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Flint Group Narrow Web: EkoCure UV LED Shrink Whites

USA Flint Group Narrow Web introduces a new range of Opaque White inks in the Ekocure series; UV LED free radical technology for use on shrink sleeves with no limitation in shrink. Ekocure Shrink Whites are designed to provide more than 70% shrink.

Ekocure Shrink Opaque Whites are suitable for a wide range of films, such as: PVC, OPS, OPP, PLA, & PETG. These whites are provided in a range of Coefficient of Friction (COF) values.

Since the UV LED curing process does not generate any IR heat, the company claims that this is a perfect match for printing shrink film applications,  Printers can use Ekocure products with UV LED lamps on presses that have no or minimal heat management and be successful printing shrink film labels.

Flint Group Narrow Web won the Award for Innovation at The Label Industry Global Awards in Brussels September 2013 for its Ekocure UV LED ink technologies.  Flint Group was named joint winner alongside co-supplier and development partner, Mark Andy.

The judges’ comments were, “UV LED, mercury and ozone free ink technology, from Flint Group now offers a commercially viable option with its new Ekocure inks providing improved cure response, cost and productivity savings, waste reduction, energy savings and enhanced safety that will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the future of the label industry.” 

Andreas Keller

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