INX International - 2/16/2010
INX International to feature 4 products at PLGA Conference
INX International Ink Co. will place their focus on four key products when the 13th annual Packaging & Label
Gravure Association’s (PLGA) Global Operational Conference convenes February 24-26 in Miami. Belle Color™,
INX Platinum Plus™ RG43 Metallic ink, Roto-Flex G and Synergy Gravure™ will be on display at the event, to be
held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Miami.
“We consider the PLGA Conference to be an important event for us for several reasons,” said Mark Hill, Assistant
Director of Research and Development and Vice President of Liquid Technology for INX International. “Many
of the gravure printers attending do business with the packaging sector, a market where we have invested and
support with technology. We also expect to visit with many of our packaging and label converter customers and
potential future clients.”
Belle Color Rotogravure laminating inks are the company’s signature product for the flexible packaging market.
It offers several major ink system advances for retort pouches and boil-in-bag, providing unmatched performance
in the retort and high performance lamination market. With a new proprietary resin system that is free of MEK
(Methyl Ethyl Ketone) and toluene, Belle Color’s adhesion to treated films is exceptional. This includes newer
high barrier options such as AIOx and SIOx coated polyester, and general purpose films like polyolefins, polyester,
cellophane, nylon and saran coated films.
Synergy Gravure works with similar treated films including polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene and saran
coated films. These high performance adhesive lamination inks work well with a variety of solvent based and
solvent-less adhesive systems. The ink blending system is ideal for printers looking to improve printability and
reduce ink inventory levels and offers excellent film adhesion, bond strength and resolubility. Synergy Gravure
also provides exceptional printability at high press speeds.
Roto-Flex G and INX Platinum Plus RG43 Metallic inks are two products that give printers more options.
Roto-Flex G is a base system designed for multiple end use surface print applications where gloss is a
consideration. When used in tandem with the proper extender vehicle, it can be used for printing film, foil or
paper, and printed either as roto gravure or flexographic. Extremely versatile, it provides excellent gloss and
sharp printing at high press speeds and can print on multiple substrates such as films, foils, metalized paper, and
paper. It’s the logical choice for printers with multiple applications.
INX Platinum Plus RG43 Metallic ink rounds out the offerings at PLGA. It is a premium grade VMP metallic ink
developed to stimulate a foil-like or vacuum metalized appearance when printed roto gravure. This solvent
based gravure ink will produce a mirror-like effect on a variety of substrates, ranging from clear and opaque
BOPP PS films and treated polyester to synthetic IML and coated paper. It also can be surface or reverse printed.