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Flint Group Launches BioCure-F™ Ink System Developed with Bio-renewable Raw Materials

Published on 2011-09-28. Author : SpecialChem

BioCure F™ is introduced globally in response to market demands for an ink system developed with bio-renewable raw materials that also maintain key properties available in other state-of-the-art UV Flexo ink systems.

"We have been asked by leading converters, who in turn have been asked by consumer product companies, to develop a UV Flexo ink that rivals robust UV Flexo technology but that is also developed with bio-renewable materials" says Tom Hammer, Product Manager Flint Group Narrow Web. "We feel that BioCure F™ shows Flint Group's ongoing commitment to develop greener, more sustainable products to help support the market's environmental requirements."

BioCure F has been thoroughly tested at multiple customer sites with very positive feedback, including - "adhesion is great on all colours on various recycled films," and "press performance and stability is excellent."

BioCure F™ is a UV flexo ink system with excellent print and press performance. It offers benefits such as:

  • Excellent viscosity provides very good run ability and overall ease of use = high productivity
  • High colour strength leads to low ink usage: very good release/transfer = cost savings
  • Consistent density leads to high productivity with consistent high print quality = reduction in waste and increase in press uptime.
  • Excellent adhesion to multiple substrates allows printers to use the same ink for a UV synthetic application and a paper label application = reduced ink inventory.
  • Low foaming and minimal plate swell allows for extended print runs = increased uptime.
  • Formulated with bio-renewable materials provides printers with a sustainable solution = an environmentally friendly ink
  • BioCure F is available in the four colour process set and Pantone shades to enable a fully sustainable print for any graphic design.

    Jennifer Joyce, Global Product Director, Flint Group states, "BioCure F is the next generation in UV Flexo technology for Flint Group. Technical performance is excellent with the added benefit of the renewable resin technology. As a global responsible supplier we have full awareness of local regulations and are proud to provide a fully approved sustainable ink solution to our valued customers around the world."

    About Flint Group

    Flint Group has long been dedicated to serving the global printing, converting and colorant industries. An unrivalled and unique product portfolio enables them to meet almost every requirement. Around the world, their sales and technical experts deliver powerful solutions to help customers achieve their goals. Customers, from packaging converters to commercial printers to publishers and beyond, look to Flint Group for high-quality, high-impact products and solutions that will distinguish their businesses from the competition. Flint Group is committed to formulating innovative, environmentally friendly products. They aim to deliver maximum performance and quality while minimizing potential negative impact to the environment.

    Source: Flint Group

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