Drying, Curing & UV

ACTEGA US R&D center installs Mark Andy P5 press


CTEGA North Americahas installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5, 13 inch flexographic press at its Twin Lakes R&D facility in Charlotte, N.C.

The press has six print stations and a rail system currently carrying a

Stork rotary screen unit, inline lamination and die cutting add-ons. Being equipped with hot air dryers and a GEW Rhino UV and UV-LED lamp system, the press is able to support all current ink and coating technologies. The press will be used to accelerate the development, scale up and launch of new inks, coatings and adhesives as well as supporting customer focused projects. According to Grant Schutte, ACTEGA North America chief technology officer, “The investment made in this press further demonstrates our commitment to delivering customer value through innovative technology platforms, product system solutions and collaboration projects. “The current functionality and targeted additions to the line will further

allow development of new future-ready products and sustainable labelling approaches such as the platform project currently under development by our intrepreneur team at ACTEGA North America Technologies. Susan Kuchta, vice president of sales and marketing adds, “Aside from

speed to market on new products, we are also excited about the opportunity to work with our industry co-suppliers on systems that will improve application performance and efficiency for our customers. We plan on continuing to build out our technical capabilities and our facility, including creation of a customer collaboration and innovation center.”

Domino to present high speed UV ink jet printer


omino Digital Printing Solutions will be demonstrating the highly productive capabilities of its K600i digital UV ink jet printer at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The 445mm wide dual bar, high speed K600i will be integrated with an ABG Omega SRI (slitter, rewinder and inspection unit) and will be printing 100 per cent verified, high resolution, machine readable codes onto die-cut labels. “Domino's long-standing heritage of manufacturing digital ink jet

technology for the label printing sector is testament to our commitment to produce efficient, highly productive and profitable printing solutions for our customers," says Jim Orford, product manager at Domino Digital Printing Solutions. "The K600i is our response to market requirements for printing high speed, high quality variable data such as text, sequential numbers, barcodes and 2D linear codes including QR codes.” Electrolube launches new UV cure coatings E

lectrolube, manufacturer of electro-chemicals, developed the exciting new UVCL range to meet the various requirements of electronics, LED and automotive manufacturers, with the additional benefit of rapidly increasing production time and offering even higher levels of performance. The new UV Cure range is solvent-free, VOC-free and provides unsurpassed performance in harsh

environments, including resistance to cracking during thermal shock cycling. The main benefit of Electrolube’s UV Cure coatings is that boards can be handled immediately, with full cure guaranteed within 6-12 hours due to the chemical secondary cure mechanism. In comparison to existing UV cure systems on the market, the majority require minimum moisture secondary cure times of 8-14+ days, whereas the new UVCL range facilitates tremendous reductions in the amount of Work In Progress. The range features UVCL, a single component, medium-low viscosity dual cure coating with secondary

moisture cure, for complete cure in shadow areas. Available in 5L packaging, UVCL is VOC-free, non- flammable and demonstrates excellent electrical properties. The coating provides a wide operating temperature range and is ready to use for selective spray application. July/ August 2019 37

IST impresses with another successful UV days exhibition


ver 30 impulse and short presentations, 16 live print

demonstrations on the company’s own sheetfed offset press, 8 live demonstrations on the narrow web press and three different print jobs – these were the ninth UV Days of IST Metz, world market leader in UV and LED curing systems. “We are delighted with the

great success of the ninth edition of our in-house exhibition. With more than 1300 visitors and 55 exhibitors, the UV Days were more well-attended and more diversified than ever before in terms of application technology,” says Christian-Marius Metz, CEO of IST Metz GmbH.

PADBOOK – PREMIUM PACKAGE WITH ADDE-D VALUE Highlight among the print jobs was the PadBook – a highly refined and sustainably produced and usable multifunctional packaging. The fold-out folder serves as a mobile and compact office and contains holders for a

writing pad, business cards, pens and storage space for tablet accessories such as charging cables and plugs. The magnetic closure of the folder allows the entire office equipment to be securely stowed and transported. In addition to that, the PadBook can also be folded to create a tablet holder. During the in-house exhibition, visitors could traditionally have the print gimmick personalised by the Ludwigsburg type artist Sigrid Artmann with UV varnish or by means of modern laser engraving by exhibitor Polar Mohr.


With 13 industrial partners, industrial applications were represented more strongly than ever before at the UV Days. Even outside the printing industry, the application possibilities for optical systems are almost limitless. That’s why IST offers tailor-made systems and solutions as well as professional support and laboratory services with UV, LED and Excimer systems for industrial applications. IST Metz systems are used for processing materials such as glass, plastics, wood and wood-based materials. At the in- house exhibition, IST Metz presented its new Excimer laboratory system for the first time in daily live demonstrations.

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