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With a strong focus on technology and innovation, Nilpeter's 500 employees are taking you to the NEXT level. We optimise your production efficiency, and provide you with great new opportunities in the printing process - adding value to help you gain a competitive advantage, and paving the way for you to enter new business areas. With Nilpeter, you experience real progress, strong initiative, and true innovation from the world's leading manufacturer of narrow web printing solutions.
Label and package printing is a global industry, with each region providing its own unique opportunities. But the world is a big place – especially if you’re venturing out on your own.
With Labelexpo you have a strategic partner, offering support, insight and practical information from our vast network of local experts. It’s simple really - we understand that our business only grows when yours does.
Join the largest community of label and package printers, brand owners, designers and suppliers and explore the world. Whether this adventure involves finding a new solution for the largest label printer in Europe or meeting a newcomer from a market you’ve never considered before, we’ll be there every step of the way.
Avery Dennison Materials Group
Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Avery Dennison Corporation is a Fortune 500® company with sales of $6.3 billion from continuing operations in 2014. We are based in Glendale, California.
Hewlett-Packard Nederland B.V.
HP Indigo Division is a company that develops, manufactures and markets digital offset printing presses, proprietary consumables and workflow solutions. Founded in 1977, it was an independent company until it was acquired by HP in 2001. They have offices around with WW headquarters are in Nes Ziona, Israel.
Customers of HP Indigo solutions include commercial printers, photo specialty printers, and label and packaging converters to print applications such as marketing collateral, photo albums, direct mail, labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging, books, manuals, and specialty jobs.
The ability of digital presses to print without films and plates enables the use of variable data such as text or images, such as in personalized direct mail applications, or in photo albums, which are usually printed in copies of 1. Digital presses also make short-run, just-in-time printing, cost-effective. In this way, digital presses have changed the economic models for print. HP produces lines of printers, scanners, digital cameras, calculators, PDAs, servers, workstation computers, and computers for home and small-business use; many of the computers came from the 2002 merger with Compaq. HP as of 2001 promotes itself as supplying not just hardware and software, but also a full range of services to design, implement, and support IT infrastructure.
As a globally operating chemical company and team of specialists, we are focused on the market and close to customers. WACKER has a global network of production sites spanning all key regions. 17,000 employees on five continents devise innovative solutions locally for maximum customer benefit and generate synergies for efficient collaborations. To this end, we maintain and further develop an integrated management system in accordance with ISO, GMP and sustainable development, as well as actively participate in the global Responsible Care® program.
Quality, health, safety, and environmental awareness are the cornerstones of our entrepreneurial mindset and practices at all WACKER sites.
WACKER focuses on two key areas: process innovations and product innovations. The spotlight is firmly on the energy megatrend because many countries worldwide are increasingly harnessing renewable energy sources.
Anyone who can develop an idea to perfection from its beginnings earns some respect. This is why HERMA is recognised as one of the leading specialists in self-adhesive technology beyond the borders of Europe. With a comprehensive range of know-how - from the manufacture of adhesive materials, self-adhesive products and labelling solutions, right up to labelling machines.
We usually call someone professional when they are master of their field and develop with human values. We warmly invite you to discover our world with its three independent divisions and participate in some innovative ideas.
Special papers are our passion. KANZAN is Europe's leading supplier of an extensive range of thermal papers, inkjet papers and other special products.
Our leadership in quality and competence is characterized by our formidable technological innovative energy. Control, replicability and consistency throughout the entire production process are the guarantee for our high level of product quality, a level which sets the standards in our markets. Technical know-how and a deep understanding of customers' needs are the foundations for our high-quality and intensive customer service.
Our distinct corporate culture is characterised by responsible behaviour, reliability and integrity. These values are our yardstick for how we deal with customers, business partners, shareholders and employees.
Our team of about 300 members of staff is the real backbone of KANZAN. With their motivation and team spirit, with their knowledge and skills, and with their trust and openness, they improve our company a little bit more every day.
Gallus Ferd. Rueesch AG
We specialise in supporting and assisting label printers and folding carton printers by offering a comprehensive portfolio of machines and services for successful product manufacture. We therefore define our areas of activity based on our customers’ needs and by playing a leading role in those sectors they are actively involved in. This leading role is achieved by providing label and folding carton printers with services and products that yield the maximum benefit.
Our portfolio – maximising customer benefits
The unique nature of our products and services is reflected in a comprehensive portfolio that is geared to the needs of label and folding carton printers and can be repeatedly adapted to the particular requirements. This portfolio includes in particular presses, die-cutting units and accessories, screen printing plates, a spare parts service and a full range of other services.
Sustainability – our top corporate objective
We are committed to sustainability and take our economic, social and environmental responsibilities very seriously, giving all three aspects equal weight and increasing our customers’ competitiveness in a truly unique way. Both Gallus as a company and each individual Gallus employee work to satisfy the present generation’s expectations without jeopardising the existence of future generations.
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments. We are a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics and other industrial markets, including electronic materials, functional and specialty coatings, brand protection and product authentication technologies.
With annual sales more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has more than 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world. With a network of more than 250 locations in 56 countries, Sun Chemical employees work every day to meet the needs of customers by improving performance on the essentials of business, such as reliable, on-time delivery and consistent product quality.
Sun Chemical’s unparalleled global presence allows for the delivery of local service and support that is customized to the markets it serves. Recognized as a leading source of innovation, Sun Chemical has 10 research and development centers that are committed to creating solutions that improve productivity, create new revenue opportunities for customers, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
In addition to its leadership in inks and pigments, Sun Chemical introduces new solutions that enable marketers to better manage their brand colors, protect product integrity through improvements in packaging, and introduce security features that defend against counterfeiting. Sun Chemical also creates innovations for digital printing applications, including inkjet printing systems for narrow web and corrugated printing as well as inkjet inks.
Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. Through our parent company, DIC, we are able to bring the Asia/Pacific region of the world the inks, pigments and synthetic resins customers are looking for. In addition to printing inks and coating materials, DIC’s portfolio encompasses materials and products widely used in cellular phones, computers, optical storage media (including CDs and DVDs) and automobile parts and building materials made from various kinds of resins.
RotoMetrics delivers the most complete product offering in the industry, as well as market-leading technology for rotary and flexible cutting dies, print cylinders, sleeves, and adjustable anvils. This technology leadership, along with our unprecedented global reach means we respond to your individual needs in real time. With manufacturing operations on 4 continents and the industry's strongest sales and technical support team, RotoMetrics is working harder than ever to be your preferred source for all rotary tooling needs.
PPG Teslin Substrate Products
Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass.
Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
Founded in 1996 by Mr. Bert van den Brink and Mr. Eric Hoendervangers, MPS Systems B.V. (MPS) is a dynamic, innovative company that produces flexo and offset printing presses for the world-wide narrow web Industry. Our printing presses are industry-known for innovation, flexibility, excellent print quality and a high return on investment ratio.
At MPS, we put the needs of our clients first.
Our focus is on you – your operators and your results. We are driven – driven to improve your results. We design our presses to enhance the talents of your operators. Regardless of their skill level, our user-friendly press technology enables them to maximize their efficiencies and print jobs that not only meet, but surpass, the performance expected in today’s label and flexible packaging market.
Easy changeovers. Fast set ups. Consistent and predictable print quality. Press reliability. By putting our focus on your operators, we know they’ll be able to focus on the job at hand. We believe this winning combination will give you the advantage necessary to increase your profits.
OMET is a leading worldwide manufacturer in the narrow and mid-web industry, supplying the market with flexographic and combination printing presses for self-adhesive labels, folding carton, and flexible packaging applications. Besides the great experience in UV, SB and WB flexo technology, OMET range of printing disciplines includes also rotogravure, rotary-screen, offset, digital and foiling.
In order to compete aggressively and achieve accelerated growth, your business has to produce quality work as efficiently as possible. You need customized, sustainable, innovative solutions.
Mark Andy Total Solutions PartnerWe work diligently to create a full life cycle of technology and support for our valued customers — as your Total Solutions Partner. Mark Andy is a market leader to the label and packaging industry with a mission to be 'the supplier of choice throughout the product life cycle, offering high quality, innovative solutions that drive customer profitability.’
We respond to business needs by offering a broad range of equipment, education, support, and supplies to printers and converters around the world. Partnering with Mark Andy means access to award-winning technologies including Mark Andy flexographic and digital printing presses, Rotoflex offline finishing systems, and a complete line of consumables and pressroom supplies from Mark Andy Print Products. All supported by the largest Customer Support team with global coverage, offering spare parts, technical service, retrofits and rebuilds, PM programs, and superior training through Mark Andy University.
The Dow Chemical Company
Established in 1943 specifically to explore and develop the potential of silicones, Dow Corning is a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation. We are passionate about silicon technology’s versatility, its possibilities and its unique potential to help solve some of the most important challenges facing our world.
Through our Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands, we provide performance-enhancing products and solutions to meet the needs of customers in virtually every major industry and to improve the daily lives of nearly a billion of the world’s people. More than half of our annual sales are outside the United States.
Dow Corning Corporation is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. Dow Corning also is the majority shareholder in Hemlock Semiconductor Group, which is comprised of several joint venture companies. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules.
Kocher + Beck GmbH + Rotationsstanztechnik KG
Kocher+Beck is known worldwide when it comes to quality and innovation in printing technology
The printing industry has relied on Kocher+Beck’s quality products for decades. As a globally recognized market leader in the field of rotary-die cutting technology, Kocher+Beck is also the preferred systems supplier in other areas related to the production of high-quality printed products. Reliable printing cylinders, high-precision hot stamping cylinders, sophisticated pressure-measurement systems and butt splicers are just a few of Kocher+Beck’s first class product range in printing technology.
Since 1973 we have been designing, manufacturing and selling machinery for finishing processes during the post-printing phase of self-adhesive labels: personalization, inspection, die cutting, matrix scraping, unwinding, slitting and overprinting. For forty years now, we have been promoting Made in Italy technological excellence in the high precision mechanics sector, all over the world. In fact, we have installed over 2,300 machines and we can boast of a network of agents and distributors who are present throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, Russia, Oceania, South Africa, North America and South America.
Our Xeikon label presses and suites are designed to meet the challenges you face as a label producer today. Increasing brand awareness, wider range of SKUs, shorter run lengths and product life cycles, resulting in shorter turn-around times… By combining superior printing quality with optimal flexibility, you'll find Xeikon allows you to grow your business in your unique way.
We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries.
Esko Graphics BVBA
Packaging Simplified. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.
The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.
The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and exposure units as well as Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.
Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions is also part of the Esko family. Esko employs about 1,500 people worldwide. Headquartered in Gent (Belgium), its sales and service organization is in daily contact with customers all over the globe.
Esko (www.esko.com) is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).
GEW (EC) Limited
GEW (EC) Limited designs and manufactures LED UV curing systems for printing, coating and converting applications. The company has become the world market leader in manufacturing UV systems for the labelling and narrow web printing industries.
In 2015 GEW launched ArcLED: the most effective hybrid UV curing system. The LW1 LED UV system is built around the same proven modular cassette-based design known from other GEW ranges and is fully compatible as an upgrade for existing arc lamp-based ArcLED systems.
GEW has invested in a world-class production facility at their headquarters in England and operate subsidiaries in Germany and the United States.
Dragon Foils Ltd. is a leading cold & hot foil manufacturer in China. The brand “DRAGON FOILS” enjoys high reputation in both domestic and overseas market. Dragon Foils is a subsidiary of Guangdong Ruian Group, which is a National High-tech Enterprise & Famous Brand Enterprises in China. Covering an area of 70,000 ㎡, we are located in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, which is two hours’ drive from Hong Kong.
Falcontec is a specialist manufacturer of a diverse range of engraved and etched products. Hot foiling and embossing dies together with spark erosion electrodes and pad printing plates are our main focus, however, it is the process rather than the product that dictates our capability. If a product requires etching or precision engraving as part of the manufacturing process then there is a high probability that we can produce it. With this in mind, we actively encourage companies to approach us with a view to developing products and processes. We love a challenge!
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan, forming part of its Business Technologies business area and is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. With over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.
We develop and sell the leading ERP / MIS software C3 for the specialized printing and packaging industry. With around 40 employees in 2 locations just outside of Stuttgart in the south of Germany, we run the development and consulting for our customers.
Our software is installed in 20 countries, about 200 enterprises with more than 10,000 users automate their business processes with C3 every day. Our customers are mainly medium-sized and larger manufacturing companies and produce e.g. labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons or corrugated products.