The Group, with facilities based in Norway and Sweden, has been a machine distributor of Ravenwood since 2008. Since this time, Lexit Group has supplied 45 Nobac 500 linerless applicators to the Norwegian market. Growing demand from their Swedish customers for more environmentally friendly labeling, coupled with rising levels of CO2, has convinced the Group that the purchase of a Ravenwood Coater is a sound investment.
"Linerless is very well established in Norway, largely due to Lexit driving the technology in this region," explains Annett Malmo, Lexit Group’s packaging specialist. "Seeing the success in Norway and the sheer amount of linerless enquiries from new and existing customers has convinced us to develop and drive linerless forward in Sweden and across Scandinavia.”
Malmo adds, “The Lexit Group strives to reduce its carbon footprint where possible, so we are very pleased to be able to offer a sustainable label alternative to our customers.”
Linerless production will begin in August with the installation of the Com500 Coater. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Com500 is dedicated to running Ravenwood linerless labels. Linerless is a specialist process, resulting in label reels that have no backing paper. Eliminating the release liner carries many benefits: less waste, reduced landfill disposal costs and a much reduced carbon footprint.
In addition to linerless, Lexit produces self-adhesive, peel and reveal, in-mold labels, cargo/shipping labels and blanks. Other technologies include a broad range of quality AutoID, RFID and bar code printing.
Paul Beamish, MD of Ravenwood, says, “We’ve benefited from a long and extremely successful partnership over the years, and with the purchase of the Com500, business relations can only strengthen further. And it will be great to see Sweden embrace our linerless technology.”