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FLEXO Magazine : September 2011
INNOVIA FILMS---STAND 5A05 Look for two additions to the squeez- able BOPP film range--non-top coated clear and white films for home and personal care applications, as well as Rayoface NB films for linerless label ap- plications, and low-distortion IML films for the returnable glass bottle market. ISRA VISION---STAND 11Q59 ProofSTAR detects the smallest de- fects before printing costs start and pro- tects against high follow-up costs. From the very first good-to-production sheet, a comparison against the PDF is made. Everything that matters in packaging printing is inspected--- the print, hot foil or varnish, matt, etc. JM HEAFORD---STAND 5E85 TT Cobra platemounters offer sleeve dedicated, cylinder only and combina- tion models. The company will also show a new plate mounter for those who prefer to mount plates flat. K2---STAND 11Q55 A 440 mm-wide FastAction flexo- graphic printing press for label and film production is equipped for high speed operation and features full UV curing and IR drying at each printing station. It includes chill drums to permit a wide range of thermo-sensitive films to be processed. A fully automatic register control and servo assisted drive system ensure accurate print registration even on very fine extensible films. KARLVILLE DEVELOPMENT--- STAND 7N130 SteamBox is a portable steam tunnel for shrink sleeve prototyping that simu- lates the shrink tunnel process by using a progressive steam pulverization sys- tem along the container in a transversal movement. KODAK---STAND 9F70 Flexcel NX Plate system is set for demonstration, as the Flexcel Direct technology is ready for unveiling. It removes the need for chemical process- ing and is said to be ideal for in-the- round applications. MARK ANDY---STAND 5C10 The 2011 FTA Flexographic Technical Innovation Award winner will be pre- senting the newest model in its Perfor- mance Series, the P5 press. It combines high-speed printing with efficiency, taking just three minutes to complete four-color changeovers, thanks to servo-drive technology which enhances control and productivity, while printing at speeds of 750 fpm. MPS---STAND 11Q40 EF, the star of the MPS Flexo press family, is a multi-substrate press, con- trolled by servo positioning technology. Print settings are automated and can be stored in job memory. This ultimate flex- ible and productive label and convert- ing press is built in various web widths including 20-in. NILPETER---STAND 7L60, 7L90 The Revolver Die Unit allows for great- er user interaction, by employing the Single-Minute Exchange of Die principle, allowing the user to prepare for the next process while still running a job. OMET---STAND 6H90 Omet's new X-Flex line of machines, headlined by the X2 press, which is said to be so advanced that it eradicates a need for servo motors, will make their de- but. Omet will also be featuring VaryFlex, which comes complete with a Vision 2 automatic register control system, as well as the X6 press, which possesses full electronic sleeve technology. PAMARCO---STAND 5E55 EFlo-HDTM technology is a unique cell structure that has been developed and created using a custom cell software application that creates a unique bitmap file that controls how the laser beams create the cell shape/profile and the inner cell geometry. The EFlo-HDTM cell geometry is perfect for narrow web and label applications and is an advanced version of the EFloTM brand, being the world's first anilox roll to be developed around digital plate technology. PC INDUSTRIES---STAND 9F32 The Guardian PQV 100 percent Print Defect Detection System and the Guardian OLP Off-line PDF Proof- ing System will be showcased. The combination of Guardian technologies provides complete print quality process control from conceptualization to ship- ment. Graphic-Vision RX Series web viewers will also be on display. PRAXAIR---STAND 9F30 The exciting, new generation of high-tech NovalineTM engravings--- NovaTMSilver, NovaTMGold, UVTMGold and ARTTMGold---offer improved perfor- mance in ink release and print quality in a number of HD-Flexo print applica- tions. On display will be Proline® rolls, including LightloxTM anilox rolls, sleeves and carbon fiber composite rolls as well as Praxair's volume measuring equip- ment URMITM and its range of anilox cleaning solutions. ROLAND DG---STAND 9G24 Headlined by the VS-640, which features a width of 1625 mm, the new VersaCAMM series includes VS-540 and VS-420 models, which feature widths of 1,370 mm and 1,071 mm respectively. ROTOFLEX---STAND: 5C10 Examples of innovations in slitting and rewinding products will be show- cased. Product lines include: VLI, VSI and DSI. All utilize advanced magnetic multi-layered devices and fault place- ment. SUN CHEMICAL---STAND 5E80 SolarFlex Nova SL, a low- migration UV flexo ink series for printing on paper, board and film packaging will make its debut; and a new ColorSat® dispense system and its associated software that automatically delivers accurate on- demand color will be on display. ZELLER + GMELIN---STAND 11P100 Updated ranges of UV printing inks and varnishes, including low-migration UV inks for food packaging, will be on display. Products fall under the Uvaflex, Optiscreen and Toracur lines. 36 FLEXO SEPTEMBER 2011 www.flexography.org