Flexible packaging inks enhance the graphic appearance and contribute to the performance of the package during the manufacturing, packaging, transportation, and use of the product. Whether the inks are water-based, solvent-based, or energy curable for surface print or lamination, INX International offers ink formulators a wide range of flexible packaging inks.
ENERGY CURABLE INKS
INXFlex™ Contour UV Flexographic Dual Cure Shrink Sleeve Inks
INXFlexTM Contour inks are specifically engineered for tried-and-true adhesion to shrink sleeves with heavy ink coverage and can be cured with either traditional UV or LED technology. These high-performance UV flexographic inks address the key needs determined by shrink sleeve converters maximizing shrink contouring while eliminating post-shrink adhesion loss and ink flaking. This ink system has excellent transfer capabilities and printability at high press speeds and is fast drying. The Dual Cure (DC) version allows you to switch from either UV or LED unit by unit, curing two ways with one ink system for increased efficiencies and lower applied costs.
INXFlex™ UV Flexographic Inks
INXFlex UV Flexographic inks are formulated to provide minimal plate swell on most tag & label, pressure sensitive, shrink and in-mold label applications. Formulated to be benzophenone and ITX free, they are an ultra-low viscosity pourable system that can be printed with aniloxes up to 1800-line screen with 1.0-1.2 BCM. They provide good adhesion to a wide variety of substrates while being V-pyrol free.
GelFlex-EB™ Electron Beam Flexographic Inks
Gelflex•EB inks help brand owners and printers achieve their sustainability goals by reducing or eliminating lamination layers in favor of surface print. They are ultra-high solid, gel-based inks which are fluid enough for CI flexo printing, but thicken rapidly, providing effective high-speed ink trapping in the wet state. With Gelflex•EB you can produce a wide array of eye-catching print designs using multi-colored palettes as well as various tactile packaging surfaces.
INXCure™ EB Web FTP NSO Inks
A unique electron beam curable ink system that has been specifically formulated for indirect food packaging applications. They have been engineered to work well on film-to-paper and film-to-film laminate constructions. Inks qualify for the Soy Ink Seal and are compliant with the Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21, the EuPIA inventory list, the directive 2002/72/EC and subsequent amendments, commission regulations (EC) 1935/2004 and 2023/2006 and the Resolution of Council of Europe on packaging inks AP(2005)2.
AquaTech™ Water-based Film, Paper, and Foil Flexographic Inks
AquaTech inks present a significant advancement for paper, film, and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 line screens. Each water-based system offers strong performance with superior press stability for better printability at a wide range of press speeds. Taking into consideration the brilliant color strength and outstanding transparency and resolution, AquaTech ION is the ideal choice for narrow to mid-web flexo operations for tag and label work.
DuraINX™ HRC Solvent-based Flexographic Ink
DuraINX HRC is a natural, solvent based flexo ink system designed for outdoor bag applications on standard treated polyethylenes. The system is formulated with special high performance pigments and components to impart high fade, gloss, scuff/rub resistance, non-skid properties, good adhesion and print durability for outdoor exposure.
PolyTech™ Solvent-based Flexographic Ink
PolyTech is a complete line of high-quality solvent polyamide inks, extenders, and additives for flexographic surface print application to films. It is suitable for high-speed bladed presses as well as two-roll systems (where extension may be required).
Versa™ F&R Solvent-based Flexographic and Gravure Inks
Versa F&R high heat resistant solvent-based ink systems are designed for surface printing. Designed for applications that involve high heat seal temperatures with or without an OPV, they have excellent adhesion to hard-to -adhere-to vacuum metalized films and foils.
Lumier™ Solvent-based Flexographic Ink
Lumier is a high heat resistant ink system for flexographic printing that has excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. It has good rub, scuff, and block resistance and exhibits excellent gloss and resolubility at high printing speeds.
Flexible Film Lamination Inks
Whether the inks are water-based or solvent-based for lamination, INX International offers a broad product portfolio of high-quality ink solutions for a wide range of flexible packaging substrates. View our lamination inks portfolio.
Flexible Film Shrink Sleeve Inks
INX International offers a complete line of flexographic and gravure inks and coatings including energy curable options for shrink sleeve applications. From recyclable options for PET bottles, to product resistant options for household cleaners, our shrink sleeve inks and coatings offer high-performance properties. View our shrink sleeve inks portfolio.
INXSperse™ Water-based Color Concentrates
INXSperse highly pigmented color concentrates are suitable to be let down into a full range of inks for diverse applications on a variety of substrates. Available in a wide array of colors including barium-free, copper-free, fade resistant, heat resistant, bleed resistant, opaque, and transparent. INXSperse provides absolute maximum versatility and value in dispenser applications providing the printer with complete control over inventory and process needs.
LOW MIGRATION INKS
Low Migration Packaging Inks and Coatings
With research and development, product stewardship and quality, all working together, INX provides assurance that our sensitive application packaging inks are of the highest quality and safe for their intended use. Our low migration inks and coatings are designed to meet global food packaging requirements.
SPECIALTY INKS AND COATINGS
Special Effects Inks and Coatings
Brand-differentiating special effects made possible with INX inks and coatings yield finishing characteristics that appeal to the senses and enhance shelf appeal. Our special effects inks and coatings product line includes options for commercial and packaging applications that are guaranteed to make your product stand out from the rest.
INXKote® Water and ProCure™ Energy Curable Coatings
INX inks and coatings are designed to work hand-in-glove with each other right from the start by product development specialists who know printer and package converter operations firsthand. The result is better performance on-press with inks and in- or off-line with coatings.
INX International is proud to be the only ink company to manufacturer its own coatings. Our INXKote and ProCure product line includes aqueous, UV, EB and specialty coatings as well as overprint varnishes all manufactured in our state-of-art Homewood, Illinois and Edwardsville, Kansas facilities.