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Toyo Ink to Exhibit at Pack Expo International 2008


Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC, a member of the Toyo Ink Group, announced today that it will be exhibiting at this year’s Pack Expo International from Nov. 9-13 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, Booth E-9036.  

The packaging industry’s largest U.S. trade show, Pack Expo provides an invaluable platform for the company to not only gain exposure for the company brand, but also showcase Toyo’s complete line of high quality, high performance inks, lamination adhesives and printing supplies for flexible packaging applications.  A longtime industry leader in packaging innovation in Asia, Toyo Ink is now looking to bolster its presence in North America, focusing efforts to deliver its proven and unique packaging solutions to the U.S. market. 

“Toyo Ink is one of the world's leading ink manufacturers with roots dating back to 1907,” noted Fusao Ito, president of Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC.  “Building on our reputation both locally and overseas for high-quality and innovative products in commercial print, we are now very pleased to introduce at Pack Expo our comprehensive lineup of high-quality, high performance inks and specialty adhesives to the US flexible packaging sector.”

Moreover, Toyo Ink Mfg. America’s new $20-million manufacturing plant in Bryan, TX will become operational in October 2008, further expanding the company’s product development, production and customer service capabilities.  All of Toyo packaging inks and adhesives products featured at Pack Expo will be developed and manufactured at this new site.

"Toyo Ink is committed to providing our customers with the highest-level of quality in our products and services,” said James Wirth, sales manager, packaging inks at Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC.  “The construction of our manufacturing plant in Texas now enables us to broaden our packaging product offerings and better serve the U.S. as well as our global customer base.”

At the Toyo Ink booth #E-9036, visitors will be able to see firsthand the performance benefits of the company’s retortable water- and solvent-based gravure lamination inks, water- and solvent-based flexo lamination inks and a whole slue of other products designed specifically for value-added performance and environmental advantages.

Toyo Ink's featured products are as follows:

• Gravure Lamination Inks: LioValue Series and AquaEcol Series:
Retort flexible packaging has been perfected for eco-friendly food applications that can conserve natural resources,and energy while reducing  waste.  The solvent-based LioValue and water-based AquaEcol are the best gravure inks for this purpose. 

Both toluene- and MEK-free, LioValue is formulated to meet the performance demands of general-purpose flexible packaging through boil and retort packaging, providing excellent lamination on a wide range of plastic films, particularly transparent barrier films.  

Water-based AquaEcol is also capable of printing on an array of substrates for flexible packaging use, including OPP, PET, nylon and PVDC-coated film. AquaEcol maintains its color and viscosity for longer periods, providing better print quality under long-run printing conditions.

• Flexo Lamination Inks: IroFlex Series and AquaLiona Series: Toyo’s flexographic inks are suitable for various different uses, offering superior printability and high strength lamination. Toyo’s solvent-type flexographic lamination ink, the IroFlex series, excels at high-speed production, easily standing up to press speeds of 900 to 1,200 feet per minute. It promotes superior adhesion on OPP, PET and nylon, while minimizing solvent retention.

AquaLiona delivers reliable image quality for snack packaging. It can be printed on various types of film, such as OPP, PET and nylon. It is formulated for printing high-resolution images.  Like AquaEcol for gravure printing, AquaLiona provides a green choice for flexo printing. This water-based flexo ink allows printers to satisfy high-speed printing applications and reduce their impact on the environment.  

• Laminating Adhesives: DynaGrand Series: This series of high-performance, highly durable laminating adhesives for food and industrial purposes is ideal for materials such as film and foil, and is heat, moisture, acidity, and alkali resistant enough to be used outdoors.