Optimation Ltd of Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Ferrarini & Benelli

Headquartered in Romanengo in the province of Cremona, northern Italy, Ferrarini & Benelli design and manufacture equipment for corona surface treatment and plasma 3D treatment.

Highly skilled and qualified personnel take care of product design, software programming and engineering in-house, enabling F&B to develop bespoke solutions to meet specific customer requirements.

Through close cooperation with the major manufacturers of converting equipment, Ferrarini & Benelli have over 10,000 treaters installed around the globe.

Corona surface treatement increases the adhesion of inks, adhesives, lacquers and other coatings used in the processing of flexible packaging materials.  Ferrarini & Benelli have developed specific treatment systems for the following applications:

  • Blown Film Extrusion: single or double-sided treatment for LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and multi-layer structures.
  • Cast Extrusion: high-speed single and double-sided treatment for OPP, CPP, BOPP and PE.
  • Sheet Extrusion: single and double-sided treatment for rigid and hollow sheets.
  • Foil Extrusion: single and double-sided treatment of semi-rigid foil or foam.
  • Pipe Extrusion: patented system for internal surfaces for district heating systems and improvement of the bonding of polyurethane foam.
  • Laminating and Coating: to improve the bonding of adhesives with or without solvent and with water-based systems.
  • Flexographic and Gravure Printing: to improve the bonding of adhesives with or without solvent and with water-based, UV and EB systems.
  • Narrow web: for printing labels and adhesive tapes.
  • No-noise Effect: to guarantee no-noise effect for adhesive tapes.
  • Production of Cables, Pipes, Sections: to increase surface tension and improve the bonding of inkjet printing or adhesives.
  • Panel Production: corona treatment for sheet metal panels