Alden & Ott, Mount Prospect, IL, USA, has been producing soy products since the 1980s for its offset ink division. The company now introduces Soy-Flex printing inks for flexographic presses.
Angelo Capozio, Alden & Ott’s sales and marketing manager, says he is excited about Soy-Flex’s possibilities not only for the printing industry but for the consumer market as well. “The soy polymer is naturally produced and becomes a more renewable resource,” Capozio says. “But one of the biggest advantages for its use is cleaner printing. When you have that advantage, plus the fact that it is 20 percent more degradable and is more readily recyclable, that is something to get excited about.
“I am thrilled that our printing industry has stepped up to the challenge by creating more natural solutions to better our planet,” he adds. “Alden & Ott is very committed in our research and development to always strive for a cleaner and safer product.”
Alden & Ott will show the Soy-Flex Printing Ink System at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, IL, next month.