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  • 25 Jan 2018

Flexcon develops UV inkjet topcoat technology

Flexcon develops UV inkjet topcoat technology

Flexcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating, has introduced Flexcon DPM UVIJ white polyester, white polypropylene, and white vinyl products for narrow-format UV inkjet printing of durable goods labels.

The new product line features Flexcon’s UV inkjet gloss topcoat designed for digital print technology, narrow-format UV inkjet. Flexcon’s UV inkjet gloss topcoat provides excellent ink receptivity for sharp, vibrant graphics while providing excellent ink adhesion, and are printable across various digital UV inkjet platforms, as well as UV flexo.

The DPM UVIJ product line features UV inkjet top coated 2.0 mil white polyester and 4.0 mil white polypropylene, as well as non top coated 4.0 mil white vinyl. The polyester can endure varying temperatures.

The products are coated with Flexcon’s V/L-344 permanent acrylic adhesive and are backed with either a roll-form liner, or a layflat liner specifically designed for narrow format UVIJ printable roll-to-roll or roll-to-sheet converting. The product line is designed for durable goods and industrial labeling applications including power tools, appliances, electronics, compliance labels and warning and instructional labels. DPM UVIJ polyester and polypropylene products are UL/cUL pending with specific OEM printers.

‘In the digital sector, the fastest growing technology is narrow-format UV inkjet,’ said Ron Ducharme, market development specialist, product identification business team for Fleccon. ‘Flexcon recognized this trend and worked directly with OEM printer manufacturers to develop and qualify a UV inkjet topcoat that will work consistently across multiple platforms including narrow-format UV inkjet printers with UV flexo capabilities. In addition, by this collaborative effort, we developed the only roll-to-sheet products in the marketplace.’

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