INX International Focuses on Strengths and Success of Corrugated Ink Solutions
INX International Ink Co. (PRINTING United Booth 10555) continues to rise to the ever-present challenges that are a hallmark of the paper packaging marketplace with its wide assortment of new and proven inks and coatings solutions.
“The corrugated market is constantly changing so we strive to design product offerings that will keep our customers ahead of their competition,” explained Jim Wegemer, INX Director of National Accounts.
According to Wegemer, this includes the natural-based INXhrc® inks which offer benefits in the in-demand food packaging industry. “Since these inks have a 20 - 30% lower CO2 footprint than standard aqueous inks, brand owners are able to reduce their regulatory risk and printers and converters are experiencing improved production efficiencies.”
INX also offers the INX BSR-06 CMYK and OV extended Gamut inks, plus UVIJ water-based primer — single-pass advanced ink technology for industrial printing. Made in the U.S., these high-performance digital inks meet G7 requirements and are Nestle Swiss Ordinance system available. In addition to excellent print quality, printers can expect sharp and vibrant images and superior flexibility on corrugated substrates.
From a safety and sustainable viewpoint, INXhrc natural-based water, solvent and conventional offset inks have already replaced over 3 million pounds of petro-based chemicals, waxes, and additives, and have reduced CO2 emissions by 5.6 million pounds. Since the inks have no allergens, nanomaterials, flurochemicals, fanal pigments, heavy metals, latex or PTFE, printers are experiencing improved ink mileage and production efficiency, plus less resource consumption and waste generation. When combined with high-strength color concentrates, INXhrc offers the strongest finished inks available with excellent re-solubility and transfer properties.
INX’s high performance corrugated inks include 23 Series Water Dispersions, water-based Flexographic and Gravure Surface print inks, and INXKote® Water and ProCure™ UV Coatings.
The full series provides exceptional quality and high-end value for corrugated block, solid and screen printing, with excellent coverage and press performance for true color strength on bleached, mottled, high holdout/coated and Kraft substrates. With INXKote and ProCure, there are coating solutions available for every paper packaging situation including low migration products for food applications. The product line ranges from aqueous and energy-curable inks to specialty coatings and overprint varnishes.