ICE USA hits stride in Louisville.

As the city of Louisville, KY, USA prepared for the Kentucky Derby, visitors from April 9-11 were treated to a different kind of speed-as a host of labels and packaging suppliers showcased their latest product innovations at ICE USA 2019.

ICE USA and the co-located InPrint welcomed more than 2,500 attendees and 260 exhibitors to the Kentucky International Convention Center, highlighting the latest converting technologies associated with paper, film, foil, nonwovens and other flexible web-based materials.

"ICE has always been a key event in the Meech calendar, and we were delighted to be exhibiting here once again," said Matt Fyffe, general manager at Meech USA. "Bringing together a vast audience in the printing, converting and plastics industries, ICE gives Meech the perfect platform to present the latest additions to its well established product ranges."

In addition to an action-packed show floor and an opportunity for networking, the event featured hands-on demonstrations and interactive education sessions. The next edition of ICE USA and InPrint will take place in the spring of 2021.

ICE USA included a wide range of products, from die technology from Wilson Manufacturing and RotoMetrics to UV LED curing systems with Phoseon Technology and paper cores from Yazoo Mills. Among other exhibitors, Kao Collins showcased its selection of eco-friendly inks, while Harper representatives were on-hand to discuss the latest in anilox rolls and sleeving.

"I think the quality has been phenomenal at this show. Most everyone that has come is a plant manager, or an executive or a president who has buying power. It's who we need to talk to, so we've had excellent leads," said Benjamin Bowlware, marketing manager, Maxcess.

Maxcess unveiled its VEO-700 print inspection system from Fife. Featuring LED strobe lighting for longer life, a graphical user interface for ease of use, programmable positioning for precise imaging locations and an available touchscreen interface, the VEO-700 joins the entry-level VEO-600 from Fife.

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