The hottest shrinking label ink market grows well

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Shrink label ink market growth system can arbitrarily detect 6 points, and the data is good

shrink label is becoming more and more popular, and it is growing rapidly with a double-digit percentage every year. There are at least two reasons for this achievement. First, shrink labels can make full use of the surface of the whole container and play a very good role in the reproduction and transmission of images and information. On the other hand, the container itself can also be made into various unique shapes, which is not limited by how to label later, which can greatly enhance the shelf appeal of packaged products

however, it is these special shapes that put forward higher requirements and challenges for label materials and printing inks. In addition to dealing with the problem of the adhesion of non porous film materials, we have also done the best guarantee for the upgrading and transformation of each kind of experimental machine for shrinkage label. Label printing ink also needs to deal with several other factors to make it better developed, including deformation (scratch, delamination, etc.), paste, low c o f (friction coefficient) and low odor for food and beverage packaging. These requirements also promote the further development of printing materials and inks

applicable to specific materials

in terms of materials, PVC, PETG and OPS occupy most of the market of shrink labels. According to manuet Rivas, technical director of the ppl division of siegwerek company, the first two account for 90% - 95% of the market share. Because each film has its own surface characteristics, Rivas emphasizes that each film needs to use specific ink components to obtain appropriate performance

in order to meet the changing needs, Siegwerk company provides solvent based inks specially designed for each shrinking thin material and printing process. In addition, flexographic printers using water-based inks can print with their cws-2100 series inks on corona treated PVC and PETG films, with a cost reduction of 20%, while sicura series inks can meet the needs of UV printing. In order to make it convenient for people to choose ink, the company also launched solvent based ink access sleeve, which is suitable for all film materials

i n X International ink company has developed s h r i n k PAC series inks, which can be used in a variety of materials and suitable for a variety of printing processes, such as shrinkpac for gravure printing and flexo shrinkpac for flexo printing. While simplifying and accelerating the turnover of live parts, our ink also solves some other problems encountered by many shrink label printers on a daily basis, said Luigi deflaviis Jr., head of INX liquid ink division

develop in the direction of multi-function

while ink suppliers provide a series of ink products to meet the printing of a specific shrink label, inks suitable for a variety of shrink label materials are developing rapidly. In the past, many inks were suitable for a specific material, but now, the updated series of inks show multi-functional characteristics on a variety of materials. John kalkowski, North American Marketing Manager of Sun Chemical Company, said that this is conducive to reducing the cleaning times of printing machines, reducing cross contamination, and controlling the amount of ink

a recent development from XSYS company is flexure xsuv free radical curing ink, which can provide 70% shrinkage and is suitable for a variety of film materials, including PVC, OPS, OPP, pet and PETG, as well as surface printing and internal printing

Fuji Rico's UV i s l e v e is another UV flexographic printing ink, which is designed according to various characteristics of shrinkage process. Fultz, the marketing manager of the company, emphasized several main qualities of uvisleeve, such as low COF, low chemical odor and maximum shrinkage, in order to facilitate the shrinkage of label materials. In addition, they also provide white ink with high opacity. The function of low COF is mainly reflected in the sealing process, which allows the sleeve label to quickly pass through the labeling device after sealing

when designing UV ink for shrink label printing, Bob Waddington, general manager of UV i t e c company, pointed out that the selected resin and photoinitiator must take into account the shrinkage of the film, will not scratch the material, and have good performance in a relatively cold environment, such as no distortion. Uvitec recently launched a new UV shrink label printing ink series, which improves scratch resistance and delamination resistance

water ink technology company provides both water-based inks and UV inks, which are suitable for normal shrink label printing. Processors can take advantage of the best characteristics of each kind of ink, which is due to the large deformation of low-carbon steel without cracking when pressed, to meet their respective needs, such as the economy of water-based ink, the opacity of UV ink or the efficiency of labeling

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