Uteco Converting ,leader in the production of printing machines designed for the most different flexible packaging applications, achieved a great success during Labelexpo, the world ’s most important labelling event that took place in Brussels from the 25th to the 28th of September 2017
In two different booths Uteco proved itself taking this great opportunity to launch and promote one of its latest creations, Gaia the new digital inkjet printer, made in collaboration with Ebeam Technologies and INX Digital, in addition to its well known range of flexo , roto and laminating machines
Gaia is a modular, flexible and easy-to-use digital ink jet printing machine designed for printing on flexible materials. The machine perfectly integrates the EB technology ( such as the innovative Ebeam Compact lamp) and is suitable for the food packaging market granting a very low environmental impact.
Gaia will be soon available for printing with UV and UV Led inks
The machine was running during the whole event, with a live demo every hour. This gave the visitors the opportunity to touch the excellent printing results at 25 m/min with a resolution up to 720 x 360 dpi.
In a second booth, together with the Benelux partner Advanced Machinery, the Uteco staff was available for technical descriptions/discussions regarding the two outstanding machines for labelling: the compact flexo Onyx XS and the new rotogravure NXS 300.
On the 25th of September the Award Label Industry Ceremony took place involving some of the biggest names in the labels Industry and among the finalists and winners, the company Ebeam Technologies won the Award for Sustainability, for the company’s development of a compact electron beam curing system for narrow-web presses integrated in the digital Uteco machine
On the 26th always at the exhibition centre, a seminar dedicated to the presentation of Gaia was held. Among the speakers, special mention goes for the presence of Mr Andrea Gasparri -R & D Innovation Manager of Bauli S.p.A.
This was a visible example of time to market, as Gaia printed a subject implemented “from marketing to printing” in record time, considering its Full Green advanced technology.
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At the same time of Labelexpo, on the 28th and 29th, Uteco organized an Open House totally dedicated to the rotogravure world by its Technological and Demonstration Center ConverDrome,
This was the perfect occasion to present the brand new NXS 300, a narrow wide web rotogravure machine
with a printing width up to 1000 mm with many innovations, from dual trolley to super-efficient drying system, without forgetting ergonomics and limited spaces, as well as co-development UTECO -BASF-FLINT of the latest inks for water-based rotogravure machines, which has seen as lead the most consolidated NEXT 450.
This event also had an amazing success, both as for quantity and as for quality of the Visitors, who represented the most important packaging Groups.
Uteco's dynamism is once again characterized by the real innovation of its products, creating an important added value in terms of return on investment and increased competitiveness, for all those companies interested in emerging in their markets.
The previews are not over in Uteco.
On the 25th and 26th of October at the Uteco Headquarter the extra- new and real innovative MISTRAL MV, designed to optimize the matting process in line with lamination and the new Rainbow 4.0, solventless laminating machine with a speed up to 500 m/min will be officially presented.