ACM Plastics Showcases Advantages of Low-Migration LED UV in Narrow Web
Milan, Italy - ACM Plastics, Europe's first major adopter of LED UV technology for flexible food packaging, hosts visitors for AMS and partner, Flint Group this week. ACM is the first company running Low Migration LED UV inks in production from Flint for the Narrow Web Flexo industry.
FLEXO LED UV technology from AMS and low migration inks from Flint Group provide numerous advantages for flexible film converters, including:
- Doubling of press speeds on thin-micron PET films
- Production without the use of primers
- Reduction of heat from rewind rolls for faster downstream converting
- Low migration printing without the use of EB or Mercury or Ozone
- More than 50% reduction of energy consumed compared to traditional UV
"Our cooperation with AMS and ACM is a great example of a true partnership", said Guillaume Clement, Vice President Global Narrow Web of Flint Group. "We've achieved a fantastic cooperation between AMS, ACM and Flint," said Paolo Nascimbeni, Director of AMS LED FLEXO Technology for the European Market. "And we cannot thank ACM enough for their willingness to share their story of their LED journey to other converters," added Nascimbeni.
ACM Plastics retrofitted an AMS FLEXO Series™ LED UV system to their 7-color 530mm (20-in) OMET in December 2014, replacing a traditional mercury-based UV system from GEW. The company recently selected AMS to bring its industry-leading LED technology to two additional machines planned to go online this year.