Flint Group puts EkoCure® Dual Cure technology in the spotlight at Labelexpo Asia 2023

November 2023: Flint Group is proud to be an exhibitor at the upcoming Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai, China, where it will spotlight its EkoCure® Dual Cure ink and coating range for narrow web printers.

The exhibition will take place from 5th to 8th December 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre
(SNIEC), and Flint Group will be stationed on Booth E2H16.  

At Labelexpo Asia, Flint Group will highlight its dual-curing EkoCure ink and coating range for pressure-sensitive labels, wrap-around labels, tubes, and shrink sleeves, as well as dedicated products for high-shrink applications that exceed a 75% shrink rate.  

Lina Gu, General Manager China/SEA/Russia at Flint Group, commented: “Labelexpo events always provide a unique opportunity for printing industry professionals to witness technology in action, and this year’s event in Shanghai will be no different. Demonstrating true Flint Group expertise, our EkoCure range is an exciting showpiece with real-world benefits for today’s competitive narrow web label printer. After all, we’ve been developing UV LED technology for over a decade, so it’s no surprise that Flint Group is one of the most trusted names in the field.

“Visitors to the Flint Group stand will learn about EkoCure’s enhanced levels of flexibility and efficiency and tap into the knowledge of our team to understand the simplicity of the transition from traditional mercury curing to UV LED.  Importantly, our team will explain how this ink range not only delivers excellent on-press stability and consistency but also cures well under both UV mercury and UV LED curing systems. Converters can make the transition unit by unit or press by press as needed.   

With LED curing technology increasing as mercury-based UV lamps become more challenging to acquire and maintain, EkoCure™ offers a fantastic bridge between the two curing technologies, ultimately minimising waste, simplifying ink inventory and maximising press uptime.  

Olek Zhang, Technical Director, China & SEA, adds: “In addition to the outstanding quality that Flint Group products are always known for, we’ll also be showcasing the versatility of our EkoCure range. We have high-performance solutions for labels and shrink sleeves that our customers are producing in high quantities, as well as solutions for high-shrink products. Combine these with the cost and sustainability benefits of LED curing, and the EkoCure line truly impresses.

“At the Flint Group stand, our team will explain how switching to low-energy LED curing methods can be remarkably simple, and when working with Flint Group during this transition, any narrow web converter can level up their productivity, efficiency and quality.”

For more information on Flint Group’s EkoCure range of Dual Cure inks, please visit www.flintgrp.com.






About Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the needs of the global Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Narrow Web and Publication industries, both conventional and digitally printed. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks, coatings and additives for Flexographic, Gravure & Offset applications; pressroom chemicals and printing blankets. Furthermore, Flint Group designs and manufacturers digital printing presses for labels, corrugated packaging, document and commercial applications. The company is a leader in colour management solutions which are supported by a Global Colour Centre to ensure colour consistency and standardisation. Flint Group strives to support its customers through a relentless focus on developing: innovative products, exceptional levels of service and the security of supply. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 5,300 people. Revenues for 2022 were €1.7 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com