Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Flint Group Narrow Web is introducing a new range of UV flexo adhesive technologies for UV LED curing under the EkoCure brand.  These adhesives will be the first commercially available products designed specifically for UV LED curing.  EkoCure products are developed using specially selected raw materials that match the narrow and targeted wavelength area that is typical for UV LED lamp output. 

This is in response to the increasing need for improved profitability, sustainable print solutions, innovation, higher productivity, value added technology, increased press uptime, lower maintenance technology, safer technology, etc.  The main advantages with UV LED can be summarized as economical and ecological:

Economical benefits
  • Quality assuredness brings increased productivity and press uptime;
  • Energy costs will be significantly reduced;
  • Manufacturing space is increased;
  • UV LED lamps are nearly maintenance free;
  • No mercury bulb replacement and disposal costs;
  • Expanded capability to run heat sensitive materials with less heat management costs.

Ecological benefits
  • Energy will be saved;
  • UV LED lamps are ozone and mercury free (improved worker and environmental safety). 

Flint Group has partnered with industry leading suppliers and has been able to develop inks, coatings and now adhesives for UV LED curing – all which have been validated for our industry under commercial production conditions.  

The range of EkoCure UV flexo adhesives available include:
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
  • Lamination Adhesive
  • Cold Foil Adhesive

Flint Group can also develop the UV LED adhesive to fit your needs. Printers who want to align themselves with the future of narrow web, and with award winning innovative technology, should align themselves with UV LED technology and Flint Group.

Flint Group’s EkoCure UV flexo and screen inks are the first-ever narrow web printing inks developed for use in combination printing.  These inks perform to the highest standards and bring economical and ecological benefits to the market.  First launched in the U.S. in 2012, these inks are now globally available through Flint Group’s extensive distribution network.

EkoCure technology and the UV LED process is a true game-changing innovation that will lead our industry into the future.  EkoCure products are available in a complete range of UV flexo inks, from all base colours in the Pantone base range, as well as UV rotary screen whites designed for combination printing. The EkoCure ink range also offers a complete portfolio of metallic inks, and varnishes with more exciting developments on the horizon.