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Flint Group revolutionises food label and packaging printing with launch of sustainable UV LED Dual Cure ink

Leading global print consumables manufacturer Flint Group reveals strong early success of its UV LED ink range, EkoCure® ANCORA F2 with dual curing capability, following its launch in Europe at the end of 2022.

The company’s UV LED Dual Cure ink range builds on the original winning formula of its EkoCure ANCORA range, specifically designed for food packaging and labeling. Flint Group’s Dual Cure inks and coatings are uniquely designed to cure using a traditional UV lamp or low-energy UV LED.  These products are compatible with any curing system on any narrow or mid-web press, enabling printers still using traditional mercury-based UV lamps to smoothly transition to more sustainable UV curing processes at their own pace.

With optimized curing speed, improved rheology, and lower viscosity, EkoCure ANCORA F2 delivers better press performance for long runs in chambered doctor blade systems. Furthermore, these inks provide enhanced adhesion to a wide range of substrates, such as coated and uncoated papers, PE (polyethylene), top-coated PE, PP, BOPP, and other films. Importantly, EkoCure ANCORA F2 offers reduced energy consumption, reducing the total cost to print — a clear value proposition for narrow web printers and converters.

Available in a full range of Pantone® colors, plus opaque whites, EkoCure ANCORA F2 can be used in various food labels and packaging applications – unsupported films, self-adhesive and in-mould labels, and cold foiling. These inks are a complete, high-performance, low-migration solution that meet the stringent requirements of paper and film labels and shrink sleeves for food packaging.

The rollout of this versatile ink has met a positive response across Europe and builds upon more than ten years of success in UV LED ink and coating developments. With a market-leading portfolio of products, including its renowned Flexocure® series of inks, Flint Group is proud to be the UV and LED ink pioneer.

For more information on EkoCure ANCORA F2 printers and converters are encouraged to contact a local sales representative for more details or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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