COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

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To our valued customers

23rd March 2020

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

Esterlam International Ltd. continues to monitor the progression of COVID-19 worldwide. We are an international supplier and continue to respond to Government advice and advice given from the World Health Organisation.

We are committed to customer supply and still remain fully functioning. It is important whilst doing this we keep our employees safe whilst working. We have input additional cleaning procedures throughout the building and all employees are aware of symptoms and social distancing. Overseas travel has been suspended for all employees.

With an ever-changing situation, we are constantly reviewing updates and adapting the workplace to adhere to these. Our supply chain is being monitored and any issues will be communicated with customers directly going forward. We understand the importance of continuity of supply and will do our best to ensure minimal disruption whilst this circumstance we find ourselves in continues.

Esterlam Announces Gold Sponsorship of INFOFLEX 2020

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Esterlam Ltd, the global leader in synthetic doctor blade products, are pleased to announce they are Gold Sponsors at this year’s popular Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) INFOFLEX exhibition in Columbus, OH, USA 20 and 21 April.

INFOFLEX has been the epicentre of package printing and converting innovation for nearly four decades As the industry’s longest running and most comprehensive North American event, INFOFLEX is a showcase for the package printing industry—flexible packaging, label, digital, folding carton, corrugated display and packaging, converting equipment, premedia, envelope and finishing equipment.

“We are very pleased and excited to be part of this year’s event,” says Esterlam’s Commercial Director Neil Hailey. “It’s always a great platform and an opportunity to meet and discuss technical issues and products with existing and potential new customers face to face. This year’s show theme of ‘Pushing the Limits of Innovation’ is perfect for Esterlam – as the original inventors of the synthetic doctor blade over 40 years ago, we’ve been innovating our products ever since and using our blades in an ever-increasing number of varied applications.

We welcome people to pop by our Booth No. 127 and find out how our award-winning laminated doctor blades are improving print quality & safety worldwide.”

Esterlam are also very excited to announce that from February 2020, they will be working with new supplier H2 Flexo in the USA. “Karen Mattson & Julie Painter have over 30 years’ experience in the flexographic printing industry,” says Neil. “H2 Flexo will be an additional outlet in the USA for the Esterlam advanced laminated doctor & containment blades. They’ll be able to assist new US customers in arranging direct technical dialog, blade recommendations, product samples and stocking of individual blade inventory”

The news brings exciting times for Esterlam Ltd in the USA who are already working successfully with suppliers All Printing Resources (INFOFLEX Booth 703) and Provident (Booth 320) and will be continuing to do so. “Esterlam are all about pushing the boundaries in both quality and service,” adds Neil. “H2 Flexo, APR and Provident are giving customers in the USA the opportunity to benefit from improved production and safety in the workplace. Using Esterlam, award winning, advanced laminated blade technology to achieve this has now just got a whole lot easier.”

INFOFLEX 2020 takes place April 20-21, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.

 

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Esterlam Celebrate Record Success at Label Expo Europe 2019

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Esterlam Celebrate Record Success at Label Expo Europe 2019

Following a busy show in Brussels last month, the Esterlam team are proud to announce they have had a record amount of new contacts and product sample requests from the print show held at the end of September.

“Label Expo Europe was such a busy exhibition,” says Sales Director Neil Hailey.  “We were delighted to meet lots of representatives from the printing industry and we’re delighted our Esterlam doctor blades proved to be such a big success.

We attend many shows globally and we’re always busy post-show following-up requests, but never as many as this time – the largest number to date.  We very much look forward to working with all our existing and new contacts and thank everyone for taking the time to stop by our stand. A huge thank you to our global partners who assisted on the booth too!  Marcus Goulart from KRG from Brazil (8th consecutive year as Blade supplier of the year!) Daniel Wache from Printing Technology Wache, Germany, Kunal Gandhi from CGSASP India and Eisaku Tokunaga from DKSH (Gallus, Soma, W&D) in Japan who all helped with their expertise and knowledge to make it the best show to date ”

Label Expo is the world’s largest label and package printing trade show  Spread over nine halls and covering almost 40,000 sqm of floorspace, the show presented the largest offering of label and package printing. This year’s show saw nearly 38,000 visit over the 4-day show

“It was a highly productive show this year,” said Esterlam’s Managing Director John Hailey,  “With the ever increasing demands for doctor blade applications, we were able to meet companies face-to-face and discuss specific requirements.  Our unique laminated blade construction is what sets us apart from other blade suppliers.  The Esterlam laminated blade is giving customer two blades in one!!  Twice the performance and twice the life!!!

“It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the next generation of doctor blades to such a large audience. We’re already looking forward to the next one!”

 

Contact Info:

Esterlam International Ltd

Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE England

E-mail: neil@esterlam.com

Telephone:  +44 (0)1752 690691

 

Labelexpo Europe 2019 set for largest show to date

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Momentum is building for the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019, with just three weeks to go until this landmark show opens its doors in Brussels. With over 600 exhibitors taking part in the biggest label and package printing event in the world between 24-27 September, this edition of the show is set to be its largest to date.

Over 200 of the exhibitors are new this year, and will be displaying their latest innovations to an international buyer audience of printers, suppliers, brand owners and designers.

Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, said: “We are very much looking forward to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, set to be our largest show to date. Exhibitor participation this year has been truly incredible, not only in the number of returning companies, but also the newcomers joining us for the first time. It is astonishing to think that at the first show there were just 44 exhibitors – proof of how far the industry has grown in the last four decades.”

Esterlam, the original pioneers of synthetic doctor blade technology will be showcasing again at this year’s show,” says Esterlam Commercial Director Neil Hailey.  “We will be available to discuss existing Esterlam doctor blade ranges plus new developments for the many different applications Esterlam supply in the printing and coating industries.”

The Esterlam team will have their technical experts on-site available to discuss the many production and safety benefits Esterlam blades offer including the elimination of ink spitting, elimination of roller scoring caused by steel particles, longer blade life and improved safety in the pressroom.   Neil and other personnel can discuss the different beveled and step profiles we have supplied and improved over the past 35 years and advise how these and different materials and their characteristics can improve the performance of the blades.

“With the ever increasing demands of doctor blade applications, Esterlam can discuss companies’ specific requirements,” says Neil.  “In addition to our 900+ product range, we can also develop bespoke profiles to maximise production process. Our unique blades are made from bi-axially oriented polyester which have been sourced for their engineering properties and material characteristics.”

If anyone has any doctor blade, containment blade or doctoring related questions they need answering, the Esterlam tech team will be available on Stand 7D23 throughout the show.  “We’ll be will happy to discuss anyone’s specific needs and requirements and find a solution to any problems they may be having”

Stand 7D23 

OPENING TIMES

  • TUESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 9:30 – 17:30
  • WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER, 9:30 – 17:30
  • THURSDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 9:30 – 17:30
  • FRIDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER, 9:30 – 16:00
  • LAST ENTRY: 30 MINS BEFORE CLOSE

Esterlam Ltd to present at Label Forum Japan 2019

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Esterlam Ltd to present at Label Forum Japan 2019

Commercial Director Neil Hailey will join 20 other speakers from the top industrial pundits worldwide in the specialist Technical Sessions.

Neil, whose parents invented the world’s first synthetic doctor blade over 40 years ago, is a well-known figure in the print and labelling industry. His technical knowledge and expertise is second to none as too his passion for the printing industry as well as new, emerging technologies.

“I’m delighted to be representing Esterlam during the Technical Session at Label Forum Japan 2019,” added Neil.   “It’s the only international event to attract the delegates from key label printing and converting industries in Japan and I’m very much looking forward to meeting them.”

With presentations by industry experts, Label Forum Japan 2019 is held over two-days and includes more than 22 sessions. All delegates listen to the key speeches through the simultaneous translation system and will feature the trends and new developments for Japanese label industry. Sessions will attract over 200 delegates from key label and packaging industry.

“The conference will include the latest developments in Japanese label industries” said Neil. “It will be a good opportunity to learn the Japanese label market and find out more about the current challenges facing the industry.  Here at Esterlam, we’ve over 40 years experience in finding solutions for this market and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what latest developments are leading the industry.”

Label Forum Japan 2019 will be held with “conference” sharing market trends, “exhibition” gathering latest equipment and materials includes demonstrations, “label pavilion” displaying label products, and “VIP reception” for networking. converting industries, solutions and technologies for Japanese label industry to accelerate the globalization.

“As well featuring in the expert speakers conference, we will also be exhibiting in the show too,”  added Neil.  It’ll be a great opportunity to meet customers face-to-face and network in what promises to be the largest show since 2005.

Delegates can see Neil in the conference on Day 2 at 13:45pm, 10th July 2019 and in the exhibition stand with DKSH Japan and Gallus, No. E-1

Contact Info:

Esterlam International Ltd

Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE England

E-mail: neil@esterlam.com

melanie@mykreative.co.uk

Telephone:  +44 (0)1752 690691