Thursday, August 22, 2019

Toray and Codimag to collaborate at Labelexpo Europe 2019

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, scheduled for 24 to 27 September in Brussels, Toray will be collaborating with Codimag to demonstrate the benefits of waterless offset printing. Toray will be located in Hall 11, Booth number D02, at the show, while Codimag will be located just across the aisle in Booth number C10 and will be running live waterless offset printing demonstrations on its VIVA 420 intermittent (semi-rotary) press using Toray IMPRIMA LJ plates on a variety of different substrates. Toray’s show presence will feature the full array of waterless offset printing plates for label production.

Flint Group Packaging expands its Thermoflexx Brand at Labelexpo Europe 2019

Building on the outstanding success of ThermoFlexX digital imagers and Woodpecker Nano screening technology, Xeikon Prepress is launching a new and integrated prepress solution for digital flexo plates. 

Since Xeikon Prepress, as part of Xeikon, joined Flint Group in 2015, the two divisions combined forces in developing highly automated imaging devices and invested further into mutual R&D projects. Woodpecker Nano, a technology to create surface microstructures, is one of the innovations that was launched in April this year as a result of the unique expertise exchange between Xeikon Prepress and Flint Group’s Flexographic division. 

“After joining the Flint Group family, we suddenly were in the unique position of having the expertise of one of the leading plate manufacturers combined with our own vast experience of imaging systems, in-house, which is unseen in our industry. As we have optimized ThermoFlexX imagers and developed Woodpecker Nano surface screening, we are now going for the next level to integrate and combine these with new innovations”, notes Uwe Stebani, General Manager of Xeikon Prepress. “We are sure that industry experts will be excited to learn about our new integrated plate imaging solutions,” adds Christophe Lievens, Sales Director of Xeikon Prepress. “Labelexpo 2019 is a perfect opportunity to announce our vision of quality enhancement in flexo plate-making.”

What to expect from Toray at Labelexpo

We hope you will be as excited as we are about our new Imprima J line brochure. Not only is it eye-catching, but it emphasizes our dedication to doing our part to address the global climate emergency. You’ll also see how our impressive global dealer and distributor network continues to grow – see the map below and at our booth.

Xeikon Dry Toner Technology offers Comex highest levels of print quality across multiple substrates and applications

Comex, a leading printer in Poland for highly processed, technologically advanced self-adhesive labels has invested in a Xeikon 3030 digital label press designed with variable web widths and dry toner technology. The company states the investment strategy is to expand its business through increased production capabilities and continue to provide exceptional customer service in the region and beyond. Founded over 30 years ago as a commercial printer, Comex can now combine its unique and innovative RFID technologies with Xeikon’s latest dry toner technology to produce a broad range of complex multi-layer, peel-off labels and personalised designs for the pharmaceutical, flexible packaging, food, beverage and cosmetics industries as well as mass event tickets with varying levels of security for sporting and cultural events.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dantex to showcase expanding digital line-up at Labelexpo Europe

Dantex will be showcasing their expanding and highly versatile portfolio of UV inkjet digital printing solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (stand 3C15). Designed to meet every requirement with no minimum quantity, no waste and a super-fast turnaround, Dantex Pico digital solutions provide fast and easy label production and are suitable for both short or long jobs.

Two new PicoJet ‘reel to reel’ presses will be on show - the PicoJet 254 R and the PicoJet 350 R - both being sister models to the existing PicoJet 350 RF in-line modular digital platform. The versatile PicoColour 210 RF press will also be on display. All models offer superior quality, high speed and high productivity, are capable of printing CMYK +White and come available with a wide range of software and hardware options.

Omet to launch the new XFlex X7 at Labelexpo Europe

Omet is showcasing three machines on its two stands (C49 and C53, hall 6). This includes the launch of the Omet X7, the latest addition to the XFlex line, which can be seen live in action at the show. This machine is a flexo printing machine for labels and flexible packaging with 670mm (26 ") web width, able to carry out the most complex jobs in a simple way. Omet is also showcasing its XJet powered by Durst, the hybrid flexo + inkjet machine, and the first and only machine currently on the market able to produce shrink labels with combined printing.

The third machine on display is the small iFLEX, offering an 8-color flexo UV-LED configuration. This solution allows considerable energy savings and perfect drying at high speed. Unlike other entry-level machines on the market, iFlex is equipped with several new and highly sophisticated features that will help printers to reduce waste during the production process, time for job changeover and overall maintenance costs. 

AstroNova to premier two products at Labelexpo Europe

AstroNova TrojanLabel will premier two new products: the T2-L and the T3-OPX, at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

T2-L: Designed for flexible packaging, the T2-L (pictured) is the world’s first narrow-format, industrial-quality, water-based inkjet press that allows for seamless print and pack with all size print runs. With added laminating capabilities and inline heat-sealable cold lamination, the T2-L is a breakthrough into the industry for AstroNova.

T3-OPX: The anticipated T3-OPX, which makes its worldwide premiere at the show, is a next-generation overprinting solution with an extended print area (303.53 mm/11.95’’), extended resistance to both water and sunlight, extended printhead life and the ability to print directly on cardboard boxes, paper bags and more.

AVT’s Inspection solutions to help customers implement customized, Industry 4.0 prepress-to-finish workflows

AVT, part of Danaher’s Product Identification group (PID) and the world leader in print inspection, process control, and quality assurance solutions, will present integrated solutions for enhanced productivity and efficiency at Labelexpo Europe, in Brussels, Belgium. Co-located with sister company Esko at Booth #3C60, AVT will showcase its newest, most advanced automated inspection solutions for label and packaging applications supported by next-generation workflow automation solutions per Industry 4.0 “smart factory” production.

Workflow Automation and Quality Standards Control
Unsurpassed by competing AIS systems, AVT’s solutions enable converters to set cross-plant quality standards in tandem with Esko’s Automation Engine (AE) and X-Rite’s ColorCert. AVT’s AutoSet module automates job setup by streamlining prepress to pressroom connectivity from the ESKO Automation Engine to AVT’s inspection system. Meanwhile, the innovative iCenter platform empowers printers to tightly control cross-site quality standards ensuring global consistency.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Have you registered for PHARMA BRAND PROTECTION & PACKAGING 2019 Summit?

Packaging is no longer a reference to a box or a carton, but rather to a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout the whole supply chain that eventually leads to maximizing consumer value, sales, and hence profits. The ever-evolving global pharmaceutical packaging industry holds a market size of around $95 - $97 billion. This market is expected to witness a notable growth with a healthy CAGR of 6% to 7% in the coming years, owing to the increased R&D, new innovations in packaging materials, growth in generic market & rise in the trend of contract packaging. The brand matters and the companies need to protect it. They have worked hard to build the customers trust and loyalty. This industry is in a constant battle against counterfeiting & is thriving hard towards its Brand Protection.

The event will discuss the challenges of Brand Protection & Packaging in regards to Anti- Counterfeiting, Serialization, USP 661.1 & ICH Q3d guidelines. The event will witness the key decision makers & influencers from the leading pharmaceutical companies networking in the buyers sellers meet that is organized with many networking opportunities, Camp fire session & Build an action plan.

Rotocontrol expands its portfolio with Ecoline

The German manufacturer has expanded its European and North American portfolio by adding three Ecoline label finishing machines to its offering. Ecoline brand was launched six years ago by Rotocon specifically for South African converters, but quickly expanded with several installations across the other African countries and Australia.

The new product line available through Rotocontrol, includes RSI-340 and RSH-340 designed for inspection and slitting of printed labels, and the RDF-340, a fully customizable digital converting and finishing system. The machines will be promoted and serviced in Europe, as well as in North America through the local sales and service team at EMT International headquartered near Green Bay, Wisconsin.