Concurrent with Labelexpo, Kodak is opening a new Flexo Packaging Technology Center in Brussels, to be known as the Kodak Flexo HUB. The facility puts emphasis on partnerships with customers, OEMs, brands, and industry associations. At the HUB, customers will also have opportunities to see demonstrations of the Kodak Flexcel NX System, attend technical training, or have Flexcel NX Plates made for printing trials.
Earlier this year, Kodak opened a technology facility in Shanghai, China and announced a $15 million investment in Weatherford, OK, USA – the starting signal for a new manufacturing line for Kodak Flexcel NX Plates.
The Kodak booth also features:
- The strengths and technology differentiators of the Kodak Flexcel NX System, which delivers high-performing digital flexo plates. One of these features is the NX Advantage Technology, which includes advanced plate surface patterning capabilities to dramatically improve ink transfer efficiency in the broadest range of flexo printing applications. These capabilities can be experienced through live demonstrations on a Kodak Flexcel NX Wide 4260 System.
- Kodak continues to invest in Kodak UltraStream Inkjet Technology, and as it advances engagements with OEM partners to secure specific projects for packaging and labels. Leveraging its portfolio of Prosper Solutions the market is taking note of the first hybrid Kodak Prosper 6000S Press at Zumbiel for folding cartons, as well as installing a growing share of Prosper S-series Printheads imprinting on analog presses in this high-growth application. Kodak continues to expand the boundaries of digital print introducing environmentally-friendly water-based inks that are indirect food safety compliant for printing on plastic substrates.
- The Kodak Prinergy Platform offers enhanced packaging capabilities that enable customers to take advantage of one of the industry’s fastest growing markets. With increased automation and high quality output, printers can meet the needs of even the most exacting customer.
- The recently launched Prinergy Cloud Platform is an analytics-enabled cloud platform that offers printers new industry-first solutions to minimize cost and risk while driving business growth.
“Our presence at Labelexpo and the opening of our new Brussels Flexo HUB are clear testimony to the major importance Kodak attaches to the labels and packaging segment," says Chris Payne, president, Flexographic Packaging Division, Kodak. “It’s clear that together we’re only just starting to unlock the full capabilities of flexo printing”.. This latest in a series of Kodak investments demonstrates our strong commitment to flexographic print technology and the importance we place on collaboration.”