Druckspiegel - Product News

New sustainable UV inks for Xeikon's Panther series to reduce printing costs

Xeikon’s Panther Technology, introduced in 2017, is based on UV inkjet and is a very cost-effective technology to address specific end-use markets, focused on labels across industries such as chemical, durable, cosmetic and premium beer labels. All these applications benefit from certain durability such as scratch, scuff, and rub resistance and a glossy tactile look and feel. UV inks tackle all these requirements.

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Heidelberg showcases Gallus One fully digital label printing system at Labelexpo Americas

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and its Swiss subsidiary Gallus are showcasing solutions for the growth segment of label printing in their “Your Partner for Label Solutions” exhibit (Stand 3228) at Labelexpo Americas 2022. The fair is taking place from September 13 to 15 in Chicago. One particular highlight is the new fully digital Gallus One label printing system, which is based on the tried-and-tested Gallus Labelmaster press platform. The system is geared toward the cost-efficient and sustainable production of high-quality labels, thereby delivering a reliable return on investment (ROI) for a wide range of customers.

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FachPack

Energy-Saving and sustainable bonding

The guiding topic of this year’s Fachpack in Nuremberg is “Transition in Packaging”, focusing on topics such as digitalization, e-commerce, and sustainability for future-proof packaging solutions. Greater sustainability is being demanded not only by lawmakers but by consumers as well. With its “Green Adhesives” product line, adhesives manufacturer Jowat has the right answer in its trade fair kit for particularly resource-saving bonding processes. In addition to high-performance adhesives using bio-based raw materials, Jowat will be presenting modern, low-temperature hot-melt adhesives at Fachpack that offer significant energy-saving potential as well as high performance and process quality.

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Patented inkjet printing solution for leather

Tanneries and leather service suppliers that want to broaden their offering and stay ahead of trends should visit Agfa at the Simac Tanning Tech trade fair in Milan (20-22 September), as the company’s inkjet experts will be highlighting the latest version of Alussa, a unique printing solution for genuine leather.

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New generation Speedmaster SX 102

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is investing heavily in taking its core business to the next level. “Perfect from all sides” is the slogan for the market launch of the company’s new-generation Speedmaster SX 102 , which has been enhanced in line with customer requirements. This press is aimed primarily at commercial print shops that require a high level of productivity and top-quality perfecting printing. Typical areas of use range from brochures and commercial print products to inserts for pharmaceutical packaging, and therefore include applications involving very thin materials that need to be produced in a single pass.

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Gallus launches a pure digital inkjet label press

Gallus announces the launch of its first fully digital label press, the Gallus One. Marking a new addition to the company’s conventional and hybrid portfolio of label presses, the Gallus One has been specifically designed to remove the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) barrier for the adoption of reel-to-reel digital labels with the highest level of automation and cloud-based technologies. In doing so, it provides brands with access to cost effective and sustainable, high quality digital labels.

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EyeC launches Proofiler Version 4.2

EyeC, expert for vision systems for print image inspection and sample inspection, presents Proofiler Version 4.2. The newest software version offers users of the EyeC Proofiler product line new features in Braille and code inspections, as well as numerous other modifications. The company also introduces the EyeC Proofiler 900 RS / 1050 RS system. As a premium segment product, EyeC’s new passage scanner expands its portfolio of innovative devices and services.

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Lecta: Paperboard for creative, sustainable projects

Raw materials, functionality and printing techniques are fundamental factors when choosing a type of packaging. With more than 80% of purchasing decisions made at the point of sale, product presentation is key to brand recognition. This is why Lecta has created a versatile range of SBS graphic paperboard with a silk finish: Diva Art (1-side coated) and Diva Art Duo (2-side coated), for creative, sustainable projects.

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Game changer in label production

The Durst Group’s Tau RSCi label printer made its debut in the American market in mid-2021 with an installation at Accu-Label of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The main objective of this investment was to drive the transformation from flexo to digital. One year on, the firm’s verdict is overwhelmingly positive.

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Baumüller control units with OPC UA server

Drive and automation specialist Baumüller opts for OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) as an interface for the transmission of data between different nodes, e.g. visualization or edge controllers, etc. and to this end, has developed a new software tool for communication via the control technology through to the drive level: ProDataX.

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Metsä Group’s 3D fibre product Muoto: Significant initiative in the packaging market

Metsä Spring, Metsä Group’s innovation company, has launched a new 3D fibre product called Muoto®. Muoto has been produced at Metsä Group’s and Valmet’s demo plant in Äänekoski since May 2022, and is made of Metsä Group’s wood fibres.

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Floatable Pressure-Sensitive Label from CCL

CCL Label, converter of pressure sensitive and extruded film materials for decorative, functional and information labels, has unveiled a new generation of their EcoStream® labels that support the recycling of PET bottles at a very high quality level. They are made from floating low-density polyolefin material that separates very easily from the heavier PET flakes in the sink/float process step at the sorter and recycler – which results in the yield of clean PET flakes that can be recycled back into new bottles, closing the loop.

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