Fujifilm Unveils Five New Products
Fujifilm’s (PRINTING United Booth 8220) new range of products are designed to help label converters optimize their existing flexo presses. With enhancements to the company's water-washable flexo plate and processing systems, together with new LED UV-curing and imprinting solutions, Fujifilm proves just how efficient and eco-friendly the production of high-quality labels can be.
New products include Flenex FW-FP, Fujifilm's new water-washable plate for flexible packaging, joined by the upgraded SB-938 FLW water-washable plate processor and the brand-new Aquarius Water Treatment System. In addition to these offerings are the new Sericol JJ LED UV flexo ink and JF indirect food packaging-compliant UV-cured ink, ACTIV LED UV system and Industrial Imprinting System.
Fujifilm's new Flenex FW-FP plate features all the quality benefits of the established FW-L2 plate as well as added solvent resistance, reduced curling effect and a thicker polyester base of 188µm.
SB-938 FLW is Fujifilm's easy access, all-in-one, semi-automatic water-washable plate processor designed to provide efficient plate handling. In combination with Fujifilm's Flenex FW plates, the SB-938 FLW processor offers the fastest platemaking times in the industry — under 40 minutes. This is three times faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than current thermal and water technologies.
Rounding out Fujifilm's new flexographic equipment is the new Aquarius Water Treatment System. Used in combination with either the C-Touch or SB-938 water-wash flexo plate processors, Aquarius reduces water usage, prolongs the bath life and reduces wastewater and processor cleaning times.
In combination, Fujifilm's newest Flenex plate, processor and water treatment system can help label converters reduce water use while ensuring their equipment functions effectively for as long as possible.
LED UV Systems and Inks
ACTIV, Fujifilm’s new LED UV retrofit curing system, allows any traditional UV flexo press to be converted to LED UV-curing, bringing major improvements to label production. "ACTIV takes advantage of the very latest LED UV curing technologies, along with Fujifilm's ink expertise, to deliver an industrial, reliable curing system with none of the disadvantages of higher power and higher temperature conventional UV lamps," says Nils Gottfried, Segment Product Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe. "ACTIV accelerates productivity, as well as offering quality improvements, greater application versatility, cost and material savings and reduced environmental impact."
Launched in tandem with ACTIV is Fujifilm's new high-performance Sericol JJ LED UV flexo ink and Sericol JF indirect food packaging-compliant-UV cured ink. Both are designed for use with the Illumina and ACTIV LED UV-curing systems, as well as most other LED UV-curing systems. The Sericol JF flexo UV ink is formulated to comply with Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21 and Nestle Guidance Note on Packaging Inks 02-2014 and EC Regulation on GMP 2003/2006, making it suitable for indirect food packaging in accordance with EuPIA guidelines.
Finally, Fujifilm's new Industrial Imprinting System offers variable data printing at industrial production speeds. In an era of mass customization, imprinting provides a great opportunity to add value and help to increase the range of solutions companies can offer. Fujifilm's new imprinting solution is highly productive and can be fully integrated easily into existing packing or filling line equipment. Using Fujifilm's inkjet technology, the imprinting system can print images or information as text, logos, QR or barcodes, or any other customized data.