Engineered surfaces for better packaging processes.
The most common packaging problem solved by Impreglon UK is one of heat seal. The heat seal tool could be a bar, knife, blade, plate, roll, block but they all suffer from the same problem - the packaging film sticking to the hot tool. The Impreglon UK solution can be tailored to suit both the desired coating lifespan and the type of film being used.
Similar problems and solutions are found with the moulding of plastic containers and the internal conveyor rolls in heat shrink tunnels. A second typical packaging problem is one of slide. This is where the packaged product is required to move across a plate, deadplate or guide but does not do so very well because of too high a coefficient of friction. Impreglon UK can not only solve the slide problem but will often incorporate a hard wearing component in the coating solution so as to maximize coating life.
Glue build up is responsible for a lot of packaging downtime, whether it be misfires from the glue gun or glue residue building up on equipment such as guide rails. Impreglon UK coatings are used to give glue non-stick or glue easy clean depending on the type of glue being used and the equipment needing coating. Thus hot melt, cold seal or PVA can be dealt with.
An example of where Impreglon coatings can provide a total solution is with flow-wrappers. Here you could find coatings on rolls to prevent cold seal build up whilst still giving traction for the packaging material; hard wearing low friction coatings on the actual wrapping guides; and hot melt non-stick on the folding blocks and conveyor guide rails.