Flint Group – Exhibiting at first Labelexpo Southeast Asia
Flint Group displays at Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 (Source: Flint)
THAILAND • The company group’s labels and packaging technologies will present possibilities and signpost opportunities at the newest Labelexpo event, Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 (10 to 12 May, Bitec, Bangkok). The portfolio of four of its divisions, namely Flexographic, Narrow Web, Digital Solutions (Xeikon and ThermoFlexX) are displayed at the shows.
Xeikon will be demonstrating how its Xeikon 3300 roll 2 roll configuration supports high quality production of self-adhesive and the heat-transfer labels. The cost effective entry level narrow web label press excels in productivity and prints at true 1200 dpi offering operators the highest quality available, flexibility and operations scalability. It is the only digital press in the market with a real prepress workflow and strong color management functionality to ensure maximum performance with CMYK + White or special colors as may be required. Its water resistant dry toner allows the use of substrates without any specific treatment both before and after printing.
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. For the flexo market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name.
According to Flint Group, converters can consider new market opportunities with Flint Group Narrow Web’s range of food packaging compliant printing inks for all major printing technologies: UV mercury flexo, UV LED Flexo, water-based flexo and UV offset. Among the latest innovations on show will be the recent advances in in low migration– with a special focus on the UV LED low migration technology, EkoCure Ancora.
Flint Group’s Flexographic divisions’ portfolio includes nyloflex printing plates and equipment and rotec sleeves and adapters. The latest addition is the easier to use nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System. It delivers thermal platemaking with no compromise in quality and will demonstrate highly consistent and stable plate production. Central to the processing system are nyloflex Thermal Printing Plates and the nyloflex Developer Roll.
In addition, the nyloprint WF Sharp will also be announced during the show. According to the company, the water washable, film-based plate for the high-end label market improves quality with highest line count for reproduction of finest details. And due to the suitability of the plate for all types of processing equipment and the high flexibility of the polyester base, and excellent adaption to different cylinders, makes the nyloprint WF Sharp plate easier to use.
ThermoFlexX will showcase their ThermoFlexX 30, supporting plate sizes up to 635 mm x 762 mm (25″x 30″) and 3.94 mm thick (0.155″). Its plate clamping system and vacuum slider offers seamless plate handling. The ThermoFlexX 30 is also available with a hybrid drum able to process both Polyester Flexo plates and “Steel-back” letterpress plates.
For the global printing and packaging industry Flint Group develops, manufactures a portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were EUR 2.3 billion.
At Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2017, Flint Group’s solutions are on display on stands B14 and B16.