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Flint Group Flexographic Products Expands Equipment Range

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

nyloflex® Dryer FIII and nyloflex® Light Finisher FIII –perfect completion to the nyloflex® NExT Exposure FIII 

Flint Group Flexographic Products has further developed its equipment portfolio with the introduction of the nyloflex® Dryer FIII and the nyloflex® Light Finisher FIII. These two premium quality systems have been specifically designed to deliver excellent productivity, consistency and quality for processing flexographic printing plates – particularly when used in combination with the nyloflex® NExT Exposure FIII, with the two new devices combining to provide perfect results.

The three chamber design of the nyloflex® Dryer FIII with individual temperature control enables energy savings with an increased drying efficiency. The economical construction of the device makes it profitable for the user and helps to reduce costs. Furthermore, six drying drawers allow for easy and comfortable handling.

The high performance UV-A and UV-C tubes of the nyloflex® Light Finisher FIII result in very short processing times. All lamps are equipped with electronic ballast and start simultaneously. Therefore, an exchange of starters is not necessary. Moreover, the operating hours of the tubes are metered automatically and recorded separately for post-exposure and light finishing.

The innovative nyloflex® NExT Exposure utilises high intensity UV-A LEDs as light source. Thus, a rapid crosslinking of the photopolymer surface is achieved before oxygen inhibition can occur, resulting in a flat top dot structure on the printing plate and a virtual 1:1 image reproduction from the digital file to the finished plate. The high level of UV emission leads to a significant improvement in the reproduction of the fine relief elements. When combined with high resolution surface screening, the resulting surface texture of the flat top dots provides an optimal surface to enhance ink laydown, ink density, and consistency in printing. And as for other Flint Group equipment, the exposure promises productivity - further consumables and processing steps, such as lamination or the use of inert gases, are not necessary. Compared to standard UV tubes, the UV LEDs show a significantly higher level of UV intensity, a much more consistent emission and longer lifetime. 

In addition to the nyloflex® NExT Exposure F III (for formats up to 920 x 1200 mm /

36 x 47 inches) a nyloflex® NExT Exposure F V (for formats up to 1320 x 2032 mm /


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