manufacturer increase capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing demand for the pack format.
The firm has announced plans to increase downstream production capacity through the installation of new coating systems and upgrades to existing machine infrastructure.
Coveris expects to complete the work by January 2019, resulting in a capacity increase to support future growth and heightened seasonal demand.
The linerless labels provide a wraparound solution that offers a “40% weight saving, zero waste and full recyclability”. They are said to deliver “major efficiency gains through faster application speeds, automation and improved consistency on pack”.
Coveris linerless sales director Craig Bevan said: “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.
Earlier this year Coveris sold its Americas division to Canada-based Transcontinental for CAD 1.72 billion ($1.32 billion). Coveris Americas produces a variety of flexible plastic packaging solutions and paper products such as bags and pouches, shrink films and labels from 21 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
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