By Sebastien Stabel
Xeikon & Flint Group Packaging showcased its IDERA digital print engines as well as its latest range of sustainable ink and coating technologies at Corrugated Week 2022 at booth 225.
Dedicated to the needs of the corrugated industry, Corrugated Week 2022 took place September 19-21, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas, US. The exhibition attracts key decision makers from across the corrugated and printing sectors, all looking toward the next generation of solutions set to drive the market.
Flint Group’s Xeikon division – were on the stand to discuss IDERA, a breakthrough digital solutions platform for high-quality corrugated packaging. IDERA combines Xeikon’s decades of digital transformation expertise with Flint Group’s corrugated know-how and manufacturing footprint to deliver brand-new digital post-print technology. Making corrugated printing easy, adaptable and sustainable.
Sebastien Stabel, Market Segment Manager, Carton Packaging, Xeikon, explains: “IDERA is the perfect choice for industrial, food-safe, regulatory-compliant and water-based post-print inkjet printing. This is a scalable investment model which offers a wide range of productivity and print quality modes with Xeikon on-site ramp-up support. Crucially, we control every aspect of IDERA, which helps converters control their running cost and stay competitive."
“As a fully integrated and comprehensive digital platform, IDERA makes corrugated packaging easy, adaptable and sustainable, so converters can future-proof their operations and be ready for the inevitable disruption of the current market structure,” concludes Stabel.
The Flint Group Paper & Board team invites attendees to explore its AQUACode range of water-based ink and coating technologies. Among the portfolio, the company will highlight OctaCode, a water-based dispersion technology that provides excellent performance on porous and non-porous substrates, high pigment loading for superior graphics and stability both on and off-press.
Jeff Ashburn, Senior Vice President for Flint Group Paper & Board, comments: “Corrugated Week 2022 is a great opportunity for us to meet with Paper & Board printers & converters and demonstrate to the wider corrugated industry exactly why we are the go-to name for sustainable inks and coatings today. At the expo, we’ll be putting our AQUACode range in the spotlight, with a focus on our high-resistance OctaCode dispersions.
“We want to highlight that we are creating chemistry with an environmental focus. We do that by formulating a water-based solution free of harmful solvents and doesn’t compromise aesthetics, press performance or mechanical resistance. We’re tearing down the idea that inks and coatings must make compromises elsewhere to be sustainable. They don’t – today’s printers can have it all.”
The AQUACode range delivers high-speed and advanced quality printing while providing industry-leading environmental performance. Developed with raw materials sourced through a secure and ethically managed supply network, AQUACode can be implemented on existing presses without disruption.
Ashburn adds: “Corrugated Week 2022 is a chance for the industry to explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in today’s market, as well as next-generation technologies. Flint Group has earned its reputation as a market leader, so we’re delighted to showcase our AQUACode range of inks and our digital capabilities. It’s sure to be an event not to be missed!”