New UV LED coatings from Flint Group

The Flint Group has extended its EkoCure line of UV flexo coatings for UV LED curing for worldwide distribution – they were first launched in 2012 in the US. These coatings use specially selected raw materials that match the narrow and targeted wavelength area that is typical for UV LED lamp output.

These should lead to reduced energy costs as well as allowing for a greater range of heat sensitive materials. In addition, UV LED lamps are nearly maintenance free with no mercury bulb replacement and disposal costs. The new EkoCure range includes a number of different coatings, such as gloss, matte and a non-yellowing coating as well as several primer coatings. Flint says that it can develop further coatings to meet the specific requirements of almost any narrow web printer.

As it is there’s a complete range of UV flexo inks, from all base colours in the Pantone base range, as well as UV rotary screen whites designed for combination printing plus a complete portfolio of metallic inks and varnishes.





Syndicate content

You can license the articles from Printing and Manufacturing Journal to reproduce in other publications. I generally charge around £150 per article but I’m open to discussing this for each title, particularly for publishers that want to use multiple stories. I can provide high res versions of images for print publications.

I’m used to working with overseas publishers and am registered for VAT with the UK’s HMRC tax authority but obviously won’t charge VAT to companies outside the UK. You can find further details and a licensing form from this page, or just contact me directly here.

Support this site

If you find the stories here useful then please consider making a donation to help fund Printing and Manufacturing Journal, either as a one-off or a repeat payment. Journalism is only really useful if it’s truly independent and this is the only such news source serving the print/ manufacturing sectors.

However, there are costs involved in travelling to cover events, as well as maintaining this site, not to mention the time that it takes to carry out research, check facts and interview people. So if you value this work, then please help to maintain it and keep it free to read.


Never miss a story – subscribe to Printing and Manufacturing Journal to receive an email notification every time an article is published here. It’s completely free of charge and you can cancel the subscription at any point without any hassle. There’s no need to provide any information other than an email address and subscribers details are not for sale so there’s no risk of any further marketing spam.

Related stories


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *