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FLEXO Magazine : August 2012
SPEAK UP! A two-day conference runs simultane- ously with the exhibition. Day one has an interactive, panel with numerous, key industry publications (including FLEXO). The panel will touch on a wide- range of topics including challenges facing converters and possible long- term solutions; branding performance and "smart" labels. Day two will include a roundtable of CEOs who will discuss everything from differentiating your business, job creation and how to maximize margins. Day two also consists of two breakout gatherings concentrating on package and label printing and flexo and combi- nation printing. Also, on September 13, a Printing Master Class will be held from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during which attendees will get comprehensive advice in printing from industry experts. Lessons will run the gamut from exploring new tech- nologies for your process to optimizing sales and marketing in a high-speed digital world. PRODUCT LAUNCHES Arguably the most anticipated part of Labelexpo of the Americas 2012 entails the hottest new label products demon- strated on the showroom floor. Whether you are looking for a new converting system or the most innovative plate system, Labelexpo of the Americas 2012 is the place to find all of the best and brightest the industry has to offer. Showcasing the latest in machinery and consumables, label solution launch highlights include: Avery Dennison (Booth #119) is featuring a wide variety of new prod- ucts that have been developed to help converters address an array of end-user market applications. New items include: Avery Dennison ShrinkTM PS which is a pressure-sensitive label for shrink wrap bags utilized in the fresh and processed meat industries. It will also be showing a selection of wash-off labels that easily peel away in the recycling process and a new patent-pending durables film technology, which has been created to eliminate the need to combine rolls of facestock and overlaminate. Esko (Booth #5202) is participating at Labelexpo Americas with its largest ever presence. On 12 workstations, visitors will discover a wide array of software solutions addressing label and tag artwork, management, design and prepress, color management, work- flow automation and process integra- tion. With the release of Suite 12, Esko focuses on adding value for the user by introducing new productivity and ef- ficiency benefits. This is done by closely integrating all flagship tools and en- gines, by adding rich 3D functionality for a holistic experience, and by enabling mobile collaboration and web-based packaging management. Fujifilm (Booth #5621) is displaying its new FLENEX DLE CTP system for flexo plates. The system is set to revolutionize the flexo market, offering an incred- ibly simple and high quality method of producing flexo plates. The combination of polymer plates and laser engraving technology significantly reduces labor www.flexography.org AUGUST 2012 FLEXO 83 Spartanburg, S.C. USA 1-800-624-1985 www.laserengrave.com Engraving Quality Through Experience And Technology Laser Engraved Ceramic Anilox Service • High deﬁnition anilox engravings • Specialty engravings for your custom process l a e s t o h / d l o c , s e v i s e h d a , s g n it a o C • application engravings h ti w t s i s s a o t e c i v r e s l a c i n h c e T • your speciﬁcation needs y r t s u d n i e h t n i e m it d a e l t s e t r o h S • See us at Labelexpo Booth 1602