Labelexpo Europe holds most international edition yet.
[...] The 40th-anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe closed on a high note, its organizers report, saying it was the largest, most international show held to date. A total of 693 exhibitors participated at the event, which took place on September 24-27, 2019 at the Brussels Expo in Belgium.
Spread over nine halls and covering almost 40,000 square meters of floorspace, up from 37,600 square meters in 2017, the show presented the largest offering of label and package printing technologies and live demonstrations ever seen at a Labelexpo. This included the fast growing areas of hybrid printing, flexible packaging and automation. Poor weather didn’t deter 37,903 visitors from 140 countries flocking to the four-day show – a substantial increase on 125 in 2017. India, China and Japan were especially well represented with large visitor delegations. Eastern Europe also showed a stronger representation compared to 2017, in particular Croatia, with a 51% increase, Lithuania (36%), Romania (25%), and Russia (14%). Brazil also saw a 14% increase in visitors compared to 2017. [...]
[...] Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, said,“We are delighted that our 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe has been our largest, most international to date, especially as it is now rapidly moving forwards into a show that encompasses not just labels but also package printing. This was clear from the incredible array of flexible packaging innovations and hybrid machinery on the showfloor, giving label converters ever more options to diversify their businesses. [...]
[...] The show’s popular main feature, the Flexible Packaging Arena, drew in large crowds at every one of its 11 live demonstrations. Visitors witnessed a Xeikon CX500 (digital) and a Bobst M6 (UV flexo) producing indirect food contact flexible packaging to the latest GMP standards. In addition, HP Indigo offered live demonstrations of digital pouch making, showcasing the HP Indigo 20000 digital press, Pack Ready Lamination, and the Karlville pouch-making machine making its show debut on its stand. Other HP innovations at the show included the HP Indigo 8000 digital press [...] and the best-selling HP Indigo 6900 digital press, which visitors could see in action with an integrated Kurz DM-Jetliner finishing module.[...]
[...] Cartes exhibited a wide range of products at Labelexpo Europe. Cartes showcased machines from the Series GT360 and Gemini in different versions, including the company’s advanced Laser converting system.
The GT360 and Gemini series are recognized in the label market as a benchmark for making converting, finishing and complete high-quality embellished labels, the company said. Both platforms were developed with the latest technology in mind, designed to answer market needs. According to Cartes, it always highlights top performances in terms of precision and productivity for short- and medium-run jobs. [...]
[..]Kurz introduced a new stamping foil series for rotary label printing. The company also demonstrated the effective combination of digital web-fed printing and integrated metalization. The KPW XU cold foil grade, a versatile go-to for narrow-web printing, was displayed for the first time at Labelexpo Europe. According to Kurz, this cold foil solution is ideally suited for overprinting and delivers optimal decoration results, both for large-area and fine designs. A further development is the availability of Lumafin, a semi-transparent stamping foil specifically for web-fed printing. It allows under-printed designs to shine through, covers them with a shimmering gloss, and creates an extraordinary depth effect. A variety of labels decorated with Lumafin and the combination of color printing and Lumafin decoration were on display at the show.[..]
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