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Flint Group presents inks and plates innovations at Labelexpo Europe 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Visitors to the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe will experience an exciting and “enlightening” show programme – with booth events designed to educate, inspire and celebrate the innovative side of narrow web printing. A bright future is unveiled in Hall 5 at Stand B45!

Flint Group Flexographic Products presents the innovative exposure technologies nyloflex® NExT and nyloprint® NExT.

“With innovative exposure technologies as well as high quality inks, plates, sleeves and adapters - Flint Group offers a full range of products to the narrow web printers” says Inken Steinhauser, Director Marketing and Product Management Flint Group Flexographic Products. “We are glad to provide added value to our customers with our system solutions and new developments.”

The exposure technology for producing Flat Top Dots and surface screening, nyloflex® NExT, enables an optimised ink lay down on press exploiting the potential to improve the highlights and fine vignettes. In flexible packaging, printing plates exposed with this technology allow excellent ink transfer, particularly in solids. In corrugated printing, fluting will considerably be reduced. nyloflex® NExT provides significantly improved reproduction quality and long-term stability.

The new nyloprint® NExT exposure technology for a precise reproduction of finest relief elements and gradations is targeted to the high-end segment of labels, tubes, cups and can printing as well as the security and banknote printing. Compared with conventional light sources, the high-power LEDs enable a virtual 1:1 copy of the digital data onto the printing plate. The exposing speed of the LED bars can be customised to specifically define dot shape and shoulder angle. Additionally, the finest highlights and shadow details increase the image contrast. The new technology can be used for all digital letterpress plates, regardless of plate thickness and format.

Both technologies are compatible with all standard prepress and HD software and can be easily implemented into the existing digital workflow.

Flint Group Narrow Web introduces more than 25 new solutions for differentiation, sustainability and improved profitability!

“We know that only through a continuous innovative mindset we will be considered the market leader” says Global Product Director Flint Group Narrow Web, Jennifer Joyce. “We honour our history of innovations in our promise to never stand still; we know that the narrow web market is continuously looking for differentiation, sustainability and improved profitability. We are very enthusiastic to be able to announce well over 25 new innovative inks and coatings products at Labelexpo 2013.”  

Flint Group Narrow Web introduces Lithocure ANCORA™ - the newest product offering in the Narrow Web low migration portfolio. This new range of UV offset inks combines not only outstanding press performance and excellent lithographic properties, but these inks also meet stringent migration performance criteria for all types of food applications. 

Many other new low migration products have been added to the ANCORA™ low migration product range, including:

  • A full range of UV flexo metallic inks; 
  • FoilBond™ TC, UV flexo cold foiling adhesive; 
  • UV flexo laminating adhesive;
  • UV flexo Low COF Shrink White
  • Press stable Matt UV Flexo varnish.

Other new ink and coating developments include…

    • Six new benzophenone-free varnishes
    • A new water-based process set with best-ever print ability
    • A new UV flexo mono pigment range for both standard and low migration print needs
    • ….the list goes on, with well over 25 new products developed thus far in 2013!

Events and seminars at Labelexpo 2013

In the Speakers’ Corner, Flint Group experts will discuss ink, plate and sleeve innovations, the innovative exposure technologies nyloflex® NExT and nyloprint® NExT, industry trends, UV LED inks, and food packaging topics. Attendees will have an opportunity to Ask The Experts about these topics, and more, in a relaxed networking atmosphere. 

Flint Group provides the most comprehensive product range for the narrow web industry supporting the latest industry and market trends. However, Flint Group is more than this! Flint Group is PEOPLE – a global network of industry experts who are always on hand to answer your questions in real life. Wherever you are, we are, in living colour, ready and eager to work with you today, and into the future, to support your growth. 


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