Phoseon Technology, Gallus and Siegwerk to Showcase UV LED Curing for Flexographic Label Press Applications at LabelExpo 2009

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Industry leaders in UV LED curing, flexo press and flexo UV ink technology co-operate to provide a path to realistic implementation of UV LED drying systems for Flexographic Printing.

RX FireFlex 300 UV LED System

By combining our market leading patented UV LED technology with the process and material capabilities of Gallus and Siegwerk, we have been able to showcase a solution that will lead to significant long term end user benefits

LabelExpo 2009 in Brussels, Belgium from September 23rd-26th will see the unveiling of the first application of UV LED Curing technology for a flexographic label press. The system is designed and developed by Phoseon Technology and based on Phoseon's RX FireFlex architecture. Phoseon's UV LED curing technology will be shown in association with press maker Gallus (Hall 5, B50) with newly developed UV LED curable inks provided by Siegwerk (Hall 12, V70) and will be seen in action on the new Gallus ECS 340 press.

"This is truly a ground breaking event for UV-LED curing and drying technology" commented Bill Cortelyou, President & CEO of Phoseon Technology. "By combining our market leading patented UV LED technology with the process and material capabilities of Gallus and Siegwerk, we have been able to showcase a solution that will lead to significant long term end user benefits".

This product showcase is a precursor of a range of UV LED curing systems from Phoseon Technology designed specifically with the UV Printing press market in mind including applications in flexography, sheetfed offset and web offset. These products will be available as a capable and cost effective alternative to existing traditional UV Curing systems using mercury vapor lamp technology and will include Phoseon's patented SLM technology that allows for maximum UV performance.

Phoseon's patented Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM) technology combines a dense array of light emitting semiconductor devices (UV LED), with high tech micro optics and micro cooling in a cost-effective MOEMS (micro opto electro-mechanical system) package. Phoseon's solutions have significant advantages in energy usage, reduced heat load to the substrate, smaller equipment footprint and a true earth friendly "cleantech" solution that does not require the use of mercury and produces no ozone. These advantages, and others, are all available at comparable cost of ownership to existing solutions.

In addition to a line of standard UV LED based curing products, Phoseon also offers a wide variety of OEM or private label solutions based on specific project requirements. Phoseon can customize their products into a wide range of shapes and sizes to accommodate diverse UV curing applications.

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