Flint Group announced that its FlexiStar BRC inks for packaging applications are the first solvent-based flexo inks certified by NAPIM as a biorenewable ink with a BRC Index of 80, and was developed using NAPIM certified bio-based raw materials.
NAPIM’s BioRenewable Content (BRC) program identifies printing ink formulations using bio-derived renewable resources; furthermore, this program identifies the amount of bio-derived components used. The soon to be released FlexiStar BRC ink system boasts a BioRenewable Content Index rating of 80 - providing the market with high quality packaging inks that also address concerns related to our environment and sustainability.
The targeted surface printed application segments for FlexiStar BRC are:
• Frozen food bags – for vegetables and meat.
• Feminine hygiene packaging.
• Diaper packaging.
• Grocery/retail bags.
“The development of FlexiStar BRC is in line with Flint Group’s goal of continuous improvement and innovation,” said Grant Shouldice, vice president technology and marketing for Flint Group Packaging Inks in North America. “We strive to develop products that assist our customers to be sustainable from a product/consumable perspective; providing inks that are inline with the value propositions of the suppliers of film substrates that are also geared toward sustainability. Flint Group is very proud to introduce a tangible sustainable solution.
“Flint Group is the first to register a solvent-based system with NAPIM – not to mention this ink technology is among the highest in biorenewable content of all the registered systems, including water and soy-based technologies, with a BRC index of 80,” Mr. Shouldice added.