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FLEXO Magazine : September 2012
Print widths (inches) 20-22-26” Repeat sizes (inches) 16-32” Print sleeve Heat management (driven chill drums) Automatic Print Control (APC) Converting rail system Crisp.Dot Multi Drive Metric Print Auto Teach MPSensor Non-stop Print Change I-Stop Lean Inking M – Lean Inking A • Ultraflex parking marshal • option standard – not available Effective Flexo. Technology with respect. MPS AMERICA LLC E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mps4u.com MPS introduced her proven UV flexo print technology to the packaging printing industry, resulting in the EXL-packaging with superb print quality. The integrated MPS Crisp.Dot technology leads to a minimal dot gain, a full round dot, good ink coverage in solid areas and sharper printing of smaller fonts. Crisp.Dot enables the operators to produce the most demanding quality labels, flexible packaging and carton board with the EFp. With the Lean Inking technology, the EFp is the flexo printing press with the lowest ink content ever. Next to that, Lean Inking guarantees for none ink spitting nor misting at higher speeds. RFID Market Reaches $7.67 Billion in 2012 - up 17% from 2011 The latest RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, market research from IDTechEx finds that in 2012 the value of the entire RFID market will be $7.46 billion, up from $6.37 billion in 2011. This includes tags, readers and software/ services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form fac- tors. It includes passive and active RFID. Detailed forecasts are now available in the recently updated RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2012-2022. In many applicational sectors, RFID orders are up 10 percent or more. In retail, RFID is seeing rapid growth for apparel tagging. This application alone demands 1 billion RFID labels in 2012, with 1.35 billion tags forecast for 2013. RFID in the form of tickets used for transit will demand 500 million tags in 2012. In total, 3 .98 billion tags will be sold in 2012 versus 2.93 billion in 2011. Most of that growth is from passive UHF RFID labels, however, at that frequency suppliers are still barely profitable so far. At the start of 2012, the cumulative number of RFID tags sold over the last 65 years was 15.1 billion. 20 percent of which were sold in 2011. IDTechEx finds that the RFID mar- ket will grow steadily over the next decade, rising four-fold in that period to $26.19 billion in 2022. For more information and sample pages of RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2012-2022 see www. IDTechEx.com/forecasts. Compostable Film Chosen To Package Organic Tea Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose-based material, Na- tureFlexTM NVR, has been chosen by Lebensbaum, to pack its range of organic teas. The product is a two-side coated, heat- sealable, renewable and certified compostable film with an intermediate moisture barrier, ideally suited to box overwrap and individual flow wrap applications such as this one. Introducing packaging materials based on renewable resources is part of Lebensbaum’s sustainability strategy, Dr. Achim Mayr, managing director, explained: “NatureFlexTM com- bines the packaging quality and functionality we are looking for with our ambitioned environmental consciousness, which fits with our mission. ” NatureFlexTM film begins life as a natural product, wood (from managed plantations operating on good forestry principals, FSC or equivalent) and breaks down in a home compost bin (or industrial compost environment) within a matter of weeks. It also offers advantages for packing and converting such as inherent dead fold and anti-static properties, high gloss and transparency, resistance to grease and oil, good barrier to gases, aromas and mineral oils and a wide heat-seal range. 84 FLEXO september 2012 www.flexography.org $7.46 billion the value of the entire RFID market in 2012 1 billion total RFID labels in apparel tagging in 2012 1.35 billion total RFID labels in apparel tagging forecast for 2013 15.1 billion the cumulative number of RFID tags sold over the last 65 years 20 percent of which were sold in 2011 $26.19 billion expected growth in the RFID market by 2022