Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Flexographic Products and Flint Group Digital Solutions (Xeikon) jointly displayed their most recent innovations at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago this week.
The three divisions together made a single-stop shop for every label producer and visualised this by introducing ‘The Flint Group Factory’ (pictured), a virtual label production shop in which all different Flint Group products and services were highlighted as a label was produced.
Low migration and UV LED
Flint Group Narrow Web focused on recent product and services launched, including:
– NEW Flexocure ANCORA 50 – a low migration UV flexo range of inks for food label and certain packaging applications.
– Flexocure ANCORA – a low migration UV flexo range of inks suitable for the most stringent food label and packaging applications.
– NEW EkoCureTM ANCORA – a low migration UV LED flexo range of inks suitable for the most stringent food label and packaging applications.
– Hydrofilm ACE – a water-based flexo ink system that meets food compliance for label and packaging applications.
– Lithocure ANCORA – a low migration rotary offset range of inks for food label and packaging applications.
Flint Group Flexographic Products unveiled its new technology
With the most complete portfolio of product offerings – ranging from nyloflex printing plates and plate making equipment, rotec sleeves and adapters to ThermoFlexX imagers – Flint Group Flexographic Products presented its systems’ solutions for the narrow web printing industry at Labelexpo Americas 2016.
The Flexographic Products division develops the solutions that elevate printing to the next level while simplifying the platemaking process.
Xeikon and digital production
The overarching theme for Xeikon was ‘What’s next?’ referring to the technological challenges label converters are facing in today’s times. Xeikon presented its flagship Xeikon CX3 digital labelpress (aka cheetah) and showed its high opaque white fusion module for the first time in the Americas.
Fusion technology, virtually making it a digital combination press, was demonstrated at Labelexpo Europe 2015. Furthermore, there was also an entry production solution including a full colour digital press, Xeikon 3030 with inline converting based on laser die cut technology. On the advancements in the tags and carton market, Xeikon brought along its new FDU, a flatbed die cut solution for fast turnaround, low operational cost environments which was just launched at drupa.
Elsewhere, Flint Group was offering an interactive platform for its visitors at Labelexpo where they could bring their ideas and questions to the experts. By bringing industry co-suppliers together discussing packaging printing, expansion in UV LED, capabilities in shrink sleeve technology, and showcasing latest equipment innovations. Three sessions were held per day.
Flint Group provides one of the most comprehensive product ranges for the narrow web industry supporting the latest industry and market trends. However, Flint Group says it is about people; a global network of industry experts who are always on hand to answer your questions in real life.