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Businesses have been using labels to identify and ship their product since the late 1800’s. Label making has advanced from the art of lithography to being able to print self-adhesive labels in the comfort of one’s own home. Today, the demand for label stock is higher than ever and many label converters do not own a coating station. Instead, they are buying their label stock pre-coated. What those people have not yet discovered is that there are three significant advantages to having their own coating station for label converting worth looking into.

The first and most important advantage is savings. Switching from pre-coated label stock to a coating station is much more cost-effective. The converter can mount the coating station to their press,coat their own pressure-sensitive label stock in-line, and now have control over the cost of their raw materials. This allows the converter to increase their margins on existing products.

The second advantage of a coating station is that it gives the user the optionto perform multiple adhesive applications. Various coating widths and patterns are available with easily adjustable coating heads and interchangeable blades. A coating station offers an extensive range of accessories providing flexibility to the project.

Last but certainly not least, the third advantage of a coating station is reliability and consistency.  When the converter is in control of the coating process on their label stock, they can breath easy knowing that the coating station will provide continuous and reliable adhesive application for each project. Whether you are using hot melt adhesive application or cold glue, coating stations ensure consistency with each application.
Aside from bringing significant advantages to your production process, coating stations are easy to install and fully compatible with existing machinery. 
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Valco Melton will display an impressive line of coating and converting technologies at the upcoming ICE Europe show in Munich, Germany, November 8-10. As the world’s leading event in conversion industries such as paper, film, foil, and nonwovens, ICE Europe is the ideal place to come and see leading companies like Valco Melton, display their latest, top-notch coating and converting equipment.

At this show, several notable products will be featured, including Valco Melton’s FlexCoat™ Head with standard slot and FlexCoat™ head with rotating bar technology. These two applicators offer extreme flexibility by supporting multiple adhesive application needs while reducing spare parts inventory and improving production efficiency.

Also on display will be one of Valco Melton’s latest Coating Cassettes. Designed to provide high precision adhesive application, these cassettes can process a great range of materials including textiles, papers, foams, and foil.  Finally, Valco Melton will feature one of their state of the art drum melters. These easy to install melters are user friendly and offer maximum reliability with minimal downtime.

Discover more by visiting Valco Melton at Hall B5, Stand 1016.  We look forward to seeing you there!  If you’d like to make an appointment now to visit with one of our expert sales engineers while at the show, you can easily do that today:

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What I’ve found through my research is that few companies can boast the knowledge and expertise that Valco Melton has acquired by working on special engineered projects with market leading companies in the coating and converting industries over the past number of years. When speaking with one of our Label, Coating & Converting Division Sales Experts, Bob Taylor, he explained that our sales & engineering groups have a skilled understanding of our customer’s requirements and can offer expert guidance on hot melt and cold glue adhesive coating on numerous substrates including paper, foil, film, foam, and release liner to the Label and converting industries.  From standard coating equipment to “turn-key” engineered solutions that can integrate into customers’ existing equipment or solve a specific problem, Valco Melton systems are proven to perform to the desired exact specifications. EasyCoat Adhesive Coating Station

Our Engineered Products Group designs and manufactures complete stations to be incorporated into both existing production lines including retro-fittings into most label presses or new OEM supplied lines. These stations often include web control, tension control devices, nip roll configurations and integration into existing control systems as required.

Our ability to customise and design solutions to customer requirements combined with our standard fluid handling systems, including melt tank options from 10–600kg capacity and new high output drum unloaders and customized control systems, provides the perfect solution for single sourcing the customer’s complete adhesive application requirements.

Valco Melton slot-die coating systems can be configured to apply coatings with zero scrap caused by unglued web following reel changeover or production stops.  Their unique re-circulating systems can be presented as an option to improve temperature stability for accuracy to existing Gravure coating systems.

Our systems also coat at the highest precision with a wide range of adhesives such as PSA, UV hot melt, heat-seal adhesives, barrier adhesives or water based acrylic emulsions.

And last, but certainly not least, our adhesive applicators feature diverse configuration options to meet and exceed each user’s specific needs with  customised coating widths, removable blade-sets for bi-directional coating and fast width / pattern changes along with manual or motorised width regulation and options for integrated motorised bar for ultra-thin, streak free adhesive coatings are all available.

Valco Melton supports its customers from over 70 countries worldwide through a network of direct sales and distributorships. It has been a leader in providing the most innovative gluing application and quality inspection systems since 1952. For questions, or to watch more about this now, click here.

-Laura Amend

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