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FLEXO Magazine : September 2013
Sun ChemiCal (Germany) – Stand 5e80 For the first time, Sun Chemi- cal will be showing Pantone- LIVE for the label market. PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution that enables the univer- sal PANTONE Color language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow, from design concept to retail store shelves. A new and improved UV flexo ink range will also be launched on the Sun Chemical stand. Promising enhanced printability and color range, the new series of inks will deliver customers optimum opacity white and dense blacks. Xeikon – Stand 9h45 Xeikon is encouraging label converters to take advan- tage of its See the Proof campaign, giving them the chance to experience the quality of Xeikon digital label printing. Participants will have the opportunity to upload label files to a dedicated website at www.seetheproof.com. Labels will be printed on five different substrates, including a PE substrate using Xeikon’s new ICE toner, and can then be retrieved at the Xeikon stand during the expo. In addition, Xeikon will feature its 3300 and 3500 digital label presses that excel in productivity and high quality printing. The 3300, built around the commonly used 330-mm . (13-in.) web width, will be running with an in-line converting unit. The 3500 allows the use of material up to 516-mm . (20-in.) wide and will be running in a roll-to-roll configuration. The company will also showcase its ThermoFlexX 80, a large format flexo imager capable of exposing plates up to 1270 by 2032 mm., covering the size requirements for corrugated printers and trade shops or service bureaus. Zeller+Gmelin Gmbh & Co. kG – Stand 11P100 Zeller + Gmelin will be showcasing its NUVAFLEX Series of inks, which have been designed to extend and create new market opportunities in the UV Flexo printing industry. Built-in properties enable fine line screens and reverses to be printed at low BCM counts, while minimizing film weight emdash)rivaling offset quality. Benefits also include fusing adhesion to difficult film, low viscosity and free flow rheology, low odor and extractable components, varnish-like gloss and minimal to no plate swelling. NUVAFLEX Series inks are also silicone and wax free, enabling trapping, hot stamping, thermal overprinting, lamination, durability and maximum true natural bonding without masking slip additives. www.flexography.org september 2013 FLEXO 77