Sun Chemical will showcase solutions for the narrow web, tag and label market at Label Summit Latin America 2016 on April 26-27 in Colombia.
At the show, the company will showcase the SolarFlex Nova SL range of ultra violet (UV) flexo inks. Intended for the printing of labels, tags, sleeves, tickets and other applications typically found in the narrow web market, the inks features flow optimization for press performance, low odor for sensitive applications, fast curing for higher press speeds, and color strength that has been increased for finer anilox choices.
Formulated without any volatile organic compounds and compliant with the Nestlé regulations, the SolarFlex Nova SL range can increase color gamut and/or lower ink consumption.
Of the range, SolarFlex Neutron White is a high opacity UV flexo first-down white ink that has been tested to outperform leading competitive products in terms of opacity, printability and gloss.
The result is that printers using the SolarFlex Neutron White can use a finer anilox to achieve the same opacity as with a conventional UV flexo white, requiring less ink to achieve the same hiding power.
Finer aniloxes also allow the printer to print sharper text and lines while still retaining maximum contrast over the darkest of labeled goods.
SolarFlex Neutron White is able to print pinhole-free and allows for printing on aluminum substrates in a single layer.
The inks are compatible with SolarFlex Nova SL and other UV and electronic bean inks in the Solaris System of products on a wide range of narrow web and mid-web presses.
The UV flexo last-down ink is intended for reverse printing of shrink sleeves and other impervious substrates where high opacity is required.
It is suitable for applications including wrap-around labels, clear, and paper or board substrates, such as tags and tickets and other filmic applications where a high opacity and high slip covering white is required.