EkoCure ANCORA is the newest innovation in the ink industry, combining technology of UV LED curing along with low migration food compliant chemistries. Together, the technologies enable food safe printing with the highest reliability and productivity due to stable curing at high press speeds and optimized UV LED ink chemistry.
“Fitting with our commitment to support food compliant labels and packaging, it is with great excitement that we commercialize this new product line,” said Guillaume Clement, global VP for Flint Group Narrow Web. “EkoCure ANCORA expands our ANCORA low migration portfolio and enables converters to grow their business with short run flexible food packaging.”
“The innovative journey in developing UV LED curing products that was started four years ago by Flint Group, is culminating in a milestone development - low migration UV LED curable inks,” added Kelly Kolliopoulos, global marketing director for Flint Group Narrow Web.
“We have finalized investments in our GMP production capabilities in Sweden and the US, and are now globally commercializing the industry’s first ever low migration UV LED flexo inks,” noted Kolliopoulos. “We also recently completed an intense period of beta tests with selected converters, lamp, and press partners who collaborated with us on this ground-breaking development.”
“We at Flint Group were very pleased to partner with two press suppliers at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago as both Bobst and Mark Andy were running EkoCure ANCORA live at the show,” said Tom Hammer, North American product line director, Flint Group Narrow Web. “Bobst was showcasing the REVO process utilising 7-color process with EkoCure ANCORA. Mark Andy was demonstrating up to 1000 feet per minute on their LED flexible packaging press also showcasing extended color gamut printing with EkoCure ANCORA.”
EkoCure ANCORA is compliant to Nestle Guidance Note, Swiss Ordinance and FDA regulations. It is available in the full range of Pantone basic colors, 4-color process set plus orange, green and violet for expanded gamut printing, opaque white as well as a range of coatings, adhesives and metallics.
EkoCure ANCORA is part of the UV LED curable inks family, branded EkoCure. EkoCure UV LED curing inks include flexographic inks, screen inks, and a wide range of metallics, coatings and adhesives.