hubergroup brings flexo portfolio at Labelexpo Europe 2023

The ink specialist will bring its three series for flexo printing inks – iray, Hydro-X and Gecko

hubergroup Print Solutions will present its comprehensive service concept as well as its three series for flexo printing – iray, Hydro-X and Gecko at Labelexpo Europe taking place in Brussels (Belgium) from September 11 to 14, 2023. For hubergroup, however, the focus will be on direct exchange with visitors at its stand 7E39.   

Dirk Bienek, sales director UV Flexo Europe, said: ‘We always concentrate on how we can simplify our customers' work and combine this with sustainability. Personal contact with our customers is therefore very important to us, whether in water-based, solvent-based or UV printing.’  

The common features of the three series iray, Hydro-X and Gecko accordingly are a system approach, a sustainable formulation and a wide range of services.   

The UV flexo series iray is the latest series in the ink specialist's range. It was recently launched on the market and replaces the NewV flex series. The background to this relaunch is the improved performance of the products and the expansion into a complete system that provides all the products necessary for UV flexo printing. The portfolio now also includes primers, lamination adhesives as well as low-migration inks and varnishes. The products cover a wide range of food and non-food applications and are characterized by scratch resistance, good adhesion, low odor values and high-yield inks. The inks and varnishes are deinkable on film and paper.  

In addition, hubergroup is presenting its water-based portfolio at Labelexpo Europe 2023. The modular ink mixing system Hydro-X consists of ink concentrates, blends and additives that are matched and can be freely combined. This makes it suitable for a wide range of applications in flexo and gravure printing – from flexible packaging made of paper, aluminum or plastic film to corrugated board or folding cartons.  

As part of the Hydro-X Green Line Premium series, all ink compositions are also available with exclusively Cradle to Cradle certified components. The water-based portfolio is complemented by the water-based coatings of the Hydro-LAC series. Depending on the requirements, protective properties such as heat and scuff resistance or physical properties such as anti-roll and anti-slip properties are available. A special highlight are the water-based barrier coatings Hydro-LAC GA oxygen barrier coating and Hydro-X GA water barrier coating, which improve the oxygen or water and grease resistance of mono-material packaging.  

The solvent-based Gecko brand is suitable for a wide range of applications – from food packaging made of polyolefins to aluminum packaging and flexible films for outdoor storage. In line with hubergroup's system approach, the portfolio also includes varnishes, additives and primers so that customers can obtain all the products from a single source. 

As part of the Gecko Green Line Premium series, the printing inks are also available with Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze certification. 

Bienek concluded: ‘At Labelexpo, we offer insights into our holistic, sustainable portfolio and present our comprehensive service concept. Come and see for yourself. We look forward to meeting you!’