Zeller+Gmelin: New ink series for printing on metal
The printing ink manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG has updated its range for metal printing. The specialist for this field of application and supplier of radiation-curing ink systems for offset and flexo printing announces the market launch of the new MetalDry O30 ink series. It works on an alkyd basis and continues the success story of the predecessor series Eurapid O3. The new ink series also dries conventionally and is designed to require a low dryer temperature. This is particularly advantageous from an ecological point of view in order to save energy in metal printing.
The special features of the MetalDry O30 series include high ink density and very good gloss properties. The series includes process colours and mono-pigmented base colours and is available in Pantone shades and in various opaque white types. Compared to the previous series, the scratch resistance has been significantly improved. In combination with a special additive, so-called non-varnish products (e.g. longcaps) can be realised.
During the development of the new ink series, the current regulatory requirements were taken into account. At the same time, the MetalDry O30 ink series is the start of a new product family for Zeller+Gmelin that bears the term 'Metal' in its name. "The name MetalDry refers to the thermal drying process for which this product has been specially developed," explains Michael Rakoci, product manager for the Metal Decoration segment. "With the name 'Metal', the new product family establishes an internationally understandable reference to the field of application. It replaces the previous brand name Eurapid.
Photo caption: Automatic filling of the new ink series