Labelexpo Europe getting its act together


In September, Labelexpo Europe will return to Brussels Expo. Already established as the largest event for the label, product decoration, web printing and converting industry, the space which exhibitors have reserved so far is exceeding that of the record breaking 2007 event.
In addition to launching an array of new products in six halls, many exhibitors are focusing their attention on providing product offerings that can help converters and brand owners make the most of the current economic climate. As converters are improving production and flexibility, they are preparing for new opportunities. An example is digital technology, which will account for about 15% of the exhibition space.
New kids on the block
This year a number of new exhibitors will be making their debut appearance at the show including:
Screen Europe: One of the world\’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of system components for the prepress and printing industries. Their large range of equipment includes workflow systems, RIPs, proofing systems, platesetters, digital offset and digital inkjet printing presses.
MDC Daetwyler: A market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of pre-press systems for packaging and illustration rotogravure printing.
Radior: An ink supplier with an emphasis on package printing (paper, cartons, labels, film) with their inks providing a metallic sheen based on carefully selected bronze and aluminum metal pigments. Their products have excellent transfer properties on all type of substrates.
Elmis: A supplier of advanced technology for personalization, post-press, and industrial marking. They are world renowned machinery manufacturers for the labeling industry.
Herma: Provides labeling systems and solutions for precision labeling. Their range starts with simple manual dispensers and series machines through to tailor-made solutions for individual high-tech labeling tasks.
Axode: Provides camera based systems dedicated to identification, print quality and integrity control of documents. Their products can easily be implemented on all printing lines, inserters, wrapping machines and finishing lines.
Heights: An international leader in the design, manufacture and supply of plate processors and associated equipment to the graphics arts industry.
MS Stutz: Agents for Pacom, the South African press manufacturer.
New feature areas
This year there will be a host of new feature areas at Labelexpo Europe.
The Digital Printing Experience: Leaders in digital printing will gather in this area to showcase the latest in digital technology. Visitors will see the best pick of digital presses, as well as digital pre-press software, platemaking and post-press finishing, with live demonstrations running continuously. In addition the pavilion will lay host to a series of seminars and panel discussions, which will focus on the present and future of digital printing and its role in the development of the label industry worldwide.
Green Park: This feature will allow suppliers to display their environmentally friendly projects and enable visitors to see the latest developments in green and sustainable technology giving them valuable information about what action to take to help reduce the impact of their business on the environment.
Commenting on the upcoming show, Roger Pellow, Labelexpo Managing Director, said: “Labelexpo Europe continues to be the essential event in the industry for senior professionals to come and see the latest innovations and technologies in action and make important decisions in the bid to achieve maximum productivity and profitability for their business. The long-running show provides a unique forum for converters in this market to network and keep up with the fast-moving technological advances. We are looking forward to another successful show in Brussels this September.”
Labelexpo Europe will be held from 23 to 26 September at Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium

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