PACKstory: Covit integrates a cutting edge anodizing line into its operationsENES
Recently, Covit has integrated a cutting edge anodizing line for metal components into its international operations, assuring that its high quality aluminium products can be available for worldwide distribution. Covit approached WEBpackaging® with the proposal to create a PACKstory that would not only be integrated into the WEBpackaging site, but also on the Covit website. The presentation has been launched on both.
Everything begins with a need. In this case, a company needs an attractive, eye-catching aluminium closure for a new line of merchandise, to be sold internationally.
Covit has the know-how and in-house capabilities to develop elegant and attractive aluminium components. The company can efficiently handle the full project from design to delivery, according to customer requirements and deadlines.
When the company gives the go-ahead, everything agreed upon is set in motion and the real fun begins.
The process for creating aluminium components is quite complex and exacting. Each piece begins with a roll of sheet aluminium that's cut into small, circular discs and run though a stamping machine. The machine transforms the discs progressively into the designed shape.
After the transformation, the pieces are thoroughly cleaned in order to continue with additional operations.
Quality is very important to Covit and its clients. Automated optical quality control systems scan the surfaces of the pieces for imperfections and to ensure dimensions are correct.
The pieces that don't make the grade are set aside for recycling.
Next, they’re run through Covit’s anodizing baths, which comprise some of the most advanced and comprehensive facilities in the world for metal decoration. This stage is also where they’re coloured and finished to match client specifications.
Finally, the pieces are run through inspection again and the ones that pass are ready to be shipped. They're packed and loaded onto pallets and shipped both domestically and internationally, to be affixed to their counterpart bottles in client factories.
The components (now atop product-filled bottles) make their way into the marketplace to be purchased, a distinctive and attractive part of the product package.
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