MacDermid Renews Commitment to M System Brand with New Product Additions for Corrugated Applications
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced today the commercial introduction of three new liquid photopolymer resins specifically designed for corrugated printing applications – MRC, LTS and M Cap 45. These new products from MacDermid are part of the M System platform that leverages over 40 years of liquid photopolymer experience into a unified technology and service architecture.
MRC and LTS are the latest in a series of product introductions from MacDermid that leverage the company’s knowledge of all relevant printing technologies and understanding of photopolymer imaging and dot shape capabilities. This extensive knowledge of photopolymer resins has led to the development of MRC – a resin that does not require the GPX step, thus speeding up the workflow; and LTS - a softer resin specifically designed for printing on lower quality boards.In addition to MRC and LTS, MacDermid has developed a new capping resin, M Cap 45, that can be used in conjunction with our new and existing liquid resins for corrugated applications. The capping technology allows for the use of a second layer of photopolymer on top of a soft or hard base photopolymer. M Cap 45 increases the tonal range of the finished plate and reduces fluting to an extent that rivals or surpasses that of the leading flat top dot technologies in the industry.
"We are thrilled to be launching these additions to our M System platform. Our focus and commitment to liquid photopolymer technology remains strong due to the dedicated and experienced team we have in place,” stated Ryan Vest, Global Director of Innovation at MacDermid Graphics Solutions.
MRC is 32 durometer (Shore A) resin designed to specifically provide thick photopolymer printing plates for the corrugated market with optional GPX requirements, allowing for increased productivity if desired. It is commercially available in 5-gallon plastic containers and 2,000 lbs totes.
LTS is a 25 durometer (Shore A) resin specifically designed to provide softer photopolymer plates to address the challenges of printing on recycled boards and boards with thinner liners. It is commercially available in 5-gallon plastic containers and 2,000 lbs totes.
M Cap 45 is a 45 durometer (Shore A) cap resin designed primarily for corrugated printing applications. It is used in conjunction with a softer base resin to produce capped printing plates for high-quality and process color printing. M Cap 45 can be used with MacDermid’s LTL, LTS, and MRC liquid resins and is available in 5-gallon containers.
About MacDermid Graphics Solutions
MacDermid Graphics Solutions is a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of flexographic printing plates used in the packaging industry. MacDermid Graphics Solutions is a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions, a global specialty chemicals company serving the diversified needs of the Electronics, Industrial, Offshore and Printing industries.
To learn more about MacDermid Graphics Solutions, visit www.macdermid.com/graphics.