Flint Group’s new generation of Sheetfed UV Low Migration inks are UltraCURA Sens, UltraCURA Sens Plas and UltraCURA Sens Bases. Created out of a new resin technology system, these inks are the first in a series of advanced energy-curing products from Flint Group to be launched in 2017.
Trevor Amps, Global Product Management Director for Energy Curing Inks explained the significance of the launch: “We decided to use specifically selected resin principles for all our energy-curing products with common, balanced pigmentation levels. This will increase stability and performance consistency across our entire energy-curing range. We’re calling it our Platform Technology, upon which all our future energy-curing systems will be based,” he added. “We’re launching the first products based on the new technology, our next generation low migration inks.”
UltraCURA Sens, developed specifically for food packaging applications where there’s no direct contact between the printed image and the contents of the package, are low-odour, low-migration process inks for sheetfed and web-offset packaging printing. They’re suitable for coated and uncoated papers and board, whereas Plas is also suitable for plastic substrates. All three inks feature excellent adhesion, good ink-water stability, good rub-resistance, high colour strength, fast curing speed and (due to low-water pick up) excellent stability on press.