TCL Packaging has placed two new orders for capital equipment at its Telford production plant.
Worth £250K, the company has purchased a new high speed Diamond Duplex slitter rewinder with shaft-less unwind from Ashe Converting Equipment and a Laserpin high performance macro perforation unit from Jenton International. Both units are due for delivery early in 2017.
Order levels of printed film from manufacturers and packers across a variety of market sectors remain strong for TCL.
Mike Golding managing director comments: “Volumes are continuing at high levels for us and our long term outlook is good with no adverse effects so far from Brexit uncertainty. The final December deadline for the EU FIR labelling regulations has made some difference to our order intake but what’s really noticeable is the large quantity of micro and macro-perforated printed films being ordered for fresh produce.
“Campaigns such as Love Food Hate Waste and Jamie Oliver’s wonky veg movement are making a real difference to consumers and the way they buy. Many more producers are aware of the importance of correctly treated packaging films for extending freshness and shelf life and this is being reflected in our order levels”
These new purchases by TCL Packaging add to a seven-figure investment in new equipment over the last three years. This includes a third Uteco flexographic printing press and a second Rofin Baasel scribing unit, a solvent-free, Laminastar 4 laminator, a Panthere-4 slitter rewinder and a Universal core cutter purchased in August 2016.