At Labelexpo Americas, Flint Group will empower you to expand your capabilities and consider new market opportunities – the wider world of narrow web flexible package printing!
At the 2016 event Flint Group will introduce to North America a full range of food packaging compliant printing inks for all major printing technologies: UV mercury flexo, UV LED flexo, water-based flexo and UV offset.
Highlights and focus will be on improved and recent food packaging compliant product developments and launches:
- NEW Flexocure® ANCORA 50 – a low migration UV flexo range of inks for food label and certain packaging applications.
- Flexocure® ANCORA – a low migration UV flexo range of inks suitable for the most stringent food label and packaging applications.
- NEW EkoCure™ ANCORA – a low migration UV LED flexo range of inks suitable for the most stringent food label and packaging applications.
- Hydrofilm ACE – a water-based flexo ink system that meets food compliance for label and packaging applications.
- Lithocure® ANCORA – a low migration rotary offset range of inks for food label and packaging applications.
“Our theme for Labelexpo 2016 is ‘Expand Your Capabilities’,” says Guillaume Clement, Global Vice President for Flint Group Narrow Web. “We strongly believe that narrow web converters can strengthen and improve their business through innovation that enables expansion into new segments, such as short run flexible food packaging.”
Kelly Kolliopoulos, Global Marketing Director for Flint Group Narrow Web explains, “With our dedicated portfolio of low migration inks – or better terminology, ‘food packaging compliant’ inks – we provide narrow web converters with the right products to expand into the growing market segment of flexible packaging.”
“The innovative journey to develop UV LED curing products, that was started four years ago by Flint Group together with key converters and lamp and press partners, is advancing toward the next milestone development, low migration UV LED curable flexo inks. It is a well-documented fact that UV LED curing improves productivity and offers lower total applied cost in UV flexo printing. We believe strongly in low migration UV LED technology because it offers all the economic benefits of better press uptime, increased press productivity, and reduced energy consumption in addition to assuredness of cure and food packaging compliant formulations. EkoCure™ ANCORA provides the converter with an opportunity to grow their business in a new market space, and the ‘peace of mind’ that they will meet the compliance requirements of the food packaging industry.”
“Labelexpo Americas is a very important event for Flint Group,” says Niklas Olsson, Global Brand Manager Narrow Web. “In addition to our new offerings for flexible packaging, we have a full range of tools and expertise available for our clients to help them improve profitability, new ways to manage brand colors, and the ability to train and guide on food packaging printing enabling them to better address increased demand for short run work.
In our Speakers’ Corner, Flint Group will present, in combination with other industry experts, insights into the wider world of narrow web labels and packaging. Visit Flint Group and check the speaker lineup and discover for yourself the expanding capabilities for your business made possible through insights into new ink innovations, industry trends, food packaging and shrink sleeve topics.”
Mr. Olsson concludes, “It is our goal to continue to be the guidance and an inspirational source for narrow web printers who want to embrace and understand the changing and growing market. Our mission to provide converters with the solutions, the inks, and the expertise needed to bring them to the next level of success.”
Flint Group will continue a well-established event and hosting the 12th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards on Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. Label converters from around the world have submitted sample labels for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. It is not too late to participate! Contact Deanna Klemesrud at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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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; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant 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 6800 people. Revenues for 2015 were € 2.2 billion (US $2.8 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com