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INX to exhibit GAIA, label and packaging applications at Labelexpo

SAKATA INX and its subsidiary INX International Ink are exhibiting narrow web label, sleeve and flexible packaging ink products, UV, EB and low migration inks and coatings and digital printing technologies, at Labelexpo Europe to be held in Brussels from September 25 to 28.

INX Digital will introduce GAIA, the first industrial end-to-end inkjet production line with inline ebeam curing for indirect food packaging and labels.

The GAIA production line is driven by the JetINX Printhead Drive and Ink Recirculation system. A four-color printer offers resolution of up to 720×360 dpi and throughput speed of up to 25 meters per minute. It uses photoinitiator-free inkjet, EB-curable inks from INX Digital.

JetINX also powers INX’s NW210 UV digital label press and this will be demonstrated at Labelexpo. The NW210 produces world-class quality performance and delivers impressive, single pass output up to 24 meters per minute, producing colorful labels at a maximum width of 210mm.

The INX Group also continues to introduce products to meet the demand for high-speed UV flexographic printing. INXFlex UV LM inks are premium, UV curable flexographic products that have low migration characteristics for indirect food packaging applications. These inks have exceptional adhesion to a variety of synthetic stocks.

The INX Group will also exhibit food-compliant UV LED offset and flexo inks for packaging applications, in-mold labels, and EB curing inks for shrink sleeve applications.

The UV LED inks are Swiss Ordinance-compliant and cure with as little as one LED UV lamp, resulting in consumption of less electricity and reduction in heat and odor associated with UV curing.

The INX Group will also exhibit long wavelength OSF process inks for sheetfed applications. These inks are developed for the latest UV, LED and H-UV lamp technologies.