Ink technology

New Hydrokett ZEN ink technology launched in North America

Produced by Flint Group Narrow Web, the new and versatile water-based ink system is designed for paper and film flexographic applications


newspapersFlint Group has launched of a new generation of water-based ink technology, Hydrokett ZEN bringing a revolutionary concept to narrow web label and packaging applications. Designed with ease-of-use in mind, Hydrokett ZEN was developed using the concepts and ideals of innovation and continuous improvement – or Kaizen.  These inks provide peace of mind and low stress when running in the pressroom.  Converters using these new inks will experience –

Commenting on the launch, Mike Buystedt, vice president Sales Narrow Web North America, says, “Our beta test customers have been extremely pleased with the results of Hydrokett ZEN. Originally designed for paper applications, we quickly realised that these inks were also well suited for film – customers running on both materials have been able to reduce their ink inventories.”

He continues, “The versatility and user-friendly nature of these products has these inks already labelled as a favourite among those running the press. And the benefits with lowered waste, ease of use, and its ability to be used on multiple substrates is an economic bonus.”

According to Flint Group, Hydrokett ZEN is specifically designed to deliver multiple benefits. With press stability, higher printing speeds, and very low maintenance, printers will see consistent high print quality and improved profitability due to reduced waste and press downtime.

“Hydrokett ZEN went through a very exhaustive and challenging beta testing process with some key high quality printers in our industry. The collaboration and feedback we received during this process inspired our product development chemists to formulate a product that met and exceeded the high demands of these printers.  We are thankful for their input in the development of Hydrokett ZEN,” states Tom Hammer, product manager Narrow Web North America.

Hydrokett ZEN is available in a 4-colour process set and the full Pantone colour range. These inks can be provided in a finished ink system, or in a blend vehicle and colour concentrates for dispensing.

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