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  • 12 Jul 2021

Apex International unveils FlexoKite Asia Pacific live-demo center

A new Bobst M5 430 press installed at Apex International’s FlexoKite experience center in Sinnar near Nashik, India

With the recent installation of a full-featured Bobst M5 narrow-web press to complement the DuPont fast plate-making system and a full Esko software suite, Apex International and its partners are set to launch the Asia-Pacific FlexoKite experience center in August 2021.

Employing the latest flexo technology and equipment, FlexoKite offers live training, support, and education from its purpose-built production facility in India. Live-streamed webinars featuring real-time flexo operations and problem-solving workshops will be broadcast from the FlexoKite center near Mumbai.   
 
Located within Apex International’s Asia-Pacific anilox manufacturing facility, FlexoKite live and virtual programs offer knowledge on how an anilox roll is manufactured and engraved, and then to see the physical results produced on-press from that engraving. Coupled with full plate screening, plate-making, and other equipment and supplies necessary for flexo production, the FlexoKite experience offers opportunities to witness and participate in all aspects of an end-to-end flexo operation.  
 
FlexoKite runs a fully-equipped integrated workflow of the latest-version equipment from Apex International (anilox), Bobst (inline flexo press), Flint Group (inks), DuPont (plate, Cyrel Fast thermal platemaking equipment), Esko (pre-press equipment), Tesa (double-sided adhesive-tape), Avery Dennison (label stock), Max Speciality Films (BOPP film), Numex (pre-press), Swed/Cut (doctor blades), and ESON (flexible dies).  
 
Since its launch in November 2020, FlexoKite webinars have reached thousands interested in flexography and addressed flexo problems such as ink foaming, press standardization, and opaque white ink printing. Upcoming FlexoKite webinars will address the challenges of corrugated printing and other topics.   
 
FlexoKite programs enable packaging professionals, suppliers, brands and retailers to gain instant access to the best practices for flexo print processes via live webinars and in-person demos (when allowed by local health regulations).  
 
Free registration for the live Nashik, India opening will be available for all upon announcement of the August 2021 opening date. 

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