Actega Booth 7A37
EcoLeaf by Actega Metal Print is a sustainable technology for producing metalization graphics by saving a significant amount of material, costs and production time compared to today’s conventional processes, says Actega. Designed for use in a wide variety of applications, EcoLeaf technology offers opportunities wherever foil is used today and creates new business opportunities for applications where metalization has been unaffordable. Using a process in which metal flakes are applied onto substrates, the EcoLeaf metalization unit is integrated inline into conventional and digital printing presses to deliver elegant, highly precise metalization effects with a tactile feel.
Aluminium Féron Booth 6C16
Aluminium Féron, a specialized manufacturer of durable substrates for labels and tags, will offer its versatile print product range at Labelexpo Europe, including the brands Monotex, Tritex, and Quartex. The company will introduce its new laser printable polyester film, Monotex, with enhanced anti-static properties. Besides this, the company will present a brand-new laser printable polyolefin film, which will create new application possibilities.Moreover, solutions for thermal transfer printing on high temperature aluminum, as well as materials for RFID protection, will also be shown.
Asahi Photoproducts Booth 5A34
Asahi Photoproducts will be displaying its full array of flexographic plates and plate technology at Labelexpo Europe. The company will feature Asahi’s CleanPrint, a technology that has evolved over time to enhance clean flexographic printing. Asahi CleanPrint is designed to facilitate kiss touch printing pressure. Lighter printing pressure ensures constant repeatability of printing quality during the production run, as well as longer plate life. This characteristic is achieved with Asahi-engineered photopolymer chemistry that reduces the surface energy of the printing plate and enables better ink transfer to the substrate during printing. CleanPrint has the beneficial effect of reducing ink filling-in the mid-tone area during the printing run, leading to fewer cleaning intervals and less press downtime for a highly sustainable flexographic printing process.
Ashland Booth 4C23
Ashland provides solutions for narrow-, mid- and wide-web applications for the packaging and converting industry. The company’s water-based laminating adhesives open new possibilities for using flexible packaging instead of traditional packaging. Faster curing adhesives improve converter productivity. Anchorage promoters and print receptive primers enhance the allure of products on the shelf. Functional coatings, primers, heat seal or cold seal adhesives and flexographic UV/EB, H-UV or LED curable varnishes and laminating adhesives are expertly formulated to meet customers’ most stringent requirements in areas such as food and beverage, shipping, transportation, health and beauty, industrial, postage and security printing.
Azon Printer Booth 8B01
Azon Printer, a worldwide manufacturer of digital inkjet printers, will showcase its Azon Matrix industrial platform, based on Ricoh Gen5 printheads and with a cutting solution. With live demonstrations, visitors will have a chance to see these new printing solutions on a broad range of substrates, with output quality of 2880 dpi with varnish, 3-D and Braille printing. The Matrix series can print directly onto any type of material like PET, ABS, polycarbonate, TPU, wood, stone, glass and more up to 200 mm in height.
Bobst Booth 3A59/11A50
Bobst, along with its digital printing competence center Mouvent, are set to reveal a portfolio of new products at Labelexpo Europe. Visitors will be able to see four completely digitalized production processes across a digital native press, equipped with water-based inks, a new world premiere UV/flexo hybrid printing machine and a DigiFlexo press. The latest innovations include Ink-on-Demand (IoD), Highly Automated Liquid (HAL) and DigiColor – solutions designed to set a new course for the industry’s future, the company says. The IoD inking system replaces conventional inking reservoirs with a single rubber pipe that dispenses 30 grams of ink to the print unit. The system eliminates ink trays and chambered doctor blades and performs fully automated washing of the print unit in less than one minute. Meanwhile, the Bobst M6 press will be featured in the Flexible Packaging Arena in Hall 11.
BST eltromat International Booth 5D23
Labelexpo Europe will mark the first exhibition in which BST eltromat exhibits under its new slogan: “perfecting your performance.” The company’s solutions for web monitoring and 100% inspection in label and packaging printing will be in focus. The company will also showcase web guiding, register control, color measurement, and color management in offset printing. In the web monitoring and 100% inspection area, the product line ranges from the TubeScan family 100% inspection systems of partner Nyquist Systems, a member of the BST group of companies since the beginning of 2019, and the POWERScope 5000 video web monitoring system to the iPQ-View and iPQ-Check high-end systems. With technology partner Hybrid Software, BST eltromat will show how to integrate the Smart Data Preparation software option for the iPQ-Center with Hybrid Software’s solutions, as well.
Canon Booth 4A05
Canon will premiere the UV inkjet press Océ LabelStream 4000 series at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. Targeted at the production of high-quality self-adhesive labels, the press will be displayed in a fully integrated, single-pass hybrid label conversion line. Experience tailored label conversion in a hybrid configuration at 75 m/m, with a selection of flexo stations, cold foiling and semi-rotary diecutting – to deliver a new level of production efficiency.
CADlink Technology Booth 3E80
Digital Factory RIP software from CADlink provides a workflow solution that enables automated production using inexpensive laser toner printers, alongside desktop-sized sheet or roll-fed cutting devices. The combination of Digital Factory RIP software’s advanced color management technology and white toner handling provides vibrant, color accurate printing results on media of all colors. Bar code-based cutting support on a separate cutting device provides automated diecutting of printed designs quickly, easily and accurately.
Colop Skopek Booth 8B10
The e-mark is a mobile (battery-operated) electronic marking device, based on inkjet technology, that works in combination with an app where full-color imprints can be applied on a variety of materials with a simple sideways movement. With an app for smartphones or tablets (Android or iOS) or software for PCs, imprints can be designed quickly and individually. Via WLAN, the data is sent to the e-mark. Templates, texts or logos can be stamped instantly, too. Date, time or numbering functions are included, as well as a bar code and QR code generator.
Cosmo Films Booth 5D05
Films and Synthetic Paper
Cosmo Films will be showcasing its new range of labeling films and synthetic paper at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe. The new products on display have been designed for keeping with the latest trends such as sustainability, transparency, premium finish substrates and personalization. Some of the products are both side top-coated pressure sensitive label films for repositionable and removable label applications, matte coated pressure sensitive label films for the labeling of high-end personal care products, transparent in-mold label films for both PP and PE Injection molding and high tear resistant synthetic paper for tags and labels.
CSW Germany Booth 4A29
At Labelexpo Europe, CSW Germany will be offering its portfolio of cold foil solutions for flexo, as well as offset printing transfer films for various applications. These include paper, board, aluminum, film and more. The company will be showcasing designs of these films, which include silver, colored, holographic patterns, plus others.
Dalim Software Booth 8A30
Dalim Software GmbH, headquartered in Kehl, Germany, offers efficient, scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of cross-media content, focusing on globally operating companies in the media and communication industry. Since 1985, the publishers, publication printers, agencies and brand owners can be found among the company’s customers, as well as a variety of quality- and service-oriented premedia companies and printers of all sizes. They use Dalim Software technologies to the fullest extent to produce the modular software engines Twist, Dialogue Engine and ES, which offer specialized collaborative solutions for media content.
delfort Booth 5B14
delfort has developed a release-base paper that answers the high demand for a high-quality, eco-friendly product. Tersil UltraLight Base boasts a low weight of 35 g/m2, making it almost 40% lighter than other competing products on the market. The thinness of the product, in combination with efficient production processes, means more labels per ton of paper are made, downtime and waste are decreased, and 38% less changeovers on the coater are necessary.
Dienes Booth 4A30
Knife Positioning System
Dienes is a supplier of knives, knife holders and slitting systems for industrial applications. At Labelexpo, Dienes will present the automatic knife positioning system “Dienes label slit 4.0” to enable minimal setup times and excellent cuts. It can be used for crush-, razor blade- and shear cutting. For slitting the narrowest cutting widths, the DS4 shear cut knife holder is used, in particular. It is an easy-to-use operable, highly stable knife holder designed for the narrowest slit widths from 19mm.
Domino Booth 9A60
Domino will be demonstrating the capabilities of its K600i digital UV inkjet printer at Labelexpo Europe. The 445mm wide dual bar, high speed K600i will be integrated with an ABG Omega SRI (slitter, rewinder and inspection unit) and will be printing 100% verified, high resolution, machine readable codes onto diecut labels. The K600i’s integration with ABG’s Omega SRI unit, which the company says is one of the fastest slitter rewinders on the market, will allow Domino to demonstrate how variable data can be printed at high speed onto labels with 100% verification, and with virtually no waste.
DNP Imagingcomm Europe Booth 3A24
Thermal Transfer Ribbon
DNP will highlight the new V300 thermal transfer ribbon at the event. In harsh environments, the product delivers crisp, dark images on many different materials. V300 is highly resistant to a wide range of solvents and other chemicals. During Labelexpo 2019, this flat-head resin will be showcased in different applications. Visitors can also arrange a sample to test in their specific situations.
E21 Design Technologies Booth 11A29
E21 specializes in the creation and design of processes focused on dosing and industrial automation. It offers full-range solutions for dosing and dispensing both offset and flexo inks. All its systems are capable of working with conventional, UV, UV-LED offset inks and water-based, solvent-based, UV and UV-LED flexo inks. Because each user is different, every solution is made with a high degree of personalization to fit the customer’s exact needs. E21’s products also provide high added value through system dimensioning and layout definition, stock management, production traceability, consistent color and cost reduction.
Eclipse Label Equipment Booth 8B16
Eclipse Label Equipment will showcase its series of digital label finishing machines at Labelexpo Europe, including additional finishers that are set to be unveiled. All products from the Eclipse Mini to the top-of-the-line LF350s come with digital cutting, lamination, waste matrix removal and final rewind as standard with optional extras available. Eclipse works with label producers looking for extra flexibility and manufacturers looking to cut costs by bringing their label production in house.
Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH Booth 4B60
Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH will launch two new Tego RC Silicones that enable its customers to reduce label material and costs by developing more sustainable label solutions. Tego RC 1904 provides premium release force in high-speed label applications. The one-component product provides excellent curing performance with high subsequent adhesion and good anchorage. A new release coating based on Tego RC 730 offers top face protection for direct thermal linerless labels. It delivers enhanced direct thermal printing performance even on non-top coated thermal papers. The thermoprint and dispensing process of labels coated with Tego RC 730 blends will be demonstrated at the booth.
EyeC Booth 4C61
EyeC will present its comprehensive print inspection solutions for all formats and materials. The systems ensure high quality and conformity standards for labels, flexible packaging, and leaflets throughout the entire production process. EyeC will display its latest developments for prepress proofing, including an advanced imposition workflow. Visitors will also see its inline solutions for the inspection of printed web (EyeC ProofRunner Web and EyeC Quality Link) in action. Besides the sample testing systems (EyeC Proofiler 400 DT Enhanced and EyeC Proofiler 600 DT), the company will showcase the EyeC Proofiler 1200 DT with scan size up to 1,270 x 915 mm.
FAG Graphic Systems Booth 3E50
FAG will display its comprehensive line of quality control units, proposing solutions for all needs in every step within the preparation, production and control process. The FAG Fluo DX is a need in the security printing area to check non-visible colors. It is a pocket size measuring device and easy to use. This new instrument is the latest development of the well-known FAG Fluo, with a new LCD allowing more visible features directly on the display without transferring any data into the PC. The company will also show the FAG Flex³ Pro, with its new software version with the HDRC function, displaying more details for the 3D Dot analysis.
Flexo 24 Booth 4E20
Flexo 24 creates flexographic digital plates through the uploading of the PDF file for flexo, and the company will present its new package of improvements for integrated services. The “Fast buy” images show an easy preset configuration of the plates. Flexo 24 is utilizing the most well known European methods of payment to be closer to its regional customers and clients (Apple Pay, Sofort, Bancontact and more).
Flexo Concepts Booth 7A27
Flexo Concepts will promote the benefits of its TruPoint Orange doctor blade at Labelexpo Europe. Featuring exclusive MicroTip technology, Orange delivers high-precision metering and helps printers eliminate pressroom issues such as UV ink spitting, start-up waste, short blade life and operator injuries. Many key industry OEMs are shipping Orange as the standard blade with new installations, the company says, and have again selected the blade to demonstrate the effectiveness of their presses at the show.
Gallus / Heidelberg Booth 5C31, 5B28
Having the motto “Powered by Your Trust,” Gallus, as a Heidelberg Group company, will focus on its most popular narrow web presses at Labelexpo Europe: two Gallus Labelmasters and a Gallus Labelfire will be on display. The Labelmaster will be demonstrated with the new Rotary Die-Cut Quick System (RDC Quick) and the brand new Digital Printbar, an inkjet unit enabling digital printing of an opaque white comparable to screen printing. The Gallus Labelfire campaign will cover full variable data printing with all possibilities – using digital inkjet printing in combination with flexo and screen printing. Also, the Gallus Smartfire for entry-level digital printing with ultra-short runs will be shown.
Global Graphics Booth 9A15
Global Graphics Software will be displaying its suite of screening technologies, which corrects quality defects that are common in inkjet output so that converters and print shops can run a higher proportion of jobs digitally, confident that their customer will pay for them.The ScreenPro screening engine, Advanced Inkjet Screens and PrintFlat have all been designed to overcome streaking, mottling and banding artifacts which, in some instances, are preventing converters from being able to sell their output.Particularly affected are flat tints, such as blue sky and some flesh tones, areas where, without correction inkjet presses struggle to compete with offset lithography and flexography.
GMG Color Booth 6A22
At Labelexpo Europe, GMG will demonstrate its color management solutions for color-accurate proofing in packaging printing. Complex packaging designs and layouts, including spot colors, can now be simulated with color accurate proofs on media close to packaging production substrates. This also includes transparent or metallic film using the Epson SC-S80600. Driven by GMG ColorProof and GMG OpenColor, this solution improves the color appearance of mock-ups and brings proofs to a closer look and feel of real production samples.
Gutenberg ERP Booth 11F25
Gutenberg ERP is a new generation of Management Information System (MIS) dedicated for the label industry. It is web based, accessible from any device (Mac, PC, Linux, Android, iOS) and based on the same technology used by big internet companies. Automatic quotations, production control, inventory control, and Industry 4.0 connected machines are the pillars on which the company has built its software to be in control of its users’ companies.
H.B. Fuller Booth 11D43
H.B. Fuller will be answering attendees’ questions as to what’s the best PSA for a no-label look, as well as how to prevent water whitening on labels. H.B. Fuller’s product range is expanding across all main technologies, and the company will introduce Fulltak SE 8116 to the market at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe as its most recent water-based, acrylic adhesive for special applications and showcase Swift melt 1838, a high-performance hot-melt PSA for the logistics label market. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions from visitors to the company’s stand.
Hönle Booth 4B67
UV specialist Hönle will present curing systems for package and label printing at Labelexpo Europe. The high-performance curing system LED powerline Flexo was designed for curing highly reactive inks in flexo printing applications. It has a maximum output > 25 W/cm² and is offered as air-cooled or water-cooled version. UV-/LED-Hybrid can be used as a conventional UV or LED-UV device by simply changing the cartridge. The control unit instantly recognizes what kind of technology is equipped and adjusts all parameters automatically. jetCURE LED reaches intensities > 18 W/cm², and its length can be adjusted in a 41 mm grid to the individual printing application.
Italstick Booth 5E09
Italstick Italy is a manufacturer of a full range of self-adhesive materials for offset, silk-screen, flexo and digital printing, in sheets and in reels, and they will be on display at Labelexpo Europe. The company is recognized for self-adhesive sheets, from conventional sizes to customized ones, top quality assured by certified process and top European raw materials, the use of acrylic water based adhesives, products in conformity with the EU Norm 71 part 3 “Safety of toys” and the migration of certain elements.
Iwasaki International Inc. Booth 7B43
Iwasaki will exhibit its semi-rotary flexo label printing machine for short and medium run jobs at Labelexpo Europe. IF330 will perform short setup times and fast job changes while also saving costs for plates and tooling. The plate and tool size offer low running costs when compared with full rotary flexo. Company experts will be on-hand to showcase the IF330 at its booth.
Kao Collins Booth 5E15
Kao Collins is a global provider of inkjet solutions. Through the development of eco-friendly solutions, Kao Collins seeks to maximize opportunities where inkjet can provide value and facilitate growth. Since 1980, the company has introduced solutions that enable customers and OEMs to reduce costs, increase productivity and expand offerings to various markets - graphics, commercial print, packaging, labeling, and consumer products. On display will be new inkjet inks for high-speed, single-pass printing, including water-based, oil-based, solvent-based, UV-, LED-, and EB-curable technologies.
Kocher+Beck Booth 11C30
In 2019, Kocher+Beck is presenting a booth packed with highlights, such as the latest GapMaster version, as well as new developments from the company’s various departments. A fully capable offline-diecutting line will be presented during live demos at the Kocher+Beck booth. In addition to new fabrics, Kocher+Beck will be presenting the new compact screen development system. A further attraction will be the new generation of the Kocher+Beck GLUEX non-stick coating flexible dies.
Labeltech Booth 6A51
Labeltech will present its latest generation slitter-rewinder, Ortles, in two versions: a standard rewinder with E+L Smartscan inspection system and an advanced version with automatic knife positioning Lavaredo and semi automatic turret rewinder Vajolet. A new product is the Stelvio330 digital converting machine with sleeve flexo varnish, cold foil, full/semi rotary diecutting and UV LED curing. The smallest machine of the company portfolio, the Sciliar 260 bidirectional horizontal rewinder, will be showcased with the REA JET inkjet variable data marker and BST Tubescan 4K inspection system.
Label Traxx Booth 9A10
Label Traxx will be introducing dedicated flexible packaging workflows for companies selling unsupported films, sachets and pouches by weight, including estimating and order processing. HP Indigo users can now retrieve their actual clicks and material usage by job from HP PrintOS for accurate job costing purposes. Demonstrations of Siteline will also take place. Siteline is Label Traxx’s new online interface where customers can order repeat labels, view product specifications, see order history and now they can approve proofs–from their mobile device, when they want.
Lemu Group Booth 4C05
The Lemu Group will be showcasing its GTU Glue-less turret rewind systems, complemented with the company’s fully automated roll label packaging system designed for high-speed use. These systems allow converters to print, diecut, turret rewind and immediate sleeve and package finished rolls of labels in one pass. Lemu also has an entire line of modular converting modules for narrow and mid-web widths. Also on display will be the Teyman inspection slitter-rewind system with a two spindle automatic turret rewind system and optional diecut station.
Lemorau Booth 6A23
Lemorau will showcase a total of eight machines at Labelexpo Europe. These include the company’s most recent developments, the MEBR+ modular digital finishing machine and the Digi LC entry level digital printing, coating and finishing machine. Plus, the company will be displaying the ICR3 inspection and finishing machine; the EBRM+ rotary and semi-rotary table top finishing machine; a CRM table top slitter rewinder; an automatic and manual core cutter CTA and CT, and two ER400 roll lifters in standard and 2,000 mm sizes.
Logopack Booth 4B60
Logopak’s backing-free eco labels offer greater savings potential with the Eco-Labeller. Assuming an annual consumption of more than 15 million A6 labels, this results in: Avoidance of 14,504 kg Co²; a savings of 13,946 kg waste per year; 15,768,000 A6 labels per year. This label material does not require thermal transfer foil for printing and will be of particular interest to the shipping industry. The thermal transfer foils contain the negative print of all printed dispatch information.
Longford International Booth 5D18
Longford will be showcasing the OS700X triple motor surge feeder–designed for the creation of ECL labels (extended content booklet labels). The OS700X easily integrates with any make of press or off-line finishing system for use with inline or pre-printed base material. The OS700X can place booklets on the web at speeds of up to 35,000 booklets per hour with a placement tolerance of +/- 0.020” (0.5mm).
MacDermid Graphics Solutions Booth 5A17
The MacDermid Graphics Solutions stand will feature ways to elevate print with flat-top dot technology. In addition, the company will showcase the latest products in its award-winning LUX In-The-Plate product portfolio. On display will be the LAVA NW-M thermal processing unit in the booth to highlight the latest addition to its thermal processing systems. From sheet plate to liquid resins, MacDermid offers all options for photopolymer plates and platemaking equipment.
MDV Group Booth 9B36
MDV Group will be showcasing material flexibility, with two digital imaging technologies being demonstrated live, namely water-based inkjet and dry toner-based printing. Print samples of these and other technologies will be available for visitors to evaluate. XTP, a group development, is an example of a conformable, durable polyolefin, which is toner and inkjet printable. Fluolux and Ultrasilver papers showcase excellent imagery, digitally printed with white toner using Color-Logic software. Synthetic materials for Indigo technologies will be available, as well.
Melzer Booth 6C10
Smart Label Production
Melzer is a global supplier of RFID technology and has been serving the industry with customized solutions for more than 60 years. Production lines for smart labels, tickets and luggage tags with patented transponder selection, integrated punching units, trim removal and various other options will be discussed at the event. Melzer also offers fully automatic machinery solutions, producing high-end documents like e-ID cards, driver licenses, e-passports and more with excellent quality.
Mühlbauer Booth 6D55
Mühlbauer will be exhibiting state-of-the-art solutions for low, medium and high-volume personalization and converting of RFID tags. The focus is on Mühlbauer’s new RFID Converting Line CL light, which covers a high range of possibilities - dry inlay, wet inlay, smart labels and tickets, from reel to single or from reel to reel - all in one modular system. The CL light includes reel-to-reel antenna web handling, label/ticket lamination, diecutting, as well as output testing.
Nyquist Systems Booth 5E05
Nyquist Systems, a member of the BST Group, will show the brand new TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k, which is equipped with German-made 9-megapixel camera technology. Moreover, Nyquist will have a bidirectional label inspection machine with pharma mode at its booth. Workflow is also a big topic for the company: the QLink Workflow solution from Nyquist offers TubeScan users new possibilities for synchronization, data handling, and error editing with relatively low investment. Together with the BST Group’s technology partner Hybrid Software, the company will show different advantages for prepress, which saves time, money and waste.
Odesyo Booth 8B02
Odesyo will unveil its patented Smijet inline color controller, showing its latest printing control technologies. To reduce printing waste, this inline color quality controller has been enhanced to outperform traditional systems (sampling or RGB cameras). Fitted with AI and a patented wide-spectrum sensor, Smijet carefully checks 100% of the printed surface, instantly tracking the consistency of color reproduction and print faults, regardless of the substrate. It operates inline and at production speeds.
Omet Booth 6C49-53
Omet will be running live demos on three machines at Labelexpo Europe, plus the new version the of XFlex line. Beyond the new line, there will be an iFlex and the XJet powered by Durst, a high-powered hybrid press.XJet powered by Durst offers a wide range of inline multi-process technologies for finishing requirements (cold foil, hot foil, embossing, varnishing, peel and seal, delam-relam), as well as efficient converting solutions such as Omet Monotwin-Cut variable size diecut, Omet Twist easy-change die and Omet Rock’n’Roll matrix stripping.
Orthotec Booth 7B19
SRFD3030 is a suitable converting machine to have screen printing, flat-bed hot-stamping, semi-rotary flexo and rotary diecutting in one line without paper loop or swing to increase efficiency and generate less waste. The converting area of the SRFD machine can be 300mm x 300mm or 400mm x 400mm. Orthotec has 40 years of flat-bed and 20 years’ semi-rotary knowledge to combine all converting in one line.
Pantec Booth 5A36
Products with refined labels stand out and help brand owners “win the battle on the shelf.” Even everyday products are asking for an attractive packaging design nowadays. Embellishment solutions – such as 3D spatial images or lenses – open up new possibilities. With the rotary system Swift, Pantec demonstrates how body care products can be embellished efficiently with lenses, holograms and metallic hot foils. In addition, the production of high-quality spirits and wine labels will be shown on the new flatbed system Rhino E.
Polar-Mohr Booth 6C43
Long-time Labelexpo exhibitor Polar, based in Hofheim, Germany, will showcase its diecutting solutions at the event. A diecutter at the Polar booth will be available to demonstrate the functioning of a workflow for small and medium-sized runs. Polar’s label experts will be on site to discuss efficient diecutting technology for all demands, as well.
ProPhotonix Booth 4E70
UV LED Curing
ProPhotonix will exhibit its range of configurable UV LED curing systems, the Cobra Cure FX Series, at Labelexpo Europe. These compact UV LED lamps deliver up to 20 W/cm2. Two new additions will also be on display. Cobra Cure FX1 Max utilizes ProPhotonix’s expertise in Chip-on-Board LED to deliver a 20% increase in intensity from the same compact Cobra Cure FX1 form factor. Cobra Cure Mini has been developed specifically for applications where space and weight are key considerations. Control electronics are housed separately to a compact light head that delivers up to 6W/cm2.
Pulse Roll Label Products Booth 3C64
Pulse Roll Label Products will unveil the next evolution of its high-strength PureTone and PureTone Food Packaging Compliant (FPC) UV flexo inks, which have been reformulated to respond to recent regulatory changes and comply with the latest EuPIA guidelines and industry standards. A closed loop color management approach will see live color matching and prepress proofing, showcasing the updated PureTone color database. Demos of its PureAqua water-based flexo ink system, formulated for use on multiple substrates, will also be featured. Other UV flexo developments include its new PureBright Silver and Gold metallic inks and PureFinish cold foil adhesive.
Re Booth 9C36
Re will be highlighting its latest web guiding systems and print inspection solutions at Labelexpo Europe. Re’s new color line sensor PTS25 has been designed to identify the position of solid lines, broken lines, printed edges, web edges and patterns of any kind on a moving web even at the highest web speeds. Thanks to the assisted calibration and its high precision and reliability to identify color differences, PTS25 provides a human-machine experience and an increase in productivity.
RK PrintCoat Instruments Booth 6D19
Sample preparation system and coating technology specialist RK PrintCoat Instruments will show a variety of flexo and gravure color communication systems. From the inexpensive K Hand Coater, to the VCML Pilot Coater, RK will display its VCML Pilot coater; a reel to reel machine developed for printing, coating, and laminating for R&D, product development, QC, along with its FlexiProof 100/UV machine. This unit incorporates the features required for QC and R&D of flexo inks.
Ruco Booth 6A27
Printing ink specialist Ruco Druckfarben will be taking part in Labelexpo Europe. Known for its comprehensive portfolio of ink systems, the Eppstein, Germany based company will be showcasing its latest developments, introducing another new UV screen printing ink series with a new selling proposition and various optimized inks. As a supplement to Ruco’s 905UV-LM series, the Eppstein specialists have created a product that will make printers sit up and take notice: series 963UV-SF rotary screen printing inks. These universally applicable, low-viscosity inks for printing onto plastic films are completely silicone-free – which allows much more freedom in planning the production process in combination printing.
Sandon Global Booth 7E51
Sandon arrives at the event with its sixth consecutive European Flexographic Industry Association “Supplier Of The Year” Gold Award. The company will be sharing its anilox knowledge with delegates, demonstrating why the company has received back-to-back industry accolades, including a Queens Award for International Trade. Its anilox technical team will be available to discuss a range of engravings, including FluidUV, covering both solid and tone work, ProjectBLUE, Sandon’s Ultra HD solution. GMX is designed to apply special coatings and inks, including tactile and HOW, offering four opacity levels of opaque white while maintaining press speed.
Schobertechnologies Booth 8A52
Schobertechnologies will display the RSM550-Digi-Varicut with Vector technology to cut digital printed materials for the manufacturing of the in-mold labels and folding boxes. It has a hybrid drive technology for format-independent processing of digitally printed films and packaging materials. The drive technology combines continuous and intermittent processes during the cutting process. This is done with the in-setting procedure to register to the printing. In this way, a large number of print format lengths can be covered with a tool circumference.
Sihl Booth 6C15
Flexible Packaging Films
Sihl will present a cross-section of its broad portfolio. This will include applications from the Facestock, Durables and Pressure Tac ranges. The new Packaging range will be included at the event for the first time. Artysio is the company’s new solution for digitally printed flexible packaging films with water-based inkjet technology, which meet the requirements of the packaging market through targeted functionality. Sihl’s new packaging films enable a wide range of packaging applications that can be printed with water-based inkjets and sealed with heat and ultrasound.
Sistrade Booth 9A39
This year, Sistrade will present the latest version v.12 of Sistrade MIS|ERP, where a number of new features and improvements will help with labels, flexible packaging and packaging. To enable the companies to be a part of the Industry 4.0 transformation, contributing to an enhance in automation and increase production efficiency, the latest version of Sistrade MIS|ERP data collection interface is now simpler and more user-friendly, as well as accurate and easy to follow with the increased use of high charts.
Tea Adhesivos Industriales Booth 3E46
Tea Adhesivos will showcase its offerings of booklets, multi-layer labels, and RFID and NFC solutions. A European label company located in Spain, Tea Adhesivos Industriales has its own printing machinery for multiple specialty labels. The company uses advanced technology to design and produce labels that best fit its customers’ needs.
Teg Technologies Booth 7B15
Teg Technologies will be showcasing technologies for the cleaning of anilox rollers, and SITEXCO provides enhanced systems to help printers and converters achieve better print in a simple and smart way. Laser technology is clean and sustainable for the environment, and the experience of Teg Technologies has led the company to guarantee the performance of its technology through continuous evolution. Enhanced software programs, together with expertise and advanced laser technology, provide safe and effective solutions for cleaning needs.
theurer.com Booth 6A62
A supplier of ERP software for the printing and packaging industry, theurer.com presents its latest development: mobile dashboards that allow the easy and fast distribution of live production data from the ERP software combined with general information for employees. Based on the ERP-software theurer.com C3 spreading information and organizing processes is made easy and intuitive. Specialized for the printing and packaging industry, theurer.com employs specialists who know their way through all specific business processes and help with quick setups.
TWS Booth 8C16
TWS is the Italian distributor of Amsky, a range of flexo CTP solutions for labels and packaging production. Factory staff of Amsky and employees of Sisgraphic (Amsky distributor in Spain) will join TWS at Labelexpo Europe, where the company will be showcasing the new Ctp Amsky Aura 1524, the latest range with plate sizes of 900 x 1,200 mm and enhanced imaging quality. Smaller units like the Amsky Aura 800 AL and Aura 600E will also be displayed. Diecutting will be present with the new JWEI LST-0604-RM, as well.
UP Group–Shanghai Booth 3E68
Shanghai UPG will exhibit its UPG-1A and UPG-1B digital label printers, which are based on Memjet thermal inkjet technology, with a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1585 dpi. They can reach 18 m/m without quality loss, the company says. The advanced aqueous dye ink offers vibrant colors, better water-fastness and light-fastness with eco-friendly features.
Valloy Booth 8B23
Valloy Inc. will show an affordable digital label printer, Bizpress 13R, allowing for an easy migration into digital. It’s a 7.3 m/m single pass, digital label press specializing in printing material compatibility. It supports a wide range of substrates like flexible package film, glassine paper, PE, PVC, direct thermal paper and even aluminum foil, as well as normal uncoated papers, PET or PP films. On top of that, the digital blade diecutter, Duoblade SX and auto sheet-fed digital blade diecutter, Duoblade F, will be also shown.
Visitors to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, the world’s biggest label and package printing industry trade show, will be able to deepen their technical knowledge of flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels with the introduction of dedicated expert-led master classes and a workshop. These bring the number of in-depth technical learning programs to four – the show’s most extensive educational schedule to date.
Led by the Label Academy, the industry’s global training one-stop shop, the new master class and workshop will run simultaneously as half-day sessions on Thursday September 26, from 9 AM. The new Flexible Packaging master class will be hosted by Label Academy founder Mike Fairley alongside other leading experts and aims to equip label converters looking to enter or expand their production into flexible packaging with the essential technical knowledge required. This includes substrates, design and origination, printing and converting. Participants will learn how ink components interact with drying and curing technologies, and with packaging line demands. Current legislation, including ink migration, will also be addressed.
The new Self-Adhesive Label Materials workshop will be hosted by Labelexpo’s strategic director Andy Thomas-Emans, alongside other experts in the field of self-adhesive label substrates. Participants will learn how self-adhesive laminates are made; the importance of materials and the need for different adhesives; why different laminate constructions are needed, their usage and how to identify them; and use of different self-adhesive test methods. The workshop also provides an insight into the correct methods for handling and storage of unprinted and printed laminates, and management of material waste.
Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, says, “We are delighted to offer our most extensive educational schedule yet, with the addition of two new expert-led programs at Labelexpo Europe’s 40th anniversary edition. The show is known for being the place where visitors can top up their in-depth knowledge of the latest technical developments driving progress and see it in action on site.
“Flexible packaging has an annual global rate of around five percent - one of the highest across all printing sectors,” Millburn adds. “The dedicated master class will give label converters a valuable insight into its potential, and they can build on this knowledge by watching live digital and flexo press line demonstrations in the Flexible Packaging Arena. Self-adhesive labels continue to be Europe’s dominant label technology, so it’s vital that those involved in label production keep their knowledge fresh and relevant by taking advantage of this specialist workshop.”
A host of high-profile specialists are lined up to present at the learning programs. They include Alex Knott, senior technical service and development scientist at Dow Chemical Company and winner of the 2018 Label Industry Global Award for individual achievement, who will present on release liner substrates, and Christopher Ellison, FINAT president and managing director of OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group, who will be among the presenters at the Flexible Packaging master class.
Back by popular demand are two more master classes taking place at Labelexpo Europe 2019: Digital Label and Package Printing, and Inks, Coatings & Varnishes. Both will run on September 27. The digital printing master class will be hosted by Mike Fairley and leading experts from the fields of materials, prepress printing and finishing technology. The inks and coatings master class will be led by Andy Thomas-Emans and offers participants the opportunity to learn how inks, top and barrier coatings, primers and varnishes are being adapted and applied to modern narrow web converting operations.
Places on the master classes cost €695 (including the relevant Label Academy text book), while workshop places are €595. In either case, bookings include refreshments and lunch. Places are limited, so early booking is encouraged.