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Another Milestone in UV Flexo – A New FORCE Has Arrived!

Flint Group Narrow Web Introduces Flexocure FORCE!

Flint Group is excited to announce the world introduction of Flexocure FORCE – the milestone development in UV Flexo technology that will enable printers to take another step in print quality, improved mileage and press performance. With much easier handling due to lower viscosity and no foaming, greater adhesion to a wider range of substrates and improved performance on many variable printing techniques - Flexocure FORCE covers everything a label and narrow web printer needs today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future.

Inks play an essential role in achieving optimal printing results and, at the same time, provides advantages on operational costs, as great inks impact the whole print process with good uptime and low waste. All are clear benefits for improved profitability for any label printer, and the launch of Flexocure FORCE is further proof that Flint Group Narrow Web are masters at incorporating these aspects in their ink formulations.

Flint Group’s Product Manager for UV inks, Mr. Par Olsson, explains: “As an integral part of developing new products we have a clear CUSTOMER FOCUS and always involve leading quality minded converters in the development process. They are asked to explain and exemplify prior to the project what properties and parameters they are missing in the market, and after we have listed all parameters our researchers start to build the technology that can provide solutions for them”.

Mr Olsson continues, “Naturally we close the loop by getting these parameters verified and controlled by the same clients by offering them BETA test opportunities prior to the commercialisation of any of these products. With regards to results from the BETA test of Flexocure FORCE, we did get an overwhelmingly positive response with literally 100% of the customer feedback reporting clear improved properties from printability and adhesion to press performance. Mr Olsson finishes, “Obviously we are very pleased that we have managed to exceed the ambitious target of improving on all of the identified properties. It is clear that Flexocure FORCE will provide great POWER to the printer!”

Flexocure FORCE boasts the following key attributes necessary to give the best end printed result:

  • Excellent Viscosity / flow and no foaming - better runability and overall ease of use, leading to increased productivity.
  • Superb cure response - increased run speeds and the ability to run more demanding designs with high colour strengths at higher press speeds, also leading to increased productivity.
  • The highest colour strength to be found in UV Flexo - pushing boundaries with the creative use of colour, taking UV Flexo to another level taking vignette printing from a clean 1% dot up to 100% solid print with high colour strength matching Pantone.
  • Superb dot reproduction - minimal dot gain and excellent printability.
  • Great speed stability with consistent density - increased productivity with consistent high print quality, reducing waste and increasing press uptime.
  • Excellent adhesion to multiple substrates - suitable for multiple applications, printers can use the same ink for a UV shrink application as for a paper label job. Increasing productivity and reducing ink inventory.
  • Better thermal transfer printability - working with most all thermal transfer ribbons.
  • No plate swell - of course, Flint Group Narrow Web’s newest UV Flexo innovation will cause no plate swell during extended runs; tested in close cooperation with leading plates suppliers.
First printed samples with Flexocure FORCE demonstrating the new milestone in print quality.

30 October 2009

For more information, contact:

Flint Group
Niklas Olsson
T +46 410 59 302