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Flint Group expands manufacturing capabilities to produce low migration UV inks
Article Type: Industry news From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 40, Issue 5
To meet the increased market demand for low migration UV inks, Flint Group has decided to make a major investment into additional manufacturing equipment for their growing ink product range in its motherplant for narrow web inks in Trelleborg, Sweden.
“The capacity for low migration inks manufacture will be considerably increased after completion of this investment and we will be able to quickly follow the global market demands of food packaging applications,” explained Peter Hakansson, Operations Director Trelleborg. “The investment will also ensure the elimination of potential contamination since the low migration products will be processed in separate and specialized equipment. We are currently in the process of the installation and plan to reach full capacity from this expansion during the summer. Although demands for low migration UV inks are currently centered on mainland Europe, this investment will also strengthen our global infrastructure to enable Flint Group to further serve the label markets.”
The investment is another sign of Flint Group’s strong commitment to the food packaging and label segment. The company has just recently announced the launch of Flexocure ANCORA, Flint Group’s latest ink innovation for the food label industry. With this new ink series, Flint Group is able to offer a UV flexo ink with high performance on press, excellent color strength and adhesion while still meeting lowest possible migration limits and the demands of European legislation as well as the Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21.