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Labelexpo Americas 2016: product preview.

Labelexpo Americas 2016 takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center In Rosemont, IL, September 13-15. On display will be the newest and best products from more than 400 Industry suppliers. Over the next several pages, we present a selection of equipment and consumables that are on display at the show.

AAA Press International

UV Curing Systems

Booth 915

AAA Press is exhibiting its full line of Lightouch UV Curing Systems and Maximizer IR Drying Systems. Visitors can see the latest Lightouch UV LED curing systems along with a complete lineup of pre-owned flexo equipment, Webtron replacement parts, pressroom supplies and press accessories. AAA Press offers an extensive inventory of pre-owned flexo equipment. Visitors can also consider a free market evaluation of their surplus converting machines to generate cash.

www.aaapress.com

AB Graphic International

Diecutting

Booth 3223

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

AB Graphic International visitors can see the newly launched FAST Track die, running at 150 m/m (International Patent Application PCT/ GB2016/000102). The company is also displaying a full beverage specification Digicon Series 3 with ABG's Big Foot 50 Ton hot foiling/ embossing module, showcasing ABG's full automation modules Auto die load/unload, Autoslit and Iscore--plus a second hot foil unit and flatbed screen printing unit. In addition, a JDF/JMF management information system supplying job information directly to the machine from prepress, and relaying job information directly back into the customer's MIS, is also on display. This is being shown both on a Digicon Series 3 and a Digilase Laser Diecutting Unit.

www.abgint.com

ACHEM Industry America

Overlaminate Materials

Booth 3608

ACHEM has established a strategic nationwide distribution and converting network to serve both local and national tag & label manufacturers with an extensive line of overlamination products and narrow width edge reinforcement tapes. These solutions are on display at Labelexpo Americas. The company offers precise slitting capabilities; a complete line of polypropylene and polyester self-wound products, including clear, matte, and thermal transfer printable films.

www.achem-usa.com

Afinia Label

Label Printers

Booth 6015

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Afinia Label is exhibiting several new products at Labelexpo: The Memjet-powered CP950 Cardstock Printer, the DLF-1100 Digital Label Finisher, the HP-powered L301 Label Printer. Afinia Label Is also showcasing other printers and presses: the L801 Color Label Printer, DLP-2000 Digital Label Press, and Epson 7500 ColorWorks Label Printer.

www.afinialabel.com

Agfa Graphics

Prepress Packaging

Booth 5403

Agfa Graphics is showcasing its prepress packaging solutions at Labelexpo Americas. With partner DuPont, Agfa Graphics offers Cyrel EASY photopolymer plates. The company also supplies Esko CDI Plate Imaging equipment, JM Heaford plate mounting equipment and 3M plate mounting tapes, along with excellent support and technical expertise to help its customers.

www.agfagraphics.us

Alden & Ott Printing Inks

Inks

Booth 704

Alden & Ott is introducing its UV/LED Flexo inks at Labelexpo. The ink system is engineered with the latest resin technology to meet the demanding European regulations for food and packaging. The inks are formulated for low odor with minimal taste transfer and low migration potential. The inks achieve high gloss and excellent print quality of packaging materials such as labels, cartons and treated films. The use of UV/LED eliminates the need for multiple ink systems. This system Is formulated to achieve Pantone colors on a 3.5 BCM and process colors on a 1.5-2.0 BCM anilox rolls. The UV/LED Flexo series Is available in a complete line of Pantone Formula Color Guide, Pastel Color Guide and 4-Color Process Inks.

www.aldenottlnk.com

All Printing Resources

Hybrid Printing, Prepress

Booth 937

All Printing Resources (APR) is taking converters on a journey from "Prepress to Press" at Labelexpo Americas. The range of production solutions highlights increased efficiencies, superb precision In job-to-job repeatability, and state-of-the-art digital/flexo hybrid printing. The company is featuring MacDermid Graphic Solutions' continued evolution of the LAVA Thermal Plate Processing System, Colordyne Technologies' 3600 Series Retrofit System, and the Esko CDI Spark 2530 digital flexo imaging system. APR is also showcasing the Troika AnICAM 3D Scanning Microscope with flexo plate, anilox roll and gravure cylinder measuring capabilities. Visitors can receive a copy of the APR Narrow Web Flexo Production and Digital Printing White Paper, as well.

www.teamflexo.com

Allen Datagraph

Digital Printers and Finishing

Booth 6110

Allen Datagraph Is showing its complete line of digital label systems at Labelexpo. These all-digital systems produce fully finished labels, in any shape without dies, for an economical price. Notable recent introductions include a high-speed inkjet and an improved LED toner label printer. A new digital label finisher uses a vacuum system to increase throughput and uptime. All of these technologies are designed to make converters more profitable.

www.allendatagraph.com

Avery Dennison

Substrates

Booth 119

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

The theme of the Avery Dennison booth is "Power Up," focusing on helping converters activate oft-hidden opportunities to spur growth. Each of the booth's four zones feature products tied to common label and packaging themes. The Productivity Zone is featuring new products In Its Inkjet portfolio, water-based and UV, aimed at helping label converters get more out of this growing technology. The company Is also showcasing a next generation, fully conformable film that's engineered for a variety of packaging types and enables the widest operating window in converting and dispensing in the Shelf Appeal Zone. The Smart Solution Zone Includes Photo-Reactive Adhesive Technology, and the Sustainability and Compliance Zone includes CleanFlake Adhesive Technology, now for paper and film.

www.label.averydennison.com

AzTech Converting Systems

Converting and Finishing Equipment

Booth 1511

AzTech Converting Systems is a designer and manufacturer of an extensive line of roll-to-roll converting equipment, including the DieMaster & Matrix Series servo-controlled re-registering modular rotary and laser diecutting and finishing systems, the ECL Series of booklet onserting re-registering rotary diecutting systems. At Labelexpo, the company Is also detailing the BSR and ISR Series of slit and rewind inspection equipment, the RollX90 Series invertible table rewind, and an extensive line of mobile roll material handling carts and products,

www.aztechconverting.com

Berhalter

Diecutting

Booth 5935

Berhalter is displaying Its customized flatbed diecutting systems. At Labelexpo Americas, Berhalter is also unveiling a new diecutting tool concept for in-mold labels. The company is focusing on the customized production optimizations it provides its customers.

www.berhalter.com

Bluestar Silicones

Silicone Technologies

Booth 3605

Bluestar Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for the label converting industry. Its Silcolease brand of release coatings includes: solventless thermal, emulsion, solventiess UV (cationic and free radical), and solvent technologies. New innovations include the company's two single component UV ready to use release coatings, one based on free radical and the other cationic. These are suitable for both wide web and narrow web machines.

www.bluestarsilicones.com

Bobst

'Digital Flexo' Technology

Booth 5721, 5722

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Bobst is presenting an advanced range of technology and process solutions in printing and converting for the global label industry at Labelexpo Americas. Bobst's booth is featuring its Digital Flexo process, whose performance is being demonstrated on the M6 mid-web inline UV flexo press. The advantages of Digital Flexo, which is part of the Bobst digital automation program, make the press operation fast, flexible and reliable, allied with a consistent quality of the output and the lowest total cost of ownership. Using new low migration UV curable inks and the Digital Flexo automation, Bobst says it has developed solutions that offer setup times comparable to digital printing.

www.bobst.com

Brotech Graphics Co.

Finishing System

Booth 918

At Labelexpo 2016, Brotech is exhibiting the latest SDF finishing system, which includes the smart features from the CDF 330, plus a number of additional features. These include the new semi-rotary flexo print unit, as well as semi-rotary diecutting technology. This system offering has quickly become a premier product line for the company, with capabilities for any digitally printed label, folding carton or flexible packaging product.

www.bro-tech.net

BST North America

Inspection

Booth 837

At the Labelexpo, BST North America is Introducing four new products to the market, Including Powerscope 5000 and Tubescan EagleView. The Powerscope 5000 has a high resolution 16 MB camera capable of viewing a print area as large as 100 mm x 75 mm (4" X 3") and magnifying register marks and other small print details up to 35x magnification. Tubescan EagleView has two cameras in a single housing. One camera provides 100% Inspection of the material, while the second camera, which Is on a moving traverse, simultaneously provides highly magnified Images of any area or detail within the print repeat. BST North America will also use the event to demonstrate the many possible uses for Its AccuWeb brand WldeArray edge technology.

www.bstna.com

cab

Thermal Printers

Booth 1616

At Labelexpo Americas, cab is debuting two new thermal printers along with its current offering of thermal printers and print-and-apply equipment. The new SQUIX printer is designed to be the next generation of industrial thermal printer. The Mach1 and Mach2 will enter cab into the desktop printer market with a robust and powerful product line.

www.cab.de/us

Camelot Paper

Metalized Paper

Booth 1453

Camelot is introducing a new product called "MetalCam." It's a vacuum metalized paper with a wide range of end use opportunities, Including wine and beer labels, cigarette liners, paint can labels and many other end uses. MetalCam is suitable for UV flexo printing, offset printing, as well as pressure sensitive coating.

www.camelotpaper.com

Cartes

Laser Diecutting

Booth 5603

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Cartes is showcasing its Gemini GE360 Series, which has recently been introduced to the label market. The GE360 Series has been engineered with customer needs in mind and includes a wide range of customized solutions, starting from an entry-level configuration up to the most complete fully equipped converting line. It allows for fast job changeovers and features an easy diecutting pressure setting, and renovated laser software and interface. The booth is also highlighting I.L.C.--Invisible Laser Cutting.

www.cartes.it

CGS Publishing Technologies

3D Design

Booth 5628

CGS prides itself on "Global Brand Assurance," and that is highlighting Its product offering at Labelexpo Americas. iC3D has changed the process of 3D design from start to finish. ORIS Flex Pack // Web then ensures high-quality production of mock-ups. ORIS CxF Toolbox communicates every facet of a brand color accurately along entire supply chains, and color management across platforms is finally achievable through ORIS Press Matcher // Web.

www.cgsusa.com

Channeled Resources Group

Blank Diecut Labels

Booth 1211

Channeled Resources Group is launching Its new product line of blank diecut labels during this year's Labelexpo. The company offers competitive pricing on industry standard sized labels In direct thermal and thermal transfer paper. It Is also growing and changing to meet Its customers' needs. Channeled Resources has more Information on diecut labels and its other products at booth 1211.

www.channeledresources.com

Componex

Web Handling Technology

Booth 1811

Componex is displaying its WINertia AV precision aluminum Idler Rolls with exclusive WINtrac Coatings that feature advanced web-handling technology. WINertia AV's built-in air vents (lateral grooves) remove trapped air, preventing web scratching, slipping and sliding. WINertia AV idler rollers maintain constant web traction at speeds up to 3,400 fpm and are available in a reverse crown spreader design. WINtrac Coatings provide ultra high release, increase traction, and are easy to clean. The company's 5-day delivery includes WINtrac coated rolls.

www.componex.net

Contract Converting

Flexible Packaging

Booth 1039

Contract Converting Is showcasing a new line of flexible packaging products, offered through its Roll Express program. Roll Express offers the narrow web market slit-to-order roll stock with a 24-hour lead-time. Boasting a vast array of products, the Roll Express product list includes C1S and C2S paper and board, uncoated white and manila tag, unsupported films, such as Valeron, V-Max, Tundra HD, and Propel, and both thermal transfer and direct thermal grades.

www.contractconverting.com

DantexRBCor

Digital Label Press

Booth 535

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Following the successful launch of Dantex Digital in 2015, DantexRBCor Is debuting the Dantex PicoColour, a high-quality digital label press, to the US market at Labelexpo Americas 2016. With a printing width of 210 mm and running capacity of 35 m/m, the PicoColour is a versatile and highly productive printing system, offering excellent printing results at a competitive price, the company says. The PicoColour works with UV-based Inks and Is available with CMYK + White. Visitors can view the PicoColour press in operation at the show. DantexRBCor is also promoting Its range of letterpress and flexographic photopolymer plates and dedicated water-wash processing equipment.

www.dantex.com

Delta ModTech

Digital Finishing

Booth 3523, 6480

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

At Booth 6480, Delta ModTech is featuring Its Spectrum Finishing System in the Digital Finishing Experience feature area. Tight tolerance semi-rotary diecutting, high-speed output and quick changeovers are just some of the capabilities being demonstrated. At Booth 3523, Delta ModTech Is highlighting a Crusader Converter and a Flex Edge Laser. Precision cutting and on-the-fly changeovers are some of the benefits being displayed,

www.deltamodtech.com

Domino Digital Printing

Digital Printing

Booth 6523

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Domino Digital Printing is introducing "Textures by Domino" to the US market on the Domino N610I digital UV inkjet label press. Textures by Domino is a new inkjet capability of the Domino N610I digital UV inkjet label press, which was launched at Labelexpo Europe 2015. Textures by Domino allows label printers to produce visually striking, tactile, three-dimensional digitally printed textured labels that enhance shelf presence. Suitable for a variety of sectors--Including wine, beer, and cosmetics and beauty, this technique represents a cost-effective way to create labels with high visual and "feel appeal" that also help to maximize customer engagement. In addition, Domino is debuting its K600I double-white bar UV inkjet printer. The K600I is being integrated on a Delta ModTech finishing system and is being shown printing specialty marketing applications.

www.dominodigitalprinting.com

Durst

Digital Inkjet Press

Booth 5901

Durst is presenting its new single-pass Tau 330 E UV Digital Inkjet Label Press at Labelexpo Americas. The Tau 330E, specially designed for small and medium-sized label converters, utilizes Durst's latest high-pigment UV inks for reduced ink consumption, and Incorporates new imaging capabilities to enhance Tau efficiency and versatility. It Is on display along with other Durst digital technologies. Durst's Tau digital label presses are designed for flexibility and efficiency, with excellent print quality for the complete range of label and packing applications.

www.durstus.com

Eclipse

Finishing Machine

Booth 6412

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Eclipse has launched the Eclipse DC220 ST diecut-to-register label finishing machine at Labelexpo Americas. The equipment features web tensioning, web guidance, a crush cut slitting system, state-of-the-art servo control with ease of use, plus dual reversible label rewind devices. The machine is designed and manufactured by Impression Technology Europe (ITE).

www.eclipselabelequipment.com

Fix-A-Form Engineering Solutions

ECL Machine

Booth 3723

Fix-A-Form is launching a new generation of leaflet (ECL) label machine at Labelexpo Americas. This machine can fold and affix leaflets to web in a single pass. The Fold&Fix 2000 incorporates inkjet printing, hot melt slot gluing, laminating, adjustable pre-curve and a flat-bed diecutter. The machine also includes a slide-in friction feeder for pre-folded booklets,

www.fix-a-form-com

Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC (flag)

Buying Group

Booth 1557

FLAG is a premier buying group for label converters. Established, proven and working for over five years, FLAG secures volume-purchasing agreements on products used everyday like roll label substrates, tooling, ink, prepress, overlaminates and shipping. Other group opportunities include catastrophic recovery, peer groups, and new label sales. "This helps equalize the playing field when competing with the big guys,'' says a FLAG member in California.

www.flagsavings.com

FLEXcon

Films and Adhesives

Booth 1311

FLEXcon believes in approaching customers' projects with their specific needs in mind, providing valuable insight into a variety of challenges. With specialized expertise, the company will work to Identify or develop the right solution for coated and laminated films and adhesives used In graphics applications.

www.flexcon.com

Flexo Wash

Booth 511

Parts Washers

Flexo Wash is exhibiting new and familiar products in Chicago, aimed at helping converters improve processes and reduce downtime by automating tasks that have historically been done by hand. The company Is launching its Top Load Parts Washer with Trolleys, which makes the handling of parts easier. Converters now load dirty parts from the press direct onto trolleys instead of carrying them to the washing machine individually. This not only reduces the amount of movements the parts make, it reduces the possibility of workplace injuries and damage to parts. Flexo Wash Is also launching the PK Parts Washer Filtration Unit for UV inks. This unit separates UV ink from the cleaning liquid, eliminates liquid waste disposal, cuts chemical consumption costs, and reduces the handling of cleaning liquids. Additionally, Flexo Wash Is also displaying a full product line of automated anllox roll cleaners, parts washers, plate washers and rotary screen cleaners.

www.flexowashus.com

Flint Group

Ink Portfolios

Booth 840

Flint Group Narrow Web is Introducing new and Improved product launches at Labelexpo Americas. These Include a full low migration ink portfolio, featuring Flexocure ANCORA, Flexocure ANCORA 50 (which includes metallic range EkoCure). EkoCure is the company's most advanced LED UV flexo ink portfolio, and it includes flexo and screen Inks, coatings, adhesives, metallics, etc. Hydrokett ZEN is a low maintenance water-based flexo system to print on paper and synthetic substrates, providing excellent results. CombIScreen and CombiWhlte X2 are new easy over-printable screen colors and whites with improved adhesion to many films. Finally, XtraMile is a portfolio of services to assist customers in optimizing their quality, performance and cost in the entire value chain.

www.flintgrp.com

Fujifilm North America Corp, Graphic Systems Division

UV Inkjet Press

Booth 5621

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Fujifilm Is displaying the Graphium at Labelexpo Americas. The product is a modular UV inkjet press that provides the flexibility and productivity to print any number of complex projects requiring a wide gamut of colors on virtually any substrate. Graphium Is a modular digital Inkjet press that has the option to integrate flexo and converting stations for hybrid production and conversion in a single pass; greatly expanding the opportunities that can be converted.

www.fujifllmgraphics.com

GEW

UVLED

Booth 3500, 3505

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

GEW (EC) Limited is displaying Its latest technologies at Labelexpo Americas. With the advances in UV LED technology, the use of UV LEDs for curing In the printing process has become Increasingly visible throughout the industry. GEW has taken LED curing one step further by introducing a fully air-cooled LED UV lamphead. The LA1 Is an LED UV curing solution that Is able to perform without the heavy infrastructure and maintenance required by water-cooled LEDs. The RHINO ArcLED power supply Is energy efficient, showing considerable energy savings when compared to conventional electronic power supplies.

www.gewuv.com

Global Graphics

Software Services

Booth 6455

A new software and engineering service for label and packaging presses is on display at Labelexpo Americas. Called "Fundamentals," the service provides inkjet press manufacturers with a single source for the key software components and engineering know-how that are essential to building a digital front end to drive a press. The goal Is to help to reduce time to market and engineering costs by breaking through the common barriers that prevent manufacturers from getting out to market on time and on budget.

www.globalgraphics.com

GSE Dispensing

Ink Logistics

Booth 558

At Labeiexpo Americas, GSE Dispensing introduces ink logistics solutions that enable label and packaging printers to reduce costs throughout the workflow and achieve repeatable color, on-demand regardless of ink set used. Designed for flexo, gravure and screen ink applications, these comprise dispensing systems for solvent, water-based and UV Inks, ink bucket washers and integrated ink management software. GSE's Colorsat range of modular dispensing systems mix and dispense Inks, to precise quality and quantity specifications, in minutes. Benefits are reduced setup times, and ink-yield improvements of over 30%. The Formula Checkweigh System (FCS) for flexo, gravure, offset and screen applications provides simplified, controlled management and weighing of ink batches, as well.

www.gsedispensing.com

GTI Graphic Technology

Lighting and Proofing

Booth 5600

GTI Is a manufacturer of lighting systems for critical color viewing, and its products are on display at Labeiexpo Americas. The company's product range includes desktop viewers, floor stand models and large format viewing areas. It is also featuring a new soft proofing package that GTI has developed with Remote Director Software. All GTI viewers conform to ISO 3664:2009 and are manufactured at Its headquarters in Newburgh, NY, USA. An in-house spectroradiometric laboratory and a 100% measurement and verification production process guarantees precision and accuracy.

www.gtilite.com

Innovia Films

Food Contad Films

Booth 1429

A new range of EU and FDA Food Contact Compliant films are taking center stage in Chicago, Ultrafoil CFA (clear) and WFA (white) squeezable versions, Ultrafoil CZFA and WZFA and barrier versions UltraFoil CXFA and WXFA deliver excellent print and foiling performance and satisfy new regulatory requirements. The company's new digital IML solutions, RayoForm ICDI and IWDI are already pre-optimized for printing and have anti-static properties to allow them to run in IML applications.

www.innoviafilms.com

Interflex Laser Engravers

Anilox Engravings

Booth 1500

Interflex Laser Engravers, a boutique engraver to the label and narrow web market, is exhibiting its latest offerings at Labelexpo Americas. The company provides high-definition anilox engravings and customer cell engravings to assist customers and their teams in taking care of those print and coating jobs that bring a product to the market forefront. Interflex acts as a one stop shop for roll-base-sleeve needs and engravings, and Its technical sales team can also help with process specifications. The customer service and manufacturing teams will deliver excellent quality, service, communication and turnaround times.

www.laserengrave.com

INX International Ink Co.

Ink Solutions, UV Inkjet Press

Booth 3010

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

INX International Ink is featuring new and established products at Labelexpo Americas. The company is unveiling the new HMJ-250 medium batch automated ink dispenser, as well as the NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow press. ION label inks are also on display. The HMJ-250 is a medium-sized and affordable batch ink dispenser built for INX by HMJ tech. This versatile machine boasts fully automated valve cleaning and single point dispensing into any container, from narrow-neck jugs to six-gallon pails. The NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow web press delivers excellent image quality with UV LED advanced curing technology. www.inxinternational.com

Jemmco

Roller Sleeves

Booth 114

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Visitors can take the Jemmco challenge at Labelexpo Americas. Guests can put the company's JemmSil RS200 High Release Roller Sleeve to the test. This effective high release sleeve, which is easily installed inplant on existing idlers, can save customers thousands of dollars compared to traditional hard coats. Jemmco is also displaying its full line of release, web cleaning, anti-static, traction, and corona treating sleeves, traction and release tapes, and dyne test products.

www.jemmco.com

Label Traxx

MIS Systems

Booth 5920

Label Traxx is launching three new modules at Labelexpo in Chicago. As part of the roll out of version 8 of Its software, attendees at the show are able to review: API module--enables users to integrate and share data with many other software systems; Business Metrixx module--use this dashboard to monitor and manage key business data and make informed strategic decisions; and Financial Center module--multi-plant operations can easily consolidate accounts from multiple locations. Other developments Include HP Indigo WS8000 costing, Xeikon Integration enhancements, and Mexican electronic accounting integration.

www.labeltraxx.com

Mactac

Food Packaging Adhesives, Inkjet Products

Booth 143

Mactac is showcasing its new all-temperature hot melt, which Is suitable for food packaging. It offers durability in low temperatures and damp environments that can pose a challenge such as meat and cheese labeling. Mactac's also committed to meeting the growing needs of the inkjet market by introducing three new Inkjet products; semi-gloss, white and clear polypropylene.

www.mactac.com

Magnum Inks & Coatings

Inks and Coatings

Booth 5831

Magnum Inks & Coatings is a full-service aqueous and UV ink and coating manufacturer, committed to providing personal, timely, technical solutions. At Labelexpo, the company is featuring a new UV Ink system that supports the high production rates of newer-generation graphic presses, due to the product's rapid curing. Our products are designed for the customers' needs, and Magnum's continuous improvement and product development focus is designed to give them a competitive edge for the future.

www.magnuminks.com

Mark Andy

Flexo and Digital Presses

Booth 319

Mark Andy is exhibiting a range of products in Chicago to support its "Total Solutions Partner" message. The Performance Series flexo press platform now has more than 600 installations worldwide, New for Labelexpo are more ergonomic control stations and lowered converting modules to make operation easier. Fully automated job register, both lateral and circumferential, is now available without operator intervention, and advanced job save and recall automates repeat work setup. The Performance Series P7 model on the stand is fitted with the latest generation Mark Andy ProLED UV curing system that increases irradiance by 25% from 16kW to 20kW/sq.cm. Print demos during Labelexpo include expanded colour gamut jobs using low migration UV LED inks, and feature inline solventless lamination suitable for food product applications. Deliveries of the new model P5 and P7 models will begin in early 2017. Mark Andy is also launching "Digital One," an entry-level digital and converting label press designed to print short-run prime labels with inline converting at a modest investment level.

www.markandy.com

Martin Automatic

Finishing

Booth 811

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

High-performance splicing, rewinding and tension control systems are being showcased at Labelexpo. Martin Automatic is introducing the new MLSW splicer for non-stop roll change of self-wound overlaminate films. The MLSW is a compact splicer designed to mount above a narrow web press, with ergonomic in-aisle splice preparation and automatic splicing at press speeds to 500 fpm (150 m/m). The MLSW complements the MBS automatic butt splicer and LRD automatic transfer rewinder, also on display at the booth, for continuous roll-to-roll production.

www.martinautomatic.com

Max Daetwyler Corporation

Doctor Blades

Booth 1241

Daetwyler will be discussing its precision performance and on-going innovation at Labelexpo Americas. For over 40 years, the company has emerged as a leading manufacturer of doctor blades, with knowledgeable service teams when it comes to running pressrooms, troubleshooting equipment and optimizing final print quality in real-world print job scenarios.

www.daetwyler-usa.com

Meech International

Web Cleaning

Booth 551

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Meech International is giving Labelexpo visitors a first-hand look at the company's range of contact and non-contact web cleaning technologies, including the CyClean and the TakClean systems, as well as the company's popular Hyperion anti-static bars. Narrow web presses used by label converters traditionally adopt tacky roller contact systems like Meech's TakClean to efficiently remove contamination. These systems use elastomer rollers to remove dry, unbonded contamination from a moving web, which is then transferred onto adhesive roles where it is trapped. The design of the system also allows operators to see the contamination being collected on the adhesive roll.

www.meech.com

Mid American Rubber

Rubber Rollers and Tint Sleeves

Booth 1200

Mid American Rubber has extensive experience manufacturing precision rubber rollers and tint sleeves for the printing industry, and its products are on display at Labelexpo. Its specialties Include flexographic, gravure, offset and digital rollers. Roller types include, but are not limited to, web cleaners, nip/pull, meter/doctor, lamination, thermal print, cold foil and hot stamp. The company has the ability to customize roll coverings to meet specific applications, including FDA accepted materials. Additional services include core manufacturing, journal repairs, precision grinding and reverse engineering.

www.midamericanrubber.com

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

Coated Papers

Booth 1248

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper is displaying its range of coated specialty papers for the labei industry at Labelexpo Americas. Mitsubishi HiTec Paper develops coated specialty papers for various label applications and printing technologies such as direct thermal papers, inkjet papers and cast-coated label papers. Current trends, such as lightweight facestock paper, can be found in the wide range of Mitsubishi's label face materials along with products for digital and traditional printing. These grades are designed for and adapted to the diverse functional requirements of the label industry. All products are ISEGA, FSC or PEFC certified, and OEMs and ink recommendations are also available.

www.mitsubishi-paper.com

MPS Systems North America

Flexo and Hybrid Presses

Booth 911

MPS is bringing its latest EF technology to Labelexpo Americas 2016. During live demonstrations, MPS is displaying the performance of its flagship EF, the fully automated, multi-substrate press. A focus is also on the EF-Symjet hybrid press, in cooperation with Domino. MPS is also promoting its extensive local presence in the North American market, including local press assembly, sales and customer service.

www.mps4u.com

Muhlbauer

RFID Converting Line

Booth 6406

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

At this year's Labelexpo Americas, Muhlbauer is presenting its RFID Converting Line CL light. The CL light is characterized by a combination of cost-efficient designs together with high flexibility in output configurations: dry inlay, wet inlay, smart labels from reel to reel. All processes are in one modular system: antenna web handling, label lamination, diecutting, as well as output testing. The system has a throughput of up to 10 m/m for semi-rotative cutting rand 30 m/m for rotative cutting. With an optimized changeover time between different products paired with lowest tooling costs, this converting system is designed for production with smaller lot sizes and at the same time fast changing applications. The user-friendly interface, the intuitive handling of this converting machine and the low initial investment makes the CL light suitable for startups entering the RFID converting market.

www.muhlbauer.com

Nilpeter

Digital and Flexo Presses

Booths 3105, 3205

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

At Labelexpo Americas 2016, Nilpeter is presenting its next generation of dynamic packaging solutions and clean-hand technologies. For the first time, Nilpeter is introducing Its digital press line to the Americas. Panorama is highly reliable, with an average uptime above 90%, fast and easy startup, and high print engine stability. Users can also experience the high-performance 22" FA-6*, which is suitable for high-quality, cost-effective, multi-substrate printing, running expanded gamut flexible packaging jobs. A Lean job-change is taking place on the 17" FA-4*, featuring Nilpeter's FP-4, the value-adding flatbed unit for excellent hot foil and embossing.

www.nilpeter.com

Novation

WebFlagger

Booth 1804

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Novation's AF2 WebFlagger is a safe and reliable means of applying pressure sensitive flags to webs moving at speeds up to and above 4,000 fpm. With over 700 installations worldwide, the AF2 has multiple inputs for manual buttons, machine signals, such as splices, or for connection to automatic web inspection devices. It can also track the defect from Its location on the line to the location of the flagger for more accurate flagging. This equipment is on display at Novation's booth.

www.novation-inc.com

Pantron Automation

Booth 2009

Sensors

Pantron Automation offers high-quality specialty sensors, Including label sensors, which can distinguish a clear label from a clear carrier. Slot widths of 0.4mm to 0.6mm are available. Removing label jams is easy and requires no tools, as users simply remove the two thumbscrews and the top of the unit separates from the bottom. Changes in external conditions, such as humidity and temperature, are constantly measured to ensure a high rate of accuracy and high resolutions.

www.pantron.com

PC Industries

Inspection Systems

Booth 1411

Since defects can occur at any stage of production and present liabilities to any business, PC Industries is showcasing its inspection solutions at Labelexpo Americas. PC Industries manufactures solutions to protect a company and its customers. From basic Graphic-Vision web viewers to full-featured, 100% inspection with the Guardian series, PC Industries has a solution for every budget and need. PC Industries is also displaying the CEI Rewinder.

www.pcindustrles.com

Polymag Tek

Contact Web Cleaners

Booth 5914

Polymag Tek supplies contact web cleaners for the label and narrow web markets. The company also provides sheet cleaners and process roll cleaners for the coating, laminating, printing and converting industries --all custom-designed to remove dirt, contamination, slitting dust and converting debris.

www.polymagtek.com

Prati

Finishing Equipment

Booth 3529

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Prati is officially launching Digifast One at Labelexpo Americas, a digital finishing platform that features accuracy and productivity. According to the company, the Digifast One provides 40% better returns than previous technology. In addition, the machine features 8-minute job setup times and significant reductions in waste. The Digifast One is equipped with FastCut, an automated knife and counter-knife positioning device. This allows slit quality to achieve tighter tolerance levels. In addition, the semi-rotary flexo unit with cold toll enables converters to provide standard sheet lamination, custom lamination to pre-determined label areas, supervarnish and UV laminate.

www.pratlcompany.com

Precision AirConvey

Trim and Scrap Removal

Booth 5429

Precision AirConvey designs, manufactures and installs automated trim and scrap removal systems. Since 1968, PAC has satisfactorily installed solutions that increase productivity and energy efficiency, reduce labor, lower operating costs and increase sustainability for some of the most respected names in the industry. The company attributes its success to its passion for excellence and commitment to quality that begins with a PAC partnership and continues after installation, supported by world-class customer service.

www.precisionairconvey.com

QSPAC

Overlaminate Films

Booth 1021

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

In order to meet today's challenging application requirements, QSPAC offers an extensive line of clear and matte polypropylene (BOPP) and polyester (PET) films that are coated with a high-performance, clear emulsion acrylic adhesive, providing the best possible finish and protection to a customer's labels, tag and flexible packaging products. QSPAC's specialty products include extra clear, thermal transfer printable, release coated and UL recognized overlaminates. QSPAC is designed to be the first choice for quality self wound over laminates.

www.qspac.com

Retroflex

Retrofit Equipment

Booth 3807

In 1992, Retroflex started designing and building custom equipment retrofits for the flexographic printing industry. These retrofits included the popular Retroflex Enclosed Reverse Angle Doctor Blade System (RADBS). Today, Retroflex designs and builds many other custom equipment retrofits, as well as its line of standard flexo presses, unwinds and rewinds, single- and two-sided coaters, and drying systems. Retroflex is also an important industry source of replacement doctor blades and end seals. These products are on display at Labelexpo Americas In Chicago, IL, USA.

www.retroflex.com

Ritrama

Self-Adhesive Materials

Booth 530

Ritrama is presenting a host of products at Labelexpo Americas. "Innovation" and "Research" comprise the theme of the booth, as both led to the opening of new production facilities and slitting and distribution centers in Central and South America--Ritrama Caribe and Ritrama Peru. The new "Wine & Spirits" series consists of a range of wine and spirit labels with new finishes and materials--all strictly FSC certified and these include barrier versions dedicated to sparkling and fine wines. The Ritrama GlobalFiex series--available in white, transparent and silver finishes--combines application flexibility with production stability. Ritrama's R&D department also developed the Core Linerless Solutions, which offer sustainability benefits to a new generation product. A special focus is on the company's inkjet printable materials, as well.

www.ritrama.com

Roll-2-Roll Technologies

Web Guiding

Booth 362

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Roll-2-Roll Technologies is displaying its ARIS Web Guiding System with KOIOS Process Analytics. Users can save costly material losses and downtime from process problems by proactively detecting them as they occur. The analytics offer real-time insight into the process and the machine, and the system can predict process and machine issues such as web flutter, roller misalignment, disturbances, material quality issues, etc. Intelligent analytics also contribute to proactively reducing machine downtime.

www.r2r-tech.com

Rotoflex

Slitter Rewinder

Booth 319

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Rotoflex is conducting live demonstrations of its recently launched HSI slitter rewinder. Designed for high-volume label slitting, inspection and rewinding, the HSI is built with the same ruggedness and reliability as the flagship VSI, offering label converters an operator-friendly horizontal configuration. Featuring end-to-end servo control, web width of 330 or 440 mm, up to 1,000 fpm (305 m/m) running speed, extra-large inspection table, 37" (940mm) high editing area, and easily accessible slitting module, the HSI brings many operational and ergonomic benefits to label converters.

www.rotoflex.com

RotoMetrics

Dies and Tooling

Booth 129

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

At Labelexpo, RotoMetrics is showcasing its enhanced performance thin film flexible dies and improved dimension stability magnetic cylinders. In addition, the company is displaying variable height pressure sensitive pin eject dies for advanced T&L or small diecut/movement applications. RotoMetrics experts are discussing tooling and repair services, and they look forward to addressing how support, value and speed can help customers' businesses.

www.rotometrics.com

Schobertechnologies

Booth 1317

IML Printing

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Schobertechnologies is introducing vector technology for the converting of digitally printed flexible packaging material Into IML. The company has specialized in the development, design and manufacturing of rotary diecutting machines, and its RSM-IML is now recognized as an advanced and efficient machine for the production of IML. The RSM-DIGI-VARICUT represents the latest generation of fully modular RSM machines designed to convert web width up to 850 mm and with repeat or format length of up to 1,220 mm.

www.schobertechnologies.de

Simco-Ion

Narrow Web Cleaner

Booth 2044

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Simco-Ion is showcasing the V-Force30 narrow web cleaner at Labelexpo Americas. The V-Force30 is suitable for applications where there is heavy contamination or where non-contact cleaning is required. This industrial powerhouse includes a non-contact cleaning hood, active static neutralizing bars and a self-contained air control system with isolated particle collection in an all-in-one cabinet. Its non-regenerative air intake design eliminates the need for compressed air. Overall, the system offers simple installation and low maintenance, with easy replaceable FIERA filters, making it an efficient cleaning system for any demanding application.

www.simco-ion.com

SPGPrints

UV Inkjet, Screen Printing

Booth 6445

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

In live demonstrations, SPGPrints is displaying simplicity, quality and productivity of its DSI digital UV-inkjet workflow, laser engraving systems for plate and screen imaging, and rotary screen printing technology for labels and packaging. The 13" (330mm)-wide DSI UV-inkjet is custom-built as a standalone with intermediate inline LED pinning stations and chill drum. RotaLEN is a direct laser engraving system for imaging screen cylinders with resolutions of up to 4,000dpi in one fully digital step. In addition, the VariLEX hybrid CtP processor is a single, digital imaging solution for high-definition flexo, dry-offset, screen and letterpress printing.

www.spgprints.com

Spinnaker Coating

Adhesives and Facestocks

Booth 747

Spinnaker Coating, a pressure sensitive material manufacturer, is introducing new adhesives and facestocks at Labelexpo. One product, ScanTherm RX, is a direct thermal paper built to withstand demanding conditions in a pharmacy environment. It provides the Image quality needed for verification and scanning, while providing chemical resistance to a variety of cleaners. A demonstration area offers hands-on application of several key products.

www.spinps.com

Telstar Engineering

Retrofit Units

Booth 3618

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Telstar Is showing visitors the advantages of CAD-To-GO On-Site Engineering Services and Servo-Genius applications for its custom press retrofit and upgrade units, Cast & Cure, cold and hot foil, conveyors, DecoMod, digital, flexo, folding and turning to hot melt, laminating, nips, unwind-rewind, rotary die and screen. CAD-To-GO assures fast installation for minimal downtime. Press performance specialists are available to help customers with their needs.

www.telstareng.com

Treofan

IML Films

Booth 1221

Treofan Is showcasing EUP 60 & 70, which are next generation injection in-mold label films. These films require less Ink to achieve color and provide more vibrant Images with brighter white appearance and improved print layer. ELR 60 & 70 are high gloss white films with a smooth finish, providing excellent yield over solid white films. ELR is suitable for replacing lower yield solid white films.

www.treofanamericas.com

Toe Maquinas Industriales

UV LED Curing

Booth 3817

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Toe Maquinas Industriales designs and manufactures UV LED curing units and UV systems with UV lamps for curing of UV Inks. The company also varnishes printing on various substrates, and its products are on display at Labelexpo Americas. The company tailors its solutions to the needs of the customer, offering the following advantages: High irradiation power; low temperature load; very small dimensions; and it's lightweight.

www.toc.com.mx

Tools & Production

Punching Tools, Diecutting Modules

Booth 116

T&P, in business over 60 years, manufactures a range of male/female rotary punching tools, including pinfeed and custom designed punch units, as well as shear slitters for flexo and rotogravure presses. The company can also provide custom rotary diecutting modules and complete unwlnd/rewind systems. Tools & Production has a solution for many converting applications.

www.toolsandproduction.com

Tower Products

Anilox Cleaner

Booth 5735

Tower Products is introducing its newest anilox cleaning technology at Labelexpo Americas 2016. SmartFlex High Tech Anilox Cleaner Is a new technology that cleans anilox rollers in hot tank or ultrasonic applications. The product quickly and effectively cleans the cells of dried ink and prevents re-depositing back on the roller. With its advanced non-VOC formula, this water based cleaning technology is safe on rollers and great for regulatory compliance.

www.towerflexo.com

Tresu

Ancillary Equipment

Booth 1308

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

At Labelexpo Americas, Tresu is showcasing ancillary equipment, including supply systems and chamber doctor blades for controlling and automating ink coating supply in narrow and mid-web flexo printing presses. The company's chamber doctor blades provide reduced ink and substrate waste, uniform print quality, increased press speeds, shorter cleaning times and reduced emissions. Featuring the company's patented seal system, they prevent leakage and air contamination, thereby ensuring clean, blister-free print results with fast drying characteristics, better reflection and higher gloss values. When doctor blades need replacing, Tresu's clamping systems enable changeovers in less than two minutes.

www.tresu.com

UPM Raflatac

Substrates

Booth 729

At this year's Labelexpo Americas, UPM Raflatac is demonstrating how its latest innovations provide new ways to distinguish a brand. From new thin film products for beer, wine and spirits containers; to clear film labeling solutions for clear packaging; to new developments for personal care, retail and digital printing; UPM Raflatac offers something for everyone. The company is also well-known for its strong commitment to sustainability.

www.upmraflatac.com

Vetaphone

Surface Treatment

Booth 5605

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Vetaphone is a global supplier of corona and plasma surface treatment systems, and the company is discussing these solutions at Labelexpo Americas. For the narrow web Industry, Vetaphone has designed a system to handle today's demanding 24/7 applications. The system comes equipped with iCorona technology and Ceramic Electrodes for treating conductive and non-conductive substrates. Quick Change Electrode cartridges for easy cleaning and maintenance are standard on the company's systems, as well.

www.vetaphone.com

Wausau Coated Products

Flexible Packaging Laminates

Booth 3015

Wausau Coated Products' flexible packaging products are on display at Labelexpo Americas. Its offering includes three new options: A Rainbow Holographic Laminate that provides a shimmer; Tramado Blanco Laminate Is a bright white uncoated stock that gives both a look and feel; and Uncoated Black Laminate gives a rich and modern look to a brand. These laminate options offer convenience, shelf appeal and Increased brand awareness.

www.wausaucoated.com

Xeikon

Digital Presses, Digital Workflow

Booth 6125

Xeikon is displaying its latest solutions to the label Industry, along with parent company Flint Group, at Labelexpo Americas. Fusion Technology combines full color production printing with digital embellishment of labels and packaging in a single, one-pass and fully digital production process. Over time, Fusion will consist of a series of embellishment modules that are not just put inline with the press, but are components of an entirely new modular system with the digital front end taking care of the prepress, data processing, color management and press operation, as well as full control and operation of all embellishment modules without manual intervention. Visitors to the Xeikon booth are able to experience all of the innovation, speed and productivity of the Xeikon CX3 digital label press with Cheetah Technology.

www.xeikon.com

XDS

Infrared Dryers

Booth 1558

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

XDS is a manufacturer of infrared dryers for water-based web printing applications, and its solutions are on display at Labelexpo Americas. In addition, the company offers mercury vapor UV and UV LED solutions for printers. Its KleenPlate+ technology Is designed to clean flexo plates while the press is running.

www.teamxds.com

Yazoo Mills

Paper Tubes and Cores

Booth 6010

Yazoo Mills Is a premier manufacturer of paper tubes and cores for the converting and label industries. The company has just added five new sizes to its Stock Core Program, which now stocks 108 sizes of 3" I.D. and 6" I.D. cores, and maintains an inventory of over 1.8 million cores at all times for same-day shipment. Custom-made orders have no minimum requirement and ship in 48 hours or less, guaranteed. Yazoo is displaying its inline printing capabilities and custom paper cores for attendees to view. www.yazoomills.com

Yupo Corporation America

Label Materials

Booth 567

Yupo Corporation America, based in Chesapeake, VA, USA, is exhibiting its range of label materials at Labelexpo Americas. Its line consists of in-mold label materials, label papers, pressure sensitive films, thermal synthetic labelstocks and more. A large manufacturer of synthetic papers, Yupo also offers a customer service and technical team to provide hands-on support. Its waterproof, 100% recyclable, tear- and chemical-resistant synthetic materials are applicable in the print, design and packaging markets.

www.yupousa.com

Zecher

Anilox Rolls

Booth 3646

Zecher is presenting its anilox roll solutions and additional services at this year's Labelexpo Americas show in Chicago for the first time. Visitors have the opportunity to get to know part of the Germany-based company's US sales team and obtain comprehensive information about using its anilox rolls In their area of activity. Zecher plans to introduce itself to the market and the more than 16,000 visitors at the event. The company also intends to be represented by a local sales partner, where it can explore joint projects with potential customers.

www.zecher.com
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