The 35,000 sq.ft. site in Market Harborough is home to the new North European ink mixing service which combines naturally with the bespoke slitting operation for label stock customers. Managing Director Dave Casey comments. “A little-known fact about Frimpeks® is our strong pedigree in ink formulation and supply which dates back to 1990”. He continues : “we are looking forward to the LabelExpo event and showcasing our “one stop shop” capabilities encompassing self-adhesive laminates, inks and varnishes/coatings which can be used on a broad spectrum of substrates, from standard to specialty”.

Frimpeks® are a Globally based company and boast a large infrastructure which includes purpose-built R&D laboratories in Istanbul, Turkey used to develop new products including emerging technologies such as LED curing. Frimpeks® also offer a Low Migration UV Ink & Varnish and supply their inks for use in a variety of systems including : litho, screen, letterpress, flexo and digital print.

Total global investment to date in the Frimpeks® Ink Division is €8m and investment plans to 2020 include further spend on the ink division of approximately €2m.

Firstly at the Instanbul plant, a new production facility has been installed with 4 Buhler lines for the efficient production of process colours together with additional lines for whites and special colours. A new laboratory has harnessed the NPD capability and delivered a full UV ink product range for application in both Flexographic and Letterpress print techniques. Frimpeks® inks have been specifically formulated to print shrink sleeves, PP and PS yogurt cups. The company claims their ink series perform consistently in terms of colour strength and rheology behaviour. In the pipeline, Frimpeks® are developing a low energy curing Flexo series using LED technology with a low migration alternative.

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