Phoseon partners include all leading third party ink, coating, adhesive suppliers and other leaders in the print industry. UV LED low heat output enables new capabilities supported by our partner innovators in the flexographic printing industry.
“Last year, Phoseon was an active participant and sponsor of the inaugural allnex UV/EB Technology Conference where allnex joined together with other co-suppliers to educate and bring leading edge developments to over 100 ink and coating formulators. allnex has also worked with Phoseon to upgrade our laboratory with the best UV LED equipment to evaluate our growing base of EBECRYL and UCECOAT UV LED curable resins,” Scott Auger, Global Marketing Manager, Allnex
“Ashland has been a long time champion of UV LED technology and innovation and are excited to continue our collaboration with Phoseon as the narrow web industry shifts into world of UV LED,” said Catherine Heckman, Ashland Global Industry Manager – Packaging & Converting, Adhesives & Coatings.
Kelly Kolliopoulos, Global Director of Marketing, Flint Group Narrow Web said: “We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with Phoseon, and support the important task of installed press retrofits, so that customers can take full advantage of the benefits of LED across all of their presses: capacity release, less energy and raw material consumption, better manufacturing safety and productivity. Five years ago, we were first to bring the commercial solution of LED curable inks qualified with Phoseon lamps to the PSL converting market. Since then, we continued our investment and expanded our LED inks and coatings portfolio to include food packaging compliant inks (EkoCure® ANCORA), the Fastest Ink for Shrink (EkoCure® XS), and LED inks that are dual cure. We look forward to supporting our customers via this sustained collaboration with Phoseon.”
“The advantages of LED over conventional UV have been well noted with reduced power, less down time, fewer substrate distortions and improved migration characteristics. When Kustom Group focused on LED technology, we needed a partner to teach us what curing mechanisms are available and where the technology is heading. Phoseon proved to be that partner with their leading-edge technology and commitment to sharing all they know about LED. We welcomed the opportunity to reciprocate for the industry as we establish this partnership of shared knowledge and advanced materials allowing customers to reduce conversion times and benefit from advanced LED solutions,” Matt Apke – Kustom Group.
“Nazdar has been an early adaptor of the LED technology and offer LED flexographic and LED Rotary Screen products. Phoseon UV LED lamp technology and their Phoseon Capital service program for retrofit, along with Nazdar LED products offer the industry an option to adapt this new technology to legacy equipment. Nazdar is optimistic in the program Phoseon has developed, and by mutually providing the necessary resources to assist converters interested in exploring and adapting to this new LED technology through the retrofit model. Phoseon and Nazdar will provide the necessary expertise to make the transition from mercury cure to LED cure successful,” states Mike Harjung, Vice President, Narrow Web at Nazdar.
“Symbiotic relationships within the supply chain are fundamental to create a solid foundation for printers and converters. We have worked with Phoseon and their associated suppliers, witnessing multiple global successes of the Phoseon system installs and retrofits, which have delivered immediate results for the printers and their customers, exceeding expectations, ” said Amanda Jones, Business Development & Marketing Director, Paragon Inks.
Tom Hammer, Head of technical marketing, Siegwerk said “As LED UV technology gains further acceptance in the industry, we are proud and excited to partner with Phoseon as they offer press retrofit services. Phoseon has been one of our premier partners in developing Siegwerk’s technology for LED UV, with both of our market leading products, Sicura Flex LED and Sicura Nutriflex LEDTec, which is for low migration applications. LED UV technology is eco-efficient, cost-effective, and has significant productivity advantages. It will continue to drive future development and shape our industry. We are thrilled that Phoseon is leading the change in retrofitting to LED UV systems. Please join us, together with Phoseon Capital Services, so we can demonstrate the benefits of LED UV and help you become more productive, safe and competitive as you transition into the future of LED curing technology!”
Derrick Hemmings, Product Manager-ECP-Canada, Sun Chemical shared, “Sun Chemical has designed UV LED inks to meet the strict requirements for food packaging guidelines and for UV LED flexographic printers. SunCure® Accuflex inks meet the standards of compliance for primary packaging and can be cured with LED lamps to help printers transition to LED”.
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“Zeller+Gmelin is pleased to partner with Phoseon in their new Flexographic Retrofit Services program, with LED curing equipment that provides faster press speeds, reduced operator maintenance, lower energy usage, and a more consistent degree of cure compared to older Mercury-type UV curing systems. Zeller+Gmelin’s 17 Series LED Flexo inks offer strong, clean colors, fast curing and excellent runability on narrow web presses retrofitted with LED systems from Phoseon,” said Ed Dedman, Flexographic Technical Support Manager Zeller+Gmelin.