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Flint Group Launches Hydrokett ZEN, a Water-based Ink Technology

Published on 2015-07-14. Author : SpecialChem

PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA -- Flint Group announces the launch of a new generation of water-based ink technology called Hydrokett ZEN - a revolutionary concept developed for narrow web label and packaging applications.

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, Hydrokett ZEN was developed using the concepts and ideals of innovation and continuous improvement – or Kaizen. These inks provide peace of mind and low stress when running in the pressroom. Converters using these new inks will experience –

• Nearly Zero maintenance
• An ink that is Easy to use
• A product that works for Numerous applications

Mike Buystedt, Vice President Sales Narrow Web North America had this to say, “Our beta test customers have been extremely pleased with the results of Hydrokett ZEN. Originally designed for paper applications, we quickly realized that these inks were also well suited for film – customers running on both materials have been able to reduce their ink inventories.”

He continues, “The versatility and user-friendly nature of these products has these inks already labelled as a favorite among those running the press. And the benefits with lowered waste, ease of use, and its ability to be used on multiple substrates is an economic bonus.”

Hydrokett ZEN is specifically designed to deliver multiple benefits:
• With excellent press stability, higher printing speeds, and very low maintenance, printers will see consistent high print quality and improved profitability due to reduced waste and press downtime.
• This is a robust ink with adhesion to many substrates which can lower ink inventory levels"
• Printers will see the best print quality obtainable with water-based flexo and outstanding color strength – superior printability and color, along with great dot sharpness delivers higher quality labels at higher printing speeds.

“Hydrokett ZEN went through a very exhaustive and challenging beta testing process with some key high quality printers in our industry. The collaboration and feedback we received during this process inspired our product development chemists to formulate a product that met and exceeded the high demands of these printers. We are thankful for their input in the development of Hydrokett ZEN,” states Tom Hammer, Product Manager Narrow Web North America.

Hydrokett ZEN is available in a 4-color process set and the full Pantone® color range. These inks can be provided in a finished ink system, or in a blend vehicle and color concentrates for dispensing.

About Flint Group

Flint Group is one of the leading global solutions providers to the Packaging and Print Media industries. Flint Group develops, manufactures and markets an extensive array of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings; pressroom chemicals; highly engineered printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing as well as pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications.

Source: Flint Group

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