Marabu Gmbh & Co. KG

Marabu Shows Commitment in Inks and Coatings at FESPA London

One stand is not enough to reveal the full Marabu expertise in screen, digital and pad printing inks as well as liquid coatings. Therefore, Marabu displays a selection of its comprehensive portfolio on two stands at the FESPA 2013 in London: screen and pad printing inks in the North Hall (stand E5N), digital printing inks and liquid coatings in the South Hall (stand C10S). From June 25-29, 2013, visitors of the ExCel London Exhibition Centre can expect interesting live demonstrations and “innovation zones” full of pioneering solutions on both stands.

Committed to advancing inks and coatings

In line with this statement, Marabu develops high-quality inks and strives for innovations in industrial and graphic applications in the screen, digital, and pad printing market. For over 60 years, Marabu’s products raised the bar and truly deserve the label “Made in Germany”. This extensive experience and knowledge makes Marabu capable of developing trendsetting innovations that give its clients a competitive edge. The strong interest in new ideas was also decisive in collaborating with FESPA to support this year’s FESPA Awards for the fifth time.

Exhibiting for almost 40 years at the FESPA shows, Marabu uses the fair to get in touch with customers. “It is the opportunity to exchange experiences, and to discuss new approaches. We look forward to exhibit at FESPA 2013. Visitors can expect innovations in all our divisions”, comments Jon Bultemeyer, Managing Director of Corporate Central Functions and recently elected ESMA Chairman.

Visitors of FESPA 2013 will find the way from one Marabu stand to the other easily. Floor stickers in the shape of “Marabu Compasses” lead from the screen and pad printing inks booth to the digital printing inks booth. Both stands appear in the new monochrome Marabu look using the company’s corporate colours red and grey.

Screen and pad printing inks

In the North Hall, Marabu showcases its expertise in industrial and graphical screen and pad printing inks. All products are designed for maximum productivity. The company’s R&D department is dedicated to incorporate this characteristic to support its customers in a fast and efficient production process. In the industrial area, Marabu inks score through unlimited application possibilities: automotive, membrane switches and glass, for example, are based on UV-curable and solvent-based technologies. Marabu’s container printing inks allow for colour intense effects on all kinds of plastics. In the graphical sector, the company attracts with a comprehensive range of UV-curable and solvent-based inks providing very good adhesion and readiness for indoor and outdoor use.

Marabu’s pad printing products are processable as one- or two-component inks, and fulfil the highest product and environmental safety requirements. Thanks to this, they are applicable for example on toys, packaging, and medical products.

In the innovation zone new solutions are featured: hot-stamp & screen printing, the combination process allowing high-gloss metallic effects on packaging glass, and a new approach to IMD with UV-curable inks.

Digital inks and liquid coatings

In the South Hall, new product launches are key to Marabu’s presentation: for the first time, the new Texajet DX-STE, a dedicated transfer sublimation ink employing superb runnablity on the newer DX 6/7 print heads, is shown.

Another first is the Ultrajet DUV-GLX, the UV-LED curable UV inkjet series with well balanced adhesion characteristics for a wide substrate range. GLX is based on a multi-platform technology and is suitable for many industrial print heads.

In addition, the brand-new water-based coating Marashield WA-FXG is demonstrated live on the proven Starlam coater. Being a smart alternative to film lamination, the coating is suitable on both mild-solvent and water-based latex inks.

A sample wall is highlighting the whole world of opportunities with Marashield UV-curable liquid coatings on substrates like glass, melamine, polypropylene and many more.

The innovation zone puts focus on new opportunities with digital printing: visitors can expect to experience direct digital decoration onto container packaging. Furthermore, combination processes for industrial applications employing UV-curable inkjet and screen printing, combining the best of both worlds, are presented.

All these existing products and innovations combined with expert advice are awaiting you on the two stands on FESPA 2013 in London!