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FLEXO Magazine : October 2010
Industry Indicators Gallus: ECs 340 Gallus Inc. has inaugurated its North American road show for the new Gal- lus ECS 340. The first stop: Labelexpo Americas. The new Gallus ECS 340 was in operation on the trailer of an 18-wheeler—just as it will be presented at other stops following the show. Gal- lus has scheduled a major road trip across the country to show as many people as possible what this press concept is all about. The new Gallus ECS 340 is billed as a more affordable flexographic press with a technical granite core. The press features easy set-up and a very short web path for cost-efficient, high quality commercial label printing. Everything about the Gallus ECS 340 is designed to help label printers save money without compromising printing quality. The Gallus ECS 340 has a very short web path, servo drives, easy registra- tion and front-loading sleeve systems to dramatically cut material waste. In ad- dition, the technical granite core, along with an integral water cooling system, gives the press a long service life and makes it quieter and more stable than any other presses. HarpEr Corporation of amEriCa: motor-DrivEn proofEr A motorized version of the patent- pending Phantom QD proofing system developed by HarperScientific, division of global anilox supplier Harper Corpo- ration of America, made its debut at the show. The new Phantom QD motorized unit is the latest addition to Harper’s family of quick drawndown proofers— the first in the industry with complete portability and utility-free operation. The unit features a variable speed from 100 to 400 inches per minute and 110-volt power capability. Harper is offering the motorized option on its 800mm table length Phantom QDTM. All Harper QD systems maintain a constant loading pressure between the proofer and the substrate. By adding a motor to drive the proofer over the table length, Harper now has successfully eliminated another process variable. innovia: nEw naturEflEx films Innovia Films launched its high bar- rier NatureFlex range of renewable and compostable cellulose-based packaging films for the North Ameri- can market at Labelexpo Americas. The new films, NatureFlex NKR and NKA, manufactured in Tecumseh, Kansas, provide the highest moisture barriers of any transparent bio-film on the market. NatureFlex contains more than 90 percent renewable content as mea- sured by ASTM 6866 and is produced from wood pulp sourced from man- aged plantations, which either have or are actively working toward Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifica- tion or equivalent. The product is also compostable and meets the require- ments of ASTM D6400, composting within six weeks. Both these films provide an excellent barrier to gasses and aroma, a good barrier to moisture and have a wide heat-seal range. They also offer advan- tages for packing and converting such as inherent deadfold and anti-static properties, high gloss and they are resistant to grease and oil. KoDaK: paCKaGinG solutions portfolio Visitors to Labelexpo learned more about the breadth of Kodak’s packag- ing solutions and industry expertise that helps package printers, tradeshops, and brand owners lower their costs, improve quality, streamline production, and create high-impact packaging. With solutions for applications such as labels, flexible packaging, folding car- ton, and lenticular printing, Kodak deliv- ers value to help customers uncover new revenue and profit opportunities. Attendees saw samples of the same design printed on labels, folding carton, and flexible packages—demonstrat- ing Kodak’s capability of delivering repeatability and consistency across substrates. In addition, the Kodak Flex- cel NX digital flexographic system and Unified Workflow Solutions for packag- ing were demonstrated daily. For proofing needs, the Kodak Approval NX digital color imaging system showed a robust, proven option for packaging professionals. Optimized for the Flexcel NX system, www.flexography.org october 2010 FLEXO 65 To learn more, call 704.588.3371 or Toll Free 800.438.3111 When you purchase your anilox rolls from Harper, you not only receive the most advanced anilox roll on the market, you gain access to the leading innovators and technical experts in the field of flexographic printing and converting. Technical support is a commitment we take so seriously, we devote an entire division to helping our customers achieve unprecedented levels of quality, consistency and profitability. Call 800-438-3111 and start working smarter today. GRAPHICSOLUTIONS DIVISION HARPERIMAGE.COM Americas • Europe • Asia ©2010 We’re talking smart. FLX_Oct10_mech.indd 65 10/15/10 9:28 AM
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