IML Labels Selects AMS LED UV as "Perfect Fit" for In-Mould Printing at drupa 2016
drupa 2016 Dusseldorf. Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS), the #1 provider worldwide of high-power LED UV curing systems for the print media industry today announced IML Labels (Etiquettes IML) of Montreal Canada has selected AMS LED UV to replace its existing UV system on their Komori LS40 sheetfed offset press.
Donald Caron, Vice President of IML said "AMS LED UV is a perfect fit for In-Mould Labeling. Our main goal is to reduce the heat that is involved in the printing of very thin polypropelyene film. Currently we have to run with a minimum number of conventional UV lamps just to keep heat low and avoid distortion of the film, but it slows the process because of the amount of energy needed to maintain a good cure. By going with LED, we expect to remove virtually all the heat from the process, and we can increase our production speeds upwards of 50% because of the faster curing available from LED UV. Add to that, we can reduce our energy consumption by over 75%. I have been looking closely at LED UV since Label Expo last year, and am confident we have found the right partner in AMS, who have established themselves as the clear market leader in high-power LED UV systems."
Steve Metcalf, CEO of AMS said "With virtualy no heat being emitted into the press or into the substrate and the extremely high intensities that are achievable with a single AMS XP Series LED UV module, LED curing is poised to change the face of this industry. We are very excited to work with IML as the first adopter of this new process in North America."
Hans Ulland, of AMS North America said. "We are thrilled to have a partner like Etiquettes IML; and to have the opportunity to work with them to continue to develop the In-Mould Label market, which is a perfect match for AMS LED UV systems technology."
Steve Ranson of KOMCAN, AMS's sales and service provider in Canada, added "KOMCAN is excited to partner with AMS in bringing this new technology to the North American Printing Industry. AMS brings a great reputation of quality and service that is second to none. We congratulate IML on applying a proven technology to increase their productivity while maintaining their high standards of quality and safety."
The contract for the AMS LED system for IML Labels was concluded at drupa 2016, and is the first of multiple machines that are planned to be converted from UV to LED curing in the coming months at IML Labels facilities around the world.
About Air Motion Systems | AMS
AMS LED solutions are #1 worldwide based on installed figures in the graphic arts industry of high power (12W and greater) LED UV systems spanning offset, flexo and digital applications at 250mm and greater curing widths. AMS world headquarters are located in River Falls, Wisconsin just outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota in the USA.
KOMCAN distributes leading products and services to the Canadian Printing Market. Please visit www.komcan.com for more information.
About IML Labels
IML Labels is a ISO 9001 certified producer of In-Mould Labels, serving the North American packaging market from their plants near Montreal and Chicago. The firm offers fully integrated services and state of the art technology. Please visit www.etiquettesiml.com for more information.