Concurrent with Labelexpo, Kodak will officially open a new Flexo Packaging Technology Center in Brussels, to be known as the Kodak Flexo HUB. The facility puts emphasis on partnerships with customers, OEMs, brands, and industry associations.
At the HUB customers will also have opportunities to see demonstrations of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, attend technical training, or have FLEXCEL NX Plates made for printing trials.
Earlier this year Kodak opened a technology facility in Shanghai, China and announced a $15 million investment in Weatherford, OK – the starting signal for a new manufacturing line for KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates.
Kodak will also feature the strengths of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, which delivers high performing digital flexo plates. One of these unique features is the NX Advantage Technology, which includes advanced plate surface patterning capabilities to dramatically improve ink transfer efficiency in the broadest range of flexo printing applications.
Kodak continues to invest in KODAK ULTRASTREAM Inkjet Technology and as it advances engagements with OEM partners to secure specific projects for packaging and labels. Kodak continues to expand the boundaries of digital print introducing environmentally friendly water-based inks that are indirect food safety compliant for printing on plastic substrates.
“Our presence at Labelexpo and the opening of our new Brussels Flexo HUB are clear testimony to the major importance Kodak attaches to the labels and packaging segment,” said Chris Payne, president, Flexographic Packaging Division, Kodak.