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MACtac® Secures UL Recognition for its Film Products that Use Flint Group's Inks

Published on 2012-05-23. Author : SpecialChem

MACtac® Printing Products secured Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Recognition for Flint Group inks when used with its durable film product line, including 3.4-mil white vinyl, 2.6-mil white polypropylene, 2.0-mil white and clear polyester and 2.0-mil bright silver polyester labels.

When using UL Recognized MACtac® products, converters now have pre-approval for Flexo inks. Pre-approval means no new testing is required, only a paper transfer which can be submitted through an internet portal, via email or phone. Upfront UL Recognition reduces converters' cost and time spent qualifying substrates with UL and allows our customers to enter new markets faster.

UL's label adoption process ensures fast market access by demonstrating that recognized labels have been evaluated to meet UL safety requirements. UL's Marking and Labelling Systems Program covers labels that display safety and warning information on UL certified components and products.

The Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web ink systems that have been qualified are Flexocure FORCE™, UV Flexo inks, and Hydrofilm ACE™, water-based Flexo inks. These ink systems are UL Recognized for use with MACtac® durable film products.

Tom Hammer, Product Manager, Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web North America states, "This is great news for Flint Group and printers using Flint Group inks who require UL approved materials. We were confident that our inks would be recognized by UL after meeting the requirements of their testing, and we're not surprised that Flint Group inks worked so well with MACtac's materials. Flexocure FORCE™ and Hydrofilm ACE™ are truly universal systems designed with the highest quality raw materials for the best performance available in the market." Mr. Hammer continues, "We are extremely pleased with this added confidence in our ink systems, and proud of the products we supply."

About Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6900 people. Revenues for 2011 were € 2.2 billion (US $3 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.

About MACtac

MACtac is a leading global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives. Founded on personal service, technical support, quality assurance, custom capabilities and supply chain efficiency, MACtac is dedicated to providing superior quality to its customers. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Company, Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America.

Source: MACtac

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