TOYO INK CO. LTD.: UV-Curable Inks
This company has developed two new series of low-energy, UV-curable offset inks under its FLASH DRY™ brand: the FLASH DRY LPC EX for ozone-free curing systems and the FLASH DRY LED EX for LED-UV curing systems. The two new products will initially be launched to the Japan market in October, with a phased rollout to other regions planned.
Both product series reportedly offer an expanded color gamut, high transparency, and high gloss compared with conventional UV inks, allowing a level of color reproduction comparable to oil-based inks. These advances reportedly were achieved by Toyo Ink’s adoption of a specialty pigment and fundamental change in pigment dispersion method.
“Developed under rigid field testing requirements, the two latest additions to the FLASH DRY family demonstrate our commitment and ability to deliver innovative solutions that support the needs of our customers,” said Katsumi Yamazaki, president. “As early pioneers in the development of UV and LED-UV curable technology, the UV ink market has emerged as a strong growth area for the Toyo Ink Group. Looking to become the leading global brand in the low-energy UV field, we aim to increase production volume for these new ink products by 2.5 times in 2020.”
For more information, visit www.toyoink.jp/en.