Hubergroup Print Solutions has relaunched its UV flexo portfolio under the new iray brand. The company says that it made the decision as demand is growing for UV flexo inks for safe food packaging, sophisticated non-food packaging and labels.

As part of the relaunch hubergroup says that it has also ‘improved the performance of its products…added primers, adhesives and low-migration printing inks as well as varnishes for food packaging.’

‘When revising our UV flexo portfolio, we focused on the question of how we can simplify printers’ work,’ explained Alexander Blasek, global project manager UV Flexo, hubergroup. ‘Our answer: we offer all the products necessary for UV flexo printing from a single source. For this reason, we have set up our portfolio very broadly with printing inks, varnishes, adhesives as well as primers and made sure that the products perfectly harmonise with each other. Our native service staff around the world are on hand for customers to ensure a smooth implementation of the new UV flexo system and are also always available for on-site support afterwards.’

The iray range of products covers a wide range of applications and hubergroup says they characterised by high scratch resistance, good adhesion, low odour values and high-yield inks. In addition, they are designed for fast printing and rapid finishing.

A brand new feature is UV-curable flexographic inks and varnishes for food packaging which, thanks to intensive research and carefully selected raw materials, meet the hubergroup’s high MGA (low migration and low odour) guidelines.

Mr Blasek concluded, ‘Sustainability is meanwhile, of course, also a requirement of printers and brand owners. With the help of numerous laboratory tests, we have therefore ensured that our inks and varnishes are deinkable on film and paper.

‘At hubergroup, we take a holistic view of sustainability and want to drive the circular economy forward. We are thus continuously working to further improve the eco-balance of our products and look forward to working with customers as well as organisations who want to shape a sustainable future together with us.’