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Sun Chemical introduces new UV ink system for food packaging applications

PKBR Staff Writer Published 27 February 2018

Sun Chemical, a subsidiary of DIC group, has introduced new UV ink system for primary and secondary food packaging applications.

The ink system, dubbed SunCure Accuflex UV,  is for several food applications that are not manufactured with Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials and meets low migration specifications.

SunCure Accuflex UV inks can be used for both folding carton and flexible film packaging applications. They also offer better adhesion to different film substrates and advanced flexo viscosity stability under high shear conditions.

With low post-odor properties, SunCure AccuFlex UV inks are suitable for a variety of paper packaging applications

Designed to meet low migration specifications, the new UV ink system is free from Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials.

SunCure Accuflex UV ink system has been developed to meet the rigorous global market standards, including Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements.

The new ink system can also meet the latest photoinitiator safe packaging guidelines, as well as exhibits low odor and low residual extractables characteristics.

According to Sun Chemical, BPA and certain photoinitiators are chemicals that were identified as carcinogens and reprotoxins.

Sun Chemical produces printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials.

In January this year, Sun Chemical launches a new UV offset ink for luxury folding carton applications.

The new ink system, SunCure Aspire UV, has been developed to make graphics look vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons and offer the longer-term shelf appeal for brand owners.

In November 2017, Sun Chemical introduced two new UV/EB inks for primary and secondary food packaging applications.

The SunBeam advance electron beam (EB) offset ink and SunCure advance UV ink are in line with the latest photoinitiator-safe packaging guidelines.

The new inks have been produced by using BPA-based chemical, and can be used on a variety of substrates.