Meech and Xeikon meet up for coffee
Posted: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Meech International is set to attend Xeikon Café – Packaging Innovations in Antwerp, Belgium (10th – 12th March), an informal knowledge exchange platform where guests can discuss different trends and topics affecting the print, packaging and converting sectors.
As an Aura Partner for Xeikon, Meech will treat the event focusing on digital production as an opportunity to illustrate the important role that static control and web cleaning play in digital production.
“We are very much looking forward to being present at an event that is quite different from the larger exhibitions we usually attend,” explains Ralph Simon, Area Sales Manager at Meech Elektrostatik. “Xeikon Café is a more informal experience where we are given the opportunity to take part in interesting workshops and presentations, as well as network with members from the industries we deal with.”
Ralph elaborates further on Meech’s presence at the event: “Both the print and packaging industry benefit greatly from our web cleaning and static technologies. Our systems have successfully answered the needs of a wide assortment of customers and we expect they will attract a good deal of interest at Xeikon Café as well.”
One of the company’s objectives is to highlight the importance of capitalising on the strengths of web-cleaning in order to help minimise wastage and achieve higher levels of productivity on digital print applications. For example, in the recent years the label market has seen a move towards non-contact web cleaning systems, such as Meech’s CyCleanTM.
CyCleanTM can be used with all substrates, which improves the flexibility of the press and it is not affected by high contamination levels like a tacky roller system. With no consumable costs, CyCleanTM is capable of removing contamination to below 1 micron and incorporates fluid dynamic principles to provide higher levels of cleanliness for digital print applications. For the removal of contamination from filmic substrates, tacky roller systems like Meech’s TakClean prove to be an efficient alternative.
Jeroen van Bauwel, Director Product Marketing at Xeikon, comments on the relationship between Xeikon and Meech International: “As an innovator in digital-printing technology, Xeikon is committed to delivering web-fed digital colour presses of the highest quality, which also means ensuring that our presses are spotless. For this reason, we wanted to partner with a company that understood the importance of minimising contamination and could supply web-cleaning systems that delivered on their promise. Meech ticks both of those boxes.”
He concludes: “With Xeikon Café, we want to demonstrate to visitors the numerous possibilities that digital production can mean for their business. It’s an event where you can discuss trends and hopefully set some new ones as well. With talented partners like Meech present, we expect that will be the case.”
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