Finishing with UV and LED technology
At the Fachpack exhibition, which takes place from 25. to 27. September in Nuremberg, UV system manufacturer IST Metz will be presenting a broad product portfolio of UV lamp and LED solutions for the finishing of packaging. The world market leader in UV curing systems will be exhibiting together with PrintCity Alliance in hall 7A , stand 7A-138.
UV lamp systems are used primarily for print jobs with very exacting and diverse requirements. These are mainly highly-finished products such as packaging in the luxury segment, but also involve print jobs with stringent safety requirements in production – such as printing food packaging, for example. The BLK lamp system from IST Metz, which was developed for the highest industrial requirements, is predestined for this. Compared to conventional UV systems, the BLK LAMPcure offers an extraordinary increase in drying performance without increasing the UV lamp output. This means more productivity with reduced operating costs.
New LEDcure LED system – compact, modular, powerful
A clever modular basic concept in combination with its extremely robust and compact design allow the user maximum flexibility and versatility with the new LEDcure LED system. The system is freely scalable in length and can be adapted to all machine formats and installation situations. This makes it possible to use an LEDcure unit at different positions on a machine.
Inert solutions for food packaging
A specialty of UV printing is the curing of inks and coatings under oxygen-reduced conditions. In this form of UV curing, oxygen is replaced by an inert gas, usually nitrogen. IST Metz’s inert UV systems are gaining in importance, especially in packaging printing, because they enable products with flawless sensory characteristics while at the same time complying with the legal requirements for food packaging.