Picon, the UK trade association representing print industry manufacturers and suppliers, is supporting 21 British companies in its four Picon Pavilions at drupa (May 31 – June 10). Covering almost 600 square metres across four halls, the Picon Pavilions showcase ‘Best of British’ companies offering a variety of specialist equipment and services spanning prepress, printing, finishing and ancillaries.
Picon supports the export activities of its members by providing a cost-effective way to exhibit at major international events, without all the organisational and logistical detail required when exhibiting individually. The companies participating in this year’s Picon Pavilions are: Alphasonics, Applied Laser Engineering, BCS, Compact Foilers, CyanX, Dies Direct, Edale, FFEI, Focus Label Machinery, Heights (UK), Imprint Business Systems, Infigo Software, Magnesium Elektron, ManMat, Profoil, RK Print Coat Instruments, Rollem, Security Foiling, SF Services, Troika Systems and Victory Lighting.
“The fact that we have 21 companies participating in the Picon Pavilions at drupa, including several for the first time, indicates the optimism of UK manufacturers and eagerness to build their export markets,” said Picon Chairman, Robert Flather. “While much has changed in the print industry since the last show four years ago, there is much to be excited about and drupa gives our members the opportunity to exhibit cutting edge technology which ensures print remains current and competitive. It’s encouraging to see that many are unveiling new developments and all are seeking to expand their international sales by forging new distribution partnerships.”
RK PrintCoat Instruments (in Hall 3 Stand F35) manufactures equipment used to produce repeatable samples and its flexo pre-press devices are used worldwide for conducting trials to resolve colour communication and print/process issues including: colour matching, printability, gloss, scuff and chemical resistance off-press; quickly reducing downtime and with minimal waste.
Alphasonics (Hall 10 Stand B10) is a cleaning equipment manufacturer and at drupa will launch ‘Anilox Control’ and reveal how its technologies are designed to ensure the effective management of aniloxes that go beyond simple cleaning. Alongside its highly popular ultrasonic anilox cleaning systems, Alphasonics will showcase new developments that it says are the ‘answer to flexographic cleaning problems’ featuring brand new parts and plate washing systems. Plus, following the successful launch of ‘Active Cavitation’ at LabelExpo, a new technology that alternates between varying ultrasonic frequencies in one cleaning cycle will debut at drupa.
For more information about each of the exhibitors, plus all the rest of the companies that will be present, visit the drupa website.