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.


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.