The inkjet inks used for direct to container applications arguably have the greatest responsibility in the final products’ supply chain. This presentation takes a cradle to grave approach and aims to look at how the inks need to interact with the print heads and print systems but also heavily influences the image quality that is formed upon the containers. Additional requirements are often called for in food, beverage and cosmetics applications as the inks must be formulated with list compliant materials and are able to deliver a low migration capable solution on the final printed item. Finally, it is an increasing requirement to recycle many polymers used as containers and the ink must therefore be compatible with those processes wherever possible.

Did you know how UV-printing can enrich your production? Mimaki provides various choice of LED UV printers in combination with various print sizes, ink types and colors. This means that Mimaki’s UV-print technology can be used for a wide range of products – also for cylindrical objects to print 360 degrees! But it is important to know what kind of machine, ink, pre/after-process your product needs and this makes the UV-print so challenging and outstanding.

NVC (founded in 1953) is the association of companies addressing the activity of packaging throughout the supply chain of packaged products. Through contact with this large variety of member companies, including retail, manufacturing of packaged products, supply of packaging, machinery, services and raw material suppliers, we gain insight in global trends and how they affect packaging. In this presentation, Ger Standhardt will share these trends with you and how they express themselves in packaging and packaging print. This will help you to understand the future requirements set by consumers and brand owners.

The inkjet inks used for direct to container applications arguably have the greatest responsibility in the final products’ supply chain. This presentation takes a cradle to grave approach and aims to look at how the inks need to interact with the print heads and print systems but also heavily influences the image quality that is formed upon the containers. Additional requirements are often called for in food, beverage and cosmetics applications as the inks must be formulated with list compliant materials and are able to deliver a low migration capable solution on the final printed item. Finally, it is an increasing requirement to recycle many polymers used as containers and the ink must therefore be compatible with those processes wherever possible.

REACH and CLP are the EU main chemical legislations. CLP requires manufacturers of chemical substances and mixtures to classify their products with regard to hazardous properties and to assign the relevant information to the product’s label. The hazard symbols and the wording shown on the label give a first short overview on the identified hazards and the most essential precautionary measures. REACH regulation additionally requires a Safety Data Sheet for each product classified as hazardous to be provided to the customers concerned. Information contained in the Safety Data Sheet is much more detailed compared to the label. As most printing inks and related materials are classified as hazardous under CLP, correct application of the recommendations related to safe use provided on the label and in the relevant chapters of the Safety Data Sheet is the basis to ensure protection of workers‘ health in the print shops and also of the environment.