Under this agreement, AiC will offer NAMSA’s indicating inks, which are based on pigment technology that does not use heavy metals. These inks can be used for steam, ethylene oxide (EO), dry heat, hydrogen peroxide and steam formaldehyde sterilization processes. They are used primarily for medical applications, and print as an area that changes color permanently when adequate sterilization treatment by chemical or radiation has been applied.
“These inks can be used on flexible and retort packaging, labels and specialty tapes produced by converters who work with pharmaceutical and health care consumer product companies,” said Jean-Do Turgis, business development manager, AiC. “These sterilization inks allow Sun Chemical to take another step toward providing a ‘total solution’ for converters.”
The sterilization indicating ink product lines are suitable for high-speed flexo, gravure, and screen printing processes.