ABG and Maan Engineering launch groundbreaking linerless technology partnership
12 July 2023
A B Graphic International (ABG), a leading manufacturer of finishing equipment and Maan Engineering, based in the Netherlands, have joined forces to showcase their highly anticipated linerless technology for laminate and self-adhesive labels. The event took place on 4 July at Maan Engineering's headquarters in Raalte and was exclusively attended by ABG customers from Germany, France, Spain and the UK, who are actively seeking sustainable solutions.
Welcomed by Bart Oude Wesselink, managing director of the Maan Group, and ABG's CEO, Richard Knight, proceedings commenced with an insightful laminate demonstration. Thereafter, Roel de Ruiter, Maan Engineering's commercial manager, presented the innovative partnership to attendees. This was followed by a comprehensive overview of the linerless line demonstration.
Linerless labels, unlike conventional labels, eliminate the need for a liner or backing paper. This technology, in addition to the absence of a backing substrate, offers the significant advantage of up to 40% more labels in linerless label rolls.
The linerless coating technology empowers label manufacturers and printers with enhanced flexibility in label production, enabling the creation of distinctive labels for various industries.
Commenting on the event, ABG customer Gabriela Neves Ferri, head of global R&D and sustainability at All4Labels, said: “Sustainability is a key market driver. With linerless technology, we can leverage further developments that will help reduce emissions. We see the solution being beneficial across the whole supply chain.”
Matt Burton added: “Today we are celebrating the new partnership between ABG and Mann. Collectively, we are both very innovative companies, so it made sense to combine our skills and expertise to offer this unique solution to the market. Following discussions with customers, we are inspired by the overwhelming interest and enthusiasm in this technology and we fully recognise its potential to help remove waste from the supply chain.”
To conclude the event, customers enjoyed a dinner on-site hosted by representatives from ABG and Maan Engineering.
Maan’s linerless solution will feature on ABG’s stand #6A37 at Labelexpo Europe 2023 on 11-14 September at Brussels Expo. Visitors can also visit the Maan stand #11D23, where they can engage directly with the team and explore opportunities with their suppliers as well.
About A B Graphic
Established in 1954, ABG is a market leader in digital finishing equipment. The company has nearly 400 employees worldwide, with more than 200 employed in the UK. During the course of their nearly 70 years of business, ABG has installed over 11,000 machines worldwide for 2,500 customers.
With each site being a centre for excellence for a specific range of products, ABG has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Germany and Spain. Sales and service offices are located in the UK, Germany, USA, France, Holland and Spain, and with a worldwide network of distribution partners, ABG is well placed to provide comprehensive support to businesses globally.