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Barilla visits Nordmeccanica

21/02/2024

Barilla visits Nordmeccanica

Dr. Paolo Barilla, VP Barilla Group, recently visited Nordmeccanica Headquarters in Piacenza, Italy.
The visit was organized as part of a series of meetings targeting the development of potential collaboration agreements. There are multiple areas of common interest between the two companies, including trends of sustainability in packaging. At the meeting with Dr. Paolo Barilla, Antonio Cerciello, President of Nordmeccanica, with the Nordmeccanica VPs Vincenzo and Alfredo Cerciello. During the visit, Dr. Barilla had the opportunity to tour the assembly lines of the Nordmeccanica Group, the leading manufacturer of coating, laminating, and metallizing machinery serving the flexible packaging industry and other sectors.

Picture, from left: Vincenzo and Antonio Cerciello, Paolo Barilla, Alfredo Cerciello.

Focus on Drupa 2024

06/02/2024

Focus on Drupa 2024

Nordmeccanica is announcing that at the show will present multiple innovative technology demonstrations. Absolute “first” that will impact the industry in accordance with the tradition of the leading manufacturer of Coating, Laminating and Metallizing machinery.
The company that brought to the industry: Innovation, Modularity, Integration, Reliability, Value for Money; is now introducing the “next new things”.
Nordmeccanica unveils now that a significant part of the innovations presented at Drupa will impact Sustainability:

      

- Innovative High Barrier Structures.
      
- Recyclability enhancement.
      
- Energy savings and emission reduction.

Innovations will include multiple High Barrier packaging structures offering product protection, long shelf life and top of the industry recyclability enhancement. All conversion performed at the lowest level of energy consumption and eliminating the larger volume of emissions. All demonstrations will be performed in partnership with leading members of the value chain. All demonstrations will be live on stage.


Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details as they are unveiled in the coming months leading up to Drupa 2024. Visit Nordmeccanica at Hall 15, Booth C-40 to witness these groundbreaking innovations firsthand.

Drupa 2024

16/01/2024

Drupa 2024

Nordmeccanica, the leading provider of coating laminating and metalizing machinery, is thrilled to announce their participation in Drupa 2024. After eight long years since the last edition, this major industry show deserves the best possible attention. Nordmeccanica will introduce several significant innovations covering the entire product range, from custom machinery to compact coaters and laminators.
These industry-changing developments will be presented live at the show and cover new packaging trends, sustainability, circular economy, process control, process automation, and more.



At Drupa, paper conversion will not be missed as Nordmeccanica will showcase innovative paper conversion processes involving the substrate that shows the fastest consumption growth. Witness demonstrations of technologies never before shown live at an industry show, innovations that will mark the industry for decades to come. These include the modular custom-made machine design, the patented 5-roller coating head, the Simplex and One-Shot families of products, and the N-Gen evolution in Vacuum Metallizing product range.



Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details as they are unveiled in the coming months leading up to Drupa 2024. Visit Nordmeccanica at Hall 15, Booth C-40 to witness these groundbreaking innovations firsthand.

Nordmeccanica at Image-to-Print 2023, Mexico City

13/07/2023

Nordmeccanica at Image-to-Print 2023, Mexico City

The first stopover of the "Image-to-Print" roadshow after the two years pause due to the pandemics was a great success.
Over 100 attendees and a great interest about the topics touched by the presentations during the conference stage of the event.
Nordmeccanica wishes to thank all attendees, the organization, and the co-sponsors.

NORDMECCANICA VACUUM “N-Gen™”: Industry changing innovation in Vacuum Metallization.

15/06/2023

NORDMECCANICA VACUUM “N-Gen™”: Industry changing innovation in Vacuum Metallization.

Introducing N-Gen™ the evolutions of the product range of Nordmeccanica Vacuum Metallizers. A platform of Metallizers covering widths from 1300 mm to 3600 mm.

The N-Gen™ product platform, offers significant innovations in all machine sections such as:

#1 Web Handling.
With the support of the know-how developed in Nordmeccanica, the World Leader in web handling design for flexible substrates, this critical part of the process has been evolved to cutting edge performances. Multiple tension zones for an unsurpassable accuracy and versatility in handling a broader range of films, from the thinnest and extensible materials such as 6 µ LDPE up to the thicker and rigid substrates such as 350 µ BOPET or 150 g/m2 paper.

#2 Evaporation System.
Features the quicker set up and effective operator handling, covering low deposition, such as for AlOx, all the way to high-rate evaporation for thicker layers or high-speed metallization. It is complemented by deposition layers sensors, optical and resistant type, suitable for transparent (e.g., AlOx) to heavy deposited metals. The automatic deposition control software has been tuned up to a robust and consistent tool for any operator skill level.

#3 Vacuum Generation System.
The top of the industry high-capacity pumping set-up, traditionally featured by our products, has been further evolved to respond to multiple application requirements (web related gas releases, gas injection for cooling and reaction). The N-Gen™ metallizers range is ready to perform even within the toughest environmental conditions. The newly conceived set up for pumps and cryogenic units (number and specifications) represent the ultimate evolution in the industry and offers the quicker time to vacuum, a performance proved to remain constant through years of use.

#4 High Efficiency Cooling System.
This crucial part of the metallization process has been subject in the N-Gen™ design of innovations targeted to the handling of the entire panel of webs now available in the industry, to include the most innovative ones recently developed. Thin and thermally sensible substrates will be properly metallized thanks to the new set up of the cooling system, highly efficient both in performances and in energy efficiency. The N-Gen™ release offers optimized features delivering a perfect isothermal conversion achieved by the optimization of cooling surfaces area, the flexibility of temperature set-up, the multiple temperature zones configuration, and the metered gas injection to promote efficiency of heat exchange.

#5 Machine set up for ultimate Energy Efficiency.
Informed by the Nordmeccanica traditional top of the industry performances in energy savings, this segment of our innovative N-Gen™ range of products has been further enhanced to offer top of the industry energy savings and the related cost reduction advantages. N-Gen™ includes as a standard the Energy saving module, a proprietary technology now optimized for this new product release.

#6 The Modular Concept.
Nordmeccanica introduced to the industry the concept of modularity since the early days of the Company back in the 70s. One of the best-kept secrets behind the one-of-a-kind market share of our Group. Modularity allows for countless advantages, ease of maintenance and service, reliability, flexibility and much more. All of the above now optimized in the N-Gen® release.
To the impressive set of features offered by the standard N-Gen™ set up a list of optional units can be added to optimize customization and versatility: “Multizone Barrier+Bond™” a proprietary technology to improve both bond strength and barrier properties on a broad range of polymers; “AlOx module”: the ultimate evolution with unique performances in set up time and regularity of the deposited profile; “Defect Monitoring” by high dynamic camera systems; “Zinc Sulphide evaporators” as High refractive index layer for holograms; “Plasma” pre and post treatment; “Paper Configuration” to metallize selected papers.

#7 Consistency of performances through time.
The platform of Nordmeccanica Vacuum metallizers has traditionally proven to customer impressive consistency of performances through time. With the N-Gen® release such feature has been moved one step ahead. The selection of components, the dimensioning of ancillaries and the experience in engineering vacuum metallizers allowed to offer improved stability in time to vacuum performances and consistency in the quality of the output for decades of use.   

N-Gen™ claims can be put to the test by visiting the Nordmeccanica Demo Centre for a custom run. Our recommendation will be to demo-run using your own webs and compare.

NORDMECCANICA VACUUM “N-Gen™”: Industry changing innovation in Vacuum Metallization

18/05/2023

NORDMECCANICA VACUUM “N-Gen™”: Industry changing innovation in Vacuum Metallization

Introducing N-Gen™ the evolutions of the product range of Nordmeccanica Vacuum Metallizers. A platform of Metallizers covering widths from 1300 mm to 3600 mm. In a fast-changing industry vacuum metallization became one of the focal points of the most advanced packaging innovation. Market trends and the introduction of new packaging technologies required the vacuum metallizer to be evolved into a new generation. Reducing change over time, improving performances, bringing output quality to new levels, boosting machine flexibility of use up to new levels have been identified as targets. We, at Nordmeccanica, did it and the result is: N-Gen™.

It took the creativity and know-how of the team behind the Vacuum Division of Nordmeccanica. A team made by technologists acknowledged by the industry as the top experts in our industry, supported by the technological and industrial strength of the world leading manufacturing Group in the converting machinery industry.
The newly evolved N-Gen™ product range features all of the most advanced technical solutions and allows for top of the industry performances in productivity and quality on traditional materials. As well the N-Gen™ product line has been conceived to offer nothing but the excellence in handling substrates that are less conventional in metallization such as Polyethylene and cast Polyolefin for mono-materials sustainable packaging. On the high barrier side, the fastest growing segment in metallization, the focus has been on proprietary “Multizone Barrier+Bond™” and metal oxides (AlOx) offering superior performances and the fastest set-up time. The range of applications is then completed with technologies covering : holograms; security; functional films using non-conventional coatings, ZnS and copper in example. Last but not least: paper, the material that, because of sustainable packaging, is experiencing exponential demand growth.

It is not a generic product upgrade, it is the unfolding of a new era. N-Gen™ is Vacuum Metallization made simpler, offering superior quality output for the fastest ROI ever featured in the industry, guaranteed to deliver performances through time. The Nordmeccanica unique machine design approach at its best.

Put our claims on N-Gen™ to the test. Come and visit our Demo Center for a custom run on your own substrates and compare.

New representative for Thailand and South Korea

03/04/2023

New representative for Thailand and South Korea

Dear Valued partner,
Nordmeccanica today is pleased to announce its appointment of Windmoller & Holscher Asia-Pacific Co. Ltd (W&H) as its new representative for Thailand and South Korea, bringing together Nordmeccanica's reputation as global market leader in coating and laminating with W&H longstanding experience selling machinery worldwide.
The partnership will allow Nordmeccanica to connect with Thai and Korean companies of all types and sizes more widely, building on W&H reputation for excellence, extensive network and engineering capabilities.
The two companies will focus on raising the profile of Nordmeccanica's coating and laminating excellence and metallizing innovations, which offer integrated solutions for multiple industry requirements, including food packaging, brand protection and security, photovoltaics, and energy conservation.
Looking to further develop our business relationship based on this new partnership.

For future reference please contact:

Nordmeccanica Area Sales Manager:
Mr Luigi Guzzardi
Phone: +39 0523 596418 - E-mail: Guzzardi@nordmeccanica.com

W&H Head of Regional Business segment:
Michael Fischer
E-mail: michael.fischer@wuh-group.com
Kai Schaperklaus
E-mail: kai.schaeperklaus@wuh-group.com

Sales Enquiry:
Ariya Karanunt (TH)
Phone: 098-584-6924 - E-mail: ariya.karanunt@wuh-group.com
Hyoungdo Ki (KR)
Phone: +82 109 501 0969 - E-mail: hyoungdo.ki@wuh-group.com

After Sales Service:
Nattawut Muangprasert (TH)
Phone: 063-219-6953 - E-mail: nattawut.muangprasert@wuh-group.com
Hyoungdo Ki (KR)
Phone: +82 109 501 0969 - E-mail: hyoungdo.ki@wuh-group.com

Spare parts Support:
Naphatramai Singtian (TH)
Phone: 065-521-0208 - E-mail: naphatramai.singtian@wuh-group.com
Dollaya Lebdang (KR)
Phone: +66 65-349-903 - E-mail: dollaya.lebdang@wuh-group.com

Inauguration of the new Nordmeccanica plant

20/03/2023

Inauguration of the new Nordmeccanica plant

It will house the production of coaters and laminators for flexible packaging and recyclable packaging.
Also present the Minister for the Economy and Finance, Hon. Giancarlo Giorgetti who, together with the Cerciello family, took part in the ribbon cutting.

Giorgetti in Nordmeccanica

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Another prestigious award for Nordmeccanica

24/01/2023

Another prestigious award for Nordmeccanica

As part of the 4th edition of Imprese Vincenti, a project promoted and conceived by Intesa Sanpaolo, Nordmeccanica has been selected among 4,000 companies and awarded as an Italian entrepreneurial excellence.

Thanks to its continuous capacity for innovation, Nordmeccanica is one of the leading Italian SMEs in the transition towards sustainability, promoting the growth of our country and giving new impetus to the Italian economy.
To collect the award our president Antonio Cerciello.

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Innovative Mono-Material, fully recyclable structure for Flexible Packaging applications.

05/01/2023

Innovative Mono-Material, fully recyclable structure for Flexible Packaging applications.

Nordmeccanica in cooperation with “University of Parma” and a selected group of qualified technical partners launched an R&D project named Remopack (Recyclable mono-material for packaging).

The project will require a significant investment over the 3 years planned duration. To confirm the importance of the topic and the attention of the political authorities to the matter the project has been awarded a non-repayable financing from the Italian Ministry of Economical Development.
Target of the project will be the development of a mono-material high barrier fully recyclable flexible packaging structure.
With the term mono-material is indicated a laminated compound made out of layers of films manufactured out of the same base polymer. Current guidelines indicate the minimum percentage to qualify for “mono-material” in a range from 80 to 90%, variable country by country. Being the remaining percentage a tolerated amount of non-recyclable components.

The final target of the project is a laminated structure made of multiple film layers, all layers made of the same fully recyclable polymer. The structure through the combined contribution of lamination completed with the use of fully recyclable adhesives, barrier coatings, AlOx deposition in a vacuum metallizer, and technologies developed to emend the typical AlOx layer fragility will have to achieve very high mechanical and barrier properties to comply with the increased demand of performances recorded for flexible packaging. The target mono-material percentage for the project is to be as close as possible for the entire laminated compound to “fully recyclable”.

The innovation consists in pushing recyclability to the extreme while providing a process cost competitive with traditional technologies.
The development of the project will require the contribution of a number of high-level partners. All of them leading their specific market segment. Managing an R&D group of this complexity targeting highly innovative results requires extended expertise and significant technical knowledge. Nordmeccanica has been approved by public authorities in the leading role in recognition of the achievements reached in previous R&D projects and in acknowledgement of its historical role as innovator in our industry.

Partner in the leadership role will be the University of Parma. With its Interdepartmental Research Center for Packaging, University of Parma is leading the research at academic level in this segment in Europe. Parma is in fact the home base of EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, the authority responsible to screen and rate new technologies and innovations in the food supply chain.

NORDMECCANICA   …where were we at?

21/12/2022

NORDMECCANICA …where were we at?

December, like every year, is the month of evaluations regarding the work and the successes of the year just passed.

This, however, was more special than usual: after two years of stop, Nordmeccanica has finally managed to gather for the usual Christmas dinner and to celebrate all together the excellent work done.
For the occasion we retraced these last two "particular" years thanks to a video summary of all the goals achieved. Because, despite the difficulties, Nordmeccanica has never stopped and has always pushed and worked to achieve its goals especially in the professional field, but also thanks to personal and sporting successes.

With this video we want to share with all our customers and partners our results and thank them for their continued support over the years, wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a serene 2023.

Watch the video

NORDMECCANICA AT PACK EXPO CHICAGO 2022

13/10/2022

NORDMECCANICA AT PACK EXPO CHICAGO 2022

Come and visit for the latest in Coating, Laminating and Vacuum Metallizing technologies.. At Pack Expo Nordmeccanica simultaneously with the K show in Dusseldorf Germany, will unveil the latest industry achievements in mono-materials fully recyclable high barrier pouches.

Visit us at:
South Building Booth S-4257

K 2022 EXHIBITION: Coming back to Düesseldorf!

26/07/2022

K 2022 EXHIBITION: Coming back to Düesseldorf!

After two years of forced suspension due to the pandemic, we are proud to announce that NORDMECCANICA SPA will be present at next K fair with its stand, where our staff will be happy to welcome you to show our latest innovations in lamination and metallization.
We will also be available every day of the fair to explain in details the entire range of Nordmeccanica machinery and to support our visitors in anything they may need.

You will find us at:
HALL 4 – STAND B42

We will be there waiting for you!

SOLVENTLESS LAMINATING BEST PRACTICES

22/03/2022

SOLVENTLESS LAMINATING BEST PRACTICES

Webinar: Thursday, April 7th at 10AM CDT

Join experts from Nordmeccanica, Dow, & Enercon Industries for an educational webinar on the best practices for successful solventless laminating.


Reserve your spot today for this informative webinar: click here

Plastimagen 2022

10/02/2022

Plastimagen 2022

Nordmeccanica will participate to Plastimagen 2022 fair, at the Incotecnica stand.
Find here the electronic invitation.

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Bi-Lacquering Horizontal

26/01/2022

Bi-Lacquering Horizontal

Another major project completed by Nordmeccanica in the Coating Lacquering industry segment. The customer, a film manufacturer, has purchased an Horizontal model so to be able to offer to converters a semi-finished product completing the product portfolio of its films with a variety of coatings in accordance to current trends in the industry. Machine features the unsurpassed drying technology pioneered by Nordmeccanica and able to offer unprecedented production performances while optimizing energy efficiency. The Horizontal model, the top of the line in the Nordmeccanica product range, stands in a league of its own for quality standards and overall performances and scrap reduction.

Machine will allow to handle primers, coatings, releases and a large variety of water or solvent based applications. Interchangeable coating heads, a technology introduced by Nordmeccanica during the 70s, offers the possibility to install every single coating head available in the range: Rotogravure; Close Chamber doctor Blade rotogravure; Semi Flexo; Offset gravure; Flexo; Flexo Special, and several others covering every possible need in the industry.

Film manufacturers represent a quickly growing segment among the Nordmeccanica reference list. Nordmeccanica is in fact the one source for their needs both in Vacuum metallization and film coating.           

Machine was completed on time as for every other delivery completed during the pandemics. The unique approach to components sourcing allowed for a punctuality that as well offers no equal in the industry, eventually rewarded by the growth registered by Nordmeccanica in 2021.

Bostik further strengthens its global Flexible Lamination business in APAC by investing in the latest generation Nordmecanicca industrial laminator

17/01/2022

Bostik further strengthens its global Flexible Lamination business in APAC by investing in the latest generation Nordmecanicca industrial laminator

Bostik joins forces with Nordmecannica over the purchase of world-class lamination equipment, strengthening its position in flexible lamination in the wake of the acquisition of Ashland’s high performance adhesive and in-line with Arkema’s sustainability strategy.

PARIS, 25 November 2021
Bostik, the Adhesive Solutions segment of Arkema, signed today a purchase contract with Nordmeccanica, one of the world's leading lamination machines suppliers, for the furniture of a cutting-edge commercial laminator, to bolster its global R&D efforts on flexible lamination and further diversify its offering of sustainable smart adhesive solutions.

The new state-of-the-art equipment will be based in Bostik's Shanghai R&D center, and primarily serve the flexible packaging converting industry, which provides adhesive solutions for food and beverage, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical and industrial applications in the Asia Pacific region.

It will allow Bostik to deliver more sustainable, high quality and innovative adhesive solutions to customers in Asia Pacific and around the world, with areas such as solvent-free solutions, low monomer solutions, and solutions that serve the growing need for monomaterial packaging, among the ones that will receive particular focus.

By enabling Bostik teams to reproduce the exact production processes that its clients implement, it will also help speed up the pace at which innovations are developed and brought to the market, contributing to the prompt diffusion of more sustainable adhesive solutions for the packaging industry.
Finally, the new laminator will lead to strengthening the Bostik’s Flex Pack Academy, a knowledge center on flexible lamination and adhesive solutions, thus contributing to expanding the knowledge on flexible lamination through the whole value chain.

“Working with partners such as Nordmeccanica will enable us to deliver superior and safe products to our customers, and at the same time unlock our potential in continuously delivering high performance and sustainable solutions. This is perfectly in line with Bostik’s strategy to forge purposeful partnerships that contribute to our Group’s ambition to create innovative materials for a more sustainable world.” commented Richard Lelievre, Senior Vice President of the Advanced Packaging Business Unit at Bostik.

In the wake of the acquisition of Ashland’s performance adhesives business, this new partnership further strengthens Bostik’s global position in flexible lamination, a steadily growing market, thus actively contributing to Arkema’s ambitious growth strategy.

About Bostik, the Adhesive Solutions segment of Arkema
Bostik, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer, and industrial markets, develops innovative and multifunctional sealing and bonding solutions that have been shaping our daily lives for over 130 years. With an annual sale of 2.1 billion euros in 2019, a presence in more than 40 countries, and 6,000 employees, the company is committed to meeting the major ecological, energy and technological challenges through its innovations. It is focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence to meet the expectations of its customers and partners. www.bostik.com

About Nordmeccanica
Nordmeccanica is a world leader in the manufacture of coating, laminating and metallizing machinery. A total of 280 employees, five plants (three in Italy, one in China and one in the United States) and two direct operations, in India and Argentina. The company also operates through a network of representatives covering 87 countries worldwide.
Nordmeccanica Group, founded in 1978 and taken over in 1998 by Antonio Cerciello, is confirmed as a global partner, boasting a market share of 75 % in flexible packaging and 65 % in the industrial application field.


For further information, please visit: Bostik
See the video: Bostik joins forces with Nordmecannica

NORDMECCANICA EVENTS: Being Simple, Being Linear

08/11/2021

NORDMECCANICA EVENTS: Being Simple, Being Linear

Waiting for the last episode of the Nordmeccanica Events, regarding the metallizing department of Nordmeccanica, here you will find a short video of what has been Episode 4, that went on air last May.

Watch the episode

If you want to see the entire episodes and have more information on the latest Nordmeccanica innovations in lamination and coating, register on the website: nordmeccanica.oak-events.com

Stay tuned!

BREAKING NEWS

24/09/2021

BREAKING NEWS

Due to the rise in the global pandemic, Nordmeccanica is informing our customers that the travelling restriction policy implemented by our Corporate offices have been extended until the end of the month of October for those travels that are not essential for start-ups and service calls.
Consequently, we had to cancel the attendance at our booth for the Las Vegas Pack Expo.
We were hoping that Pack Expo would of have been the first show after the first wave of the pandemic.
Unfortunately, the unstable situation with the ongoing pandemic imposed the extension of the travel ban.

We do remain available to our customers at our usual contact points and wish for the possibility to meet face to face next Year at Chicago.

Giorgetti visits Nordmeccanica

25/05/2021

Giorgetti visits Nordmeccanica

The Minister: “A company able to size the great opportunities of the ecological transition process”

The Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti visited the Nordmeccanica plant in Piacenza, an Italian company worldwide leader in the flexible and environmentally friendly packaging sector.

“Sustainability, but also genius, intuition, the ability to satisfy new ecological transition processes make the difference in the industry today. As far as the Italian companies are able to update and conceive products like the ones we admire today, we can be confident”, Giorgetti declared during the event to present the Nordmeccanica innovations, with satellite-connected customers from over sixty Countries.

Giorgetti in Nordmeccanica

“State must create the situations to seize these opportunities – added the Minister – The world will change in relations, in production factors, just see what’s happening with raw materials. We need willing and capable entrepreneurs and Govenrments able to regulate this process in order to proceed in the right direction. We can do it, we must do it, we will do it. We have to be optimistic.”

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