Folding Carton

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Inks for folding carton and finishing need to have two often opposing characteristics; appealing effects and durable performance. INX International’s innovative offering for folding cartons are formulated to have industry leading aesthetic appeal and high performance end use properties.

SHEETFED INKS

E-Tech S

E-Tech S is a premium quality, low VOC, low odor quickset inks for the sheetfed market. S is a stay-open version that will not skin in the fountain for 24 hours. They are formulated with environmentally friendly raw materials that average 70 percent bio-renewable content and qualify for the ASA Soy Seal. Ink waste due to skinning in the can and fountain is eliminated as they are formulated to stay open. This product is Nestle Compliant, Swiss compliant (Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21), and does not contain reportable levels of Proposition 65 substances. E-Tech S complies with ISO 2846-1 for shade and is suitable for the GRACoL G7 certification process. 

 

E-Tech S2 

A premium quality, low VOC, non-stay open quickset inks for the sheetfed market. S2 inks are formulated with drier to work on a wide range of substrates. They are formulated with environmentally friendly raw materials that average 70 percent bio-renewable content and qualify for the ASA Soy Seal. This product is Nestle Compliant, Swiss compliant (Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21), and does not contain reportable levels of Proposition 65 substances. E-Tech S complies with ISO 2846-1 for shade and is suitable for the GRACoL G7 certification process.

 

UL VOC Pantone Bases

UL VOC Pantone Bases are high performance, low VOC, blending bases for the folding carton market. They are carefully formulated from vegetable oils and other bio-renewable resources. The system averages 65 percent by weight from these carefully selected environmentally friendly raw materials. Formulated for the sheetfed folding carton market for indirect food contact containers where migration is a concern. This product is Nestle Compliant, Swiss compliant (Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21), and does not contain reportable levels of Proposition 65 substances. UL VOC Pantone Bases complies with ISO 2846-1 for shade and is suitable for the GRACoL G7 certification process. Print on a wide range of coated substrates, but not suitable for uncoated, synthetic, or non-porous substrates.

ENERGY CURABLE INKS

Fusion™ UV Hybrid

Unsurpassed in the marketplace, INX Fusion UV Hybrid cure response is equal to 100 percent reactive inks, and exceptional adhesion to synthetic substrates, expanded water window and enhanced transfer over other systems. They run well with, or without, inline UV or aqueous coatings. Fusion may be run on conventional presses using approved roller company rollers. Unlike other inks, Fusion's special vehicle formulation eliminates the need for roller conditioning and special press configurations. Fusion inks qualify for the soy ink seal.

INXCure™ LW (Long Wave) OSF inks

Formulated to cure using LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs and the new iron-doped additive lamps being offered by the top press manufacturers. They are 100 percent reactive and have excellent cure response to print at maximum press speeds. The inks cure with as little as one LED UV or low energy lamp, consuming less electricity, while virtually eliminating the heat and odor associated with traditional UV curing. They are suitable for a variety of coated and uncoated paper stocks, coated board stocks, foil stocks, and metallized paper.

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.

NATURAL-BASED INKS

INXhrc® Natural Based Inks

INXhrc natural-based inks are formulated to replace petrochemically derived ingredients with clean, renewable, and sustainable ingredients without sacrificing machine, processing, and end-use product performance. Brand owners and printers benefit from reduced regulatory risk and measurable, reportable CO2 savings.

WATER-BASED INKS

TriStar™ Water-based Flexographic Inks

TriStar SpH inks are high quality, low maintenance printing inks that exhibit exceptional color density on a wide variety of coated and uncoated paper substrates. Formulated with improved pH stability, the Tristar SpH system requires little to no monitoring on press.

Starbrite™ water-based flexographic inks

Starbrite flexographic inks are specifically formulated for folding carton applications on SBS or CCNB where high gloss is desired. Starbrite inks can also be used on a variety of other coated and uncoated paper substrates. They exhibit excellent gloss and good water and rub resistance.

pH Stable Water-Based Flexographic Inks

These premium water-based flexographic printing inks were developed to work with multiple applications on coated and uncoated papers. They exhibit excellent pH stability at a wide range of press speeds, with minimal pH monitoring necessary, and they exhibit little to no viscosity build with loss of pH. Superior strength allows for Anilox rolls up to 1000 L/S to be utilized with these inks. INX pH stable inks are manufactured at an ISO registered production facility to ensure product consistency and quality.

COLOR CONCENTRATES

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.

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. Request a Special Effects brochure.

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.

COATINGS

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.