Friday, October 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Adopting creative ways to address today’s challenges to be showcased in Paris, Xeikon, a market leader in digital color printing technology for the labels and packaging industry, is taking its worldwide What’s Next campaign to All4Pack. The show is taking place in Paris Nord, Villepinte, France, from November 14th until November 17th. Xeikon will be located on stand 6 L 136.
The focus of the four-day event will be on how operations can best position themselves for the future, which perfectly fits in the What’s Next campaign. All4Pack is the perfect occasion for customers to discover how they can stay on top of the market trends in the labelling and packaging industry. Xeikon’s answer is the cost-effective, efficient and highly flexible production of short runs. The company will also demonstrate how creative digital printing solutions and robust tracking can support brands via features such as variable information and coding on a wide range of board types.
At the show, Xeikon will demonstrate the capabilities of its flagship five-color Xeikon 3500 digital press for folding carton applications. It will show how easy it is to produce eye-catching folding carton applications on the 1600 B2 sheets/hour system that has a variable width of 250mm (9.8”) up to 516mm (20.3”). With CMYK + Orange toners as an example, the color gamut can be extended to achieve more than 72% of Pantone colors.
The Xeikon 3500 will be demonstrated in a fully functional end-to-end configuration with a Web Varnishing Module water based inline varnish unit for spot and flood coating with UV and aqueous varnishes. A pile high stacker will collect the printed sheets.
Xeikon experts will also discuss with visitors the value of the Xeikon Folding Carton Suite for an end-to-end solution. This includes the press, workflow with dedicated folding carton software and components, toners ideally suited for folding carton production, a range of print media and converting equipment. The Xeikon X-800 DFE also offers significant value, including rapid processing speeds and market-leading color management.
Gert Geens, Business Development Manager, Folding Cartons, says, “We are delighted to be returning to the show for the second time. We are looking forward to presenting our solutions that cut to the heart of the production challenges our customers are facing today. Customers see us as a trusted advisor in digital production and applications. We are looking forward to sharing our expertise and helping visitors find ways to identify what they can offer next as part of their print production portfolio.”
Pantec (Stand H37) will showcase the unbeatable in-line performance of Rhino II with a live production of a luxury spirit label combining patch registration and multiple color foil application.
Manufacturers of wine, tequila and whiskey labels as well as luxury packaging producers should schedule a visit to Pantec GS Systems where its flatbed foil-embossing system Rhino II is demonstrated live. The system provides registered holographic patches and multi-stepping application of different foils. Its record high stroke frequency of 25’000 strokes per hour allows manufacturing of highly decorated premium labels and luxury packaging in single pass in-line at speeds that make such labels viable for new markets.
Rhino 410 is known in the label market for its efficient foil embossing in-line for 430 mm web. The addition - registered patches - opens up new fancy design opportunities for brand owners. With Rhino 510 Pantec even prepares the way for foil embossing and hologram registration for carton packaging on 530 mm web.
At the exhibition Stand, manufacturers of luxury body care, cosmetic or security labels will find solutions for economic in-line production of labels with registered holographic effects, security labels powerful foil saving. And also manufacturers of large volumes of carton and flexible packaging should stop by to get the latest information about the rotary wide web system Cheetah which applies holograms for security and design aspects at incredible speed and accuracy.
In continuation of its policy to be transparent and educational, SMI is introducing two new tools at the Labelexpo India show. The transparency displayed in their specification sheets, curved diameter indicator, sample sets and industry brochures are already well appreciated in the industry.
With a set of leading 7 questions in the newly introduced user friendly SMI product selector app, the user is easily led to the appropriate SMI product that is suitable for the application. Further the user can straightaway ask for specification sheet, samples or order through the app. In addition to the product selector industry related calculators are also present.
One of the calculator is simple and is designed to calculate the length of a roll. Just by feeding the width, height, matrix widths, number of labels, the second calculator gives the running length, square meters as well as wastage due to matrix for a particular job. It also shows the wastage for a job if printed in different ups, thus helping the printer to decide which combination of ups and running meters will have the minimum wastage. In a cost conscious industry these are very simple to use but effective tools.
SMI has plans to introduce more tools to aid the industry in the near future. Appreciating the rise in filmic labels, they are launching a new sample set showing different types of Filmic Label stock solutions only. The specification sheets accompanying the samples highlight the important characteristics and uses of these materials.
Nilpeter (Stand F15) will demonstrate a 6-color FB-3300 servo press at Labelexpo India 2016, which will be printing multiple jobs across the four days of the show. The 6-color UV flexo press with short web path features a gravure unit as the last printing unit – a value-adding unit for metallic inks, solids, and coatings; and a new rail-based cross-over unit that can be placed above any printing unit for flexibility. The press is also equipped with corona treater, web cleaner, chill drums on all units, movable cold foil, an automatic plate positioning system, two die slots, and a 100 percent inspection system. The FB-3300S will produce pressure-sensitive labels with cold foil as well as metallic gold ink printed in gravure.
Manish Kapoor, country manager for sales at Nilpeter, said: ‘We are expecting serious visitors as always at the show this year. We are positive about the success of the show and hope to announce a couple of sales during the four days of the exhibition.’
Nilpeter is working with multiple supply chain partners on the show floor for the demonstrations, including: Avery Dennison and UPM Raflatac for labelstock; Ankit Graphics for plate processing; Flint for inks; rotary dies from RotoMetrics; and Univacco for cold foil.
Increasing consumer spending for purchase of goods and services has led to improvement in offerings by manufacturers and various service providers such as retailers and logistic service providers, as major focus on providing better packaging to guarantee quality of product and service. Thus players in printing industry are focusing to provide attractive printing solutions. Packaging applications account for approximately 50 percent of market share in the global flexographic ink market. Flexographic inks are transferred on to the substrate by the process of flexography. Flexographic inks are primarily used in printing of packaging solutions. Further flexographic inks are used in printing of plastic and paper bags, cardboard box, catalogues, banners and hoardings. Depending upon application of flexographic ink and printing surfaces, several types of inks are available in market. Price is another major factors that influence the adoption of a particular flexographic printing ink.
Flexographic Ink Market: Drivers & Restraints
Low cost and environment friendly product offerings is likely to drive the demand for these flexographic inks in turn driving the growth of flexographic ink market during the forecast period. The growing demand for flexographic inks owing to the growth of printing industry is another factor likely to drive the growth of flexographic ink market. Increasing FDI investments in emerging economies and stabilizing U.S. economy further optimizes the chances of the growth of the market during the forecast period. However, recent downturn in Europe and China is likely to hamper growth of the market over the forecast period.
Flexographic Ink Market: Segmentation
On the basis of type of ink, the Flexographic Ink market is segmented as:
• Solvent Based Flexographic Ink
• Water Based Flexographic Ink
• UV- Cured Flexographic Ink
On the basis of application, the Flexographic Ink market is segmented as:
• Corrugated Containers
• Flexible Packaging
• Tags & Labels
• Paper & Plastic Bags
• Others (Newspapers, Catalogues etc.)
Flexographic Ink Market: Region-wise Outlook
Region-wise the global flexographic ink market is segmented into prominent regions such as North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan, Japan, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. The global flexographic ink market is expected to witness a moderate growth during the forecast period. However region in Asia Pacific (such as China and India) and in MEA (South Africa and Turkey) are expected to register healthy growth during the forecast period. Europe is projected to be the largest market for the flexographic ink. Countries such as Germany, France, and U.K. are markets with strong growth potential for flexographic ink. Following Europe, the next major market for flexographic inks is North America with prominent countries such as U.S. and Canada. Asia Pacific flexographic ink market is also expected to witness high growth rate with china being the major contributor of growth. In Latin America, Brazil, Peru, Chile are among the countries with potential demand for flexographic inks. Japan is another significant market for flexographic ink, with majority of manufacturers located in the region.
Flexographic Ink Market: Key Players
The key players identified in the Global Flexographic Ink market are listed below-
• Sun Chemical Corp.Inc.
• Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA
• DIC Corporation
• Flint Group
• Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co.
• RUCO Druckfarben
• T&K TOKA Corporation
• Wikoff Color Corporation
• INX International Ink Co.
• Sakata Inx (India) Pvt. Ltd.
• Toyo Ink S.C. Holdings
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
As the largest label and packaging printing event in South Asia, Labelexpo India 2016 is all set to open its doors to the industry; everything at this edition of the show seems to be bigger than its previous editions. With the latest label printing, converting and finishing technology put together, Labelexpo India is the place where printers, converters, brand owners and designers come to discover new developments that can grow their businesses. The show is being held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida (albeit a shift from its regular venue Pragati Maidan) from 17 to 20 November 2016. It’s where one can see the latest innovations from indigenous to leading international manufacturers than any other show in the region.
With over 200 exhibitors, including 45 new entrants to the show, Labelexpo India offers valuable networking opportunities for visitors and exhibitors alike all under one roof. Be it choosing machinery or materials, this show is vital for any label converter to see all the options together in one place. Yes, Labelexpo India provides the best platform for domestic and international companies to showcase their expertise, products and technology innovations as the show not only brings technology, innovations and standards in label and package printing for converters to help transform businesses, but also offers a great place to meet, share ideas and build business relationships.
According to Labelexpo India organisers, “The show is focused to provide a label converter how his business can increase its product and service capabilities; reduce costs and be more profitable; become more innovative; raise quality levels; secure new clients and business partners and produce the competitor-beating solutions your clients demand. With live demonstrations of new digital and conventional printing presses accompanied with high-tech label and packaging materials; pre-press and plate-making technology; finishing and converting systems; inspection, overprinting and label application equipment; dies, cutters, rollers; inks and coatings; RFID and security solutions; software and interactive technology, among others; this is the show to be as Indian and International label printers/converters, suppliers and brand owners are expected to attend the show.”
Supported by the LMAI, AIFMP, DPA and the ASPA, Labelexpo India is the show if you want to be if one wants to enter niche markets as the show is pulsating with information, trends and new opportunities. This year’s show is set to see a wave of new machinery and technological developments. Many press developments will be unveiled from leading manufacturers including the bigwigs like Nilpeter, Omet, Bobst, HP, Konica Minolta as we;; as indigenous manufacturers like Webtech Engineering, Monotech, Multitech, Vinsak and others that will add to the fare. Not only press developments, the focus will also be on new technologies.
As usual the show will host the prestigious LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards where Awards for excellence are doled out for the best in printing categories in flexo, letterpress, offset, combination printing, digital and by gold sponsor Avery Dennison. Even we at Labels India will be there at Stand No. N/16 and will be launching the 5th edition of the Indian Label Directory. We look forward to welcoming you there.