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Americas: Inks for BPA-free packaging

Sun Chemical has launched SunCure Accuflex UV, a new ultra violet (UV) ink system for primary and secondary food packaging that is not manufactured with Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials and meets low migration specifications.

Compliant with standards such as Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements, the inks meet the latest photoinitiator safe packaging guidelines.

They also provide low odor and very low residual extractables characteristics.

The ink system specifically addresses concerns that brand owners face due to strict labeling laws like California’s Proposition 65, which require businesses to provide warnings on their packaging for products that could expose consumers to BPA.

BPA and certain photoinitiators are chemicals that have been identified as carcinogens and reprotoxins.

Designed for both folding carton and flexible film packaging applications where high press performance, color vibrancy and regulatory compliance are critical, the inks offer good adhesion to a variety of film substrates, provide great flexo viscosity stability under high shear conditions, and exhibit UV cure response.

Available in North America, the inks can be used for a variety of paper packaging applications and feature low post-odor properties that are essential to many brand owners.