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German converter beta tests Xeikon's ICE toner

September 16, 2013

ICE toner can be used without first priming for all label types including heat-sensitive materials.

Specializing in the production of self-adhesive roll labels, Germany-based bsb-label is a fast-growing, independent arm of Bielefeld-based printers bsb-bentlage GmbH and Co KG. The international clientele of bsb-label is sourced from a range of diverse sectors, such as machine and vehicle construction, the bicycle industry, consumer goods and the food industry, renewable energy, sports equipment, electrical goods and tools. In August 2011, bsb-label purchased a Xeikon 3300. A significant reason for the purchase was the ISEGA certification of the QA toner, and thereby usability in direct contact with food in accordance with FDA regulations. This advantage extended the bsb-label product range considerably for the food industry.

In January 2013, the company began beta testing for Xeikon's new ICE toner, which, as with the tried and tested QA toner, can be used without first priming all the various types of labels and also for heat-sensitive materials such as PE and thermal labels. This process is enabled by reducing the fusing temperature from 10° C to 15° C.

“The tests we perform in the lab have proven the outstanding print quality and fade resistance of the ICE toner as well as its opaque white result," says Brigitte Alers, managing partner of bsb-label. “Since we are constantly developing individual customer solutions with the help of our development department and the laboratory, we welcome innovative developments by the system manufacturer. The demand for PE products from our customers is high, so we are pleased to have found a fitting solution with the ICE toner.”

Filip Weymans, director segment marketing Labels & Packaging at Xeikon, comments: “Until now, no dry toners have been developed that were suitable for printing on heat-sensitive materials. This has all changed now with our new ICE toner. The toner is tailored to the demands of the label printer and provides a versatile and efficient service for digital webfed printing."

Xeikon will present its latest developments, including the ICE toner, at Labelexpo in Brussels, Hall 9, Stand 45.

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