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McGowans of Dublin install 2 Gluers from Lamina System

Dublin, Ireland-based McGowans Print are Ireland’s leading digital printer and an international leader in print innovation. Founder and CEO Mal McGowan started the business more than 25 years ago with a colour copier in a small shop in Dublin. As an enthusiastic and aggressive adopter of digital print technologies, he and his 100-employee team have built the company into Ireland’s most recognized print solutions provider. The company operates more than 25 digital presses and is a market leader in Ireland for both cut-sheet and superwide-format digital production printing.
With much of its business centered on high-quality display graphics applications, McGowans Print is able to use its new Lamina Crash Lock Gluer 2216 and Freestanding Workingstation 3020 to meet existing demand for corrugated display work, as well as to develop new business producing high-end, full-color corrugated packaging.
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New litho laminator for Czech Republic

HIT CZ, the packaging division of HIT Office Group, has recently installed a Lamina FA 1116 fully automatic litho laminator. The Czech Republic-based converter produces a wide range of corrugated packaging for office products and is one of five divisions within the group, that employs 300 people and generates €15 million in sales.

As well as packaging, HIT CZ also produces a diverse range of POS, banners and advertising materials. The new Lamina FA 1116 replaces an older Lamina machine, which the company had run for the last 15 years. The company says the new machine will enhance production capacity for POS and packaging for its diverse customer base.
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Eva Launová, Iva Vávrová, Henrik Björding (Lamina Technician), Blanka Szikorová, Ing. Jiří Šťastný

1110 SA for Reklametryk Herning

Founded in 1987, ReklameTryk Herning is a full service graphics solution provider, based in Jutland, Denmark. The company offers all types of printing, including offset, digital and wide format printing, utilizing the latest production equipment. The company employs 40 people.
In an effort to bring as many of the production methods in-house, the company recently installed a semi-automatic 1110 SA litho-laminator from Lamina System. “Our strategy has been to run as many tasks in-house as possible, in order to ensure we offer exceptional quality with quick delivery,” explains Richard Lodahl of ReklameTryk Herning. “It was natural for us to invest in the Lamina 1110 SA, as it fills a gap in our in-house product portfolio. It means that we now can meet an increasing demand for counter A-signs, among other things, and ensure the best quality and shortest lead times.”
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Mr. Ronni Nielsen, Production Manager

Fasline Edge for Grand Master LLC

Armenia-based Grand Master LLC has recently taken delivery of a 1116 Fasline Edge, confirms Peter Hjalmarsson of Lamin System AB. Located in Masis in the Ararat region, Republic of Armenia, Grand Master is part of Grand Holding, one of the largest industrial groups in the Transcaucasia region. As well as producing corrugated packaging, the company also has offset printing in house and they are using the new Fasline Edge to laminate litho printed top sheets to corrugated board for highly decorative corrugated boxes. The machine was sold by Lamina’s agent in the area, Apostrof.
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Left to right:
Ulf Wall (Lamina), Sos Gabrielyan (Operator), Gevorg Gevorgyan (Production Manager) and Nikolay Prosekov ( Service Engineer, Apostrof).

Cepac enhances Doncaster site with Lamina Gluer

The UK’s leading independent corrugated packaging producer, Cepac, further enhances its Doncaster site by investing in a new state-of-the-art Lamina GL2200 gluer & WS 2016 Work station. The machine was exhibited then delivered from Ipex 2017. The large format Gluer is a manual fed in-line folding, gluing and taping machine, designed for automating Short run packaging and POS Display.
Mark Hextall, General Manager at Cepac Doncaster, said: “After recently completing the expansion of the Doncaster site, we have space to take on the latest top-of-the-range equipment to further improve our offering for customers.
“To stay ahead of competitors, it’s important that we can offer the latest technologies, so investing in machines like this gluer is important for us. It will support our short-run and point of sale operations and add extra capabilities.”
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First FASLINE EDGE for Mexico

We just installed successfully our new FASLINE EDGE laminating machine with speed up to 8,000sh/h, in cooperation with Lamina System´s agent, KBA Latina, at B&B Impresores in Mexico.
B&B Impresores. B&B Impresores is a highly integrated company with state of the art equipment that serves customers mainly with packaging, POP and commercial printing solutions in Mexico as well as in other countries.
"We really needed a fast and productive laminator for our production enhancing our productivity and competitiveness. The new Lamina FASLINE EDGE together with the support and service of KBA Latina was the right decision", explained Arturo Bueno, CEO and owner of B&B Impresoes.
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Laminator for SAS Graphot

We recently installed a 1100/800 SA semi-automatic sheet to sheet laminator at SAS Graphot. Based in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, not far from Avignon in southern France, SAS Graphot was established in 1971 and produces a wide range of litho laminated packaging and promotional materials. The company chose the new machine from Lamina to help increase productivity and enhance speed to market. The machine deal was handled by Lamina’s French agent, IB Pack in Villeurbanne.
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Lamina 1110FA for Mexico

In summer 2016 Platimpress recently took delivery of a new Lamina laminating machine 1110FA with pressure belt for laminating on single flute.
This machine was sold and installed in collaboration with Lamina´s agent, KBA Latina, enabling Platimpress to start laminating inhouse.
“With this new Lamina laminating machine, we will be able to serve to our customers with shorter leadtimes, expand our productportolio and with that be more competitive in our market”, said Jair Urias CFO of Platimpress.
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Left to right:
Kathrin Jochum (KBA Latina), Jair Urias (Platimpress), Santos Velazquez (KBA Latina).

KEP Installs Lamina Blackline 1620

Tamworth, 12 June 2017 – To keep up with the high workload due to business growth, KEP Print Group, Ltd. has installed a high-speed Lamina Blackline 1620 FA 1600/800 to replace their eight-year old Lamina 1620 FA 800/500.

Faced with increasing sales and a laminating machine that was running at maximum output, Managing Director Mark Plowman knew he needed to invest in a faster laminating machine. “We were running our old Lamina in 24-hour shifts to keep up with the demand,” Plowman explained. “The new machine runs nearly four times faster and has shorter make-ready times, so our previous 24-hour workload can be done in one shift.”

The Tamworth-based commercial print company, located 14 miles northeast of Birmingham, started in 1979 as a small family business with one press and operated out of a garage. Their growth was exponential, and today KEP employs 120 people and works with some of the UK’s biggest brands. KEP specializes in commercial print work, including point-of-sale, and operates an in-house cardboard engineering department, making the print company a one-stop-shop for all retail print needs.

The new Lamina Blackline 1620 is a high-speed fully automatic sheet-to-sheet laminating and mounting machine and produces high-end corporate retail packaging and POS advertising display materials.

Among the Blackline’s advantages compared to their old laminator includes more accurate registration, a speed of up to 5000 sheets/hour (versus the previous machine’s 3000s/h top speed), and a higher capacity feeder, allowing full pallet quantities to be loaded into the machine.

“With the higher capacity, we spend less time loading the machine,” stated Plowman. “It also uses the latest computer technology which reduces our set up times for each job and leads to a higher quality end product for the consumer. We’re excited to pass on quicker turnaround times and the best products to our customers.”
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Left to right:
Alister Gilkes
Todd Williamson
Tony Kilgallen, KEP Design and Development Manager
James Evans
Tobias Jonsson, Lamina Technician
Christoffer Sedlund, Lamina Technician

CLG 1105 for Ropak

Belgian converter opts for Lamina machine to handle growth in demand

Peter Roose, Managing Director of Ropak in Belgium, has confirmed the company installed a CLG 1105 gluer at its facility in Genk. Ropak is part of the Louis Blockx Group. “As a result of the acquisition of the Festapack activities in Genk in March 2016, we more than doubled the turnover of our business,” explains Mr Roose. “The Lamina CLG 1105 was a logical investment to allow us to cater for the sharp increase in demand. We now own two Lamina machines in our gluing department, they really are great workhorses.”

Mr Roose concludes, “We have been really pleased with the installation. The team from Lamina did a great job, not only with the installation, but also the training.”
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Gluer 2200 for i+i print

We recently installed a Gluer 2200 at i+i print in Slovakia. The print specialist, that was established 26 years ago, is focussed on the production of packaging and advertising materials. “We chose the Lamina Gluer to help us increase volume in the gluing department, especially for packaging items that would usually be done by hand,” says Juraj Švančara, Production Manager at i+i print.
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Peter Simko sets the machine as Production Manager Juraj Švančara looks on.


Grafiche Omnia, historic graphic and paper converting company based near Milan, founded in 1929 and taken over in 1980 by the current owner, Vasco Casini, has always been at the fore- front in terms of investment in innovative production technologies to achieve the highest qua- lity for products. In the headquarters of Cologno Monzese (MI), where the company is present with 6 halls for a total of 7000 square meters in addition to the commercial offices, there are prepress production departments, offset and digital printing, bookbinding and converting department for a total of 60 employees and a fleet which now has about hundred units.
The company serves primarily customers that belong to the fashion industry and, working with international brands, the business area involves different countries of the world, from USA to Japan, from Russia to United Arab Emirates. The family company is managed by the owner, Vasco Casini, his wife Lyda and their sons Francesco and Federico. The strength of Grafiche Omnia is the ability to produce high quality products, maintaining in-house all the processing steps. This allows a control of the product quality and cost optimization. MilanoCartonBox is the name of the converting division of Grafiche Omnia which recently made considerable investments, expanding the area of 2000 square meters, and investing in automatic machines for the production of covered boxes, an automatic line for the pro-
duction of high quality shopping bags and a laminating machine by Lamina, a Swedish company represented in Italy by Alessandro Bardes.
The machine chosen by Grafiche Omnia is the high pile FA 1116 model, with belt conveyor and automatic collection. Offered as standard equipment with the cold gluing system, accor- ding the specific request by Grafiche Omnia, the laminator was also equipped with the devi- ce for hot glue. As for all the models of laminators by Lamina it is guaranteed the perfect grip- per and gauge register and the geometry of the rollers allow the laying down of a thin and uniform layer of glue on the entire surface of the sheet. This allows to obtain excellent results in terms of finished product, even with low weights of the support and laminating sheets. “We are particularly proud of this installation, as Grafiche Omnia operates in an extremely high quality market, therefore all production facilities must always guarantee the best, both from a manufacturing and quality point of view. Besides, the demand of hot glue devi- ce makes this installation unique of its kind, since not many companies need it”, says Alessandro Bardes. In addition to the traditional wide range of products that Lamina can laminate (support sheets with 250 g/mq up to 10 mm of thickness, including simple wave, and top sheets from 100 g/mq and more), it is possible to use natural/organic glue: these features make this machine suitable for the whole range of laminating works, particularly when you require an excellent quality of the finished product.
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Fasline+ for Saudi Arabia

We recently installed a 1116 Fasline+ litho laminator at Al Hadara in Saudi Arabia. The company, which produces a wide range of printed packaging, chose the machine to help increase overall production and increase its product offereings to customers in the Arabian peninsula.
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First from the left is Eng. Mohammed Naseem from Al Khorayef Printing Solutions Jeddah, Second from left is Mr. Saeed Al Sheike Owner of Al Hadara and third from left is Mr Tobias Jonsson, Lamina Technician.

Folder Gluer - CLG

The ability to glue together our packaging solutions is of critical importance to all our sites, but our Manchester site was experiencing a particularly high volume of work which required investment in this area of its operations.

As a result a Lamina Crash Lock Gluer CLG 1812 was commissioned to meet the needs of customers, provide gluing flexibility and fulfil shorter lead times.

The compact gluer is a fully automatic folder gluer that is equipped with a non-stop suction belt feeder and a variety of guides and belts to handle standard one-point glued boxes or three-point glued crash lock boxes. Furthermore, set up times are as little as ten minutes with capabilities for 10,000 pieces per hour. The simple batch separation system makes it a very operator friendly machine and supports the site in improving it efficiencies and KPI’s.

“The Lamina gluer was particularly appealing due to its easy set up requirements and the ability to maintain high quality products whatever the quantity required,” said Gary Hargreaves Managing Director Boxes and Packaging (Manchester). “The installation of the Lamina gluer has been a great success taking just three days to install and two days of training before the machine was fully operational. It will support us in our continued drive to increase our customer portfolio in the North West region.”
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Gary Hargreaves, Neil Thayer(Lamina Agent), Debbie McCaughtrie, Tommi Leppänen (Area Sales Manager, Lamina System)

1620 SA for PublicTotem

Award-winning POS and packaging producer, PublicTotem, recently increased its laminating capacity, following the installation of a Lamina 1620 SA semi-automatic litho-laminator at its Domodedovo, facility. The machine was sold by Apostrof, Russian sales agent for Swedish manufacturer, Lamina System AB.
PublicTotem, who won a POPAI Russia award for its display work in 2015, operate from a 15,000 sqm factory on the outskirts of Moscow and produce around 30,000 displays per month.
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- Ulf Wall – Lamina Technician
- Nikolay Prosekov - lead engineer of Apostrof.
- Andrey Dovydenko - Chief mechanical engineer of PublicTotem

1416 SA for Raypack

We recently installed a 1416SA semi-automatic litho laminator at Raypack in the Netherlands. Raypack is a packaging and display manufacturer located in Spankeren, the Netherlands. It has a long history in the manufacturing of quality packaging, containers and displays.

"We take pride in the fact that we work almost solely with customers on a long term basis, those who appreciate the time and attention we give them to design and create packaging and displays that make their product stand out at the point of sale,” says Raymond Kleine Schaars, owner of Raypack. “We work a wide range of materials, including paper, corrugated board, synthetics, wood and metal. With the purchase of the Lamina 1416 SA, we look forward to extending our portfolio of quality packaging solutions.”
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Raymond Kleine Schaars, Jimmy van Weelden and Bram van Kalsbeek

1400 Gluer for Cofin

Lamina System AB of Sweden has confirmed the company installed a Lamina 1400 Gluer, 2 OP, 2 Guns at Cofin in Slovakia. The installation took place towards the end of August this year. Established in 1996, Cofin is a privately owned print finishing business, employing 22 people and generating a turnover of €1.5 million per year. “The addition of this Lamina 1400 Gluer has enabled us to reduce the amount of hand-finishing work we have to do considerably,” says Frantisek Olha, (pictured with the new machine).
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Blackline for Papcart

Lamina System AB has recently commissioned a Blackline FA 1600/800 litho laminator at the French converter, Papcart Packaging. Papcart is a privately owned company, founded by Xavier Rineau in 1947. Today, Anne Rineau, his daughter, is running the company. Located in Gétigné (headquarters and production site) and with an additional site for the production of luxury packaging in Jarnac, Papcart employs over 150 people and generates sales in aexcess of €26 million. Its customer base is nationwide.

The new fully automatic litho laminator, which is manufactured in Boras, Sweden, was chosen by Papcart for its luxury packaging site in Jarnac. “The new machine will allow us to significantly increase the production of high quality litho laminated work, especially for the liquor market,” states Bruno Savary, Site Manager at Jarnac.
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Alexandre Huault, Frédéric Delage, Alain Jugand and Bruno Savary, Site Manager – Jarnac.

Blackline 1620 to Print Point Display in the Netherlands

We recently installed a Blackline 1620 FA sheet to sheet laminator at Print Point Display in the Netherlands. PPD is a leading Dutch manufacturer of POS materials, ranging from simple showcards right through to complicated displays. The company uses all imaginable combinations of materials, from corrugated board to plastic, wood and metal. Thanks to years of development, manufacturing experience and the knowledge of its dedicated employees, PPD is a leading ‘instore partner’ in Europe. The installation of the Blackline 1620 FA sheet to sheet machine will help them increase output at the plant further.
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PPD machine operators Johan, Hans and Jacob

Mirri, a division of Celloglas installs a large format Lamina board to board laminator at Reading site

Mirri, a division of Celloglas has installed a large format board to board laminator. Mirri is a world leading brand of metallic paper and board, supplying product to the point of sale, packaging and commercial print sector.

This installation will widen the Mirri POS offering, facilitating a fast turnaround service of a range of large format Mirri boards that have been laminated to thicker substrates for use in point of sale projects.

Large format Mirri can now be supplied laminated to materials such as Foamex, corrugated and display board. These substrates will then be ready to make into 3D structures, FSDU’s and other POS items. The growth of large format digital printing in the POS sector has also increased demand for thicker Mirri substrates that can be printed on digital flatbed presses.

The maximum sheet size on the new laminator is 1600mm x 2000mm, minimum is 350mm x 350mm. The top sheet weight is 130-450 gm/m2, the bottom sheet is 250 gm/m2 or 0.6mic to 10mm.

Mark Askham, Business Development Manager at Mirri commented “The installation of this machine will strengthen our offering to the point of sale sector. It will also allow us to develop a range of thicker Mirri substrates for use across several markets, including POS and packaging”.

The machine features an automatic substrate feeder, precision gluing and lamination with front and side registration.

Andy Kirby, General Manager at Mirri commented “As always we will be working closely with our clients to offer a solution that fits their project needs, this could mean supplying substrate laminated to a specification provided or laminating Mirri products to a thicker board from the clients stock and in some cases laminating a printed material to a thicker substrate”.

Andy added “These are exciting times at Mirri, the large format board to board laminator will compliment the new ultra large format laminator that is due to be installed within the next few weeks”.
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From left to right
Neil Thayer Lamina Agent
Andy Kirby General Manager
Kurt Jones Working on the Lamina
Alistair Francis Working on the Lamina

Lamina CLG for Mexico

Smurfit Kappa Folding Cartons in Mexico, part of Smurfit Kappa Group, recently took delivery of a new Lamina CLG 1810 folder gluer. The Lamina CLG, sold and installed in collaboration with Lamina System’s agent, KBA Latina, will increase the plant’s operating capacity for standard one-point glued boxes and three-point glued crash lock boxes.
“Lamina System and KBA Latina provided us with a world class machine, together with a world class service – this is why we decided to invest in a Lamina CLG, which will offer us new solutions for our customers and ensuring our company’s competitiveness”, explained Eng Jorge Caraballo, General Manager Folding Carton Division; Smurfit Kappa México.
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Left to right: Armando Sanchez, Luis Mercader, Roberto Torres, Daniel de Jesús, Jose Cuevas, Valente Pérez, Rogelio Templos, Sebastian Vogt, KBA Latina, Alvaro Paniagua, Jose Luis Reynoso, Roberto Neri, Christoffer Sedlund, Lamina Technician, Kathrin Jochum, KBA Latina, Jorge Caraballo

1110 SA & Gluer 1800 to Ediciones Emede

We can confirm the recent installation and startup of a Lamina 1110 SA semi-automatic laminator and a Lamina Gluer GL 1800, 1OP, 2 Guns at Ediciones Emede in Argentina. Ediciones Emede are manufacturers of a wide range of graphics and packaging products, including display materials, folders, calendars and short run packaging. “With the installation of this new Lamina equipment, we will be significantly expanding our packaging production over the coming months,” explains Javier Dellagiovanna from Ediciones Emede.

Blackline 1110 FA to Bording

We recently installed a Blackline 1110 FA 800/500 litho-laminator at Bording Instore AB in Sweden. Bording is a part of FE Bording A/S business group, who are listed on the Danish Stockmarket. The company is a specialist in the manufacture of displays and POS solutions. It works closely with customers to produce shelf edging, display packs, display stands, mobiles, folders, posters and banners. Having been in business for more than 60 years, their know-how helps customers achieve maximum impact with their displays and packaging for on-shelf promotions. “The new Lamina Blackline will make us even stronger and allow us to produce with higher efficiency and quality,” states Måns Hallström (Production Manager).
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Left to right: Katarina Svensson, Måns Hallström (Production Manager), Kim Lidesjö and Anna-Lena Wahlqvist.

1420 Basic for Branaldi

One of the Ukraine’s leading POS producers, Branaldi, has recently taken delivery of a 1420 Basic litho laminator from Lamina System AB of Boras, Sweden. Branaldi, which serves customers throughout the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania, opted for the new machine because it can handle large sheet sizes for big format POS displays. Now the machine is in and running, the company can also produce double-sided corrugated displays.
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First from left Andrei Berezavikou, second from left is our Lamina Technician Mr Tobias Jonsson

Gluer for PublicTotem

Award-winning POS and packaging producer, PublicTotem, recently increased its gluing capacity, following the installation of a Gluer 2200 at its Domodedovo, facility. The machine was sold by Apostrof, Russian sales agent.
PublicTotem, who won a POPAI Russia award for its display work in 2015, operate from a 15,000 sqm factory on the outskirts of Moscow and produce around 30,000 displays per month.
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Laminator for Hera

Romanian packaging and siplay specialist, Hera Printing Srl, recently increased its production capacity following the installation of a new litho-laminator. The Bucharest-based company opted for a 1620SA semi-automatic sheet to sheet laminator. The converter has said that the addition of this new machine will significantly increase production for large format displays as well as for some specific packaging applications.
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Cristina Popescu-Boboc(Executive Manager)

Superior invest in Lamina Gluer

We recent UK installation of a 2200 Gluer with Working Station and Tape Units at Wiltshire based Superior Creative. The machine will be used to increase production and consistency of glued and taped P.O.S. work in the finishing area. Superior has now entered its 40th year and employs over 150 highly experienced staff. Richard Blueitt (Operations Director) says " Our finishing hall is constantly under great pressure from our growing business. The new Gluer with Tape Applicators will help us to achieve tough deadlines." Lamina's UK Sales Agent, Neil Thayer, at Finishline Machinery sold the machine and we are all looking forward to FESPA and DRUPA in 2016.
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L to R: Mr Richard Blueitt (Operations Director), Mr Neil Thayer (Lamina Sales Agent, UK)

Lamina Gluer and Workingstation at Ropak BVBA

We recently installed a Lamina Gluer 2200, (2 OP, 2 Guns) and a WS 2000 at Ropak BVBA at the beginning of June. Part of the Louis Blockx Packaging group, Ropak BVBA is a medium sized producer of corrugated packaging solutions in Belgium. The company focusses on small to medium orders which require quick turnarounds and high quality. Amongst Ropak’s customers, you will find many small to medium sized enterprises as well as multinational companies. “The investment in the Lamina GL-2000 will allow us to continue to focus on fast and cost effective production of small runs of tailor-made boxes,” says Bart Robyns of Ropak. “We found the Lamina people to be as flexible as the machines they offer and are happy to have found not just a supplier, but a partner with a similar view on service and quality.”
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From left: Sander Konings, Cedrik Robyns

1112 FA for Schwenningen

Kartonagenfabrik Schwenningen has recently started up a new Blackline 1112 FA sheet to sheet laminator. Founded in 1926, Kartonagenfabrik Schwennigen is specialist sheet plant based in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The company focuses on the production of offset printed packaging and litho-lam is one of its key areas of speciality.
“We are very happy with our new laminating machine, which was successfully installed and commissioned in July 2015,” says Klaus Wissmann. “With this new machine, we are already producing excellent quality laminated packaging in an even more flexible and faster manner for our customers.”
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From the left: Mr Mike Hepfer, Mr Manfred Hauser and Mr Klaus Wissmann

Panorama opt - Spain

We have now installed a Gluer 2200 and a Workingstation WS2000 at the Spanish graphic arts company, Panorama SA. The company, which is over 50 years old, offers a full service in graphic image management and they have the latest in technology for digital and screen printing. The Lamina equipment was chosen to help improve productivity in the finishing department, where they produce POS materials for a wide range of customers.
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Manuel Llanes and Javier Peña of Panorama SA.

Glueline 2000 for Thu Do

Print & Pack Machinery, sales agent for Boras, Sweden-based Lamina System AB, has confirmed the installation of a Glueline 2000 to Thu Do Packaging, in Vietnam. Thu Do Packaging was established in 2008 and has been growing quickly, especially over the last two years, thanks to investment in new printing equipment and post-press machines. The latest machine to be installed was the Lamina Glueline 2000, which was successfully installed and commissioned in April 2015.
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Cartonajes Erabil goes with Lamina

Lamina recently installed a Lamina Folder Gluer CLG 1816 at Cartonajes Erabil in Spain.
Established in 1978 in Amoroto, Bizkaia, Cartonajes Erabil SA currently employs 100 people, spread across three manufacturing sites. With a wide range of converting and specialist packaging machinery, the company makes boxes from corrugated and wood. Their customer base is quite diverse, serving many sectors such as the automotive industry, heavy industry, electrical appliances and commercial printing. The company has confirmed that with the addition of Lamina gluer that they will be able to service sectors that they previously could not serve, such as the food sector.
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Back row (L to R): Anders Nilsson (Lamina) and Angel García
Front row (L to R): Daniel Andersson (Lamina) and Ekaitz Bermeosolo

PVG in Russia

We have now installed a Gluer GL 2200, 2OP, 4 Guns and Workingstation WS 2000x 2000 at PVG in Russia.
Established in 1995, PVG offers a divers range of packaging and POS solutions to a broad customer base in Russia. With facilities in Moscow and St Petersburg, PVG is one of the largest POS producers in Russia and works with many leading brand owners such as Unilever, Coca Cola, P&G, Johnson + Johnson and many others. Having invested heavily over the last few years, the company is able to offer litho-offset print, digital print, litho-lam packaging and intricate die-cut work. The addition of the Lamina Gluer and Workingstation has enabled the converter to increase production of POS units considerably.
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From the left Apostrof (Lamina Agent) technician Nikolay Prosekov, Alexander Smirnof - Head of glue operation department of PVG

IPC in Jeddah

Lamina installed an 1110 SA semi-automatic laminator at
IPC International Printing Company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during February this year. IPC has been active in the packaging industry since 2007 and focuses on the production of high end packaging for the pharmaceutical, perfume, cosmetics and food industries. IPC confirmed that it chose the Lamina specifically to run special gift boxes and packaging for premium chocolates. The company employs over 280 people and recently moved to newly built 23,000 sqm building.
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Ali Choucair of IPC with Ulf Wall from Lamina System AB.


Lamina installed a Gluer 2200 2 OP, with two glue guns at a sheet plant in Finland in March 2015. Finnish packaging producer Er-Pahvityö OY was founded in 1992 and employs eight people. As a versatile sheet plant, they make all kind of corrugated boxes for many different kinds of businesses. They have about 1,700 customers and supply predominantly in and around Lahti where they are based.

“Over 90 per cent of our business is to make boxes specifically for customer needs’, where the measurements are specified and we make them to order,” says Heikki Erkamo, Managing Director. “We make packaging in a wide range of board grades, from N flute through to CC doublewall. We make a name for ourselves here by reacting fast and make unusual box sizes in a matter of days. Our large format die-cutter and a Lamina FA 1413 laminator means we can produce high quality at decent prices.”

He continues, “We have a dedicated team of people and the addition of the Lamina Gluer 2200 should see output increase significantly over the coming month and years.”

Mr Erkamo concludes, “When I discussed with the team that we were going to invest, one of our operators, Sani Jakobsson, who has worked for us for more than 10 years, told us that if she had to choose the new gluer, it would be Lamina. So naturally, we tried to go with the machine that our operators trust the most!”
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Peter Lundgren, (Lamina), Sani Jakobsson and Heikki Erkamo

WS2000 for Omkasan

Istanbul, Turkey-based Omkasan Printing Packaging took delivery of a WS2000 Workingstation from Lamina System AB in September 2014. The company, which was founded in 1982 specialise in the production of displays and packaging and operates from a 15,000sqm plant. With over 150 people, the company produces displays and packaging for a wide range of workforce multinational and local companies.

“The Workingstation is our third new machine from Lamina in the last seven years,” explains Çınar Soysal, General Manager. “Lamina have developed a great machine for the display business — following the installation of our first Workingstation, we have been able to do away with hand guns and some simple gluing tools. This new machine is faster than the previous versions and has helped increase our capacity by 30 per cent. In addition to the uplift in capacity, our structural designers are able to be more innovative with their designs, as they can use more glue points.”
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Gluer 1800 for Aller Atucha

We recently installed a Gluer 1800 2OP, with four glue guns, at Aller Atucha in Argentina. The installation took place in end of January 2015. Based in Buenos Aires, the company is a high quality digital and litho offset print-service-provider, which operates extensively in the fibre-based packaging and display market.

Javier Aller Atucha, owner of the company, said, "We are very happy with the GL 1800 machine. This machine allows us to produce many different kinds of products with excellent quality. It is a flexible and highly precise machine. With the GL 1800, we are saving a lot of money by taking advantage of the different devices and options. For example, two operators can work in parallel production, using the tape device. We hope to increase our production capacity and enhance the finished quality of many of our products with the new machine from Lamina."
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Javier Aller Atucha (owner of Aller Atucha) and Christoffer Sedlund (Lamina System).

X-Plus laminator investment

X–Plus in the United Arab Emirates has recently taken delivery of a Lamina Basic 1421 litho laminator. The machine was delivered and commissioned in February 2015.
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Ravi Rajendran, Alan Martin, Pitusara, Gulam

Mels adds flip-flop unit

Mels Kartonnage is a family owned business, established in 1953. Based near Antwerp, the company has been run by Dirk Mels since 1978, with the next generation taking over in 2012. Employing 25 people, with an annuel turnover of about €3 million, the company specilises in Point of Sales displays and short run packaging. They recently took delivery of a ‘flip-flop’ unit for their FAS+ litho laminator. “The flip-flop unit has enabled us to work more efficiently and deliver a better final product,” says Mr Mels.

Lamina’s Flip-Flop unit is an option that can be installed after any Lamina PLC controlled laminating machine. The operator can easily choose the number of sheets that should be flip-flopped, depending on sheet thickness. The unit can flip-flop every other pile or every pile to make it possible for the operator to bring back the pallet and load it directly into the feeder again, for double sided laminating. For products that don’t need to be flip-flopped, there is a by-pass function that will transfer the material through the machine without turning it over. “ he unit is an excellent ergonomic solution for the operator, it also enables the operator to produce perfect products with an easy flip-flop operation, even when using material that is easily distorted,” states Claus Bahr, Sales Manager.
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Dirk Mels, Filip Van Steirteghem and Kristof Haeck.

Austra Pak

Lamina installed a GL1800 gluer at Austra Pak in Latvia in early December 2014.
Austra Pak was founded in 1994 and today, employs 60 people.
The company, which manufactures a broad range of packaging and POS displays, generates over €2 million in sales per annum.
They working with many international brands and cover the Baltic States as well as Scandinavia.
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Julia Silavska and Viktor Redchenko of Austra Pak

Tiskárna Didot

Tiskárna Didot spol sro was established in 1994 in Brno, Czech Republic as a general print house. Having initially concentrated on offset printing, the company gradually started to work with companies focusing on presentation of artwork and book production. By 2012, they had expanded activities into the printing of packaging materials. In November 2014, the company took delivery of a 1116 SA semi-automatic litho laminating from Lamina System AB. The company says the machine has been installed so it can significantly increase its production of litho-laminated packaging for existing customers in the Czech Republic.
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Ivana Skacelova and Milan Kuncak of Tiskárna Didot

Hein Verpackungen GmbH

Hein Verpackungen GmbH, based in Traunfeld, Germany, is a specialist sheet plant, producing a wide range of corrugated packaging and POS materials. Setting itself apart in the market, the company produces a lot of digitally printed packaging and displays.

“Since 2007, we have really grown the display side of our business,” explains Stephan Hein, Managing Director. “To accommodate this growth, we have invested heavily in laminating and die-cutting machinery over the last three years. Our latest investment has been in a 1620 Blackline laminator from the Swedish manufacturer, Lamina System. We have been very impressed with the ease of use and speed of set-up. It is a great machine for us and gives us additional capacity that we so desperately needed.”

Hein converts 7.5 million sqm of corrugated board. They employ 70 people at the site and generate a turnover of €11 million per annum.
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Stephan Hein, Managing Director

Well Manpak

Oy Well Manpak Ab is a small packaging converter, based in the town of Leppävirta in the middle of Finland. With 10 employees, the dynamic sheet plant also sells packing supplies and is part of the Mercamer group. A wide range of corrugated boxes are manufactured to service a growing customer base, including the metal and furniture industries, local printing companies, general craftsmen. Boxes are made according to customer needs, ranging from small cases to large containers. The amounts vary from 10 pieces to a few thousand. “In the past, we had problems with gluing small boxes,” explains Mika Argillander, Production Manager. “We also needed more capacity, so that is why we purchased the Lamina Gluer GL 1800.”
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From the left: Mr Mika Argillander (Production Manager), Mr Christoffer Sedlund(Lamina Technician) and Johanna Rönkkö.

Styl Koskinidis SA

Lamina recently installed a Gluer 2200 with Workingstation at Styl Koskinidis SA in Athens, Greece. Koskinidis, which is now run by the third generation of the family, was established in 1922 and is one of the leading folding carton and litho print companies in Greece. "This is a significant installation for us in the Greek market," comments Mr Bahr. "Koskinidis is a leading player in the market and this installation represents n excellent reference point for Lamina in the Mediterranean region."

Varodd AS

Varodd was established back in 1961 in Kristiansand in ­­­­­­Southern Norway. The company is well known in the region for the work it does with the local community — it helps people that have been out of work and gets them back into normal working routines. Every year, around 100 people finish their training at Varodd and then go on to gain full-time employment outside the company.
Varodd AS is involved in many business activities, among them packaging material, where they are one of the largest supplier of corrugated products in the Southern Norway. “The Lamina GL 1400 has been running at full capacity since it was installed and not missed a day,” says Åge Bakke, Department Manager. “It is fast and easy to setup, which is really important considering the products are of all different types and sizes. Accurate glue quantity and application of the glue is important. It has been running without problems since day one.”
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Left to right: Khalid Sikel, Jarle Andreassen, Åge Bakke and Hermod Refsum (Lamina agent)

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