Flint expands low migration inks

Flint Group’s Narrow Web division has added custom designed metallic silver and metallic pastes to its range of low migration inks.
This includes Low Migration UV Flexo Silver, a single-component metallic UV flexo ink which should be able to achieve migration levels below 10 ppb when correctly applied on suitable packaging structures. This was verified based on the standard migration test method using the food simulants 95% ethanol as set out in Commission Directive 97/48/EC.
This silver exhibits very good metallic performance, cure speed, and adhesion to a wide range of both paper and synthetic substrates. It is fully compliant with the Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21 listing and the Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks (version 2.1 Jan 10th 2013).
Flint has also introduced three metallic pastes suitable for use in low migration ink systems, Rich Gold, Pale Gold, and Silver. These are first generation metallic pastes suitable for narrow web low migration applications and are for use as 2-component ink systems. This means that printers can purchase the necessary components to mix gold and silver shades locally, in both Lithocure Ancora (UV offset) and the Flexocure Ancora (UV flexo) systems.
The inks and pastes are available now in Europe, and from March in North America.

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