The global flexible packaging company, Uflex, is set to showcase print and cross-media solutions at Drupa
Products to be on display include:
The Electronic Line Shaft (ELS)-based rotogravure printing machine has some advantages compared to conventional mechanical transmissions, including better operator access around the press; reduction in noise level; less mechanical parts to be serviced and faster print register response.
The press is built with Electronic Line Shaft technology having all printing, unwind, rewind, in-feed and out-feed equipped with servo motors and drives. By integrating new generation of electronics and ergonomically designed mechanical components, the press is made to deliver a speed of 350-400 mpm. The ELS models are equipped with flying splice turret unwind, rewind, sleeve type impression roller and trolley facilities and also has an option of doing reverse register coating at the last printing unit.
Extrusion lamination machine
The extrusion lamination machine, which will be launched at Drupa 2016, has unique design of drying hood to achieve optimum temperature; separate drive for impression roller; motorised three axis movement of carriage for air gap setting; chamber type doctor blade for anchor coating; T Die with internal duckling and lip opening up to 1 mm.
Other features include unique design of lamination drum to maintain even temperature across the width; sleeve type coating nip as an optional; and facility of coating on very thin poly film.
The flexible packaging major will also highlight a range of embossing cylinders for leather, paper and vinyl applications. These includes very high and very low depth coating rollers from 0.5 gsm to 50 gsm applications like soap wrapper, overcoat, lacquer coating and ink saving in printing and special purpose customised coatings. Other highlights will be hybrid cylinder, an innovation from the Electro Mechanical Line capable of producing high-definition image.
One of the most significant exhibits would be the brand protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions that keep look-alikes at bay and prevent them from eroding brand equity. On display will be different types of holograms – analog 2D/3D conventional, dot matrix (up to 24,000 dpi); non-diffractive litho (up to 1,20,000 dpi) and E-Beam; unigrams; latentograms; wide web holographic films, including soft embossing films, hard embossing films, UV embossing films, high refractive index films, windows/ demetalised and lens films.
Uflex will also showcase the thermal holography films and demonstrate its applications in the print lamination area. Also on display will be holographic pouches, holographic strips, holographic scratch, holographic wads, holographic shrink sleeves; labeling solutions using foils, Fresnel lens and holographic effects, among others.