At Labelexpo Europe 2019, IST Metz will unveil its modular and compact LED system that can be adapted to offset and flexo printing and easily retrofitted to existing presses.
The basic design of the LEDcure SCR is modular as well as robust and compact. The system is available in lengths from 270 to 540mm and can be adapted to offset and flexo presses. The company supplies the LEDcure SCR as a fully configured package including cables, power supply, control and chiller, full light shielding, and interlocking installed by IST technicians.
The new LED system is part of the product range that IST develops in cooperation with its UK subsidiary Integration Technology. Thanks to XT8-Booster developed by the latter, the LEDcure SCR ‘has up to 30 percent more power than similar LED systems currently available on the market’, claims IST Metz.
This year IST Metz will be also presenting an Excimer lamp for the first time at Labelexpo Europe. Due to its short-wave emission, an Excimer lamp has a low penetration depth and can be used for matting varnishes. A thin layer of coating cures quickly on the surface above the liquid substrate and contracts without affecting deeper layers of coating. The micro-folds of the surface can then be preserved by the immediate subsequent final curing with UV or LED. As the result, surfaces gain high scratch and abrasion resistance as well as a high chemical resistance.
IST Metz will present its new technologies at stand D21 in Hall 5 during Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels.