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Flint Group Launches Low Migration UV Flexo Silver, a SC Metallic Ink for Pkg Applications

Published on 2014-03-05. Author : SpecialChem

Offering the widest range of low migration solutions, Flint Group Narrow Web further expands its portfolio with custom designed metallic silver and metallic pastes. As with all of Flint Group's low migration products, these specialty inks have been tested and proven to have the best low migration properties.

Flint Group introduced Low Migration UV Flexo Silver, their first generation low migration single-component metallic UV flexo ink.

Migration measurements show that with Low Migration UV Flexo Silver, item code YFM00077, migration levels below 10 ppb may be achieved when correctly applied on suitable packaging structures. This was verified based on the standard migration test method using the food simulants 95% ethanol as set out in Commission Directive 97/48/EC.

This silver exhibits very good metallic performance, cure speed, and adhesion to a wide range of both paper and synthetic substrates. Low Migration UV Flexo Silver is fully compliant with the Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21 listing and the Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks (version 2.1 Jan 10th 2013).

Introducing Low Migration Metallic Pastes - Flint Group is offering 3 metallic pastes suitable for use in low migration ink systems, Rich Gold, Pale Gold, and Silver. These are first generation metallic pastes suitable for narrow web low migration applications and are for use as 2-component ink systems.

Flint Group Narrow Web has designed a 2-component concept which allows printers to purchase the necessary components allowing them to mix gold and silver shades locally, in both Lithocure® ANCORA (UV offset) and the Flexocure® ANCORA (UV flexo) systems. These components have been designed to meet today's market requirements and have proven to pass the most stringent migration tests applied by the industry.

These custom designed low migration metallic inks and pastes are available now in Europe.

Flint Group Narrow Web offers a full range of UV low migration inks - including UV flexo; UV offset, UV metallic; UV flexo cold foiling adhesive; UV flexo laminating adhesive; UV flexo Low COF Shrink White; and several other UV flexo coatings.

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; and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant 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 7300 people.

Source: Flint Group

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