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Friday, July 11, 2014

FLEXcon's New Prime Label Substrates with V-01 Adhesive for Better Performance

FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced the addition of products for prime labeling applications using the company’s new, higher-shear, permanent acrylic adhesive.

Available as part of the optiFLEX, optiFLEX EZ, optiFLEX CONCEAL, optiFLEX CONFORMmax, THINflex and DigiPRO PRIME product lines in addition to the original sureFLEX line, FLEXcon’s new generation V-01 adhesive offers problem-free performance by running without buildup on converting or dispensing equipment. It provides excellent adhesion to a variety of container types, including low-surface energy HDPE. It also offers open time for clean removability of misapplied labels, allowing the container to be salvaged and re-labeled.  V-01 resists moisture and exposure to product contents and passes soapy squeeze testing, making it ideal for the health and beauty, food and beverage and household chemical markets. It is compliant with FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to our customers needs and then develop products that will not only help them capture new business but also reduce cost and to run efficiently,” said John Bennett, Vice President, FLEXcon. “V-01 is our answer to the many challenges our customers face in supplying the consumer packaging market with competitive pricing and superior performance both on the press and in the end use.”

Ensure Excellent Performance
V-01 adheres well to a wide range of container types, including low-surface energy HDPE. The V-01 adhesive provides excellent resistance to water, humidity and product contents, preventing edge lift and water whitening of the label.

Reduce Down Time Due to Adhesive Buildup
Adhesive buildup on equipment is commonly caused by the adhesive oozing out of the edges of the material during production. This can slow or even halt production, resulting in downtime due to waste clean-up. Label substrates with V-01 adhesive are much less susceptible to ooze which means that your presses can keep running. But don’t take our word for it. Trial V-01 now!

Improve Production Speeds
No adhesive ooze means no clean-up. So in addition to reducing down time, substrates with V-01 can also increase production speeds, giving you a 1-2 punch for your bottom line.

Reduce Waste
V-01 provides open time for clean removability of misapplied labels. This feature results in less waste since the container can be salvaged and re-labeled.

Stay Competitive
Improving efficiencies and minimizing waste allow you to offer your customers high quality and great performance at a reasonable cost - which ensures that you stay competitive. Trust FLEXcon products with V-01 adhesive to keep your presses up and running.

FLEXcon’s V-01 adhesive is available on a wide range of films for use on a variety of container types including rigid, semi-squeeze and full-squeeze containers. In addition, products are available for a variety of print technologies, including HP Indigo, UV, solvent, emulsion and hot stamp, to name a few. Label substrates with V-01 are readily available, many in Quick-Ship and/or pre-slit inventory for fast delivery.

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