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  • 14 Sep 2022

INX brings INXFlex shrink sleeves to Labelexpo

INX International will be featuring many of its products and new equipment at booth 129 at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas 2022, September 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

INX International will be featuring many of its products and new equipment at booth 129 at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas 2022, September 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

The newest product development on show is INXFlex Contour, a UV and LED dual cure flexographic ink system that produces shrink sleeve labels. The new product piggybacks off Genesis, a recycle-friendly ink system recently added aa a new flexo version and UV curable primer that makes INXFlex Contour washable.

'Our shrink sleeve inks are formulated so the labels stand out on store shelves and catch the attention of consumers,' commented Schouten, vice president of marketing at INX International Inks. 'INXFlex Contour offers customers faster lead times and lower applied costs with a dual cure version. It also provides flexibility to choose from common substrates and find the most cost-effective solution for their application. That’s especially important for tamper evident sleeve applications, a consideration most brand owners expect.'

In June, INX and VerifyMe announced the development of VerifyInk, a covert ink technology to help provide brand protection of products in the marketplace. The newest addition to the security inks product line runs on direct-to-product continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers. When used in tandem with VerifyMe’s proprietary and patented reading devices, it can identify counterfeit products across all markets including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage, says the company.

'The CIJ VerifyInk is a natural fit for our product line,' commented Schouten. 'With VerifyMe, we are excited to provide a solution to the packaging market that combines high security and customer engagement, two drivers that are very important to brand owners.'

INXShield UV Flexo and GS Slip coatings represent the first in a new line of functional coatings for packaging applications. Formulated with BioCote antimicrobial technology to protect the coating by inhibiting odor and staining microbes on the surface, INXShield is validated and quality control tested regularly by an independent testing facility using the ISO 22196:2011 test method.

'The BioCote brand is universally recognized as the true standard for quality, experience and credibility,' remarked Schouten. 'Our UV Flexo coating is suitable for application over dry water-based and cured UV inks, with a uniform layer that provides excellent gloss, slip and general resistance properties. GS Slip is a solvent-based gravure coating for shrinkable film labels. The overprint varnish makes it a great choice for shrinkable printing such as OPS, PETG and PVC.'

INX also runs live in-booth demonstrations of the HMJ A200 small batch ink dispenser. It provides fully automated dispensing for up to 14 valve stations, providing a combination of speed and precision to deliver accurate ink flow. With a compact footprint and industrial grade controls, it makes single point dispensing easy for pals, jugs and any specialty containers with openings as small as one inch.

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