More than 40 new exhibitors at Labelexpo India 2022 show floor – bustling with new technology, new faces and new engagements.
Labelexpo India 2022 show floor bustled with new technology and new faces both on the visitor and exhibitor side. The show was packed with more than 250 exhibitors out of which 40 were first-time exhibitors.
South Asia’s leading exhibition for labels and packaging printing industry took place at India Expo Mart & Centre, Greater Noida. This year’s Labelexpo India show had more new technology than ever before and proved an unmissable opportunity to experience the latest launches from leading industry names including GEW, HP, Konica Minolta, DuPont, Esko, Monotech Systems, Polyart group, Epson, Popli Graphics and more.
The show was opened by Pradeep Saroha, event director of Labelexpo India, Rajesh Nema, president of Labels Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), Jaideep Singh, honorary secretary, LMAI, Raveendra Joshi, president of All India Federation of Master Printers, Kamal Mohan Chopra, president, World Print & Communication Forum, AVPS Chakravarthi, Global Ambassador of World Packaging Organisation, Mohammad Shamsul Islam senior vice chairman of Printing Industry association of Bangladesh, Peter Deckker, president of Sri Lanka Association of Printers and Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director of Tarsus Labels, Packaging and Brand Print Group.
Saroha said, “We are very happy to be back at with Labelexpo India after a gap of four years. Despite the challenges of Covid, the label and package printing industry did not stop innovating in the past couple of years. We are thankful to all of our exhibitors for their unwavering support for Labelexpo India. This year’s show is packed with innovation and technology developments that took place in the past four years.”
Rajesh Nema, president of Labels Manufacturers Association of India, said: “I am very happy to be a part of the Labelexpo India 2022 and meeting the whole label fraternity during the four-day show. The show is a crucial event for growth and development of the labels and packaging printing industry. The Tarsus team has done an excellent job of organizing the show.”
The Labelexpo India 2022 showcased new technologies and products from the leading manufacturers in the industry. Here are the synopsis of some of the attractions at this years Labelexpo:
Self-adhesive labelstock and silicone liner manufacturer MLJ Industries launched and showcased a host of release liners and labelstock materials at their booth B9 in Hall 1. The release liners by the company include glassine, paper, CCK, SCK, recycled PE liner yellow and white, MG kraft and PE. Among labelstocks, MLJ showcased semi gloss, PP white, PP silver, PP clear, DT, silver MET paper and removable silver PP. It launched clear on clear, battery, tire, pharma, specialty labels for corrugation, wash off, PET clear, PET white label, PE clear, PE white and repositionable labels and PET liner.
Stamping foil provider Shaharaji Associates showcased ITW ShineMark range of cold foils under the name of its new firm Sharjun India – an affiliation between Shaharaji Associates and Arjuna Global Impex.
Bhatia Graphica exhibited at booth J3 in Hall 5. Bhatia is a pre-press service provider based in Mumbai. It offers pre-press and printing plates for the flexo, dry offset and letter-press industries using HD CTP technology and the plates are used for printing aluminum cans, aluminum collapsible tubes, lamitubes, seamless tubes, plastic cups, liquor caps, labels and embossing.
Gujarat-based flexo press manufacturer AKO Flexo also participated for the first time at Labelexpo India 2022. The company displayed its 330mm 8-colour flexo printing machine with add-on features. Flexo press and label finishing equipment manufacturer AKO Flexo showcased its latest offerings to the show visitors.
HP had on display its Indigo 6K which got purchased by Sonipat-based Wonderpac which aims to increase its product range with the new increased capabilities of the HP Indigo technology. The company will target applications such as shrink sleeves, pouches, and self-adhesive labels and VDP with the new digital press.
Veepee Graphics Solutions has launched Ensure. The software is aimed at product authentication and augmented reality (AR). VeePee also launched the process of producing flexo plates using hybrid screening.
Esko sold CDI Spark 4260 to Alpha Flex at Labelexpo. Alpha also invested in Crystal XPS 4260 from Esko.
Monotech Systems showcased its digital label printing solutions under JETSCI Global brand. The company launched ColorAqua Hybrid at Labelexpo. The machine was purchased by Wonderpac, one of the prominent manufacturers and exporters of an exclusive range of labels and holograms.
UFlex showcased its wide range of holographic products and solutions and printing cylinders at Labelexpo India 2022. Vinsak’s digital label finishing that can print QR codes, high-build varnish and digital cold foil on display at the Labelexpo India stand will be installed at UFlex’s Noida plant.
Daya Printograph showcased reel-to-reel thermal lamination machine with inline embossing feature at Labelexpo India 2022. The show experience for Daya was full of technical discussions, customization and signing deals. Kolkata base label manufacturer bought a reel to reel high speed Thermal laminator with texture. Kaushalya Art Press, Ludhiana bought 600mm high speed reel to reel thermal laminator.
Holostik, manufacturer of holographic labels and security hologram sticker printing service provider, launched a range of anti-counterfeiting products.
Printing and converting specialist NBG showcased its Starflex S430 machine at the show. Starflex 430 is a modular multi-substrate press with cold foil and LED UV Label Printing capabilities.
Flexo Image Graphics sold five Rotoflex VSI 330 slitter rewinder machines with 100 percent fault detection systems at Labelexpo India. The machine showcased at the show floor will be installed at Jain Transfer Products based in Noida.
Many deals have been reported finalized by Newgen Printronics during the show. All of their showcased products and solutions generated enthusiastic visitor interest. They finalized deals for their Durst Industrial UV Inkjet digital press, Polly Automatics, Packers and many more.
“We have been well-received by the industry and established ourselves as partners of some of the best in the business,” says Namah Raval, COO, academi a. The partnerships include – Harper, Troika Systems, Flexo Concepts, AlphaSonics, ALE and Keencut.
UV Graphic Technologies and Domino partnered to launch a new hybrid press at Labelexpo.
Epson India has relaunched its SurePress range of digital label presses in the local market after a four-year break. The company has started its promotional activities including reaching out to customers to assess their requirements and showcasing how digital can support their existing setup.
Konica Minolta offered live demonstrations of the AccurioLabel 230 digital label machine along with the DPR digital die-cutting machine at Labelexpo India 2022. The company also showcased print samples of its upcoming press MGI JETvarnish 3D Web to be launched in early 2023.
Multitec displayed its S1 full servo press in an 8-colour 450mm configuration. The company also showcased new E4 press with twin servo technology and a full LED UV configuration.
During Labelexpo India, Polyart group launched two new sustainable substrates: r-Polyart synthetic paper and Fiberskin, a weather resistant paper. Applications for r-Polyart include industrial, VIP and prime labels and for Fibreskin the applications are outdoor tags, labels and signages.
Lucky Graphics conducted live demos of its innovative cost-efficient Pre-Press Printing solutions at Labelexpo India. It showcased Cosmolight Waterwashable Flexo Plates QZ Series at its Stall No k -30 Hall No 5. Cosmolight by Toyobo was the show highlight by Lucky Graphics. It also presented its 3ES-PROIII-Water Flexo Machine, the inline machine produced for water-washed flexo plates.
DuPont Cyrel Solutions highlighted Cyrel Fast thermal plate-making technology for flexographic printing at its booth L20 in Hall 5 during the show. The company promoted the new DuPont Cyrel Lightning UV LED exposure optimized plates and demonstrated live flexo platemaking with the entire Cyrel Fast thermal workflow technology.
Popli Graphics introduced the Sitexco Label L10 Anilox Cleaning System. The laser system targets narrow web printers and gives unique benefits like cleaning times of 5 to 15 minutes with no water or chemicals needed and no waste produced. It was demonstrated live at the Labelexpo India show at the company’s Stall L- 30 Hall no 5. The award-winning Sitexco technology comes from the house of TEG Technologies, Spain. “After two long and uncertain years, we were able to re-connect with our partners, peers and customers in-person and face to face. We would like to express thanks and gratitude for yet another world-class exhibition season that brings us back to innovating solutions together, experiencing state-of-art technology , meeting the brightest minds of the industry and most of all – watching the printing industry grow,” says Sanjeev Popli, Director at Popli Graphics.
VINSAK presented the Flexo Label Printer of the Year Awards alongside Nicola Lombardi Alberto Redaelli at the LMAI Awards Show 2022. Lombardi honoured the leading convertors in India. LMAI hosted its label awards ceremony during the second night of Labelexpo India, 2022. VINSAK reported to have a wonderful time at Labelexpo, receiving numerous inquiries and having an excellent footfall.
Pulisi displayed AOBEAD digital press model DPIM330 for the first time after recent global launch in Korea and USA and China, its home country.
Manufacturer of release coatings and adhesive films for the pressure-sensitive industry Dow launched SL 184 SYL-OFF SL 184 coating at Labelexpo India 2022 at its stand E3.
UV curing systems manufacturer GEW highlighted how UV LED technology enables narrow web printers to make energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint.