The system corrects the label and packaging sector problem of post-shrink adhesion loss and ink cracking and offers superior flexibility to any other product
Chemical manufacturing company INX International has introduced INXFlex Contour to help produce different shrink sleeve label solutions for brand owners.
INXFlex Contour is a dynamic UV and LED dual-cure flexographic ink system for the packaging sector.
The system corrects the label and packaging sector problem of post-shrink adhesion loss and ink cracking and offers superior flexibility to any other product.
It has enhanced efficiencies, and faster lead times, and lowers applied costs with a dual-cure version to address sustainability concerns with patent-pending recycling capabilities.
The launch of the ink system follows the introduction of recycle-friendly Genesis GS washable label inks by the firm.
Due to its compliance with the Association of Plastic Recyclers’ PET-CG-02 Critical Guidance Protocol, Genesis GS has established itself as a well-liked gravure solvent ink system (APR), said the company.
INXFlex Contour with its UV Curable primer provides brand owners alternatives for the lifespan of their labels in addition to Genesis GS and the new washable Genesis FS flexo solvent version.
INX Marketing vice president Renee Schouten said: “INX shrink sleeves are formulated for optimal print and press performance, making the labels stand out on store shelves and attracting the attention of consumers.
“Our ink and coating systems are versatile, adaptive, and work on all common substrates such as PET, cPET, OPP, OPS and PVC.
“That’s a critical consideration since INXFlex Contour is designed for tamper-evident sleeve applications, an expectation most brand owners are seeking.”
Schouten added: “It was essential for us to design INXFlex Contour to work with a wide array of substrates while maximizing press speeds and ink strength.
“These inks give our customers flexibility in choosing the best substrate and the most cost-effective solution for their application.”