Flint Group To Debut Innovations at Drupa 2008

LUXEMBOURG, Germany | Flint Group is presenting its latest innovations in printing plates, sleeve systems, inks and pressroom chemicals, printing blankets, and sleeves in two stands at Drupa 2008. Its Narrow Web and Flint Group Pigments Div. is showcasing its portfolio and service solutions at stand C38 in Hall 5. Day Intl. and Flint Group Flexographic Products are exhibiting at stand A21 in Hall 16.

Product introductions include the new ready-to-image photopolymer sleeves nyloflex ITR Thin and nyloflex ITR Classic. Nyloflex ITR sleeves are seamless printing forms inclusive LAMS layer ready for digital imaging, especially developed for high-quality flexographic printing. Advantages include easy operation, faster make-ready, improved press speed and cost savings.

Also, the nyloflex infinity technology for manufacturing endless printing forms allows printers to improve print quality and press speed while saving time on plate mounting and press make-ready. The new Novavit F 950 PLUS BIO and Novavit F 550 PLUS inks for sheetfed offset printing will be introduced for fast running printing presses and are ideal for shiny coated paper and cardboard. Novavit F 550 PLUS is especially suitable for straight printing mode; the most recent binding agent technologies facilitate an even better ink/water performance. Novavit F 950 BIO PLUS has been designed for use in fast running multicolor printing presses for face and reverse printing modes. Both series are claimed to demonstrate clearly improved misting properties at high printing speeds.

The INULINE ink/varnish system constitutes a further innovation, as the name stands for two innovative ink-varnish systems: the first system consists of a special printing ink, Novavit F770 INULINE, which penetrates quickly, is highly pigmented and has a wax-free formulation, and Ultraking INULINE, a corresponding UV varnish. The system permits the user to apply a UV varnish directly inline to a conventional sheetfed offset printing ink without using a primer. The second element of the INULINE system delivers extremely high gloss rates with a water-based coating. The same Novavit F770 INULINE is used, this time combined with the special Novaset 7302/100 INULINE water-based coating.

The Flexographic Products Div. is presenting a full range of sleeves—the rotec Blue Light Sleeves, the rotec Compressible Sleeves, the rotec Label Sleeves, and the rotec Adapter series.


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