Labelexpo 2022 preview: Ace Technologies-Avery Dennison

PrintWeek highlights the Top 60 exhibitors, as well as what the show organiser Tarsus has to say about Labelexpo India, which begins Labelexpo India, the boutique show at India Expo Mart will be hosted from 10 to 13 November 2022. Here is the first lot.

09 Nov 2022 | By PrintWeek Team

Ace Technologies | Stand D25

The company will display its QL 300 CMYK +white roll-to-roll label printer. The machine is based on electrophotography and uses dry toner. The QL 300 prints high quality labels at 1,200x1,200-dpi.

It can help a label firm to have personalised labels for events and promotions. Since it’s a digital printer there is no involvementof die cost, plate cost, and offers minimum runs, which makes it ideal for any short-run jobs. The best part of the machine is its small footprint of less than 1.5-m. The company installed five machines last year.

Academi a. | Stand N6

The company’s new addition to its catalogue, Polymount, is doing some fantastic work in terms of bringing reusable solutions which are aimed at reducing waste. The first one is self-adhesive sleeves in three different densities. Just like the mounting tapes, these sleeves can be reused for years. This completely eliminates the variable of mounting tapes, reducing waste. Polymount also has a film cleaning machine which helps you reuse and recycle all types of printed films.

Acme Rolltech | Stand K1

Acme will launch its latest engraving technology, ACE (Advanced Channel Engravings). Samples representing this will be available at the company stall. Apart from this, the company will showcase its special rolls used for screen type raised effects ATAC and high density white AHDW. With ATAC, a user can get the same screen type effect on the flexo press with a single anilox ATAC without investing in costly screen units and recurrent cost of screen plates. AHDW is the other unique product which gives the highest opacity for white inks.

AICA ADTek | Stand E35

Hotmelt adhesive manufacturer AICA ADTek will promote the AICA Melt label adhesive brand. Visitors at AICA booth will see AICA Melt hotmelt pressure-sensitive adhesive products made of thermoplastic rubber formulated for tape and label applications. These do not completely set and remain permanently tacky. The adhesive formulations meet the final products’ requirements, such as peel strength, heat resistance and cold resistance. The AICA Melt can be made in several block, pillows or drums. AICA ADTek (ADTek Consolidated) is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015-certified company founded in 1994. The company’s 170,000-sqft facility in Selangor, Malaysia, with a production capacity of more than 20,000-MT per year manufactures ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyolefin (PO), amorphous poly-alpha-olefin (APAO), and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) hot melt adhesives. The AICA ADTek products are used in a variety of applications such as DIY glue sticks, packaging, book binding, air filters, mattresses, construction, automotive, wood working and hygiene.

AKO Flexo | Stand K5

The Gujarat-based manufacturer which is setting up a new 20,000-sqft production unit will run live its Chinese counterpart’s flexo presses. The new production unit is currently under construction and will facilitate exports from India. The company already has a manufacturing plant in China that will continue to operate for the local demand. The new India plant will be operational by March 2023. Its flexo presses come with inline units for rotogravure, rotary screen, and turret rewinder. The company is developing flexo and web offset combination press which will be launched next year.

Alliance Printech | Stand TBD

The company will showcase the Nova-A5, its multi-substrate press, and will demonstrate a variety of substrates, such as PVC shrink films and self-adhesive label jobs on the machine. The machine is equipped with high brand parts and equipment. It has advanced automation, and smaller footprint. In the last two years, the company has sold three eight-colour presses in Europe, Africa and the Gulf countries.

APL Machinery | Stand B3

The company has been busy developing new products in the last four years and has manufactured its own Make LED UV system, which is 90% made in India. The APL Make LED UV system is maintenance-free, saves on electricity, has no heat, fume, blowers and noise, and offers 30,000 hours of working life. APL promises to its customers that they will have an edge over other converters in terms of quality printing; on-time delivery and happy labour if they opt for the APL LED UV system.

Apex International | Stand B30

The anilox technology specialist, Apex International, will be promoting the GTT anilox technology and address the Flexokite knowledge centre.  Apex delivers metering products to its clients across Asia Pacific and Middle East markets from its plant in Nashik. With five production facilities on four continents, including one in Nashik, the company has a growing portfolio of clients in over 80 countries. Mangesh Bhise, director of sales Apex Asia Pacific, said, “We are showcasing our proven GTT anilox technology and its benefits to printers along with our wide range of products for various markets. We would also be addressing Flexokite – a one stop flexo experience centre located in our factory premises which is one of our key strengths and demonstrates the capabilities to support the entire flexo ecosystem through key competences of each of our Flexokite partners for all markets.”

Arrow Digital | Stand N16

For Arrow Digital, the star product at the show is the ArrowJet Hybrid Pro, as the company has been waiting to launch the machine and wanted a platform like Labelexpo. The ArrowJet Hybrid Pro, which utilises water-based pigment inks, is a single pass inkjet system, printing in 1600x1600-dpi, at speeds of up to 45-m/min and a width of 12.27-inches, with inline priming, digital printing and varnishing. The water-based pigment inks are Nestle compliant, which is not possible with other ink technologies like dye and solvent or UV cure. The colour consistency and vibrancy are closer to flexo and offset as compared to other label presses which gives more glossy effects. All these are backed by Arrow’s 24x7x365 service support with trained professionals.

Avery Dennison | Stand F8

The company will showcase some of its distinct services, technologies and solutions. The company’s theme is building a sustainable and resilient future, wherein it will showcase its range of sustainable and digital solutions, including RFID and NFC technologies, along with a range of solutions to help build premium shelf appeal and enhance security for a brand. At its stand Avery Dennison will focus on areas, such as building a better customer experience, product innovation, sustainable solutions, futuristic technologies to build on customer engagement and the company’s 25 years of existence in India. The three key highlights visitors should look out for at the company stall are its unique bouquet of services introduced for enhancing customer experience, its initiatives towards sustainability and futuristic technologies.

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