Flint Group launches in-mould label ink

 Flint Group launches in-mould label ink
Company says global demand for in-mould labels growing

Flint Group is expanding its range of in-mould label products with the release of its new sheetfed ink Novastar D 2000 IML BIO.

The ink is designed for use on metallised paper and other non-absorbent substrates. 

Jürgen Riedlinger, director of global product management for Flint Group Sheetfed says, "Over the last five years global production of in-mould labels has grown at around four per cent per year, due in part to the ability of the technology to enhance the product visibility and brand identification in the market. And we believe in-mould labelling will continue to grow significantly as the manufacturing efficiencies and visual quality it brings gets wider endorsement. Currently in-mould accounts for less than three per cent of all labelling, so there is plenty of room for it to grow.”

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Flint Group says the ink is mineral oil free, low migration and to be used for label printing without direct food contact.

The company says the ink is a high colour strength product featuring good printability with excellent dot sharpness and fast oxidative drying. Novastar D 2000 IML BIO is claimed to be based on renewable raw materials and offer adhesion, scratch resistance and versatility in high as well as sub-zero temperatures.

With the introduction of Novastar D 2000 IML BIO we now have a complete portfolio, available globally to meet the needs of IML printers wherever they are."

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