Air Motion Systems, a supplier of UV and LED UV curing systems has reported a successful experience at GRAPH EXPO 15.
Drying/Curing - UV
Amherst Label has retrofitted its eight-color Nilpeter FG3300 with a GEW UV system, consisting of eight E2C high-efficiency lampheads.
Nilpeter is the first press manufacturer to install the new ArcLED hybrid UV curing system from GEW, having incorporated it into three different FA-4* UV-flexo presses.
Phoseon Technology has achieved a major milestone for UV LED light longevity.
Some UV units are designed to cure UV varnishes or inks under partially inerted conditions. These units may not be sufficient to properly run these silicones, although it may still be possible to produce suitable PSA labels and/or tapes by adjusting selected adhesive components. For quality adhesive laminates, a properly coated release liner cured with less than 50 ppm oxygen remains key.
Today’s package printers know that the more appealing a package looks to the consumer, the more they will reap monetary benefits. With this in mind, printers have been juggling the demands of high-productivity, easy maintenance, and environmental responsibility. It’s no wonder that because UV and EB technology allows for these benefits, it has been a major presence in the packaging industry. According to a RadTech International report titled, “Radiation Curing for Packaging,” the non-profit UV and EB organization expects that the currently estimated $480 million curing market for packaging will jump to $550 million by 2009. With UV/EB technology increasing momentum, converters must know
Resists Harmful UV Light While Retaining Color and Quality of Label OAK HARBOR, OH—Leading manufacturer of self-wound PSA coated products, acpo ltd., introduces 691V, a UV screening overlaminate film. 691V was created to give label manufacturers an alternative to using expensive UV inks in their label printing processes. 691V is a clear, durable, polyester PSA overlaminate containing a film additive in the formulation. This allows the overlaminate to combat harmful UV rays and protect the label inks and base material from deterioration. Label manufacturers can use the 691V in conjunction with their standard water based inks for optimum print
It’s a fact that people are attracted to certain genetic traits in others. For instance, some women look for men with blonde hair and blue eyes, while others only date the tall, dark, and handsome types. Some people even take steps to have specific physical attributes—like wearing colored contacts to make their dark eyes appear blue, or sitting in a tanning bed to turn their light skin golden. The world of package printing likes to play these same tricks because, what it really comes down to is, it’s all about the packaging. One of the best ways to add that something special to a