The ArrowFlex and ArrowBond inks for solvent-based gravure meet new regulations that will come into effect in 2019.
Inks produced using toluene and/or ketone, which are used in some packaging and labels, can pose health risks.
Flint Group’s ArrowFlex and ArrowBond line of products in India addresses market requirement for inks that are safe for packaging and labelling of food and other consumer products. The inks are designed to be used with existing equipment, eliminating the need to invest in new equipment to achieve the same high quality print results.
“At Flint Group, safety has always been our primary concern and that is why our development teams have now formulated a groundbreaking range of products which provide printers with the high quality results and safety they expect from Flint Group,” said Upal Roy, managing director, Flint Group India.
“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. 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, the company invested a significant amount in 2017 to construct a modern manufacturing environment which includes state of the art equipment.
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.