15th October 2018
Labelexpo Americas was a successful show for abg and they have received several orders since the end of the event.
“We had a very strong show,” says Tony Bell, abg’s Sales Director, “and we saw a high number of visitors from Latin America.
“We’ve always been present in the area, but at the end of 2017 we opened a dedicated Latin American office, based in Chile. Since its inception, the demand for our products has grown steadily in the market.”
The booth was continually busy, and visitors were particularly interested in their turret rewinders. With over 20 years’ experience in the market, and some very prestigious clients, abg is a go to company in this market.
Visitors were also attracted by the slitter rewinders and inspection equipment, manufactured in ABG’s recently much expanded German site.
"We are the only company who offer a fully integrated solution, whereby we manufacture both the rewinder and the camera system, and we are the only manufacturer in the world to offer this,” continues Tony.
“When something traditionally goes wrong on a rewinder there are two suppliers required to resolve the problem – the camera and rewinder manufacturer. With ours it’s much simpler, dealing with just one vendor.”
abg launched the ILC760, an inline coating machine for the HP Indigo 20000, which was received very positively over on the HP booth.
Supporting both water-based or UV coating, the ILC760 is a cost-effective, easy-to-operate, top coating solution with slitting-rewinding suitable for production of unsupported film applications such as sleeves, IML, wrap-around labels and various flexible packaging top-coated applications.
The 760mm wide ILC760 joins the Digicon 3000 in abg’s growing finishing portfolio for mid-web digital production.
“The demand for digitally printed packaging is growing well beyond the pressure sensitive label market into areas such as sleeves, IML, and various flexible packaging applications,” says Tony.
“abg is pleased to continue collaborating with HP Indigo to redefine the boundaries of digital production by offering cost-effective innovations for simplified and efficient production.”
“abg has a long standing strategic relationship with HP Indigo, and with this inline solution we are excited once again to bring a novel solution addressing the needs of the packaging industry,” said Yogev Barak, HP Indigo director of product development. “The new Digicon solution will help converters lower production costs and move towards more profitable digital printing solutions.”