Improving Folding Carton Bond Strength Video
Enercon folding carton customers are currently using the blow ion plasma technology to clean, etch and functionalize surfaces of folding cartons. These materials include: polycoated, polybacked, virgin kraft board, specially coated materials, UV lacquered surfaces and recyclable materials.
As a result of surface treating folding cartions prior to applying the adhesive, manufacturers are able to improve bond strength, increase line speeds, eliminate mechanical surface preparations and improve quality.
Some customers have been able to switch from hot melt glue to cold glue which provides both material and operational benefit, while others have reported their customers tell them their product’s freshness has improved because of the stronger bond.