Flint Group Announces Launch of nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate for Flexible Packaging Printing

By TLMI posted 04-15-2019 16:48

  • Increased press uptime due to optimized plate formulation, avoiding ink fill-in
  • Cost savings through low ink consumption due to high solid ink density and improved ink laydown
  • Customizable inherently flat top dot plate for use with surface screening

nyloflex_FTH_plates_microscope.jpgStuttgart, Germany – The newest member of Flint Group’s family of flat top dot plates, nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate, provides greater versatility for meeting the highest standards in flexible packaging printing.  A solvent-processed plate with a smooth surface designed for use with surface screening, the new flexo plate provides high solid ink density and superb highlight performance for ultimate overall print results.   

The inherent flat top dot surface of the nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate is achieved without additional processing steps or consumable items.  Exposure with either standard tube or LED UV-A light results in a flat top dot surface on the plate, which can be texturized with the latest surface screening technology to create a customized surface pattern to meet the specific requirements of the printer.  The resultant micro-textured surface of the plate provides excellent ink laydown and improved solid ink density on flexible foil substrates.

The nyloflex® FTH Digital plate prints with extremely sharp highlight detail due to the very hard durometer of the plate.  Its optimized formulation imparts special characteristics, including anti ink fill (AIF) properties, which allow for cleaner running plates with increased press uptime and excellent solvent resistance for longer lasting plates and consistent print.  Extended print runs, fewer stops and the ability to reuse plates, decrease waste and offer additional cost-saving advantages to printers.

Plates are commercially available in .045” (1.14 mm) and .067” (1.70 mm) standard thicknesses and in 35 x 47 in. (900 x 1200 mm), 42 x 60 in. (1067 x 1524 mm), and 50 x 80 in. (1270 x 2032 mm) sizes. Contact your local sales representative or visit www.flintgrp.com to request a sample kit.

The nyloflex® FTH Digital plate is another example of Flint Group’s dedication to developing innovative solutions that are Better. Faster. Easier to use.  

Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 8200 people. Revenues for 2017 were € 2.2 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com .

nyloflex® is a registered trademark of Flint Group and/or its affiliates.