Printing on flexible packages

Reseller for flexography products in Lombardy and throughout Italy

Flexible packaging is one of the most widely used types of packaging in all areas of business, as it is always easier and better to wrap the product in packaging that follows (and therefore protects) its form, while preserving the internal conditions for optimal storage. Of course, this is primarily used for food, but is just as important, for example, in electronics).

Locatelli Alcool is a major retailer of products for flexible packaging in various industries, supplying solvents, mixtures, and thinners for flexo inksnot only in Lombardy, but, for over 25 years, also all across Italy. Today, we also sell abroad, in Europe and Africa.

Flexography: what does this printing technique involve?

The printing technique used for printing onto flexible packagesis known as flexography, and uses rubber plates. It is the flexible rotating roller that allows the ink to be printed evenly onto:

  • corrugated cardboard;
  • paper;
  • plastic packaging;
  • Tetra Pak® packaging;
  • adhesive labels for food products.


Locatelli Alcool handles printing onto these types of packaging, always considering the importance applied to packaging today as a promotion platform as well as protecting its contents. The company is also able to supply chemicals for graphic arts, and solvents and alcohol for flexographic printing.

Catalogue of products for flexographic printing

Locatelli Alcool provides our customers, and printers with products for printing onto flexible packagingof certified high quality and safety. For example, we have been certified by Istituto Fogra ('Fogra Institute') for our offset, flexo and roto solvents.

This allows you to order solvents, mixtures and other substances with confidence for the development and the washing of photo-polymeric flexo plates.

Our rangeof flexographic printing products is very broad and includes:

  • Thinners for flexo inks
  • Solvents and mixtures for flexographic printing
  • Printing solvents for photopolymer plates
  • Binary mixtures for printing
  • Auxiliary substances such as butyl alcohol and ethyl acetate
solvents for flexographic printing

View our complete product catalogue for flexible packaging printing and flexography products.

Contact us on +39 035 851278 for orders and quotes.

THINNERS FOR INKS

TERNARY MIXTURES

LOC FLEX 8020 SOLVENT

Standard flexographic printing mixture recommended for photopolymer clichés.
Normal evaporation rate.


LOCFLEX 7030 SOLVENT

Standard flexographic printing mixture recommended for photopolymer clichés.
The higher percentage of ethyl acetate gives this mixture a higher evaporation rate.


LOCFLEX 404020 SOLVENT

Balanced and standard flexographic printing mixture for photopolymer cliches. Normal evaporation rate.
The addition of isopropanol makes this mixture much more balanced, suitable for hot and humid seasons.


LOCFLEX 602020 SOLVENT

Standard flexographic printing mixture recommended for photopolymer clichés.
Normal evaporation rate.

BINARY MIXTURE FOR ALCOHOL INKS


ETAFLEX 8020 (80% Ethanol, 20% Ethyl Acetate)


ETAFLEX 7030 (70% Ethanol, 30% Ethyl Acetate)

Flexographic printing mixture without isopropanol, recommended for photopolymer clichés, suitable for food packaging printing. Normal evaporation rate.


Our laboratory is at the disposal of customers for modifying
our standard mixtures, or for developing new ones as needed.

RETARDANTS

  • METHOXYPROPANOL SOLVENT
  • LOC RETARDER SOLVENT
  • ETHOXYPROPANOL SOLVENT

 

THINNERS FOR POLYAMIDE INKS

  • EP.IPA.IBA SOLVENT
  • ISOBUTANOL RETARDANT

 

THINNERS

  • ETHYL ACETATE U.G.
  • N-PROPYL ACETATE
  • TECHNICAL ETHYL ACETATE FOR WASHING

 

ANILOX WASHING SOLVENTS


LOC RED ANILOX

Suitable for cleaning anilox rollers, machine parts and photopolymer clichés.


LOC HIDRO ANILOX

Suitable for cleaning anilox rollers, machine parts and photopolymer clichés. Recommended for water-based inks and paints.


LOC SOLVENT ANILOX

Suitable for cleaning anilox rollers, machine parts and photopolymer clichés. Recommended for solvent-based inks and paints.


LOC UV ANILOX

Suitable for cleaning anilox rollers, machine parts and photopolymer clichés. Recommended for UV inks and paints.

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