MPS Systems Asia to host an open house in Kuala Lumpur

It will focus on shrink sleeves and flexible packaging

MPS Systems Asia to host an open house in Kuala Lumpur
MPS EF-430 flexo press

MPS Systems Asia is opening its doors to greet customers on 6 September 2022 at its office and showroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The open house will include presentations covering the latest industry trends and a live demonstration of the MPS EF-530 seventh-generation flexo press with eight colour flexo units and one EXLp packaging station. And it will focus on shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, and the benefits of connectivity and performance optimization.

“We are pleased to bring together our Asia-Pacific agent network and customers in Kuala Lumpur to provide an informative presentation agenda and demonstrate the EF-530 next-generation flexo press,” said Tim Klappe, managing director of the Asia Pacific at MPS. “This beautiful, state-of-the-art press will feature powerful, flexible packaging capabilities such as pouches, wrap-around, and shrink sleeve labels, which is a lucrative growth market here in Asia.”

Also taking place on 7 September 2022 is a tabletop exhibition at MPS Systems Asia where customers will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions directly with industry partners. 

Asia debut of the MPS EF next-generation flexo press 

MPS launched the latest EF fully automated multi-substrate flexo machine earlier this year, which is equipped with the slide-out ink drawer as standard, eSleeves, improved Job Memory functionality and two automation levels to ensure the highest quality printing with the fastest changeover time between jobs, and connectivity and performance improvements with MPSConnect. 

The EF next-generation press to be featured in the showroom during the open house was purchased by a customer in Malaysia who specializes in shrink sleeve label production.

Schedule for MPS Open house program

On 6 September 2022, Tim Klappe will welcome visitors to the open house and provide the introduction and demonstration of the EF-530 next-generation flexo press.

Presentation topics and guest speakers are – ‘The MPS Vision and the power of connectivity by Atze Bosma, chief executive officer of the company, ‘The challenges of the transition from gravure to flexo’ by Steve Smith, Principal Consultant at Miraclon Corporation, ‘Ink & lamination adhesives for flexible packaging – Narrow web’ by David Robins, regional sales & marketing manager, Flexo Ink Business, AP Region, and ‘Experiences of flexible packaging and shrink sleeve printing on an MPS narrow web press’ by Frank ten Broek, company’s manager of the Technology & Excellence Centre. 

The open house will conclude with networking and open discussion. Label printers and converters who wish to attend the open house on 6 September and the tabletop exhibition held on 7 September can register here.

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