It is known that inks produced using toluene and/or ketone that are used for some packaging and labels can pose health risks. Flint Group’s ArrowFlex and ArrowBond line of products in India address the market requirement for inks that are safe for packaging and labeling of food and other consumer products and are designed to be used with existing equipment. There is no need to invest in new equipment to get the same high-quality print results.
“Not only have we developed a safe alternative, but we have also been able to eliminate the need for printers to invest in new equipment,” said Upal Roy, managing director, Flint Group India. “Our objective was 100% accomplished. With our ArrowBond and ArrowFlex inks, printers can achieve high-quality lamination print using their existing cylinders and other press equipment.
“These inks, which are already fully compliant as per BIS 15495 current guidelines and proposed guidelines for toluene-free products, have been in the market in Sri Lanka and India for over one year and have yielded the desired outcomes,” added Roy. “The inks are within safety limits, print results are stunning, and no new equipment has been necessary.”
Flint Group produces ArrowBond and ArrowFlex inks at its India mother plant location in Lamdapura. Anticipating the growing market in India, Flint Group invested a significant amount in 2017 to construct a modern manufacturing environment which includes state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed to support the production of these, and other, products.
The facility in Lamdapura is a full-service facility with employees working in manufacturing, technical service, customer service, and sales. The facility employs more than 120 people focused on the production, service and delivery of inks and coatings to package and label printers throughout India. Coming soon to Lamdapura is the full-scale production of water-based inks for packaging and labels.