New Flexible Packaging Ink System Improves Lamination Bonds and Has Low Solvent Retention
ANN ARBOR, MI (June 4, 2002) - Flint Ink North America Packaging Division has introduced a new STERLING lamination inks, a high-performance flexographic system that enables flexible packaging converters to achieve strong bonds on demanding solventless adhesive laminations. In addition to enhanced bond strength, the new STERLING inks produce superior printed results on a wide range of films with very low retained solvents.
Flint Ink's new STERLING ink system is ideal for stand-up pouches, outdoor packaging applications, and food and snack food packaging. "STERLING inks are formulated to provide optimum bond strength and endurance without sacrificing excellent print quality. They will withstand handling, stacking, and flexing," explains Larry Shanks, Director, Market Development, Flint Ink North America Packaging Division. "And unlike typical high performance inks, clean up is easy with the STERLING system," he says.
STERLING inks are compatible with standard nitrocellulose base inks and are available in matched colors or as a blend vehicle and base system. They can be used in process and line printing and offer easy clean up. Recommended substrates include polyethylene, co-extruded polypropylene, oriented, cast or coated polypropylene, saran coated polyesters, and nylon.
Founded in 1920, Flint Ink offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital inks. Operations are organized into five customer segments: packaging, publication, commercial, news, and digital inks. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 4,000 people and has sales in excess of $1.4 billion USD worldwide.
For additional information on Flint Ink's value-added packaging products and services, contact: Larry Shanks, director, market development, Flexible Packaging, 2675 Henkle Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036; Tel.: 513-934-6508; Fax: 513-934-376; E-mail: [email protected]
; Internet: www.flintink.com.