As a part of the strategic growth initiative to be a partner of choice for the printing needs of the packaging industry, Flint Group recently sponsored and presented a session at TAAPMA Polymer Conference at Hyderabad on 22 January 2016. The conference premised on ‘Innovations and New Developments in Packaging,’ supported by the Government of Telangana, organized by TAAPMA and Elite Plus Business Services saw participation from all major raw material producers, machinery manufacturers, major flexible converters, injection blow moulding manufacturers from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Flint Group’s Sushil Sharma, business development manager, LP & NW, talked about the developments and technologies in inks for gravure and CI Flexo printing formats. He also highlighted the latest products primarily the non-toluene and non-ketonic inks (NTNK), PU-based inks, mono-solvent inks, high strength inks for CI flexo and developments in water-based inks for printing on varied substrates and different end applications.
Explaining the developments, Flint Group highlighted the benefits of technologically advanced products and urged the industry to proactively adopt ester or alcohol-based solvent systems and inks systems like the NTNK inks, PU-based ink systems developed by Flint on their machines for printing and achieving edge with productivity and sustainability. The presentation was followed by a question- answer session and participants asked questions on solvent-based and water-based inks systems