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CLP regulations fuel global demand for peel and read varnish

UK • Narrow web ink and varnish manufacturer, Pulse Roll Label Products, reports increased demand for its UV flexo free radical release varnish for peel and read applications fuelled by EU regulatory demands for increased information on labels, packaging and their content.

With less than a year to go when Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations become mandatory on 1 June 2015 for all mixtures, demand for peel and read labels is growing as these formats become the preferred choice for many end users. Suitable for application on a wide range of packaging, containers and bottles, peel and read labels allow additional space on pack for consumer product and safety information, user instructions and similar, but without sacrificing graphics, visual appeal and impact on shelf.

The company claims the product provides excellent release properties and adhesion with smooth, even and consistent repeatable release characteristics on a variety of substrates. The free radical UV formulation is optimised for smooth running on press and can be used on any printing machine at any time, significantly reducing waste and press clean-up times, improving production efficiencies and overcoming issues often associated with the use of cationic systems on press. With potential cost-savings to be achieved and the benefits of easier run-ability and printability, it is easy to see why this product would be in high demand by label and package printers in the UK and beyond.

Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd. has been supplying inks and varnishes for the global narrow web label printing market since 2001. The company’s product range includes UV curable and water-based inks and varnishes for flexo, screen and letterpress printing, low migration products, special effects, digital varnishes, primers and adhesives.

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Andreas Keller

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