Splicer Interest High at LabelExpo Asia

Posted: December 12, 2007

(ROCKFORD, IL USA) - Martin Automatic reports that its exhibition at the recent Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai exceeded expectations. "We believed this Labelexpo Asia 2007 was very fruitful and successful," declared Hope Hu, Sales Manager for Martin Automatic Asia Pacific. "Our booth was crowded much of the time with visitors interested in discussing automatic roll changing." According to Hu, in addition to many visitors from China and nearby regions, "there were more visitors from outside Asia Pacific than 2005. These included converters and printers from as far away as South Africa, Pakistan, Iran, Mexico, Venezuela, Ivory Coast and Turkey. Clearly, just as label converting is a global industry, so this show is becoming a global exhibition." Many visitors saw live demonstrations of the latest version of Martinís STS automatic butt splicer and STR automatic turret rewind for narrow webs. The STS and STR feature advanced Martin Automatic roll changing technology designed to reduce waste and increase throughput. The compact design creates a minimum footprint making the STS and STR an ideal solution for both new and retrofitted installations.

After the exhibition, the STS splicer and STR rewind were delivered to CymMetrik, a leading label converter and multiple Martin user in Shanghai. Visitors were also able to see Martin's impressive automatic roll changers running on a press at the Labelmen booth.

"We support our many OEMs who offer Martinís superior automatic splicing and rewind technologies on their high performance printing presses," said David Ho, General Manager for Martin Automatic Asia Pacific. "And we continue to exhibit here because of our strong presence in China and Asia Pacific, especially in narrow web applications like labels, cartons and printed tubes."

With nearly 8,000 installations in over 50 countries, Martin Automatic is a global leader in high-performance splicers and rewinds. For more information contact David Ho at Martin Automatic Asia-Pacific.