Flint Group showcases EkoCure Dual Cure technology at Labelexpo Asia

The dual-curing ink is developed for pressure-sensitive labels, wrap-around labels, tubes, and shrink sleeves

Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group, is exhibiting at Labelexpo Asia 2023 in Shanghai, China, where it will spotlight its EkoCure Dual Cure ink and coating range for narrow web printers. The dual-curing ink and coating range is developed for pressure-sensitive labels, wrap-around labels, tubes, and shrink sleeves, as well as dedicated products for high-shrink applications that exceed a 75% shrink rate.

Lina Gu, general manager China, SEA, Russia at Flint Group, commented: ‘Labelexpo events always provide a unique opportunity for printing industry professionals to witness technology in action, and this year’s event in Shanghai will be no different. Demonstrating true Flint Group expertise, our EkoCure range is an exciting showpiece with real-world benefits for today’s competitive narrow web label printer. After all, we’ve been developing UV LED technology for over a decade, so it’s no surprise that Flint Group is one of the most trusted names in the field.

‘Visitors to the Flint Group stand will learn about EkoCure’s enhanced levels of flexibility and efficiency and tap into the knowledge of our team to understand the simplicity of the transition from traditional mercury curing to UV LED.  Importantly, our team will explain how this ink range not only delivers excellent on-press stability and consistency but also cures well under both UV mercury and UV LED curing systems. Converters can make the transition unit by unit or press by press as needed.’ 

With LED curing technology increasing and mercury-based UV lamps becoming more difficult to acquire and maintain, EkoCure offers a fantastic bridge between the two curing technologies, ultimately minimizing waste, simplifying ink inventory and maximizing press uptime.

Olek Zhang, technical director, China and SEA, adds: ‘In addition to the outstanding quality that Flint Group products are always known for, we’ll also be showcasing the versatility of our EkoCure range. We have high-performance solutions for labels and shrink sleeves that our customers are producing in high quantities, as well as solutions for high-shrink products. Combine these with the cost and sustainability benefits of LED curing, and the EkoCure line truly impresses.

‘At the Flint Group stand, our team will explain how switching to low-energy LED curing methods can be remarkably simple, and when working with Flint Group during this transition, any narrow web converter can level up their productivity, efficiency and quality.’

The exhibition will take place from 5th to 8th December 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), and Flint Group will be stationed on Booth E2H16.