Privately owned company Flint Group has introduced a new printing plate for the corrugated post-print market.
Known as Nyloflex FTL Digital flat top dot plate, the new product is designed for printing on sustainable substrates, which have high recycled fibre content.
It can also be used together with water-based ink for other paper and board applications.
The Nyloflex FTL Digital helps in reducing washboarding/fluting effect in corrugated post-print while lowering operating costs and waste.
Additionally, the plate can form flat top dots using simple UV-A tube exposure.
Flint Group Flexographic technology VP Dr Eva Freudenthaler said: “Since the launch of the Nyloflex FTC Digital in 2017, we already offer a valued flat top dot plate to the corrugated post-print market.
“It has proven to be very versatile with respect to substrates that it can cope with, delivering excellent highlights in combination with good fluting reduction. Due to its higher durometer, it naturally reaches its limit though at the lowest end liner qualities.
“That is why we have supplemented our plate portfolio with the Nyloflex FTL, supporting the continuing trend to more cost-effective liners”.
In March this year, Flint Group Packaging Inks Europe confirmed the implementation of a solvent surcharge for its solvent-based inks and coatings in Europe starting 1 April 2020.