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Flint Group Introduces Nitrocellulose Ink Systems for the North American Market

Published on 2015-08-13. Author : SpecialChem

LEBANON, OHIO, USA: Flint Group announces the launch of OmniLam F and OmniLam G – a medium to medium-high lamination ink system for the North American flexible packaging market for both flexo and gravure printing processes.

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OmniLam F (flexo) and OmniLam G (gravure) are non nitrocellulose ink systems that deliver high bond strengths on a wide range of film structures. These inks will enable the printing of high definition graphics that can withstand harsh environments with bond strengths greater than 400 g/in on substrates like OPP, Polyesters, and Nylon that are both extrusion and adhesive laminated. OmniLam was developed for Flexographic and Rotogravure converters.

Tim Wagner, Product Manager, Flexible Packaging North America had this to say, “Our goal at Flint Group is to provide best in class products to the market. We identified that Flint Group needed to develop ink systems that would meet the needs to the ever changing lamination market.”

He continued, “Historically, the legacy nitrocellulose ink systems could not support these new market opportunities. We also realized that a single ink needed to provide adhesion for all types of Laminations with high bond strengths, such as solvent, SAL, and extrusion. OmniLam F and OmniLam G met our expectations and will meet the future demands of the lamination market in North America.”

A full line of colors have been formulated to provide high color strength, excellent resolubility, and good flow at low viscosities. Both OmniLam F and OmniLam G deliver high bond strengths on a wide variety of films and can be adhesive or extrusion laminated. OmniLam functionality allows it to be an excellent choice for mint oil resistant, microwavable (withstands cooking temperatures over 275° F) or “lower end” retort packages (1-2 bar pressure / 1 cycle / 130° C. Shelf life 6 months or less).

About Flint Group

Flint Group has long been dedicated to serving the global printing, converting and colorant industries. Its continuing commitment to improving its products and services ensures that customers can rely on it for nearly all its printing needs. An unrivaled and unique product portfolio enables it to meet almost every requirement. Around the world, its sales and technical experts deliver powerful solutions to help customers achieve their goals.

Source: Flint Group

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