Flint Group – Portfolio of three divisions at Labelexpo
The brand-new CX500 at Xeikon's Labelexpo stand (Source: G&K)
BELGIUM • In Brussels, Flint Group, the solution provider of the printing industry, has built on its show theme of “The one stop you should make” and presented itself for the first time with one joint presence of its product portfolio across the divisions. The divisions Flexographic Products, Narrow Web, Digital Solutions (Xeikon and ThermoFlexX) presented their solutions for label printers and converters at Labelexpo Europe 2017.
According to Flint Group thec company is able to cover all steps of the value chain for printing in the label and packaging industry, from imagers, printing plates and equipment, sleeves to inks and digital printing solutions.
Flint Group Flexographic Products features the Nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System and its plates portfolio at the show in Brussels. According to Flint this system reduces operating costs due to increased productivity, less maintenance and less downtime. In addition to the successfully launched nyloflex XPH and nyloflex XPM, thermal flexographic plates for printing on paper substrates with UV and water-based inks (nyloflex XVH and XFH) are announced. Both flat top plates will be commercially available during the first half of 2018.
Nyloprint WF Sharp is a water washable, film-based plate for the label market. “We leveraged ourknowledge in the letterpress segment to develop the nyloprint WF Sharp plate. This plate is specifically designed for letterpress applications in the label market”, von Rechteren says. The plate is scheduled to be released on the market in the first quartal of 2018.
Furthermore, Flint Group presented its Rotec Eco Bridge for easier and faster use in flexographic printing presses and on plate-mounting equipment. This air supply system shall provide 99% reduction in noise and needs less compressed air. Also the Rotec smart premium sleeve with easy-mount technology and weight reduction up to 15% has been presented.