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Flint unveils new inks for food packaging

April 11, 2011

Flexocure Ancora is a low migration UV flexo ink said to have excellent scratch resistance on synthetic substrates.

Flint Group has introduced a new line of UV curable inks called Flexocure Ancora, formulated for food labeling and packaging. The inks are designed to provide a low migration potential in compliance with the demands of Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles (SR 817.023.21).

“Flexocure Ancora provides excellent press performance at high printing speeds, very good adhesion and excellent scratch resistance on synthetic substrates,” says Niklas Olsson, global brand manager. “We have been working hard on this development for some time and are very pleased with the results. To be able to offer a UV flexo ink with high performance on press, excellent colour strength and adhesion while still meeting lowest possible migration limits, is exactly what our clients have been looking for – which is, no compromise in performance due to low migration properties.”

Flint Group has conducted migration tests at several independent institutes as well as at its own laboratory. “The migration measurements have indicated that when correctly applied on suitable packaging structures, migration levels with Flexocure Ancora are below currently accepted limits,” says Christina Eriksson, R&D manager. “This was verified based on the standard migration test method using the food simulants 95 percent ethanol and Tenax as set out in Commission Directive 97/48/EC. Furthermore, we have the confirmation of leading end users that the ingredients used in Flexocure ANCORA are meeting their company guidelines.”

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