Flint Group introduces EkoCure XS UV LED flexo ink system
Published: 16 February 2018 | No comments yet
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EkoCure XS is the first Shrink Sleeve System that is dual-cure
Specifically designed for the demands of shrink sleeve applications, Flint Group Narrow Web launches EkoCure XS – a dual-cure UV LED ink series that provides consistent cure at high printing speeds.
‘We knew from interviews with clients specialising in the short run shrink sleeve market, that they wanted a UV dual-curable ink with better adhesion and increased curing speed to boost productivity and reduce yield losses,’ commented Kelly Kolliopoulos, global marketing director.
EkoCure XS is the first Shrink Sleeve System that is dual-cure. ‘Our experience in LED and conventional mercury curable ink system technology, combined with our understanding of the shrink market, enabled our R&D team to develop this best-in-class system.’ Ms Kolliopoulos continued, ‘This series combines the latest ink chemistry including novel binders that provide perfect cure and sufficient flexibility of the cured ink allowing the adhesion to remain fool-proof – especially after post shrink processing is completed. The full range of pantone shades and opaque white are available.’