- December 04, 2012
WILLSTÄTT, GERMANY | Flint Group reports its announces FlexiStar BRC inks for packaging applications are the first solvent-based flexo inks certified by the National Assn. of Printing Ink Mfrs. (NAPIM) as a biorenewable ink with a BRC Index of 80, reportedly providing the market with high quality packaging inks that also address concerns related to the environment and sustainability. The ink was developed using NAPIM certified bio-based raw materials.
NAPIM’s BioRenewable Content (BRC) program identifies printing ink formulations using bio-derived renewable resources, and the program identifies the amount of bio-derived components used.
The targeted surface printed application segments for FlexiStar BRC are frozen food bags for vegetables and meat; feminine hygiene packaging; diaper packaging; and grocery/retail bags.
Grant Shouldice, VP of Technology and Marketing for Flint Group Packaging Inks in North America, says, “The development of FlexiStar BRC is in-line with Flint Group’s goal of continuous improvement and innovation. We strive to develop products that assist our customers to be sustainable from a product/consumable perspective; providing inks that are in line with the value propositions of the suppliers of film substrates that are also geared toward sustainability.”