Lamination

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Flexible packaging inks enhance the graphic appearance and contribute to the performance of the package by preserving the quality of the images during the manufacturing, packaging, transportation, and use of the product. 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 inks.

SOLVENT-BASED INKS

Belle Color™ Solvent-based Rotogravure Laminating Inks

The highest performing laminating inks on the market for adhesive and extrusion lamination. Specially formulated for retort, boil-in-bag, and an extraordinary range of diverse packaging applications, it is a proprietary, single component universal ink system that prints clean and sharp with outstanding quality and consistency on multiple substrates. Belle Color has excellent heat resistance and low solvent retention. It also resolves doctor blade issues common with other inks. Lightfast colorants are also available.

Innova™ and Synergy™ Solvent-based Flexographic Laminating Inks

Innova and Synergy ink systems work well with a variety of solvent-based and solvent-less adhesive systems. They are high-performance ink blending systems designed for printers looking to improve printability and lower ink inventory levels.

Infinity XL Solvent-based Flexographic Extrusion Lamination Inks

High performance extrusion laminating ink system designed for use on a variety of films. It offers excellent extrusion bonds, superior color and exceptional printability at high press speeds. Infinity XL is heat resistant with low solvent retention and offers provides excellent block resistance for off-line lamination.

WATER-BASED INKS

INXLam™ and Mylex™ Water-based Flexographic Lamination Inks

Water based flexographic lamination ink systems are developed to work with solvent-less, water based, and UV adhesive systems. INX water lamination inks demonstrate exceptional film adhesion, excellent bond strength, superior color density, and excellent water resistance. They enable line work printability with up to 800 line screen anilox rolls and process work printability with up to 1000 line screen anilox rolls.

ENERGY CURABLE INKS

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™ UV Plastic Lamination LT (Low Tack) Process Inks

A 100 percent reactive UV system suitable for most lamination applications such as credit cards. Formulated to minimize marking and/or scuffing during handling, the inks offer increased lamination pull values and decreased de-lamination properties. They may be applied lithographically or dry offset.

COLOR CONCENTRATES

RotoFlex™ G Solvent-based Flexographic and Gravure Dispersions

These inks are highly pigmented color concentrates suitable to be let down into a full range of inks for diverse applications from surface printing to lamination on a variety of substrates. Available in a wide array of colors including barium-free, fade resistant, heat resistant, product resistant, opaque and transparent, RotoFlex G provides absolute maximum versatility and value in dispenser applications providing the printer with complete control over inventory and process needs. Whether you are printing gravure, flexographic, or both, RotoFlex G is the dispersion of choice.

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.

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.