Baldwin will showcase new technology at ICE Europe

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Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a single source of high performance coating, curing, processing, cleaning and inspection products, will showcase new technology to optimize film converting, printing and extrusion processes on stand 1650 (hall A5) at ICE Europe, which will be held at the Munich Exhibition Center in Germany from March 15 to 17. Baldwin’s innovations are increasingly important today as they can help customers meet the growing demand for films and packaging amid the many economic and logistical headwinds facing the industry.

Additionally, Michael Stürmer, Baldwin’s Director of Strategic Accounts, will present “Back to the Future: 100-Year-Old Process Automation Solutions the Corrugated Industry Has Neglected Until Now!” at 11:30 a.m. on March 17 at the International Corrugated and Folding Board Industry Fair, held at the same venue as ICE.

Baldwin provides converters with its expertise and a wide range of market-leading innovations that deliver superior print results and improve the economic and environmental efficiency of print production processes. Solutions showcased at ICE will include automated cylinder cleaning systems, corona surface pretreatment systems, LED-UV curing and IR curing systems, hot air dryers, rotary spray systems and management technologies. color and defect detection, all of which increase productivity. , reduce waste, improve working conditions and ensure full control over the production of flawless products.

“Ten years ago, industry could get by with standard UV or IR/hot air dryers,” says Carsten Barlebo, LED-UV process technology specialist at AMS Spectral UV, a Baldwin Technology company. “Today we see customers adopting LED-UV to enable them to be competitive and print the highest quality jobs at the fastest possible speeds, while improving their carbon footprint.

Among the latest additions to Baldwin’s innovative lineup to be showcased at ICE is the new XP Quatro Series LED-UV curing module with one head and two frequencies for wider applications. It is designed to economically and efficiently cure printing inks and LED-based coatings on sheetfed and web offset printing presses, as well as large format flexo presses and digital print engines.

Offering many state-of-the-art features and patented dual-lens technology, the XP Quatro Series module offers unprecedented system flexibility and reliability. Housing two large, high-performance LED-UV arrays, the new module delivers twice the dose of a standard LED solution in a size only slightly larger than Baldwin’s standard compact XP-series module. The XP Quatro Series can emit two different wavelengths from the same head, so with deep layered substrates, for example, the longer wavelengths can penetrate farther, and in applications that require hardening simultaneous powerful surface for inks or adhesives, shorter waves can achieve this at the same time. Additionally, in dual chemistry applications on a substrate, such as two ink colors that dry better with different frequencies, both can be perfectly cured simultaneously.

With the XP Quatro Series, customers can easily integrate LED-UV technology into virtually any analog or digital printing press, further improving print quality while operating at high industrial speeds and increasing productivity. and profitability.

Also at ICE, Baldwin will showcase its automated FilmCylinderCleaner, which consistently and efficiently cleans debris from the surface of process cylinders, eliminating the need for manual cleaning. By automating this process, film extruders avoid shutting down the line for debris buildup on the barrel surface, eliminating restart waste and web breaks, and dramatically increasing operator safety. By enabling shorter production changeovers, the FilmCylinderCleaner increases throughput and efficiency, while improving quality.

“Customers don’t want to clean these big cylinders by hand,” comments Baldwin’s sales manager, Peter Hultberg. “Demands for a safer working environment, quality production, reduced downtime and increased production capacity are driving industry to adopt automated solutions. Baldwin’s automated FilmCylinderCleaner is a simple, proven solution that offers the added benefit of significantly reducing the risk of damaging cylinder surfaces.

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