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FLEXO Magazine : August 2012
out affecting general costs. In a period rich in innovations for the Italian company, the debut of XFlex X6 in medium range is another step into the future. Meanwhile, at Booth #6451, INX International Ink Co will be debuting its new AquaTech ION Class label ink system as well as its NW140 digital narrow web press. With premium ink stability with a wide range of press speeds, superior resolubil- ity, and clean printing with great transfer properties, the ION Class is poised for some serious label printing. Bunting Magnetics Co., (Booth #347) producer of preci- sion magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automo- bile, plastics, food, and electronics industries, will feature its magnetic spiral cylinders. These precision, patent pending cylinders---designed specifically to securely hold magnetic dies---assure semi-rotary die cutter operators that the smaller magnetic dies often used to cut digitally printed labels will adhere firmly to the cylinder. ETI Converting Equipment (Booth #5603) brings its Co- hesio machine equipped with the patent pending Miniliner technology. The Miniliner technology is a valuable option that could be added to the existing Cohesio technology. Visitors will be able to see a pressure sensitive label being manufactured from raw material to the finished product on a 12-micron PET release liner using a conventional die-cutting method. The Miniliner technology is designed to reduce substantially release liner waste. The concept is unique and simple. Why use a 30-micron PET liner when a 12-micron liner can do the job. The same applies to the paper liner, why use a 42-lb. paper release liner, when a 25-lb. or even a 20-lb. liner can be used. Pre-scheduled demos, as well as private demos, will be ongoing during the exhibition. Keene Technology Inc. (KTI) (Booth #1040) will be unveil- ing its new modular converting systems. This exciting new development features full- and semi- rotary die cutting, flexo- graphic print/coating stations and pharmaceutical inspection and error detection. Flint Group Flexographic Products (Booth #840) will show- case a number of new and innovative technologies including, nyloflex® NExT exposure technology to produce precisely defined surfaces on Flat Top Dots, resulting in extremely high print quality with excellent ink lay-down; new nyloflex® ACE printing plates, a high durometer flexographic plate offer- ing premium print quality for label printing; the rotec® Label Sleeve, developed specifically for narrow and mid web print- ing with increased dimensional stability and excellent edge stability. Meanwhile, Flint Group Narrow Web will present a variety of new developments including EkoCure, the first-ever UV LED ink technology designed for both UV Flexo and UV Rotary Screen applications; CombiScreen, a silicone-free UV Rotary Screen Ink with stunning color strength, and excellent printability; the "Flexo to Screen" concept for those printers that take a UV flexo ink and convert it to a UV Rotary Screen ink. Also, the company will be introducing Flexocure AN- CORA, a true low migration UV Flexo ink designed specifi- cally for food packaging applications. EIC Siegwerk (Booth #5923) ill introduce the FastMatch ink color matching system. It utilizes the X-Rite Color Master web-based software in combination with proprietary sets of optimized ink calibra- tions internally developed by EIC Siegwerk specialists. Fast- Match allows a converter to have the same color matching expertise as if an in-plant technician were onsite according to the company. TRESU Group (Booth #3134) will be displaying the TRESU Ancillary developments in its chamber doctor blade systems for narrow and mid-web applications and introduce the new Flexo Innovator press to the North American market. Highlights include the TRESU FlexiPrint Reservoir Chamber Doctor Blade System, which is specifically for narrow-web water, and UV-flexo presses. It eliminates splashing, requires no ink pump and facilitates fast, effortless changeover, as it easily locks into any position in the printing sequence. Catbridge Machinery (Booth #3510) designs and manu- factures durable, innovative slitter rewinders that maximize productivity. The company will be exhibiting various materials on its machinery to demonstrate suitable applications. For labelstock, the new Model 900 duplex center winder for 32-in.; rewind diameters offers versatility, speed and simplicity. The Model 901-40, a cantilevered duplex winder for 40-in. re- wind diameters, features a patented dual tray roll discharge system. The Model 140-45, a high-speed salvage winder for 45-in. diameter rolls, provides splice, inspection and slitting capabilities as well as easy roll loading and unloading. All machines are tailored to individual customer needs. Fives North American's (Booth #1505) flagship product lines for the label industry, the SimPlex family will be on show. Offering unparalleled ease of use and transparent internal upgrades for backward compatibility, it ensures long term customer support. For nearly 60 years Fives North American continues to be a leading supplier of web guiding equipment for the label, narrow web, packaging, and con- verting industries. Via an expanded direct sales force and as an integrated member of the larger Fives Group, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2012, Fives North Ameri- can is even better positioned to support the industry 's needs at home and abroad. FLXON Inc. (Booth #3001) will be displaying several ver- sions of the popular new G2NW --- Quick Change Doctor Blade Holder. This inexpensive lightweight holder achieves a perfectly flat wave-free blade extension in under a minute. Also on display will be the new BROOKFIELD AST 100 in-line micro viscosity sensor --- making it ideal for use in print and coating applications. Since 1989, Labelexpo Americas has been the largest label converting show the United States. The rapid growth in the label industry in recent years has only made the significance of Labelexpo all the more important. While the United States has the largest label market (29 percent globally), Canada and Latin America have a lot to offer --- not to mention the nearly 70 countries in attendance. This tremendous audience of movers and shakers within the trade is sure to make 2012 a successful year. 86 FLEXO AUGUST 2012 www.flexography.org