now offers UV LED ink suitable for food compliant Labels. November 08 2016 has confirmed the global availability of a UV LED curable low migration ink series suitable for food compliant labels and packaging applications.

 As previously reported,this new ink is available in the full range of Pantone basic colors, 4-color process set plus orange, green and violet for expanded color gamut printing and opaque white, as well as a range of coatings, adhesives and metallics.

The new product is part of the UV LED curable inks family which includes UV LED curable inks for flexo and screen printing, and a wide range of metallics, coatings and adhesives.

This new ink is reported to offer very good color strength and adhesion to a wide range of synthetic substrates. It has documented low migration properties achieved at print speeds in excess of 500 f/min, meets specific migration levels below 10 ppb, 50 ppb or SML, and is compliant to Nestle Guidance Note, Swiss Ordinance and FDA regulations. It has been tested using the food simulants of 95% Ethanol, Tenax, and Acetic Acid at 40 degrees C for 10 days.

This new ink combines UV LED curing along with low migration food compliant chemistries. Together, the technologies enable food safe printing with the highest reliability and productivity due to stable curing at high press speeds and optimized UV LED ink chemistry.

Roy Harris CEO for, commented: ‘Fitting with our commitment to support food compliant labels and packaging, it is with great excitement that we commercialize this new product line of ink. 

This new ink expands our low migration portfolio and enables customers to grow their business with short run flexible food packaging.’

‘We believe strongly in low migration UV LED technology. The combination offers all the economic benefits of UV LED curing, including better press up time and productivity and reduced energy consumption; along with the peace of mind customers who are seeking food compliant packaging due to the assuredness of cure.

‘We have finalized investments in our  production capabilities in the US  and Canada , and are now globally commercializing the industry’s first ever low migration UV LED flexo inks. We also recently completed an intense period of beta tests with selected converters, lamp and press partners who collaborated with us on this ground breaking development.’

‘The combination of LED low migration inks and highly efficient printing presses will become an unbeatable combination to address the increasing demand for shorter and shorter run lengths in the flexible packaging market.’