Converters seeking solutions to help them meet the challenges of an ever more demanding market will be gathering in Munich next month, where they may well find what they need among the exhibits at ICE Europe 2013
ICE Europe, The 8th International Exhibition for the Conversion of Flexible Web Materials, opens its doors from 19-21 March 2013 in Munich, Germany. More than 350 exhibitors from 18 countries will present a wide range of materials, machines, accessories and services for the conversion of paper, film and foil webs. This year, organiser Mack Brooks has co-located the show with the first CCE International, Corrugated & Carton Exhibition. ICE Europe 2013 will take place in Halls A5 and A6 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre; CCE International will be held in Hall B5, situated exactly opposite. The entry tickets are valid for both shows.
What’s on show
On stand 321, Atlas Converting Equipment will present its ‘next generation’ CW Series technology platform for primary and secondary slitters for film and flexible materials. These new, more compact slitting systems comes in web widths from 2.5-10.4m and promise higher effi ciency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality rewind reels, reduced noise levels and more effective, operator friendly controls.
UK-based Delpro (stand 916), specialist designer and manufacturer of custom-built machinery and retro-fit components, will be exhibiting with its German and Swiss agent Fasnacht. Featured on the stand will be the combination of Delpro’s Ecoflex carbon fibre chamber doctor blade with Fasnacht’s EasyClean wash-up system. Delpro will also show a precision knife over roll coater for applications including pre-impregnated composite fibres, reinforced plastics and medical dressings.
Euromac (stand 484) will be exhibiting the recently launched TB-3p, a fully equipped duplex slitter rewinder with a short overhead bridge path and integrated unwinder for rolls up to a maximum diameter of 1,000mm. The TB-3p is said to be suitable for sensitive films and foils as well as regular flexible packaging materials, "whenever an excellent web control is required to avoid wrinkled materials". The exhibited version is specifically designed for aluminium foil and foil laminates, with a web width of 1.300mm, 1.000mm unwind diameter, and rewind of 610mm.
Laem System will be co-exhibiting with German agent Block und Mohr on stand 275. The Italian manufacturer of slitter rewinders and converting machines has focused its research and development on the TR4 (turret rewinding) and TR2 (dual shaft rewinding) models, which are designed to work at high speeds 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Another exhibitor from Italy is CMC Converting Machinery Cevenini (stand 227) who will feature the fully automatic SA 92-10 log slitter with 10 mandrels. This high volume machine is designed to convert double-sided self-adhesive tape, masking tape and other pressure-sensitive products.
New from Drello (stand 152) will be the Drelloscop 1298 LED-stroboscope for inspecting webs up to 2m width and the hand-held Drelloscop 1020. These instruments are equipped with a new LED generation said to provide maximum brightness and homogenous illumination with concurrent short flash duration.
Highlights of the Drucktechnik Bloss stand (846) will be a new upgrade for the InkControl 3000-IIplus ink consumption metering system, and the new RepControl 3000 recipe management technology.
Static control specialist Eltex-Elektrostatik (stand 853) is presenting its new Basix discharging system; while Erhardt + Leimer (stand 812) will launch the Eltim system, which allows non-radiometric measuring and monitoring of a material’s thickness, weight and other relevant properties in different production processes.
GEW (EC) (stand 780) says its E2C UV system takes curing of inks and coatings to "a new level of efficiency and productivity". It is claimed to use 42% less energy while permiting process printing at full production speed with as little power as 90W/cm.
On stand 465, Goebel is exhibiting its latest slitter rewinder, the Rapid-dI. Numerous technical modifications are said to increase productivity and provide an outstanding finished roll quality. Visitors to stand 517 will learn about Harris & Bruno Europe’s new ExcelCoat offline coater.
Exhibiting on stand 251, Haug will introduce the DC Line, offering "electrostatic neutralisation at the highest level". The EN 1 DC discharge power pack provides high discharge power; the DC Jet is offered as ideal for use in confined spaces; and the EI DC discharge unit is said to guarantee highly efficient neutralisation of electrostatic charges in high speed material tapes.
Kalwar CFT Fusionstechnik (stand 835) will introduce a Calvasol system said to provide flexible materials with outstanding characteristics such as anti-fog, anti-block, anti-static, release or stable adhesion properties.
With particular focus on solutions for the flexible processing of newly developed materials, Kampf (stand 514) will present the two-spindle Conslit slitter with an extended option range and "innovative equipment features".
On stand 146, Kelva AB is to announce a new contact cleaner suitable for "even the highest web speeds". Kroenert – BMB – Drytec (stand 212) will present the latest coating and drying technologies for nanoscale coatings, for sensitive transparent polymer substrates, and for thick coatings for papers or board.
Together with Apollo Sheeters, Marquip Ward United (stand 963) claims to offer the world’s widest variety of sheeting solutions for converters, folding carton plants, commercial printers and mills. New developments include the Twin Cut knife cylinders.
Expert in web cleaning, static control systems and energy efficient compressed air products Meech International (stand 1132) will be showcasing its new Hyperion 929IPS, 971 and 971IPS next generation static elimination bars. Doctor blade manufacturer Rolf Meyer (stand 367) is featuring Enpurex, a pH neutral cleaning liquid based on a new active principle which allows deep cleaning of printing rolls in "a biological, quick and very effi cient way".
In a joint exhibit on stand 105, Nordson and its recently acquired Nordson EDI business will highlight the versatility of two slot coating systems. The company will also feature another recent acquisition, Nordson Xaloy. Nordson Corp’s TCHP TrueCoat slot applicator now has a new nozzle clamping design that provides quick removal of dies for servicing.
Olbrich (stand 432) will present its latest developments in the fi eld of coating, drying and laminating, including lines for new technologies. On stand 250, Reglass will launch its new Qualified Carbon Rollers product range – the result of long-standing co-operation with converting industry OEMs.
New from Saueressig (stand 347) is micro engraving technology for laser engraving of any metal. The finest details are feasible at micron size, the company states. Also new is the Helenium II composite coating – introduced for highly efficient and detailed engraving for the fi lm/foil industry. A new range of flat dies for coating and lamination of hotmelt adhesives will be exhibited by Simplas (stand 884).
Several advantages are claimed for a new linear winder from Sondermaschinenbau Köthen (SMBK). For changing from winding to the unloading position, the winding units are moved linearly, resulting in very short distances (approximately one-third that of a turret winder). The time for the reel change procedure also becomes shorter, and the active winder drive is controlled from the first to the last layer.
Visitors to stand 247 will see a new version of Soma Engineering’s Pluto III compact slitter rewinder with an automatic knife positioning system. Designed to offer a compromise between economy and automation, the Pluto III is said to enhance quality, effi ciency and added-value.
Netherlands-based Starfoil Technology (stand 475) is demonstrating the ValueLine 1300 spooling-slitting machine, a foil cutting machine and a new cantilevered CLC-400 model, designed to spool or shear slit 3 inch hot stamping rolls to 1 or 3 inch rolls.
To be seen on stand 953 is Trützschler Nonwovens’ flexible new Bastian BWT 202-13 short roll winder for both winding directions – a development based on "several hundred delivered inline and offl ine winders for thin and thick materials in various applications".
Unilux Europe (stand 576) is exhibiting its new LED 2000 Series strobe light family, which is said to combine the operational and environmental benefi ts of LEDs with the power of xenon-based strobes. The LED family includes 10 models covering 10cm to 2.5m. A range of xenon-based strobes covering up to 11m will also be displayed.
Due to its compact design, the new Web Sword Brush WSB from Wandres Microcleaning (stand 583) can be easily integrated into printing, finishing or cutting lines. Even electrically charged plastics films can be cleaned before printing with the patented Ingromat micro-moistening system, it is claimed.
AIMCAL, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, working with the Fraunhofer IVV Institute, will run a three-day technical conference during the exhibition. It will focus on subjects such as web coating and web handling,
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