The keynote address will be given by Jay Gouliard, VP global segment innovation at Avery Dennison Label & Packaging Materials. Highlighting sustainability, he looks at eco labels and the innovative packaging market. Other presentations on day one include an overview of emerging trends and the latest developments in the African market by Corey Reardon of AWA Alexander Watson Associates and Gill Loubser of PACKAGiNG & Print Media.
Understanding how e-commerce can benefit your business is the topic explored by Gavin Scott, MD of Labelsprint, while Calibre Brand Solutions’ Nigel Deary discusses innovative label and packaging design and how to create packaging that ‘sells’, and Innovia Films’ Ruud Wigman discusses innovative filmic solutions for label applications.
Day one also features two debates chaired by Andy Thomas of Labels & Labeling magazine. In the first he’s joined by Callie de Wet of Paarl Labels, Jeremy Ferrow of Ferroprint, Leal Wright of Uniprint and Sachen Gudka of Interlabels Africa in Kenya, addressing problems facing label converters and look at export and import opportunities as well as consider South Africa as an entry point for doing business in the rest of Africa.
The second – a retailer discussion – focuses on private labels versus premium brands and personalisation and short-run promotions. Panellists include Mark Anley of Shoprite, Adele Carstens and Susane Exsteen of Clicks, and Kiril Dimitrov of Woolworths.
Day two explores trends in the South African and global beverage labelling industry. Presentations include Klaus Bachstein (Gallus) looking at wine bottle decoration trends and solutions and Zoyon le Sueur from Collotype/Multi-Color Corporation spotlighting labelling innovations, including applications for pressure sensitive labels. Underlining the benefits of digital printing and other digital technologies and how this impacts on brand owners are HP’s Christian Menegon and Rotolabel’s Grant Watson.
A beverage-related panel discussion looks at new technologies and creating business opportunities, with topics such as engaging consumers through product promotions; new technology and market opportunities; and maximising brand enhancement. Chaired by Danielle Jerschefske of Labels & Labeling magazine, panellists include winemaker, Stefan Gerber of Boer & Brit, cellarmaster, Rianie Strydom of Haskell Vineyards, Jan Solms and Rohan Etsebeth creative directors of Fanakalo.
Supporting the conference programme, Label Summit Africa features a table-top exhibition with over 30 leading global suppliers (see following page). In addition, delegates will enjoy an exclusive dinner and party on the beach at Grand Café & Beach in Granger Bay on the opening evening and an excellent networking opportunity with a tour, wine tasting and wine blending session at the stunning Zevenwacht wine estate.
Comments Roger Pellow, Labelexpo Global Series MD, ‘We’re delighted to be holding Label Summit Africa for the first time. Africa is an increasingly important market and South Africa is the perfect platform from which to explore why the region is showing fast growth across the label and package printing sectors. The event promises to serve African converters well, giving them the chance to meet international/local suppliers, brand owners, designers and printers, as well as sharing best practice and learning about global branding issues, advances in technology/materials, the biggest issues facing them and how to deal with them.’
Omet Stand 1
Omet manufactures narrow-web flexographic printing presses for labels, folding carton and flexible packaging. Besides great experience in UV flexo technology, Omet also offers rotogravure, rotary-screen, offset and foil saver printing equipment.
Pantec GS Systems Stand 2
Pantec GS Systems, based in Switzerland, provides in-line systems for hot foil stamping and embossing, foil saving, hologram application and security perforation.
Epson South Africa Stand 3
For 40 years Epson has been dedicated to exceeding customers’ expectations with its compact, energy-saving imaging technologies. With a product line-up encompassing inkjet, laser, thermal and dot matrix printers, plus 3LCD projectors, scanners and crystal devices, Epson’s high-precision technologies are relied on by millions worldwide in sectors ranging from business, retail and pro-graphics to government, education and home users.
Nuova GIDUE Stand 4
A manufacturer of printing and converting machines, Nuova GIDUE provides technology for the label and packaging industry, developed in cooperation with printers to achieve long-term profitability and to set new standards in productivity. The company is represented in South Africa by Ipex Machinery.
For the labelling sector Gidue offers combination solutions, including offset, flexo, gravure, screen, digital, hot stamping, cold foiling and embossing, as well as label and carton die-cutting, sheeting and perforation. Most of these processes are interchangeable.
Converting solutions include coupon labels, multilayer labels and booklet labels, plus four-colour printing on adhesive and unlimited multi-pass solutions.
RotoControl Stand 5
RotoControl is presenting videos of its leading-edge finishing technology including RSC vertical inspection slitter/rewinders, RSP single-pass 100% security inspection systems and RSD die-cutting. 100% servo drives from Bosch Rexroth ensures precise, automatic tension control and high-speed and these are trademarks of all RotoControl machines. Also represented on this stand is the Rototec brand of precision engraving and die sinking including print cylinders, anvil rollers, air-plus-cut, magnetic cylinders, removable blade-cutter, EDP (sprocket punch) cutting dies, gears and flexible cutting dies.
Stanford (an Accraply brand) Stand 6
Home of the original Doctor Machine, Stanford has long been a respected leader in the design, manufacture and support of converting and finishing equipment for the shrink sleeve label and flexible packaging markets. The company enjoys a worldwide reputation for providing effective solutions to customers involved in all aspects of the converting industry.
Xeikon International Stand 7
A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital colour printing systems for the industrial, document and commercial printing market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables.
Xeikon’s production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its products are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network, including Thunderbolt Solutions in South Africa.
Evonik Industries Stand 8
Evonik, specialising in UV silicones, is showcases TEGO RC 702, an all-new, single-component UV curing silicone system. This is a ready-to-use product with photoinitiator included. Because there is no silicone mixing required, it is of special interest for label printers and converters who want to capitalise on in-house siliconising with Evonik’s TEGO RC silicone technology.
The product is tailored for labelling applications and features easy release and low zippiness. Samples are available on the company’s stand at Label Summit Africa.
Stork Prints Stand 9
Stork Prints provides digital label printing, rotary screen printing, digital and conventional pre-press systems, rotary screen printing forms, and sleeves for gravure, flexo and offset printing. The company’s markets include the labelling and narrow web, packaging and security printing sectors.
UPM Raflatac Stand 9a
At Label Summit Africa 2012, UPM Raflatac highlights the revolutionary ProLiner PP30 release liner for the local market. ProLiner PP30 is 20% thinner than traditional liners, which means savings in packaging material, warehouse space and transportation costs. With the thinner ProLiner PP30, rolls can be as long as 6 000 running metres, translating into cost savings in label converting and dispensing. Also highlighted are the latest solutions in wine labelling, including the PP Embossed overlaminating films.
Rotoflex Stand 10a
Working through SArepco in South Africa, Rotoflex provides innovative inspection, slitting and rewinding solutions. The new VSI and VLI platforms redefine return on investment for converters, enabling them to revise their workflows and reduce operator/production times.
Rotoflex machines feature superior inspection capabilities, roll-end control and fault placement, flawlessly commanded by the exclusive Genesis advanced control system. The completely new eDrive 2.0 system delivers an integrated drive and motion platform for managing the web tension and movement from unwind to rewind.
Mark Andy Stand 10b
Represented in South Africa by SArepco, Mark Andy is a global leader in the manufacture of in-line flexo printing presses. From the benchmark 2200 to the most advanced technology of the Performance Series, Mark Andy has helped converters to be successful for more than 65 years.
With offerings including the P3, P5 and P7, the Performance Series offers a complete solution for converters printing basic tags and labels, advanced, multiweb applications, and anything in between.
Avery Dennison South Africa Stand 11
For more than 75 years, Avery Dennison has been a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions, and identification products for offices and consumers. Avery Dennison helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.
Hewlett Packard (HP) Stand 13
Hewlett Packard (HP) continues to lead the digital frontiers for label converters worldwide. The HP Indigo press is regarded as the most advanced solution for mainstream label printing and packaging production, offering gravure-like print, productivity, stability, efficiency and versatility for high-capacity production of high-value packaging. This is more than just a press – it’s an end-to-end labelling and packaging workflow. Learn more about the HP Indigo on the company’s stand at Label Summit Africa.
Lohmann Tapes Stand 14
On show on this stand are Lohmann’s Duploflex plate-mounting tape, lamination tapes, adhesive and non-adhesive matte and super clear films.
AVT (Advanced Vision Technologies) Stand 15
AVT is a leader in print inspection and colour control systems for the packaging, labels and commercial print markets. Today, more than 6 000 of AVT’s PrintVision systems are installed worldwide.
Erhardt + Leimer Stand 16
Bavaria-based Erhardt+Leimer, specialising in automation technology on running webs, ranks among leading manufacturers of measuring, inspection and control technology for the label industry. The broad range of products covers solutions for web guiding, web tension measurement and control, print image monitoring and 100% print inspection with high-resolution cameras.
Re Controlli Industriali Stand 17
Italian company Re Controlli is a long-standing manufacturer of quality equipment for the label converting industry. Its most famous products are brakes and tension control, web guides and web viewers, expanding shafts and chucks for roll handling. The company’s motto is ‘One company providing a thousand solutions!’
GEW Stand 18
GEW designs and manufactures UV systems for a wide spectrum of printing and converting applications. This UK-based company is a world-leading UV supplier to the label market with thousands of installations around the globe. Continuous development has resulted in well-engineered, reliable and energy-efficient products.
Nastrificio di Cassano Stand 19
Italian company, Nastrificio di Cassano, specialises in labelling materials with a wide range of products destined for sectors such as clothing, footwear, mattresses and carpets, as well as automotive and medical.
Gallus Stand 20
Flexibility in printing and process methods, modular design, open architecture, state-of-the-art technologies: these are key elements of Gallus’s promise to generate customer benefits. Gallus label printing presses are used with great success in South Africa and throughout the world. At Label Summit the company is showing how Gallus offers success and security for label printers with innovative solutions and – thanks to the co-operation with Heidelberg – with a service concept that’s second to none.
Etirama Industria de Maquinas Stand 21
This Brazilian manufacturer of flexographic presses and related machinery is represented in South Africa by Barkev Coatings.
Flint Group Stand 22
Flint Group Narrow Web offers a wide range of printing inks and varnishes, including inks for letterpress, UV flexo, UV offset or UV screen, individually or in combination, for applications such as self-adhesive labels, wraparound labels, in-mould labels, sleeves, flexible packaging and folding cartons.
PCMC (Paper Converting Machine Company) Stand 23
Aquaflex and PCMC supply full servo flexo presses for narrow-, mid- and wide-web applications. Aquaflex and PCMC presses offer high quality graphics on film packaging materials and are known for low waste, fast changeover and high production reliability, using globally-available top-quality components.
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions Stand 24
Ferrostaal Southern Africa is a subsidiary of the German-owned group that specialises in the narrow-web flexo market.
The company claims to promote some of the industry’s best products, such as Edale flexo presses, Daco Solutions for die-cutting/slitting machines, Lüscher CtP, Fujifilm Sericol inks, Tech-Cell anilox rollers and Toyobo plates. Ferrostaal is keenly focussed on this growing narrow-web flexo market.
Graphix Supply World Stand 24a
Graphix Supply World (GSW) is one of Africa’s leading suppliers of digital technology to the print, graphics and packaging industries, offering its expertise to the African market on the best digital print and cut solutions, technical support and after sales service. GSW is the local distributor for Primera label printers, BioDome doming machines, Mimaki printers and cutters, ColorGATE colour proofing software, EskoArtwork ‘Design To Print To Cut’ solutions, and more.
Smag Graphique Stand 25
Among Heidelberg’s partners, Smag Graphique manufactures complete converting systems (in-line or off-line) for high-end label and flexible package printing. Customised to meet the requirements of both digital and conventional printers, the product portfolio includes roll-to-roll flat-bed screen printing presses, inspection/slitter-rewinding equipment, and converting machines offering added-value features such as hot-stamping, cold foiling, embossing and die-cutting.
New Africa Inks Stand 26
New Africa Inks is a leading ink manufacturer specialising in UV ink and coatings for screen, digital, flexo and offset applications.
Codimag Stand 27
Represented locally by Beswick Machinery, Codimag offers its Aniflo technology on both its VIVA340 and VIVA420 presses. The Aniflo is a keyless anilox offset unit, based on four cylinders.
Eliminating most variables, such as ink/water balance, ink key settings and roller settings, it provides a stable and predictable high-quality print process. It can be easily fingerprinted to give consistent results time after time.
Intercoat Stand 28
Intercoat in Germany has been manufacturing high-quality pressure-sensitive labelstock for 30 years. In South Africa the company cooperates with Seldonrod which holds stock for local customers. The focus is on superior top-coated PE and PP films for all printing methods including HP Indigo-certified films and ‘no-label’ look films. Intercoat helps label converters to fulfil brand owners’ needs for high-quality labels that attract consumers at POS.
Nilpeter/CSM Print Sales Stand 29
At Label Summit Africa 2012, visitors can experience real innovation, groundbreaking technology and revolutionary new concepts from Nilpeter. Although a global player, Nilpeter offers its expertise and complete printing solutions to meet local requirements.
Novamelt Stand 30
Novamelt is a family-owned company with production plants in Germany and the US for different types of PSA hotmelt adhesives. Not only a specialist in rubber-based pressure-sensitive adhesives Novamelt also offers an extensive range of UV-curable acrylic hotmelts.
Supreme Cylinders Stand 31
The southern hemisphere’s largest manufacturer of specialised flat and cylindrical hot stamp tooling, Supreme Cylinders strives to deliver the best service and products. A Level 1 BBBEE contributor to the printing and labelling industry, the company’s vision is to become internationally acclaimed as a manufacturer of packaging tooling, offering user-friendly and cost-effective products of exceptional and consistent quality.
Paragon Inks Stand 32
UK-based Paragon Inks enjoys a 35% market share in the UK and has a strong reputation based on 25 years’ experience in the supply of UV products and their application. The company also supplies the African market, delivering a world-class service and expertise for both supported and unsupported film markets. At Label Summit the company is showcasing its new facility and training academy in Scotland, and its latest UV and WB products for the African web printing market.
AB Graphic International Stand 33
AB Graphic International supplies label converting and finishing machines with facilities in the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the US. Specialist equipment includes Omega inspection slitter rewinders. Vectra automatic non-stop turret rewinders, Digicon finishing lines for digitally printed web, booklet label machines, 100% camera print inspection systems, specialist rewinders for rewinding unsupported film, Omega full rotary converting lines, Omega in-mould label converting lines and laser cutting for labels.
In South Africa, CSM Machine Sales is the distributor for the Vectra, Omega and Flytec range of slitter/inspections rewinders, while the Omega Digicon range of label finishing and converting lines is handled by Kemtek Imaging Systems.
AWA Conferences & Events Stand M1
AWA Alexander Watson Associates is a global business-to-business market research, publishing and advisory services company with a particular focus on the specialty paper, film, packaging, coating, and converting industry. AWA publishes a series of market studies, undertakes private client research in its specialist markets, and – through AWA Conferences & Events – organises international conferences and a growing portfolio of workshops and training programmes.
Packaging & Print Media Stand M2
Published 11 times a year, PACKAGiNG & Print Media serves the commercial printing sector, packaging printers and converters, and packaging end users in the FMCG and retail sectors. PACKAGiNG & Print Media provides readers – whatever their position in the supply chain – with the most up-to-date information on technological developments affecting their businesses; keeping them abreast of worldwide and local trends in all aspects of commercial printing, packaging printing and converting, design, materials, and other relevant technologies.