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Flint Adds UV LED Adhesives to EkoCure Line


PLYMOUTH, MN | Flint Group Narrow Web is introducing a new range of UV flexo adhesive technologies for UV LED curing under the EkoCure brand. EkoCure products are developed using specially selected raw materials that match the narrow and targeted wavelength area that is typical for UV LED lamp output.

Company says the product is in response to the increasing need for improved profitability, sustainable print solutions, innovation, higher productivity, value-added technology, increased press uptime, lower maintenance technology, safer technology, etc.

Flint lists the economical advantages of UV LED as follows:

• Quality assuredness brings increased productivity and press uptime

• Energy costs will be significantly reduced

• Manufacturing space is increased

• UV LED lamps are nearly maintenance free

• There are no mercury bulb replacement and disposal cost

• Expanded capability to run heat-sensitive materials with less heat management costs.

Ecological benefits include energy savings and UV LED lamps that are ozone- and mercury-free for improved worker and environmental safety.

New adhesives are suited for pressure-sensitive, lamination, and cold foil uses, and company will develop the adhesive to fit individual uses.


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