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Flint Ink Introduces ARROWBOND ULTRA for Flexographic and Gravure Laminations

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan (August 12, 2004) – Flint Ink, the world’s largest privately owned printing ink manufacturer, announces new ARROWBOND ULTRA ink, a high-performance laminating ink system for flexographic and gravure printing. The multifunctional ink system increases print efficiencies and reduces costs for packaging converters and printers producing a wide range of demanding packaging applications. “ARROWBOND ULTRA represents the next-generation of lamination inks,” says Michael Impastato, Vice President, Market Development, Flint Ink North America. “Many lamination inks provide high bond values, but do not offer good printability. Our new ink system is unique in the market by offering high bond values and low retained solvents, while achieving unsurpassed color strengths and superior print results." The growing number of films, increased complexity of packaging applications, and the importance of efficient press room management require fewer ink systems that do more. The unique chemistry of ARROWBOND ULTRA makes it suitable for many different films and applications, including heavy gauge constructions and packages undergoing secondary heat applications, such as zipper pouches. “ARROWBOND ULTRA’s ability to fit end-use requirements for many different applications and its suitability for a wide range of films will enable companies to realize a significant business advantage,” says Dan Collins, Marketing Director, Flexible Packaging, Flint Ink North America. “Companies will benefit from reduced costs and increased production efficiency by limiting the number of ink systems they need to work with.” ARROWBOND ULTRA has been developed for printing high quality images with fine aniloxes. It is suitable for high-performance lamination structures, including polyethylene, nylon, treated, PVDC and acrylic coated polypropylene, and chemical and corona treated polyesters. The ink is available in process, line and fade resistant colors.