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Collano, nolax and Emerell – Combined hot-melt activities

Curtain coating for streak free application on temperature sensitive substrates like clear-on-clear labels

SWITZERLAND • The new hot melt competence centre is called artimelt AG and has been operational since 1 April. Its headquarters are located at the production site of Collano in Sursee, where hot-melt adhesives have been manufactured for decades. Consistency of adhesives production and ongoing high Swiss quality are thereby ensured.

By housing the various competencies under one roof, artimelt AG has created larger, more powerful research, development, applications engineering and customer support teams. This benefits customers by providing access to a deeper pool of adhesives expertise and decades of experience. Markets served by artimelt include those for medical, label, tape, packaging, security applications and building.

Artimelt’s new Nordson high-tech coater supports coatings and applications testing to customers’ specific needs and is ideal for producing high quality, practical samples. Furthermore, small series can be manufactured whether to ease pressure in production or to simulate production on a real line.

Safe medical products: ISO 13485

artimelt provides adhesives for wound dressings, adhesive tapes and bandages and for fixing surgical drapes and blister pads. Product safety, versatility and short, dependable delivery times are essential here. artimelt has the necessary ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification to confirm the effectiveness of our processes.

The family-run company has been active in the adhesives business since 1947. 70 years and two generations later, artimelt is the sixth subsidiary of LAS Holding,  operates worldwide and employs approx. 45 people.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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