Actega at Labelexpo Americas – 13 to 15 September in Chicago

To showcase range of solutions designed to optimize label production

A wine bottle with label printed with Actega. Photo Actega


Actega, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, will bring its latest ranges of high-quality, product-enhancing inks and coatings to Labelexpo Americas 2022 (Hall A, Booth 711). The solutions showcased will include a brand-new line of inks as well as some of the company’s most innovative inks and coatings for the food, cosmetics and pharma industries.

The highlight applications on display include inspiring labels and narrow web pouches showcasing Actega’s LED-UV and water-based flexo inks and coatings. Samples of haptic and visual effect coatings for shrink sleeves will also be sure to capture visitors’ attention. These coatings are applied on the outside of the shrink sleeve to give extra impact on the shelf and the variety of high-value effects achievable include soft touch, matte and raised image. Special LED-UV coatings for the internal part of the sleeves will also be on display and experts from the Actega team will be on hand to explain the numerous functional benefits of applying these coatings.

Dr Thomas Sawitowski, senior vice president, Flexible Packaging, Actega comments, “As innovation and sustainability are key pillars of our business and our focus at Labelexpo, the wide range of different products being showcased is sure to include something for all visitors. Whether you are looking for a new offering to attract customers, a way to improve your company’s sustainability credentials or a means to expand your portfolio into new markets, Actega’s comprehensive product range, combined with the industry knowledge and support our team provides to customers, will help you achieve your future goals.”

The latest information, samples and news about Actega’s pioneering solutions for sustainable label decoration including Signite and Ecoleaf  will be available at the Actega booth.

Actega’s innovative Signite decoration solution enables brands and converters to significantly reduce waste, while providing expanded design flexibility and recyclability and reuse possibilities. These benefits are a result of the unique qualities of Signite decorations, which were developed with a clear focus on improved sustainability while maintaining the efficiency provided by commercial narrow web printing presses and processes.

Ecoleaf will be demonstrated live on press with AB Graphic in Hall D, Booth #3223. By showcasing the many opportunities and benefits made possible by this ground-breaking sustainable metallization solution, Actega aims to excite the market for Ecoleaf’s US launch foreseen in 2023. Those keen to hear more first-hand should register for Paolo Grasso’s (sales director for Ecoleaf) masterclass entitled: Digital embellishment case study: Ecoleaf on Wednesday 14 September at 9.50 pm – 10.40 pm IST.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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