Pulse to Exhibit in South China
First time exhibiting at South China Label Show 2012
In a move to increase exports, we exhibited for the first time at South China Label Show and feature the latest developments in our range of inks and varnishes for labels and packaging. As well as its conventional range of formulation for letterpress, screen and flexo printing, we introduced the new SLM and SG UV Flexo inks for shrink films and labels and its recently launched SF010 UV screen white for combination printing.
Also completely new, is a range of UV matt varnishes that combine even lay down characteristics with excellent flow and over printability at superior press speeds on a wide range of papers, films and foils. The range includes satin, matt and super matt formulations.
Meeting the growing trend for digital printing applications we also featured the Digitech range of UV varnishes aimed at users of digital print engines and available in gloss, matt, super matt and foil blockable formulations. The range includes a UV curable primer that permits priming of substrates for subsequent HP Indigo usage. The formulations are suited to a wide range of substrates including coated paper, board, treated and primed synthetics as well as aluminium foils. Commenting on the move, Managing Director, Gary Seward said, "We see South Asia as new growth potential for us where we can provide printers with both conventional and tailored solutions that resonate with market sectors where we already have considerable expertise. We work closely with customers and end users to ensure we understand their needs in order to obtain the best results possible. Exports currently account for 30% of our sales and we are seeking to grow this through the appointment of distributors and representatives in the region."
The SLM (Low Migration) Series of UV inks and coatings offer a range of EuPIA compliant formulations for shrink film and indirect food packaging applications. These offer high colour strength and coverage for excellent print reproduction and mileage without the need for primers or protective varnishes. The SG series offers similar characteristics but are not intended for food packaging. Both offer excellent adhesion and shrink characteristics of more than 70%. SF010, is a UV curable, silicone-free opaque white ink for rotary screen printing. The ink is formulated to permit use as a first-down white for subsequent over printing by flexo, letterpress and litho as well as screen inks or varnishes. The new range will be complemented by EL088 a UV flexo, semi-gloss release varnish for peel and read applications and the RLM series of metallic gold and silver inks and foil effect brights for flexo, screen or letterpress printing. Both products offer good adhesion and resistance properties and are suitable for use on coated paper and board and treated PE, PP and similar substrates.