Flint Group to Showcase Latest Innovations for Paper & Board at FEFCO Seminar

Will showcase its AQUACode range of water-based inks and coatings specifically designed for paper and board printing.

Flint Group Packaging Inks and fellow Flint Group division Xeikon are participating in the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) Technical Seminar on Oct. 20-22, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed onto the paper and board industry, sustainability and innovation remain at the forefront of the sector,” Kim Melander, president Paper & Board Europe, said.

“As such, our team is excited to reveal the technologies that we’ve been working on to drive value for paper and board printers and share insight on where the real process opportunities lie,” added Melander. “At Flint Group, we understand today’s print challenges and roadblocks, and we’re helping converters overcome them.”

The Flint Group Packaging Inks team will showcase its AQUACode range of water-based inks and coatings specifically designed for paper and board printing, with a focus on TerraCode, a bio-renewable ink and coating series. The company’s TerraCode ink and coating solutions were developed to address the rising market demand for sustainable packaging and are highly adaptable, depending on converter needs.

Visitors attending the FEFCO event will learn more about Flint Group Packaging Inks’ expertise in color management, including color consistency across substrates and spot colors. The business will discuss VIVO Colour Solutions, a digital color management platform designed to increase converters’ color accuracy and press uptime, as well as reduce substrate and ink waste. In addition, the team will share details on the company’s investment in a new state-of-the-art Global Discovery Centre in Malmö, Sweden, planned for launch early in 2022.

Additionally, Xeikon will be in attendance to demonstrate IDERA, its post-print corrugated digital printing solutions platform. One of the cornerstones of the platform is a single-pass printing press that uses certified food-safe, water-based inks on coated and uncoated corrugated sheets up to 1.6m wide and 2.8m long, with run speeds of up to 150 linear metres/minute.

IDERA was created to bring easy, variable, and sustainable printing to the corrugated packaging industry. The architecture and specifications of IDERA provide operational relief, flexibility, and agility to corrugated converters, making printing no longer a bottleneck but an enabler within the wider corrugated workflow.