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Sun Chemical Introduces a New UV Flexo Narrow Web Ink, SolarFlex Nova


Designed to meet the demands of the evolving narrow web market and suitable for a variety of flexo press models

Sun Chemical is today launching SolarFlex Nova, a new generation ink that is designed to meet the demands of the evolving narrow web market and suitable for a variety of flexo press models.

SolarFlex Nova joins the Solaris System of products and services, a global product line of complete, proven printing inks, coatings and services dedicated to narrow web printing. Delivering productivity, versatility and value to printers, the Solaris range, including SolarFlex Nova, caters to almost all narrow web processes including UV flexo, water-based flexo, screen whites and colours, letterpress and lithography.

SolarFlex Nova offers the narrow web printer various benefits such as quick make-ready, efficient printing and easy print finishing. To provide the exact amount of SolarFlex Nova ink for a given job, an advanced ink management system works together with the associated colour tools and the Solaris ColourSat dispenser.

On the press, this new ink has optimized cure and consistent quality enabling trouble-free printing at the highest press speeds. Enhanced hold-out and adhesion allow fewer problems associated with 'difficult' substrates while high color strength permits the use of finer aniloxes which offer the highest print quality, improved ink mileage and greater colour matching flexibility. Furthermore, the silicone-free formulation provides the receptivity required for easier print enhancements such as varnishing, foil blocking and variable image printing.

Jonathan Sexton, European sales director narrow web for Sun Chemical, said: "Sun Chemical recognizes the special requirements of narrow-web printers and the growth opportunities for this market. Sun Chemical continues to strive to be an industry leader in providing quality, service and innovation. The launch of SolarFlex Nova is a continuation of that commitment as it addresses the needs of the market by offering increased productivity, versatility and value in narrow web printing applications.

"Our aim is for the Solaris range to provide the best inks and coatings technology that Sun Chemical can offer. The introduction of SolarFlex Nova to the range will enable us to continue delivering the exceptional productivity and innovative total solutions packages that our customers have come to expect from us."