Sun Chemical has launched two ultra violet/electron beam (UV/EB) inks for primary and secondary food packaging that are compliant with global standards, including Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements.
The two new inks — SunBeam Advance EB offset inks and SunCure Advance UV inks — meet the latest photoinitiator-safe packaging guidelines, are made with no Bisphenol A-based chemical to meet the global standards.
They also provide low odor and very low residual extractables characteristics while maintaining standards of pressroom performance at high press speeds.
Specifically formulated to help increase productivity by significantly reducing the number of blanket washes, these ink systems work on a variety of substrates and specifically address concerns that brand owners face due to strict labeling laws like California’s Proposition 65.
Designed for high speed web folding carton and flexible packaging applications, SunBeam Advance EB curable offset inks offer high transfer and lithographic water window properties, adhesion and abrasion resistance, cure response, color recovery after a stop, and hold density well to help improve overall quality.
The inks are considered high strength to help improve mileage and can also reduce start-up and running waste.
Meanwhile, SunCure Advance UV inks are designed for food packaging applications and offer run-ability on both super high speed sheetfed and web presses.
In addition to high transfer properties and lithographic water window, these inks hold density well and provide UV cure response under either inter-station curing or delivery positioned lamp conditions.
These inks also offer adhesion to some non-porous type stocks.
This ink system can be used for the most sensitive packaging applications where low odor and extractables are essential.