Automatic folder gluer sees carton board maker improve lead times

UK carton board manufacturer, Glossop Cartons, has completed a six-figure capital investment which includes the purchase of a folder gluer to help the company to energy-efficiently deliver cartons of the highest pharmaceutical standards.

The carton board maker invested in a folder gluer to help the company to energy-efficiently deliver cartons – image courtesy of Glossop Cartons.

The 900 C3 acquisition by Glossop Cartons is part of a wider investment in its gluing operation, which also includes the purchase of a Brausse Forza 1100 C3 folder gluer and new glue systems with the latest monitoring capabilities.

The company’s investment in its gluing department will reportedly enhance its efficiency, enabling it to ensure that customers receive cartons finished to the highest pharmaceutical standards (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and will ensure competitive lead times.

The new equipment is compatible with Glossop Cartons’ existing machinery and features the latest technology in carton gluing. Simple to operate and fast-running, the machines are reportedly also quick to make-ready, enabling the team to progress swiftly from job to job.

Energy-efficient and keeping carton waste to a minimum, the machines are helping the company, as reported, to honour its commitment to improving its environmental sustainability.

Glossop Cartons director, Jacky Sidebottom-Every said: “The investment in our gluing department is the latest stage in Glossop Cartons’ continued investment programme and will help us to continue to improve our carton offering, sustainably delivering both improved lead times and enhanced quality, which is what customers want in these extremely competitive times.

“We’ve a strong track-record for investing in the latest packaging equipment – we were the world’s first to commission both the Highcon Euclid and latterly also the Highcon Beam – and the Brausse Forza 900 purchase once again puts us at the leading edge of packaging technology.”

Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017, Glossop Cartons is a family firm based in Stockport.  Its core market sectors include pharmaceutical and beauty, food and drink, vapes and household.  Customers include many blue-chip companies.

Its product range comprises cartons, sleeves, wallets, blister pack cards, skin pack cards, countertop and shelf display, header and hanging cards.

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