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Flexography

We have over 20+ years of experience in R&D and Product Development of photopolymers and radiation cure systems specializing in Flexography. We have worked on a number of critical research initiatives in Digital and In-the-Round (ITR) technologies and with radiation curable photopolymers. This has resulted in more than 20 US patents and applications, and 50+ PCT patents.
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Digital Sheet Photopolymer Technologies for Flexography (Solvent)

Solvent developable, high end, wide image latitude sheet photopolymers for Digital flexography.  Photopolymer technology includes Shore Ao 30-35 and 40-45 for Corrugated, Shore Ao 50-55 for folding carton and multi-wall bag, Shore Ao 60-65 for paper, flexible packaging and label stocks and Shore Ao 65-70 high end Printing of Flexible Packaging and Tag and Label markets

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Digital Sheet Photopolymer Technologies for Flexography (Thermal)

High end, wide image latitude sheet photopolymers for Digital flexography similar durometer range as #1 above but thermally developable.  Formulatory approaches designed to give good image latitude, good cleanout without blotter marks.  Thermally developable Digital plates are considerably more environmentally friendly than solvent-developable as well as much safer in the workplace

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Flat Top Dot (FTD) Digital Technologies for Flexography

Both “Capped” and “Uncapped” FTD Digital technologies using an innovative UV activable oxygen barrier and Digital tandem coating for high end FTD digital plates.  Concepts similar to Cyrel Easy ESP (Capped) and Flints Nyloflex FTF (Uncapped)

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Surface Textured Cap Layer Digital Coating for Capped Digital Plates

Surface textured (rough) Image Contrast Cap Layer on Carbon Black based Digital tandem coatings on PET substrates used for manufacture of high end Capped Digital Plates for improved image fidelity and ink transfer

UV Ink Resistant Digital Photopolymer Printing Plate

High image fidelity UV ink resistant medium-hard durometer Digital flexographic printing plate similar to MacDermid’s UVR and Cyrel DFUV for use in labels, folding carton, flexible packaging etc.

Analog Sheet Photopolymer Technologies for Flexography

High end, wide image latitude sheet photopolymers for conventional or analog flexography.  Similar durometer range as #1 above and as needed in the market

Liquid Photopolymer Technologies for Flexography

Liquid Photopolymer for flexographic printing both softer durometer version (Shore A 33o -36o, Shore A 25oand Shore A 18o) for the Corrugated market, harder durometer version (Shore A 50o -55o, Shore A 60o) for the Book, Stamp and Multiwall Bag market and Hard Durometer Photopolymer Molding Resin (Shore D 55o / Shore A 95o)

Digital LAMS (Laser Ablative Mask Solution) Coating for Plates

Carbon Black based Digital LAMS coatings on PET substrates for manufacture of uncapped Digital Plates. Coating is solvent-based and designed for optimal CW/OD, efficient laser ablation and flexible, for plates of all different gages

Digital ITR Technologies for Flexography

Photopolymer formulatory approaches and processes for Continuous In-The-Round (ITR) Photopolymer Sleeves.  Continuous ITR Photopolymer Sleeves are preferred because it offers distinct advantages such as potential for continuous seamless printing (wallpaper etc.), minimize cupping and distortion, near perfect digital registration, eliminate plate mounting and which perfectly fits into the digital process, among other advantages

Solvent-based Adhesive/Primer Backing Substrate for both Liquid and Sheet Flexographic Printing Plates

Solvent coated UV curable acrylic, non-blocking adhesive backing polyester substrate for both Liquid and Sheet Flexographic Printing Plates having outstanding adhesion of both SIS and SBS based photopolymers to primed Polyester backing substrates

Waterborne Adhesive/Primer Backing Substrate for Sheet Flexographic Printing Plates

  • Water borne UV curable Polyurethane based non-blocking adhesive for sheet flexographic printing plates having outstanding adhesion for both in-line and off-line coating
  • Water borne, non-blocking adhesive based on PVDC acrylic latex for sheet flexographic printing plates having outstanding adhesion for both in-line and off-line coating

Processing Solvent for Sheet Photopolymer Printing Plates

Processing solvent as a replacement for Perchloroethylene / Butanol for processing of sheet photopolymer flexographic printing plates similar to Cyrel Cylosol and Flint’s Nylosolv A.  The newer solvents are significantly more environmentally friendly than Perc/Butanol and also much safer in the workplace