Lier, Belgium, 17 September 2019 – With new applications, new partnerships and the new advisory tool ‘Transform’, Xeikon is sure to create a great deal of interest at this year’s Labelexpo. Showcasing on the company’s largest booth yet at this show and demonstrating four different automated production lines, this leading innovator of digital printing technology is set to bring the company’s unique expertise and a broad and considered portfolio of digital printing solutions to the worldwide label community. Exhibiting in three dedicated areas on Stand 28, Hall 5C, Xeikon will present its wide-web, large format labels for the chemical and automotive industries, its latest durable labels for the health & beauty and food & wine sectors, and its dry toner and laminating technologies for flexible packaging and pouches. The company will also demonstrate its Label Discovery Package for entry-level investments. Across the show, Xeikon will participate in the Sustainability Insight Café and the Flexible Packaging Arena.
Filip Weymans, Vice President of Marketing, states: “At this year’s Labelexpo, Xeikon will announce new partnerships, new innovations and new online tools. Our new advisory tool ‘Transform’ is already taking our customer service offerings to a different level. Digital label printing has become a mainstream technology with many suppliers, and the wealth of choice now available does not make it easy for label converters to choose what is best for their business. This is why Xeikon has created Transform to provide guidance to converters looking to move to digital for the first time or to optimize their existing digital operations. In the development of our new product lines, applications and sophisticated software, Xeikon has anticipated the worldwide consumer demand for experiential products in multiple sectors. At Labelexpo 2019, Xeikon has chosen to demonstrate four different production lines, not only to show the capabilities of digital printing alone but also to highlight the next level of digital print manufacturing, where the digital press can play a crucial part in a mix of processes to ensure a successful business model.”
Xeikon’s participation across the show
Sustainability Insight café
The human impact on our world is growing year-on-year and cannot be denied anymore. Driven by the push from consumers, printers and print buyers are constantly searching for ways to proactively offer sustainable solutions. At their Information Booth in the Sustainability Zone, Xeikon will share its own initiatives taken throughout the years to address and inspire others. Additionally, the company will demonstrate different label and packaging applications that offer sustainable and economically feasible alternatives to commonly used products. Offering paper cup converters potential new business opportunities, Xeikon will demonstrate the next generation of sustainable food packaging safely printed with Xeikon’s dry toner digital technology working with Kotkamills ISLA® Duoboard paper cup stock. They will also present their UV dry toner technology, an FDA certified digital label printing solution ideal for labels that have direct or indirect contact with food. The company will also discuss its own methodology at its toner plant in Belgium, where natural gas and heat consumption has been reduced, reducing in turn CO2 emissions.
Flexible Packaging Arena
In this arena, Xeikon will showcase its dry toner technology and its innovative solutions for flexible packaging and pouch production with complete food safety compliance. Xeikon will demonstrate its CX500 press combined with an offline laminator, and show the full production process of creating a flexible packaging laminate using digital print.
Xeikon is sponsoring the 2019 Label Awards – a gala event where the industry recognises companies and individuals for their contribution. Awards are given for key innovation, product and technical development, and global recognition. The Flint Group is participating in the 2019 Label Academy master classes and will host a session on inks, coating, curing and lamination.
Weymans concludes, “Xeikon is delighted to attend Labelexpo Europe 2019 in its 40th anniversary year. We are immensely proud of Xeikon’s development trajectory in recent years, and it is perfect timing for us to align with the exhibition’s mission to help label printers ‘move their businesses forward’. Xeikon will exhibit its broad technology portfolio containing a considered range of solutions developed to address today’s current trends as well as the global issues of sustainability, food safety and waste. Throughout the show, Xeikon technology agnostic experts will be on hand to speak to label printers of all types and sizes, listen to their requirements, and help guide them to the appropriate technologies and revenue opportunities that our digital solutions can provide. We are dedicated to helping printers and converters with differing needs identify new applications to help grow their businesses and improve profitability. With our long history and substantial knowledge of the digital label printing market and our access to market leading technologies as part of the Flint Group, we can provide our customers with the very best products and services that can only take their businesses forward into the future.”
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity.
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.