For the first time, INX International Ink Co. will be exhibiting in South America at ExpoPrint Latin America. When the event is held March 20-24 in Sao Paolo, Brazil, local INX do Brasil Director Jose Carlos Ribeiro says show attendees can expect a sizeable contingent ready to offer expert advice on flexible packaging and metal decoration inks when they visit INX booth 417.

Twenty highly experienced staff members of INX and Creative Industria e Comercio Ltda., one of South America’s leading manufacturers of flexographic and gravure packaging inks, will be on hand to discuss the complete line of inks and coatings that will be on display. INX purchased the company in December 2016. With the global support of parent company Sakata INX of Japan, Ribeiro understands the significance of INX exhibiting at South America’s largest industry event.

“It is an important time for our customers to realize that Creative is in a completely different position,” he explained. “Being connected to Sakata INX gives us a whole new world of possibilities and that will be presented at ExpoPrint. Also, our customers will be able to better understand the market opportunities regarding the new technologies we plan to bring to South America.”

Ribeiro said the experience level of the sales and technical people in the INX booth runs deep.

“Most of our experts have worked with printing inks in the market for over 20 years. Most of them also previously worked for packaging companies,” he noted. “Our main goal at ExpoPrint is to present INX as a strong ink supplier. It is South America’s largest trade show and our focus is on growth in the continent. With an extensive line of quality products that will be available to our customers this year and next, we know how important it is for our sales and technical people to engage in conversations with show visitors.”

ExpoPrint visitors will have plenty to see in the INX booth, including Synergy™ and Belle Color™flexible packaging inks and 2-piece metal decorating inks and coatings.

Synergy is a flexographic laminating ink designed for a wide range of solvent-based and solvent-less adhesive systems. A high performing product that can run at press speeds of 2000 feet per minute, it offers excellent printability and heat resistance for general purpose, snack food packaging. Synergy also has superb bond strength and resolubility, and low solvent retention is achievable with extrusion and adhesive lamination.

Belle Color solvent-based rotogravure laminating inks are the highest performing inks on the market for adhesive and extrusion lamination. Specifically formulated for retort, boil-in-bag and a vast range of diverse packaging applications, the proprietary, high quality ink system is known for how sharp it prints on many different substrates. Belle Color, like Synergy, provides excellent heat resistance, low solvent retention, and resolves doctor blade issues that are commonly found with other inks.

INX is the largest worldwide producer of 2-piece metal decorating inks. Many popular beverage brands have realized the high value and shelf appeal that INX metal decorating inks deliver with many bright and sharp colors. Booth visitors are encouraged to ask about the INX Color Perfection® 2-Piece Metal Color Catalogue. The industry’s first true color standard for beverage can design printed directly on metal, it contains more than 600 metal color swatches.

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