Frimpeks® adds UV ink techology to UK portfolio
March 10, 2017
Frimpeks® UK are “full steam ahead” with their latest expansion plans, following their last announcement of the expansion of their European label laminate distribution hub they have launched an ink mixing and distribution service.
A little-known fact about Frimpeks® is they have a strong pedigree in ink formulation and supply. The Coatings Division has been manufacturing UV based varnishes and coatings since 1990 and UV inks since 2015 with Frimpeks placing huge emphasis on product innovation.
They claim they can “Significantly improve print quality whilst reducing make-ready times and operational costs.” A bold statement that Frimpeks® UK Managing Director Dave Casey follows up by commenting. “Our knowledge of flexography and supporting ink systems spans decades and we have witnessed it develop in recent years to become the fastest-growing printing process. Flexo printing offers a range of advantages when printing on a variety of different materials such as film, foil, plastic, paper and board at high speed. Our customers have experienced a tremendous growth and technological advancement in various applications of flexographic printing which we have supported every step of the way. The main applications are within the packaging industry such as labels, flexible packaging, boards and folding cartons.”
The new 35,000 sq.ft. site in Market Harborough is home to the new North European ink mixing service which combines naturally with the bespoke slitting operation for label stock customers. The Frimpeks® UV Flexo range can be used on a broad spectrum of substrates, from standard to specialty, including use on thermal substrates plus cold and hot foil applications. From their purpose-built laboratories at the Turkey HQ, Frimpeks® are constantly working on adaptations and NPD projects to develop new products including emerging technologies such as LED curing. Frimpeks® also offer a Low Migration UV Varnish and supply their inks for use in a variety of systems including; litho, screen, letterpress, flexo and digital print.
When you consider the label stock coating facility in Saxmundham only opened a couple of years ago, Frimpeks® cannot be accused of “letting the grass grow under their feet”. The newly opened facility at Market Harborough is further evidence of the company’s commitment to its existing and potential customers. UV inks will also be supplied via this new ink centre to countries in North and Western Europe and as far afield as Algeria and Australia underlying the company’s commitment to its global expansion plans. Supporting this product will be a team of hand-picked technical support staff, most of whom are experienced ink users, who will be available to install and support the Frimpeks ink system and then provide ongoing training and support at the local level.