Expanding its range of in-mold label products, Flint Group has announced the global availability of Novastar D 2000 IML BIO for metallized paper and non-absorbent substrates.

According to Jürgen Riedlinger, Flint Group director of global product management, sheetfed, “Over the last 5 to 6 years, global production of in-mold labels has grown at around 4 percent per year, due in part to the ability of the technology to enhance the product visibility and brand identification in the market. And we believe in-mold labelling will continue to grow significantly as the manufacturing efficiencies and visual quality it brings gets wider endorsement. Currently in-mold accounts for less than 3 percent of all labelling, so there is plenty of room for it to grow.”

Novastar D 2000 IML BIO is a mineral oil-free, low-migration sheetfed ink to be used for label printing without direct food contact. Suitable for printing work corresponding to ISO 12647-2, it is especially suited to printing on metallized paper and other non-absorbent substrates. It is the latest in a line of products introduced by Flint Group to create a rounded portfolio for the offset label print market. 

This very high color strength product features good printability with excellent dot sharpness and fast oxidative drying. Based on renewable raw materials and produced conforming to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), it has exceptionally good adhesion and scratch resistance, while it is very versatile in high as well as sub-zero temperatures.

The process series comes together with Novastar D 2000 IML BIO spot colour shades and joins a growing family of IML products from Flint Group, which includes Novaset 4940/40 IML coating, the UV curing range UltraCura Sens for paper, board and plastic, and UltraCura Sens Plas for non-absorbent materials, foil and IML substrates.


Flint Group