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Introducing New Inks From Flint Group: Quick-Drying, Ecologically Friendly and Good Looks, Too.

Published on 2007-08-03. Author : SpecialChem

Plymouth, MI USA -- Novavit® F918 SUPREME BIO is Flint Group's fast-setting, ecologically friendly sheetfed ink series, recently made available in North America. Sold under the K+E® brand, Novavit uses advanced technology to offer a big leap forward in environmentally friendly inks that enhance on-press performance.

Novavit F918 SUPREME BIO inks offer a number of unique benefits for sheetfed printers:

First, its fast drying properties can result in increased print output. Printers can run their presses at higher speeds, use perfecting presses without worry about set-off, and send printed materials to the bindery or finishing department after using minimal amounts of powder.

Secondly, the inks are ecologically friendly. Made with naturally replenishable vegetable oils, the inks emit lower VOCs and minimize any potential negative impact to the environment.

Finally, speed and environmental benefits haven't compromised performance. Novavit F918 SUPREME BIO inks produce sharp dots, offer excellent ink/water balance, impart high color intensity, and perform well on numerous substrates. The inks are ideally suited for glossy coated papers and board. They also perform very well on matte coated and uncoated papers and board.

Doug Labertew, vice president and general manager of Flint Group's sheetfed ink division, summarizes the benefits of Novavit F918 SUPREME BIO. "Press performance is enhanced, and print quality and productivity are improved, all with an eco-friendly ink."Novavit F918 SUPREME BIO inks are available today through Flint Group's sales personnel as well as through the Print Suppliers Group, a distribution partner of Flint Group.

Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing, converting, graphic arts and color consuming industries with five specialized business units: Flint Group's ink companies develop and market a wide range of conventional and UV printing inks on a global basis, with regional operations providing local service throughout the world. Flint Group Printing Plates specializes in photopolymer printing plates, washout solvents and platemaking equipment. XSYS Print Solutions is dedicated to the narrow web ink market, including labels, product decoration and package printing. Flint Group Pigments produces a range of pigment products and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Day International develops and distributes offset printing blankets and sleeves, pressroom chemicals, flexographic sleeve systems and diecutting supplies. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more than 170 facilities worldwide and employs some 8300 people. Revenues in 2006 were € 2.55 billion ($US 3.32 billion), positioning the company as the number one or number two supplier in every major region it serves.

Source: Flint Group

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