US – Xeikon America, a division of Flint Group and a leader and innovator in digital printing technology has announced its return to Labelexpo Americas with new heat-resistant, food-safe dry-toner technology.

 Labelexpo Americas is the premier North American show for the latest technologies and solutions for labels and printed packaging.

The company will promote two technologies for label printing applications, their Panther technology for UV inkjet, which is the best choice for durable and health and beauty labels, and their Cheetah technology for dry-toner applications, ideal for high-quality wine and spirits and food labels.

To meet industry needs for sustainable printing methods and environmentally friendly packaging production, Xeikon is introducing its TITON technology, a new toner formulation offering all the benefits of UV inks without the disadvantages.

According to Donna Covannon, Director Marketing North America, “Xeikon is thrilled to be back at Labelexpo Americas and pleased to introduce the market to our ground-breaking TITON technology, among other technologies focused on providing efficiencies for converters.”

TITON is food safe and with any additional protective layers provides heat, sunlight, water, scratch, and scuff resistance.

As brand owners continue to convert film-based packaging to paper, TITON can be employed to print many types of flexible packaging for food products.

It can be used for papers that are coated on one side for bags, pouches and sachets, or on both sides for wrappers such as baked goods, confectionery, sugar, flour, herbs and spices, and coffee and tea.

Additionally, it does not migrate through substrates and can be readily removed from paper products during the recycling process.

Frank Jacobs, Market Intel & Senior Product Manager stated: “With the new TITON technology, Xeikon is offering a sustainable solution for an unexplored and wider variety of applications to fully support brand owners, designers and printers wishing to increase their use of paper-based packaging for food products.”

Xeikon’s “Do More with Less” program will also be featured in the booth. This program is designed to help users optimize their productivity with tangible ideas on how to tackle the challenges converters are facing in today’s marketplace.

Other highlights of the Xeikon exhibit at the show include new metallic silver and gold toners, and haptic printing.

These new metallic toners allow converters to add metallic embellishments without the need for conventional processes like flexo and hot foil, which can add production complexity and costs.

Haptic printing is a unique combination of the Xeikon X-800 workflow and the PantherCure UV ink which generates a tactile layer, creating a “haptic effect” in print.

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