The company has introduced the system globally in response to market demands for an ink system developed with bio-renewable raw materials that also maintain key properties available in other state-of-the-art UV Flexo ink systems. The system has been thoroughly tested at multiple customer sites with very positive feedback
We have been asked by leading converters, who in turn have been asked by consumer product companies, to develop a UV Flexo ink that rivals robust UV Flexo technology but that is also developed with bio-renewable materials, said Tom Hammer, Product Manager Flint Group Narrow Web. We feel that the system shows our ongoing commitment to develop greener, more sustainable products to help support the market’s environmental requirements.
The system boasts excellent print and press performance. Excellent viscosity provides very good run ability and overall ease of use: high colour strength leads to low ink usage and consistent density leads to high productivity with consistent high print quality.
Excellent adhesion to multiple substrates allows printers to use the same ink for a UV synthetic application and a paper label application and low foaming and minimal plate swell allows for extended print runs. The system is available in the four colour process set and Pantone shades to enable a fully sustainable print for any graphic design.
Jennifer Joyce, Global Product Director, Flint Group said, This system is the next generation in UV Flexo technology for Flint Group. Technical performance is excellent with the added benefit of the renewable resin technology. As a global and responsible supplier, we have full awareness of local regulations and are proud to provide a fully approved sustainable ink solution to our valued customers around the world.