French label printer, Stickem, has recently added Ravenwood’s linerless technology to its product portfolio after investing in a Com500 Coater. The company, based in Normandy, is now an officially approved partner of Ravenwood for producing linerless labels.

CEO, Frédéric Leyval, learnt of Ravenwood’s linerless technology at Label Expo in 2017 and recommendations from customers. Frédéric was attracted to the cost savings that linerless offered including the sustainability benefits for skin pack labelling and moving away from labour-intensive carton board sleeve application.

Frédéric said: “As a business, we are looking to reduce our energy consumption and seeking ways to reduce and recycle our waste. Linerless is another step we have taken in becoming more environmentally friendly and in doing so, we have expanded our product offering.

When asked about the Coater, he said: “The Com500 is easy to operate and all of the associated materials; paper, film, adhesive and silicone are easily accessible through Ravenwood’s approved supplier network.”

Abel Sierzputowski, Stickem MD, added: “Ravenwood’s linerless technology is the perfect answer to the needs of our historical agro-food customers.”

The Com500 Coater is installed at the Stickem factory in Normandy and to date, the machine has produced in excess of 5 million linerless labels. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Coater is the only machine dedicated to running Ravenwood linerless labels. Linerless is a specialist process that applies silicone and strips of hot melt adhesive to pre-printed labels, resulting in label reels that have no backing paper. These reels have 40% more labels per roll and require 40% less storage space. Where business operations are concerned, eliminating the release liner carries many benefits; less waste, reduced landfill disposal costs and a much reduced carbon footprint.

As well as linerless, Stickem also specialise in self-adhesive print in UV Flexo and digital (HP), two and three ply labels for chemical products and are extremely flexible in meeting customer’s individual requirements.

Paul Beamish, MD of Ravenwood said: “The linerless landscape in France is rapidly gaining in popularity and to date, we have seen great results from Stickem. We have a brilliant working relationship and we’re looking forward to a productive future.”

Stickem formed 40 years ago with Frédéric Leyval purchasing the business in 2007.  The company employs 43 people with plans to relocate to a new purpose built factory in June of this year. The company has also just launched a new website. Visit the Stickem website.

For further information contact Natalie Bell, Marketing & Events Manager on +44(0)1284 749144.


CEO, Frédéric Leyval, with the Ravenwood Com500 Coater…

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