- June 01, 2009
WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS
Slitter Has Many Benefits
Model TBS60 slitter features a web width of 610 mm, an unwind diameter of 800 mm, a rewind diameter of 610 mm, and a maximum machine speed of 500 mpm. Able to slit rolls to 10 mm wide and features a touchscreen Human Machine Interface and fully automated tension systems on both unwind and rewind. Other benefits include latest differential rewind technology, laser positioning, and a cantilevered design.
Higher Shrink Properties
Pentalabel OM-L211/01 vinyl roll-sleeve film for wraparound labels has 50% shrink properties. Allows customers to take advantage of the high visibility and superior graphics of shrink-label films with the ease of modifying existing wraparound label machinery. Available in clear or white, film is suitable for use with quick-setting solvent adhesives and gravure, flexo, or rotary offset printing processes.
Avery Program Simplifies Tape Sourcing
Avery Dennison now offers converters that use specialty tapes and foams direct access to their everyday requirements through a program called Advantage Solutions. The program is designed to streamline the business of sourcing high-specification tapes for fastening, holding, and insulation applications. Converters can test and validate their choices through a 24-hr sample service. To request a catalog, visit www.stus.averydennison.com.
PowerID Releases Smaller RFID Labels
PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL
PowerID Ltd. has introduced smaller, improved versions of its EPCglobal Class 1, Generation 2-compliant PowerG and PowerM BAP labels. The new labels are, respectively, 56% and 62% smaller than previous versions. The smaller labels address the needs of organizations searching for high performance Gen. 2 RFID labels for challenging applications. For example, the PowerM label is designed for tracking assets such as laptops; when applied to metal, the label can be read from up to 40 m.
Spectrum Label has chosen a Mark Andy XP5000 press to expand production competencies. The new press features a platform design and has the capacity to perform flexo, UV flexo, cold foil, hot foil, screen, and interstation die-cutting within the same printhead. It is said to offer faster makereadies, increased productivity, reduced waste, and enhanced registration. Bruce Riddell, VP of engineering at Spectrum, says, “The shaftless XP5000 fulfills the promise of servo technology through independent interstation surface speed and registry control. This, combined with an enhanced drying system, allows us to run high speed, predictable quality day in and day out.”
UK-based AB Graphic Intl. has opened a French office near Paris to supply its range of label converting equipment. The new company also will provide sales, service, and spare parts support for Nilpeter presses and Newfoil hot foil stamping equipment.
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has launched a website to provide label makers information on its PSAs and specialty polymers. Visit www.franklinadhesivesandpolymers.com.
Domino Printing Sciences, Cambridge, UK, has acquired Labeljet S.A. and its subsidiary, Marque TDI, which has been Domino's distributor in the Portuguese market since 2002.
Sandon Global Ltd., Cheshire, UK, has been awarded the European Flexographic Technical Assn. Supplier of the Year award in the Silver Class for the second consecutive year.
Western States Envelope & Label has moved into its new plant in Sun Prairie, WI. The 36,000-sq-ft space offers many efficiencies and energy-saving features.
The deadline for submissions to the 2009 In-Mold Decorating Assn. competition is June 30. Visit www.imdassociation.com for details.