Flint Group has announced the global availability of Novastar D 2000 IML BIO for metallised paper and non-absorbent substrates. It is the latest in a line of products introduced by the group to create a rounded portfolio for the offset label print market.
Novastar D 2000 IML BIO is a mineral oil free, low migration sheetfed ink to be used for label printing without direct food contact. Suitable for printing work corresponding to ISO 12647-2, the ink is especially suited to printing on metallised paper and other non-absorbent substrates.
According to Jürgen Riedlinger, director global product management, sheetfed, ‘Over the last five to six years, global production of in-mould labels has grown at around 4% per year, due in part to the ability of the technology to enhance the product visibility and brand identification in the market. And we believe in-mould labelling will continue to grow significantly as the manufacturing efficiencies and visual quality it brings gets wider endorsement. Currently in-mould accounts for less than 3% of all labelling, so there is plenty of room for it to grow.’
This very high colour strength product features good printability with excellent dot sharpness and fast oxidative drying. Based on renewable raw materials and produced conforming to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), it has exceptionally good adhesion and scratch resistance.
The process series comes together with Novastar D 2000 IML BIO spot colour shades and joins a growing family of IML products from Flint Group that includes Novaset 4940/40 IML coating, and the UV curing range UltraCura Sens for paper, board and plastic and UltraCura Sens Plas for non-absorbent materials, foil and IML substrates.