Newspaper fountain solutions round out Flint Group's portfolio
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Plymouth, MI USA – Two fountain solutions from Flint Group serve common newspaper and coldset printer needs while offering an added benefit: they have been designed for optimal compatibility with Flint Group's Arrowlith news inks. One-stop shopping and ease of use are two key benefits of Flint Group's increased product offerings and recent reorganization.
Varn Newsline 435, a low-VOC mild acid fountain solution, is a cost-effective fountain solution offering:
• Low dosing needs
• Wider operating window
• Quicker restarts due to fast clean-up
• Reduced paper waste
• Reduced dampener maintenance
Varn Newsline 355 is an economical neutral fountain solution designed for modern pressrooms. It is designed for spray dampening systems and offers:
• Excellent non-piling package
• Wetting system designed for higher press speeds
• Flexibility for use with conventional or CTP plates with conventional or stochastic screens
• Effective combination of biocides to prevent microbial growth
Norm Harbin, News Ink Business Director for Flint Group, highlights the on-press benefits: "Both of these products have been fine-tuned to optimize interaction-and resulting press performance-with popular ink formulations. By understanding composition and developing a 'marriage' of the fount and ink, press performance and consistency can be taken to the next level."
Kevin Fennewald, Chemicals Business Director for Flint Group, notes that the time is right: "By adding these mild acid and neutral fountain solutions to our portfolio, Flint Group increases options for newspaper and other coldset printers at a time when choice is important and performance cannot be compromised."