Inks from Leading Manufacturers Pre-Tested on FLEXcon UL-Recognized Substrates to Speed Time-to-Market and Eliminate Cost of Compliance for the Label Converting Industry
From Labelexpo Americas 2012 (Booth 1311, Hall A), FLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films, today announced the expansion of its Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Adoption Program, having received UL-recognition for a variety of inks from leading manufacturers, eliminating the need for converters to test their inks on FLEXcon substrates for UL-recognition. Inks have been tested and approved on substrates currently within the THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ line with additional product lines to be tested in the near future. Products are conveniently available for UL label converters on the newly launched UL Products & Services Portal at FLEXcon.com, FLEXcon's hub for UL product listings, UL submission forms and helpful information.
FLEXcon has tested a variety of inks from some of the most popular ink manufacturers, including Actega WIT, Sun Chemical, Flint Group and Nazdar, for durability per UL's PGJI2 designation on FLEXcon's UL-recognized substrates. Temperature ratings have been assigned for black, blue, red and yellow with each of seven different overlaminating options. When converters adopt any of these FLEXcon substrates, the inks can be included in the product adoption at no additional cost. This decreases the converters' cost of adoption because they don't have to test their inks independently. It also quickens time-to-market, improving their return on investment.
"For years FLEXcon has been committed to helping converters streamline the process of achieving UL label recognition to fulfill industry and consumer-safety standards while reducing time and costs," said John Bennett, Vice President of FLEXcon's Product Identification Business Team. "The expansion of our UL Adoption Program is a continuation of these efforts and a testament to FLEXcon's customer-centric approach. As part of our UL Adoption Program, we have done the legwork to offer converters more UL-recognized options of industry leading inks that are compatible with our substrates, incurring the cost so our customers don't have to."
FLEXcon has led the charge in UL education throughout many industries. FLEXcon's UL Adoption Program offers converters more incentive to get their products approved to minimize their liability, improve product quality and gain the international compliance and recognition they desire. UL is the oldest and largest recognized testing laboratory in America and offers consumers the confidence in continuous product compliance when making their purchases.