LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 17, 2014 (Press Release) - During the past years, the demands for a flexo printing plate have changed significantly; the plates have to be more and more specialised and adapted to the substrate as well as inks. Flint Group Flexographic Products meets these requirements by introducing the high durometer flexographic printing plate, nyloflex® ACE UP Digital. The new plate is especially designed for use with water based inks in corrugated preprint and aseptic packaging printing, and it's also suitable for UV flexo printing.
Extensive field tests have demonstrated that the new printing plate provides a superior printing quality. The excellent ink transfer, especially on paper and rough substrates results in high ink density and homogenous, smooth solids. Defined highlight areas, text and line work as well as barcodes are sharply defined. The plate displays a long run life and stability in printing, which results in a significantly increased efficiency. The low surface tack ensures a reduced attraction of paper dust and dirt, enhancing productivity and durability of the plate. It also allows stacking of the clichés without interleaves, thus further improving the storage properties.
The new digital photopolymer printing plate, nyloflex® ACE UP Digital will be available to the market by the middle of February 2014.
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6800 people. Revenues for 2012 were € 2.25 billion (US $2.9 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.