Axon Showcases Low-Cost Shrink Sleeve Labeling Solutions for Bottles and Cans at BrewExpo America

May 04, 2016

RALEIGH, NC — Axon, powered by ProMach, will feature at BrewExpo America, May 4-6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, examples of vibrant craft beer shrink sleeve labels and the company’s low-cost labeling machines and shrink tunnels. These automated machines will help craft brewers effectively promote brand image with distinctive and instantly recognizable bottles and cans. (Axon BrewExpo America Booth #1549)

Shrink sleeve labels offer more graphic excitement than paper labels and are significantly less expensive and more vital than pre-printed cans, giving craft brewers the flexibility to decorate short run and/or seasonal offerings. Automated Axon labelers drop the pre-printed film sleeves over bottles or cans, which then pass through a heat tunnel that shrinks the film to the unique contour of the package.

Axon offers both new and “Certified Axon Refurbished” labelers and shrink tunnels, providing solutions for small and large companies alike. Axon is displaying a Certified Axon Refurbished EZ-130 and its Thermodash shrink tunnel at BrewExpo America. The EZ-130 is a compact machine that automatically labels up to 150 bottle or cans per minute. EZ series machines are proven easy to use, reliable, and rugged technology for the craft brew industry. The Thermodash is a compact, energy efficient heat tunnel that brings the precise shrinkage characteristics of steam to customers at a cost comparable to convective heat tunnels.

“Shrink labels are a proven means of catching the eye of the consumer with impactful, memorable graphics,” said Bob Williams, Vice President and General Manager, Axon. “Axon works with brewers to ensure that the optimum labeling solution for the company’s budget and production level is provided. We urge brewers looking for a way to distinguish their brand to talk with our team at BrewExpo America.”

Watch a short video of a labeling line at Aviator Brewing and read about the brewer’s success with shrink labels in Packaging Strategies magazine. For more information on Axon labelers and shrink tunnels, visit and call 800-598-8601.

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