PennWhite Print Solutions Launch Finasil LWP

Lightweight papers are becoming increasingly popular in the heat-set offset printing sector, unfortunately paper cockling or fluting of the signatures is a common issue when using both coated and uncoated lightweight stock.

Typically, varying the rotational speed or direction of the lower silicone/water applicator will reduce cockling to acceptable levels. However, this can reduce production efficiency and increase the chances of folder marking on the finished job.

To overcome this PennWhite Print Solutions have developed Finasil LWP. This high performance silicone emulsion helps eliminate staining and matt spots on lightweight papers while maintaining full production speeds. Finasil LWP has been tested on some of Europe’s largest and fastest machines and has proved to be both effective and efficient. Commercial Director Karl Mallard praised the laboratory and production teams for their work on the new product, “They are incredibly good at creating silicone emulsions in line with the constantly evolving challenges faced by the offset printer. It maybe an old fashioned outlook, but we think if something’s worth doing it’s worth doing properly.It’s a philosophy that's helped make us the UK's leading supplier of silicone emulsions to the heat-set printing sector in just eight months."