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Flint Group Narrow Web North America launches two new UV LED rotary screen whites under the EkoCure™ brand

Friday, July 18, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Flint Group Narrow Web North America has commercialized two new UV LED Rotary Screen Whites to compliment the already industry leading innovative products included in the EkoCure™ brand.  This first-ever technology is a leading product for our industry.  This product is best known for its exceptional ability to be used in combination with multiple ink technologies.  

Flint Group now introduces two new UV LED Rotary Screen whites – available are…

A “first down” UV LED rotary screen white with improved adhesion to many newer films in the marketplace today.  Along with its outstanding opacity and whiteness, this opaque white cures and prints smoothly at higher speeds than traditional products.

A “second down” white, which is used when a white is needed in a print sequence that is “trapped” between other print layers.  This white will print over UV flexo colours and then be able to be printed upon by other print technologies and will yield good print quality along with excellent adhesion and scratch resistance under severe test conditions.  

Check with your local sales and technical staff for specific product codes.

Flint Group’s EkoCure™ products are widely used in health and beauty, beverage and household labeling applications.  

These UV LED rotary screen white technologies are also available in Flint Group’s industry leading legacy brand, CombiWhite™ conventional UV curing formulas.

These new EkoCure™ products are currently only available in the North American region. For recommendations on UV LED rotary screen white products for other parts of the world, please email info.narrowweb@flintgrp.com .

In September 2013, Flint Group Narrow Web won the Award for Innovation at The Label Industry Global Awards in Brussels for its EkoCure™ UV LED ink technologies.  Flint Group was named joint winner alongside co-supplier and development partner, Mark Andy.

The judges’ comments were, “UV LED, mercury and ozone free ink technology, from Flint Group now offers a commercially viable option with its new EkoCure™ inks providing improved cure response, cost and productivity savings, waste reduction, energy savings and enhanced safety that will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the future of the label industry.” 

Flint Group’s EkoCure™ UV flexo and screen inks are the first-ever narrow web printing inks developed for use in combination printing.  These inks perform to the highest standards and bring economical and ecological benefits to the market.  First launched in the U.S. in 2012, these inks are now globally available through Flint Group’s extensive distribution network.

EkoCure™ technology and the UV LED process is a true game-changing innovation that will lead our industry into the future.  EkoCure™ products are available in a complete range of UV flexo inks, from all base colours in the Pantone® base range, as well as UV rotary screen whites designed for combination printing. The EkoCure™ ink range also offers a complete portfolio of metallic inks, varnishes and adhesives with more exciting developments on the horizon.

For more information, please contact Niklas Olsson in Europe at niklas.olsson@flintgrp.com, or Deanna Whelan in the United States at deanna.whelan@flintgrp.com .

 

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