2695 Flint Group Launches Premolam F A Water Based Lamination Ink System For The North American Flexible Packaging Market Copy

Flint Group launches PremoLam™ F, a water-based lamination ink system for the North American Flexible Packaging Market

July 2015, Lebanon, Ohio, USA: Flint Group is pleased to announce PremoLam™ F, a water-based lamination ink system for the North America packaging market. 

Flint Group’s PremoLam F system is water-based lamination system formulated without migratory plasticizers. It is designed to perform on a wide variety of films by adhesive lamination. The system performs well in snack food packaging, stand-up pouches, food packaging, and many other laminated packages. 

The PremoLam F system is designed for applications that require bond strengths of 200+ lbs/in.  PremoLam™ F works synergistically with the solvent or SAL adhesive to provide a consistent bond for end product; it provides high bond strengths on Polyester substrate constructions and is suitable for both liquid and solid products. Typical applications are stand up pouches, cold and hot fill food products, as well as microwavable pouches. This system enables enhanced graphics while maintaining package integrity when hot or frozen filled; PremoLam F can be used for microwave pouches and withstands cooking temperatures over 275°F.

'When we set out to develop the next generation of water-based inks for solventless lamination we knew it would be a great challenge,” says John Gaber, Product Director, Packaging Inks North America.

Mr. Gaber continues, “We knew the system would have to deliver excellent bond strength at 24 hours (green bonds) and at 72 hours (aged bonds), enabling converters to compete with those using solvent-based inks. In addition, the inks would need print high end graphics and work with multiple adhesives and films. Our product development group answered the challenge with PremoLam F - this new system enables printers to use low VOC inks to create high value solventless lamination packaging that was once only possible by using solvent-based inks.  PremoLam F unlocks the door to the solventless lamination market for water-based ink users.”

PremoLam F is commercially available now! Contact your local sales representative for further information, or email info.packaginginks@flintgrp.com.