Thermoforming line (model THR650 WEBSKIN) with sustainable flat cardboard.
Efficiency and reliability, starting with thermoforming machines
In 2010 following a progressive generational change of management COLIGROUP Spa formed. This was in effect a passing of the baton of the founder, a managerial corporate reorganization and consolidation of the market shares and focus of the COLIMATIC brand.
The pillar to Coligroup’s sustained success is their continuous commitment to research and development. Coligroup’s primary aim is creating solutions capable of guaranteeing maximum efficiency and reliability. This dedication to delivering systems that cater to the current and future needs of their clients has ensured Colimatic’s position as the Italian leader of the thermoforming sector.
The food industry accounts for close to 60% of Coligroups turnover, while the remaining is spread across the medical industry and technical products. Through partnership with some of the most important brands in the packaging sector, both domestic and internationally, has led to the development and delivery of complete lines and the know-how to accept new challenges to satisfy the requests of the most creative customers.
Customised solutions for food production
The core Colimatic range includes:
- Thermoforming lines – The core of Coligroups business;
- Tray Sealing solutions;
- Combined vacuum and flow pack systems.
In addition to their core products Colimatic offer complete slicing lines, packaging in map and marking, lines for the production of cooking products commonly called cook-in, vacuum packaging with the support of shrink technology, automation and skin packaging. Colimatic offers a wide range of cutting-edge solutions that are characterized by reliability, high performance and the reduction of waste of precious food products in the process.
The THERA thermoforming machine: flexibility and quick format change
THERA thermoforming lines are the flagship of the Colimatic brand. Large continued investment in the development of this range has led Coligroup to be between the most experienced Italian manufacturer of thermoforming solutions.
Coligroup have lines installed and operating in more than 50 countries: these clients are equipped with the best of Italian technology. With a wide range of options available providing pack size flexibility and various capacities to cater to all customers requirements. Forming moulds and die configurations are designed according to product features and customer request.
Quick and easy die configuration changes are guaranteed thanks to the assisted hinged system for top chamber opening. This system results in the improved efficiency of the whole line. The touch-Screen HMI control panel and dedicated software in the THERA thermoforming allow an easy managing of all the parameters.
Cost savings on packaging material is an important added benefit of Colimatic packaging lines! Due to the flexibility of construction and thanks to the special vacuum system and MAP technology, THERA thermoforming lines will always have only 10 mm lateral scrap, ONLY on the bottom film! This results in a massive savings in terms of film consumption. All Colimatic lines components are standard. In partnership with the most renowned companies with worldwide distribution (Festo, Busch, Siemens) allowing for better and easy spare parts management.
Customer Care, Industry 4.0 and remote management for customer support
Colimatic’s corporate mission puts the Customer at the center of all activities. In its role of technology supplier Coligroup, can be defined as bespoke supplier providing solutions according to the individual needs of the customer. They offer professional consultation and carry out packaging and material trials to allow for effective fine-tuning of the entire production process. Aftersales service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through LISA® (a patented software for the integrated management of production in the “Industry 4.0” environment) Colimatic can intervene remotely to minimize unexpected machine downtime. This is enabled through real-time control of spare parts, management of maintenance and continuous monitoring of the machines vital parts.
Integration to the customers IT system for work orders acquisition and processing all the data and specifications that contribute to the quality of the final product. Thanks to the LISA® software package all process data can be stored and made available. The retrievable data includes information relating to performance (OEE) but also all the process parameters linked to the production batch for total traceability of the packs produced. Customer Care guarantees the fulfillment of any request for spare parts within 24 hours.
WEBSKIN sustainable packaging with in-line thermoforming machine
Colimatic believe that the quest for new environmentally sustainable technologies is one of the first goals that modern companies should have. This is because protecting the environment is the duty of us all. For this reason, Coligroup developed WEBSKIN, a new sustainable and recyclable packaging solution. Consumers are increasingly aware of their active role in the fight to limit the waste of resources and pollution: the environmental impact of a product’s packaging influences the choices of an increasing number of buyers.
WEBSKIN is Coligroup’s answer to the need of creating a recyclable and ecological package, without compromising the cost of the product to the final consumer. The WEBSKIN packaging process combines the efficiency and hygiene of the thermoforming process with the packaging design flexibility of tray sealing while optimising the usage of plastic material. Colimatic WEBSKIN uses a very high-quality cardboard bottom with a plastic percentage of less than 10% and is therefore totally recyclable in the paper; the lid (top) is separable and can be recycled in the plastic circuit, reducing the impact on the environment. The tray is made from a reel, with printed and customizable graphics, thus eliminating the costs of manufacturing, storing and managing pre-cut cardboard blanks.
This is combined with the increased aesthetic appeal and the improved product shelf-life of skin packaging. The manufacturer also has the ability to use the entire surface of the tray for graphics, marketing and cooking instructions. COLIMATIC packaging lines represent today one of the highest expressions of technology, experience and quality made in Italy.