1675 Flint Group Introduces Biocure F

Flint Group introduces BioCure F™– a new UV Flexo renewable ink system

BioCure F™ is introduced globally in response to market demands for an ink system developed with bio-renewable raw materials that also maintain key properties available in other state-of-the-art UV Flexo ink systems.

'We have been asked by leading converters, who in turn have been asked by consumer product companies, to develop a UV Flexo ink that rivals robust UV Flexo technology but that is also developed with bio-renewable materials' says Tom Hammer, Product Manager Flint Group Narrow Web. 'We feel that BioCure F™ shows Flint Group’s ongoing commitment to develop greener, more sustainable products to help support the market’s environmental requirements.'

BioCure F has been thoroughly tested at multiple customer sites with very positive feedback, including – 'adhesion is great on all colours on various recycled films,' and 'press performance and stability is excellent.'

BioCure F™ is a UV flexo ink system with excellent print and press performance. It offers benefits such as:

• Excellent viscosity provides very good run ability and overall ease of use = high productivity

• High colour strength leads to low ink usage: very good release/transfer = cost savings

• Consistent density leads to high productivity with consistent high print quality = reduction in waste and increase in press uptime.

• Excellent adhesion to multiple substrates allows printers to use the same ink for a UV synthetic application and a paper label application = reduced ink inventory.

• Low foaming and minimal plate swell allows for extended print runs = increased uptime.

• Formulated with bio-renewable materials provides printers with a sustainable solution = an environmentally friendly ink

BioCure F is available in the four colour process set and Pantone shades to enable a fully sustainable print for any graphic design.

Jennifer Joyce, Global Product Director, Flint Group states, 'BioCure F is the next generation in UV Flexo technology for Flint Group. Technical performance is excellent with the added benefit

of the renewable resin technology. As a global responsible supplier we have full awareness of local regulations and are proud to provide a fully approved sustainable ink solution to our valued customers around the world.'