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  • 26 Mar 2010

Flint Group unveils ‘eco-friendly’ flexible packaging ink

Flint Group has unveiled a new water-based flexo ink series called PremoFilm SXS, designed for surface printing on polyolefin films. The series is reportedly based on a unique self cross-linking technology that enables the ink film to have good adhesion to non absorbent substrates such as oPP and PE.  

Flint Group says it has developed PremoFilm SXS in order to meet the increased demand for sustainable packaging products built on a reduced carbon footprint.  

Germany-based converter alesco is using the new ink series to produce eco-friendly flexible packaging. ‘The protection of resources as well as the prevention, reduction and compensation of CO2 are the targets of the green strategy at alesco,’ commented Philipp Depiereux, managing director of alesco. ‘We are, therefore, constantly re-thinking which materials to use and are challenging our suppliers to adhere to our high standards. In Flint Group, we have found an excellent ink supplier and managed to build a long-term partnership to achieve our goals.’

‘All of the above mentioned properties will not provide any real benefit unless the printability is very good, and with PremoFilm SXS our customers are able to run a full combination of smooth vignettes, half tones as well as vivid full tone solid colors,’ explained Ralf Nordhoff, sales manager at Flint Group.  

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