Flint Group is proud to announce that their FlexiStar ™ BRC inks for packaging applications are the first solvent-based flexo inks certified by NAPIM as a biorenewable ink with a BRC Index of 80, and was developed using NAPIM certified bio-based raw materials.
NAPIM’s BioRenewable Content (BRC) program identifies printing ink formulations using bio-derived renewable resources; furthermore, this program identifies the amount of bio-derived components used. The soon to be released FlexiStar ™ BRC ink system boasts a BioRenewable Content Index rating of 80 – providing the market with high quality packaging inks that also address concerns related to our environment and sustainability.
The targeted surface printed application segments for FlexiStar ™ BRC are:
- Frozen food bags – for vegetables and meat
- Feminine hygiene packaging
- Diaper packaging
- Grocery / retail bags
Grant Shouldice, VP Technology and Marketing for Flint Group Packaging Inks in North America, had this to say, “The development of FlexiStar ™ BRC is in-line with Flint Group’s goal of continuous improvement and innovation. We strive to develop products that assist our customers to be sustainable from a product/consumable perspective; providing inks that are inline with the value propositions of the suppliers of film substrates that are also geared toward sustainability. Flint Group is very proud to introduce a tangible sustainable solution.”
He continues, “Flint Group is the first to register a solvent-based system with NAPIM – not to mention this ink technology is among the highest in biorenewable content of all the registered systems, including water and soy-based technologies, with a BRC index of 80.”