Flint Group has released new sheetfed UV low migration inks: Ultracura Sens, Ultracura Sens Plas and Ultracura Sens Bases.
Trevor Amps, global product management director for energy curing inks at Flint Group, says, “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.”
“We are 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. ”
The Ultracura Sens systems, low-odour, low-migration process ink and base inks, target sheetfed and web offset packaging printing. Flint Group says these ink suit coated and uncoated papers and board and Plas also suits plastic substrates. The company says they all give excellent adhesion, good ink-water stability, good rub resistance, high colour strength, fast curing speed and thanks to low water pick up, very good press stability
Amps adds, “At the very heart of Flint Group’s core values is the drive to innovate, develop and instigate change. We also acknowledge that the packaging print market is a very fluid environment where our customers’ needs often change and innovation has become part of the landscape. And with continuing updates in regulations and the re-classification of raw materials, we’re driven to future proof our products and to develop a portfolio at the cutting edge of production performance.”