Flint Group to show its inks and coatings at Corrugated Week 2022

The event will take place from 19-21 September 2022 in San Antonio, Texas

Flint Group to show its inks and coatings at Corrugated Week 2022
Xeikon’s Idera for corrugated packaging will be on display at Corrugated Week 2022. Photo: Xeikon

Flint Group Packaging, one of the largest consumable suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, will be showcasing its latest range of sustainable ink and coating technologies as well as its Idera digital print engines at Corrugated Week 2022, on its Stand 225.

Dedicated to the needs of the corrugated industry, Corrugated Week 2022 will take place from 19-21 September 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibition attracts key decision makers from across the corrugated and printing sectors, all looking toward the next generation of solutions to drive the market.

The Flint Group Paper & Board team invites attendees to explore its AquaCode range of water-based ink and coating technologies. Among the portfolio, the company will highlight OctaCode, a water-based dispersion technology that provides excellent results on porous and non-porous substrates, high pigment loading for superior graphics and stability on and off-press. 

Jeff Ashburn, senior vice president for Flint Group Paper & Board, comments, “Corrugated Week 2022 is a great opportunity for us to meet with printers and converters and demonstrate to the wider corrugated industry exactly why we are the go-to name for sustainable inks and coatings today. We’ll put our AquaCode range in the spotlight at the expo, focusing on our high-performance OctaCode dispersions.”

“We want to highlight that we are creating chemistry with an environmental focus. We do that by formulating a water-based solution free of harmful solvents that will not compromise aesthetics, press performance or mechanical resistance. We’re tearing down the idea that inks and coatings must make compromises elsewhere to be sustainable. They don’t – today’s printers can have it all.”

Flint Group experts to share insight on sustainable corrugated printing

The AquaCode range delivers high-speed and advanced quality printing, providing industry-leading performance. Developed with raw materials sourced through a secure and ethically managed supply network, AquaCode can be implemented on existing presses without disruption.

Flint Group’s digital printing division, Xeikon, will be on the stand to discuss Idera, a breakthrough digital solution platform for high-quality corrugated packaging. Idera combines Xeikon’s decades-long digital printing expertise with Flint Group’s corrugated know-how and manufacturing footprint to deliver brand-new digital post-print technology. They are making corrugated printing easy, adaptable and sustainable.

Sebastien Stabel, Market Segment manager, Carton Packaging, Xeikon, explains, “Idera is the perfect choice for industrial, food-safe, regulatory-compliant and water-based post-print inkjet printing. Idera is a scalable investment model which offers a wide range of productivity and print quality modes with Xeikon on-site ramp-up support. Crucially, we control every aspect of Idera, which helps converters maintain their running cost and stay competitive.

“As a fully integrated and comprehensive digital platform, Idera makes corrugated packaging easy, adaptable and sustainable, so converters can future-proof their operations and be ready for the inevitable disruption of the market structure.”

Ashburn concludes, “Corrugated Week 2022 is a chance for the industry to explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in today’s market, as well as next-generation technologies. Flint Group has earned its reputation as a market leader, so we’re delighted to showcase our AquaCode range of inks and coatings and our digital capabilities. This is truly an event corrugated printers will want to attend.”

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