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Flint Group Unveils WB PremoNova® Series of Inks for Paper & Board Applications

Published on 2014-03-25. Author : SpecialChem

Flint Group announced the launch of the new generation of water-based ink technology PremoNova® - a revolutionary concept dedicated for Paper & Board applications. PremoNova® technology is a significant development providing the highest quality product performance ever seen - raising the bar for the water-based ink industry.

Through a focused collaboration with leading raw material suppliers and print machine manufactures, Flint Group has developed a full range of regulatory compliant products which are a shining example of Flint Group’s continuous commitment to providing innovative solutions and supporting the increasing demands in the packaging industry.

PremoNova® is the next generation of their well established, high performing, Premo® IQ range; further developed and optimized to fulfil, and even exceed, the demands of customers, brand owners, and the packaging regulations of today and into the future.

PremoNova® fulfils regulatory needs and future compliance requirements

It is beyond any doubt that a change is coming to the ink industry. New regulations are constantly developing - growing demands to fulfil and deliver products in accordance to Swiss ordinance and prepared for the upcoming German ink ordinance. Furthermore, EuPIA have strict guidelines on GMP and REACH has to be complied with. All these aspects were taken into consideration in the development of PremoNova®.

The focus on regulatory compliance and low migration requirements for food packaging has become more important for the packaging industry.

Kari Raassina, Product Director Paper & Board Europe Middle East and Africa explains, “To prepare our water-based inks for this ever escalating level of requirements, we made sure that we understood our customers’ and brand owners’ future challenges and needs. The aim was to make a product range that fulfils any current regulatory requirements and also is safeguarded for the future! PremoNova® is developed with a strong focus to deliver these needs within the EMEA, such as enabling low migration, regulatory compliance, full traceability, sustainability and flexibility to optimise for each application.”

Enhanced press stability and print quality

PremoNova® is a robust, reliable, high performance ink with outstanding results, offering improved print quality and consistency.PremoNova® is manufactured by using the latest grinding technology, optimised in colour development, providing the best output and uptime in our customers’ converting line.

PremoNova® is specifically designed to deliver multiple benefits
  • The most suitable WB ink for food packaging - with special focus on migration limits tested, proven and documented;
  • Fulfils regulatory requirements;
  • Excellent printing press stability - non-stop printing;
  • Superior performance - High speed and high resolution printing;
  • Low maintenance – optimised productivity;
  • Building block technology - maximised formulation flexibility and economy.
PremoNova®is formulated to cover the needs and demands of our customers and brand owners while exceeding the regulatory requirements.

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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