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

Esterlam & Fox Valley Technical College Forge New Partnership

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Esterlam Advanced Doctor Blades are proud to announce a new partnership with US training college Fox Valley (FVTC)

As the largest higher education system in the state, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is the leader in the delivery of cutting-edge, skills-based education. The system offers over 500 programs of study and supports more than 300,000 enrolments each year.

With a Head Office based in the UK, Esterlam Ltd have been working with businesses and organisations in the US for a number of years and more recently, their presence has expanded to include some of the country’s largest manufacturers and organisations.

Esterlam Commercial Director Neil Hailey said “The increasing demand for our products in the USA has never been greater. We believe the success lies in the integrity of our products and our passion for the printing industry. We’re delighted to be working with Fox Valley, who are recognised as leading educational facility in flexo training.”
The FVTC Printing Technologies Education Center houses wide-web, narrow-web and corrugate flexographic facilities. “We’re very proud to be one of the professional associations working with Fox Valley, helping businesses from across the country and around the world” added Neil.

Located in a region rich in printing and converting firms, Fox Valley Technical College has developed specific expertise to serve the needs of the paper, printing and converting industries.
Esterlam have been working with FVTC on educating flexo printers on how to get the best performance from their flexo presses. Esterlam’s award winning. advanced synthetic doctor and containment blades are being used in this process and giving high quality results without the dangers associated with steel blades. In addition, training seminars for flexo press operators are being run with Esterlam as both doctor and containment blades on the PCMC Avanti 50” press. “FVTC have also been running the Esterlam E10 blades on their Mark Andy P series press too,” added Neil. “ Again, results have been very successful with instant start up, elimination of ink spitting and high quality print.”

Fox Valley Training College offers more than 240 associate degree, technical diploma and certificate programs, and instruction related to 16 apprenticeship trades, in addition to providing services to business and industry. The college serves about 50,000 people annually, more than any other technical college in Wisconsin.
Since inventing the world’s first synthetic doctor blades in the early 1970s, Esterlam have more than 40 years’ experience in doctor blade innovation, design and technical know-how. Their product range has grown to include everything needed to improve printing and coating processes to expand potential markets or simply improve operator safety. Their history and expertise in the industry has led to a worldwide presence through their extensive network of technical agents, who can supply their doctor blade products with full technical support globally.

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Esterlam International Limited
Eastway, Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE, England
Tel: +44(0)1752 690691 Fax: -+44(0)01752 690436
Email: mail@esterlam.com

ICE EUROPE – Focus on digitalisation, individualisation & sustainability of products

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Later this week the Esterlam team will be exhibiting at the World’s Leading Exhibition for Paper, Film & Foil Converting will take place from 12 – 14 March 2019, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

At the 11th edition of ICE Europe, trade visitors from the international converting industry will be able to discover the latest technology trends as well as innovative production and converting processes. The most important trends at the show will be digitalisation, sustainability and individualisation as well as efficient machinery and solutions.

Due to the ongoing trend for recycling and an increasing demand for sustainable products,

the converting industry is currently undergoing a change. At the same time, individualised and high-quality products and packaging solutions are becoming ever more important. This requires innovative coating and finishing processes.

“The latest digitalisation and associated new smart technology products and packaging are so important in converting,” says Esterlam Commercial Director Neil Hailey. “Special films such as battery films, biopolymeric films, high barrier films, optical films, weatherable films and other speciality films offer functions that allow for their application in diverse areas

We cannot wait to exhibit the show and demonstrate how our latest, award winning doctor blades are keeping up with technology,” adds Neil.  “One such product is our special E Series blade which is perfect for a whole range of applications from battery separators for electric vehicles to aerospace and printed electronics to flat panel displays, photovoltaics and mobile phone technology. These specially developed blades are at the forefront of new technologies.”

Utilising the latest developments in advanced polymer technology, Esterlam’s innovative E Series have improved spring characteristics giving greater consistency and control over coat weights from start to finish. “Greater control means less wastage, increased yields and improved productivity,” added Neil. “Their self-lubricated qualities mean longer blade life with abrasive ceramic and graphite applications, plus significant reductions in roller wear “

Based in the UK, Esterlam are global leaders in providing doctor blade solutions for today’s demanding printing and coating industries.  Having developed the world’s first synthetic doctor blade for coating over 40 years ago, Esterlam will be exhibiting at the show Hall A5, stand 1864. 

Around 430 exhibitors from 25 different countries have booked their stand space at ICE

Europe 2019.  ICE Europe 2019 will take place in halls A5 and A6 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. The 4th edition of CCE International, Europe’s only specialised trade fair for the corrugated and folding carton industry, will, once again, be held in parallel, in hall B6.

“We look forward to seeing everyone next week,” adds Esterlam Managing Director John Hailey.  “We welcome everyone from ICE as well as those attending CCE.  We work successfully in corrugated and packaging industries and are available to all companies associated in those industries to pop to our booth too. Pick up free product samples or just talk tech!”

Contact Us

Esterlam International Limited

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

Tel: +44(0)1752 690691  Fax: -+44(0)01752 690436

Email: mail@esterlam.com