Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

ebeam Technologies makes label industry debut


PPSI will print ebeam-curable inkjet inks on multilayer flexible packaging film to showcase food-safe UV-curing technology.

ebeam Technologies, a brand of the COMET Group, is making its labeling industry debut at Labelexpo. The event marks the US unveiling the company’s new ebeam Inkjet Dryer (EID) system, which, according to ebeam Technologies, is the first curing system to enable the mass production of inkjet-printed personalized labels and packaging without the food contamination risk from photoinitiators that are required in UV-cured inks.

ebeam Technologies’ partner Prototype & Productions Systems, Inc. (PPSI) will print with ebeam-curable inkjet inks on multilayer flexible packaging film using its DICElab inkjet printer with food-safe inks by Collins InkJet and inline curing by EID. This demonstration will show visitors how EID-enabled inkjet printers produce high-quality, durable, food-safe finishes and thus that enable food brands to take full advantage of the benefits of digital printing: mass personalization of labels for food and drink products.

Elsa Callini, business development manager for Inkjet at ebeam Technologies, says, “Food brands are missing out on the market benefits of personalizing their products because of the risk associated with photoinitiator migration from the UV inks used to print on food contact materials. This need no longer be the case because the EID provides a compact curing stage for the new photoinitiator-free ebeam-curable inks. We are excited to see what doors might now be opened when it comes to label and package printing in the food industry, and it all starts at LabelExpo Americas.”

Visitors to ebeam Technologies' booth (3000) can explore how ebeam technology is revolutionizing food safety in narrow web and label printing.