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  • 10 Dec 2014

Xeikon outlines returning packaging event

Rietstack exhibited at Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2014In-mold labeling was a big talking point at Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2014

Xeikon has confirmed the date of its next Café Packaging Innovations event, intended to help label and packaging printers, as well as converters and print buyers worldwide, enhance and transform their digital production into a profitable business.

Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2015 will take place March 10-12 in the digital press specialist’s site in Lier, Belgium. It will be hosted by Xeikon and partner companies. This is to include AB Graphic, Actega Terra, Bograma, CERM, Esko, Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Hybrid Software, Kurz, Label Traxx, Meech, Metsä Board, Michelman, OneVision Software, Taghleef, Rietstack, Shobertechnologies, Spartanics, Stora Enso, Treofan Group, Tronics and Zünd.

Partners that exhibited at Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations this year included AB Graphic, Highcon, Bograma, Advanced Track & Trace and Iggesund.

Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2015 will include live demonstrations on Xeikon’s range of digital label presses, including on the brand new Xeikon Cheetah digital color press, as launched at Labelexpo Americas 2014.

Participants will also see the full range of Xeikon’s label and packaging application suites in action, such as the Folding Carton Suite, the Self-Adhesive Label Suite, the Heat Transfer Label Suite and the In-Mold Label Suite, with live job preparation, production and finishing of real-life and purpose-built applications. A selection of further applications will be on display to showcase digital production.

Aura network partners involved in the development of the label and packaging application suites will describe their contributions in detail during several technical seminars, while Xeikon customers will share their experience of using application suites and talk about how this has helped secure new business and achieve growth.

Filip Weymans, Xeikon’s director of segment marketing for labels and packaging, said: ‘For novice or expert label and packaging printers and converters, as well as technical print buyers and brand owners, our Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations event is the ideal opportunity to discover the huge potential of digital printing and automated production workflows, and to learn how integrated digital production solutions can drive innovation and help established print producers grow their business even further.’

Uffe Nielsen, Grafisk Maskinfabrik chief executive officer, said: ‘Grafisk Maskinfabrik’s business is all about converting digitally printed media. Therefore, the Xeikon Café that focuses on digital production is the ideal platform to demonstrate our capabilities. Last year’s edition proved to be a great success and generated a good source of new business revenues for our company.’

Lauri Järvinen, technical marketing manager at Metsä Board, said: ‘Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations gives us an excellent opportunity to meet converters who are really interested in producing folding cartons with a digital press and this represents a fantastic growth opportunity for us.’

Peter Dhondt, head of business development and sales at CERM, added: ‘Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2014 was a great platform to enhance the technical partnership we have with Xeikon and represented a great opportunity for us but also for current and potential Xeikon customers and partners. We eagerly look forward to the 2015 edition.’