Kim Melander, president, paper and board Europe, said: “Despite the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed onto the paper and board industry, sustainability and innovation remain at the forefront of the sector. As such, our team is excited to reveal the technologies that we’ve been working on to drive value for paper and board printers and share insight on where the real process opportunities lie. At Flint Group, we understand today’s print challenges and roadblocks, and we’re helping converters overcome them.”
The Flint Group Packaging Inks team will showcase its AQUACode range of water-based inks and coatings specifically designed for paper and board printing, with a focus on TerraCode, a bio-renewable ink and coating series. The company’s TerraCode ink and coating solutions were developed to address the rising market demand for sustainable packaging and are highly adaptable, depending on converter needs.
Visitors attending the Fefco event will learn more about Flint Group Packaging Inks’ expertise in colour management, including colour consistency across substrates and spot colors. The business will discuss VIVO Colour Solutions, a unique digital colour management platform designed to increase converters' colour accuracy and press uptime, as well as reduce substrate and ink waste.
Additionally, Xeikon will be in attendance to demonstrate IDERA, its post-print corrugated digital printing solutions platform. One of the cornerstones of the platform is a single-pass printing press that uses certified food-safe, water-based inks on coated and uncoated corrugated sheets up to 1.6-m wide and 2.8-m long, with run speeds of up to 150-linear metres/minute.
IDERA was created to bring easy, variable, and sustainable printing to the corrugated packaging industry. The architecture and specifications of IDERA provide operational relief, flexibility, and agility to corrugated converters, making printing no longer a bottleneck but an enabler within the wider corrugated workflow.
Melander concluded: “The Fefco technical seminar is always one of the most influential events in the corrugated packaging calendar and we look forward to meeting customers old and new to discuss their needs and the latest prepress and print solutions designed for corrugated packaging from Flint Group.