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October 2, 2013
The CleanFlake Film Portfolio, which features a switchable adhesive that debonds at the recycling center, benefits PET recycling.

Product launches included ProShift, GapControl and the MCR coating for flexible dies.

Raflex Pro Clear brings a quality no-label look to contoured, flexible and squeezable containers.

Benefits include an advanced clamping design allowing plates to be mounted easily on to the drum.

Based on an anvil cylinder, the system is used to adjust the gap between the anvil body and the magnetic or cutting cylinder.

The 20000 model is aimed at converters who also print, or are moving into flexible packaging applications.

Seven company employees cycled from Newbury, UK to Brussels and raised a total of 35,000 euro.

The first-time exhibitors develop front end software for conventional prepress film and platemaking systems.

The equipment is designed to diecut and laminate challenging materials .

The Colorsat range of ink dispensing systems covers all packaging print applications, from short-run labels to lengthy corrugated board production.

The company also showed a desktop label printer, the EDGE 850.

The system is designed for integration into a digital sheet-fed folding carton printing line.

Suited for rotary UV printing, the Label-Lyte 29LL410 is a 29 micron film and is suited for beverage applications.

Nanocleaner only uses Nanovis a non-volatile cleaning agent, which is constantly filtered in the integrated recycling system.

IST Metz says it is taking the next step towards improving the energy balance of UV label printing.

September 27, 2013
The new press is engineered with features such as short-web technology, iStop and a pre-register system to minimize waste and set-up time.

The new label press combines the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital printing.

The latest version of the MBS splicer includes ultrasonic sidelay sensors and spiral grooved rollers.

The 100% automatic inspection system combines traditional print inspection technologies, holographic foils inspection and hologram print applications.

Durst and Spartanics have integrated their technology to engineer the Durst Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press with in-line laser finishing system.

Making its European debut, the VLI is a fully redesigned, highly precise film and packaging rewinder.

The Colordyne PC 1600 series features LasX Industries' high-speed Laser Die Cutting System.

In cooperation with machine producer Gallus, Siegwerk is presenting the latest developments in connection with LED UV technology.

Manufacturers are producing two versions of an image to demonstrate the quality and complexity that flexography can produce.

The STARplus off-line turret is an alternative to the traditional slitter/rewinder.

DFP and DSP are formulated specifically for the highest solid ink density combined with excellent dot gain characteristics.

UV LED inks and new varnishes are also on display.

The Indian company is also launching its new range of security envelopes.

Agfa Graphics is focused on being the ink partner of choice for system integrators developing a digital label printing solution.

The compact printer comes equipped with only the necessary parts and functions, resulting in low levels of maintenance.

The company's color measuring and management tools are also on display at several partner stands.

September 26, 2013
The company's commitment to sustainability and productivity is being demonstrated on Performance Series presses.

The Label Life tool delivers reliable and easy to understand information to help customers make more sustainable choices.

The customizable anilox cleaner uses a safer level of ultrasonics.

Full HD Flexo for Labels delivers enhanced print stability as well as a reduction of gear marks when using gear-driven presses.

The CDT 1600-PC Laser Pro is a full color digital printer that features a high speed laser dieutting system.

The companies are showing how together they can eliminate conventional plate or cylinder costs, lowering materials waste and reducing time lost to changeovers and job set-up.

On the press, the PrintTutor is placed on each print unit to "read" the print quality and substitute the eyes of the operator.

The Truepress Jet L350UV uses Screen's proprietary high-definition UV inks.

The Graphic-Vision 500 Series features bar code reading capability.

In conjunction with FINAT, CRG is introducing an initiative to turn PSA matrix waste into renewable energy.

All products are halogen-free, REACH and RoHS-compliant.

Graphium offers the capability of being able to integrate optional flexo and finishing stations in-line for conversion in a single pass.

DG press Machines is debuting a new generation web offset press for flexible packaging and label printing.

The EyeC ProofRunner products verify content of printed items and artwork directly on the printing machine or rewinder.

Visitors to Sun Chemical's stand can see presentations of the new low migration inkjet technology for printing labels, flexible packaging and foil.

The range will now include a 520mm version.

The blades are available in several varieties and edge configurations based on customer applications.

The Brava 420 features a new embossing system with gap master regulation and silkscreen in-line.

The company's K2 Seaming Machine is being showcased.

Since acquiring Cytec Industries last year, the company has expanded its product portfolio.

September 25, 2013
Ritrama S.p.A's Tomas Rink received the program's highest accolade, the 2013 R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award.

This sustainable innovation is among 17 products launched in Brussels.

ICE is the first dry toner capable of printing on PE, a label substrate that is particularly important in the health and beauty segment.

The Accu-Series is designed to offer a full range of features in a streamlined portfolio.

The company is featuring at its booth a wide range of innovations, including its award-winning EkoCure UV LED curing technology.

The press is equipped with a Vision-1 register control system, capable of delivering perfect registration and minimizing waste.

Core Linerless Solutions were developed in collaboration with finishing specialist Prati.

With 600 dpi resolution, the Heidelberg Linoprint L digital print system delivers high quality four-color prints with hidden security elements.

For "cut-to-mark" applications, the system allows the operator to control the position of labels during the slitting process.

The iTech Axxis and iTech Centra HS Digital Label systems are being demonstrated live.

The E2C UV lamphead is the result of two years of development.

The compact, servo-driven coating and laminating machine has a 13 inch web width.

Twin_check 2.0 is based on a brand-new camera illumination unit.

The new press-ready image coatings are optimized to be narrow web press-friendly.

The module now supports estimation of multi-layered and leaflet labels.

The company's technology is also being showcased at more than 15 OEM partner stands throughout the show.

The adhesive used in the HERMAexquisite range is specially suited for cool and moist conditions.

SP575 is ideal for automotive and industrial environments where image survival is critical on heavy-duty labels.

Xaar is also sponsoring the Labelexpo Europe Inkjet Trail.

Pulse is also launching its own brand of UV flexo bright silver ink, allowing for a more cost effective printing of small areas normally foiled.

Labelexpo marks the worldwide release of this wide-width inkjet color label printer.

This turret rewinder is the first in a series of collaborative projects between the companies.

September 24, 2013
The introduction of HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver enables for the first time the printing of high-quality silver ink on digital print applications.

The single-pass system uses Epson's new LED-cured UV ink with in-line digital varnish technology.

The cloud-based system enables the universal Pantone Color language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow.

The partnership combines Wink's diecutting technology with Esko's 'staggered cut' software and Esko Kongsberg cutting tables.

The leanest way to produce labels: digital printing and digital finishing in a single pass with EFI's Jetrion 4900.

Silcolease UV CATA 243 uses a low odor molecule combined with a non-flammable and low hazard solvent.

The workflow system provider is offering special package pricing that is valid with the purchase of an HP Indigo.

TakClean allows operators to see the contamination being collected on the adhesive roll.

The new machines have integrated vision systems.

SunJet LM inkjet complies with the required components listed in Annex 6 of the Swiss Ordinance, Nestle standards on materials in contact with food, and Nestle Guidance note on packaging inks.

The company is also celebrating 50 years of rotary screen printing.

Demonstrations on an MPS press highlight the theme "Do More With Less."

Each of the press's printing units includes five servo systems to automate all adjustments for saving, loading and changing jobs.

The HEX division is made up of plate and bridge sleeves that adhere to OEM specifications.

The press incorporates 12 Xaar 1001 print heads with six ink channels, a Phoseon Fireline 225 high efficiency, and a water-cooled UV LED curing system.

An industry first, the jobs are being run on the VIVA ANIFLO label press.

The drop-on-demand thermal inkjet system has four print heads printing CMYK with an optional fifth print head for spot color.

The AP550e is a new semi-automatic label applicator that significantly increases the number of containers that can be labeled per hour versus manually applying labels.

Vpak presses feature quickchange sleeve technology and the Goss Sunday gapless blanket technology.

The company's aim is to demonstrate a cost effective alternative to digital printing.

UltraCell and UltraCell+ conventional anilox rollers offer an improved ceramic layer and "all surface engravings possible."

Products being spotlighted are the flat-release Syl-Off brand Advantage Series solventless release coatings, emulsion coatings, and fluorosilicone release coatings.

Designed for flexible packaging converters, the new primer will also enhance the laminating bond strength between film layers.

The TruPoint Orange doctor blade is being touted as a replacement for steel in narrow web applications.

Print samples utilizing the system will also be on display at the show on the HP, Harper, EFI Jetrion and Eckart stands.

Acti-V allows a silicone anchorage and savings on energy and catalyst costs in silicone formulations.

All stations are equipped with 4 to 6 ceramic electrodes for treating conductive and non-conductive substrates.