Xsys to launch range of new products at drupa

The company will showcase new eco-friendly innovations from its portfolio of plates, platemaking equipment, pre-press software, sleeves and adapters.

Xsys has confirmed it will be launching a range of new technologies at this year’s edition of drupa. These will include the nyloflex eco series, Catena ProServX, and new pre-press software, as the company continues its drive towards a greener future for print and packaging. 

‘At drupa, Xsys will demonstrate how to embrace a productive and profitable future with the latest innovations for sustainable printing,’ said Thomas Strohe, director of commercial excellence. ‘The world of packaging production is changing rapidly. The pressure on printers and converters is accelerating and Xsys is here to help to alleviate those challenges with innovative products and solutions solving their pain points, most importantly, the demand from brand owners, retailers and end consumers for more sustainable packaging.’

Other drupa booth highlights designed by Xsys will include live demos of the award-winning ThermoFlexX Catena+ fully automated plate processing line, the Woodpecker surface patterns for improved quality and reduced ink usage, as well as the expansive portfolio of rotec precision-engineered sleeves and adapters for process optimization.

Xsys will unveil the nyloflex eco series, described as ‘a groundbreaking milestone in flexo plate manufacturing’, delivering unparalleled print quality and consistency but also setting a new standard in reducing environmental impact.

The company will also spotlight the recently launched nyloflex FTV plate, an LED-optimized, inherent flat-top dot plate, engineered specifically for the high-quality flexible packaging market, setting a new benchmark with its ability to print the finest stable highlights—down to 0.8% at 60 L/cm—and achieve consistent maximum color gamut, ensuring brilliant solids and fine details without the need for additional equipment.

The award winning ThermoFlexX Catena+ will be at show with live demonstrations running several times daily on the booth. Removing human intervention from the process, Catena+ is a breakthrough in fully automated and lean plate processing, enhancing precision, quality, and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) with reduced waste.

Xsys is also going to launch new software components for its pre-press equipment modules, as the company continues to elevate the process towards higher levels of digitalization according to Industry 4.0 principles. Catena ProServX is a cloud-based, real-time equipment monitoring tool for proactive maintenance and superior quality control, helping customers to optimize their OEE, guarantee best quality and minimize waste.

Further software upgrades are due to be launched at the show. These have been developed to support Xsys in driving innovation towards full digitalization and Industry 4.0 operation, combined with its unwavering commitment to sustainability in the packaging printing industry.

Visitors will also be able to experience the impact of Catena Woodpecker surface screening technology through print samples that have been developed in collaboration with leading industry partners. The Woodpecker suite consists of various surface patterns for different printing applications. Woodpecker Nevis specifically optimizes white printing leading to a boost in opacity, whilst reducing ink consumption.

Xsys technology further reaches into the pressroom with its precision-engineered rotec sleeves and adapters for brilliant printing. The rotec name is synonymous with quality, long-lasting sleeves and adapters, and focused on cooperative partnerships to innovate in line with the printer’s requirements.

‘We Create The Future – the tagline of drupa 2024 – resonates deeply with the mission of Xsys, which is to introduce products and services that enable our customers to “Print Solid and Stay Flexible”. The only way to achieve this goal is through continued, sustainable development, bringing to market innovative solutions that minimize the impact on the environment, while maximizing printing quality and efficiency,’ added Strohe. ‘Xsys is deeply committed to sustainability, and we invite you to our booth to explore, experience, and acquire our innovative products. Embracing the concept that the new green is blue, we’re eager to showcase our suite of solutions that are driving a sustainable future, helping our customers to “Be Brilliant”.'