Marabu’s New Water-Based Digital Printing Ink Ideal For Flexible Food Packaging

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Marabu’s new water-based Maqua Jet DA-FXP inkjet ink is for directly printing flexible packaging materials. The formula complies with the requirements of the ‘EuPIA Swiss Ordinance on Food Contact Materials’ and ‘Articles and the Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks’, confirming its suitability for food packaging.

The new ink is also ideal for multi-layer packaging, and for lamination and heat sealing. It is available exclusively for machine manufacturers and system integrators.

Screen printing inks for plastic packaging

Inks for food packaging are subject to strict quality audits to verify that they are not susceptible to migration (the transfer of substances from the packaging material to the foodstuff). Marabu’s Ultra Pack UVFP range is the first and only officially approved printing ink (by Swiss Quality Testing Services, SQTS, a certified institute) for migration-sensitive PE/PP plastics – the materials most widely used for packaging foodstuff. The very high reactiveness of Ultra Pack UVFP inks ensures rapid curing and printing speeds of up to 5000 items per hour. Furthermore, Marabu offers the UV-LED curing ink system Ultra Pack LEDC for a wide range of plastic packaging.

Direct digital printing on 3D packaging and containers

The Ultra Jet DUV-C line is especially developed for direct printing on PET and glass packaging and containers by means of an industrial single-pass method. PET bottles often come into contact with foodstuff, so it is important that low-migration inks are used. The Ultra Jet DUV-C range has been tested and confirmed to display minimal migration. Moreover, this portfolio of UV products is suitable for de-inking. These solutions and more will be showcased at the upcoming InPrint 2019.

CHEMOSOL (+27 11) 058 3500 info@chemosol.co.za www.chemosol.co.za

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