The recently introduced EcoTech process color inks from INX International Ink Co. are again leading the way among “green” ink systems. They are now registered in the NAPIM (National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers) Bio-Derived Renewable Resource (BRC) certification program, so printers running environmentally-friendly EcoTech inks can utilize the official BRC label, which also indicates the percentage of renewable resource material content.
“While further documenting our commitment to sustainable and renewable-resource products, BRC registration and labeling also offers printers and their customers the opportunity to do likewise,” said Chris Bonk, INX vice president – technical director for offset inks. “This NAPIM certification program helps broaden the awareness of the value of many different bio-derived materials that can be utilized in high-performance printing ink formulations such as EcoTech.”
More than 65 percent of EcoTech’s content is bio-derived, with vegetable oils accounting for nearly three-fourths of EcoTech’s BRC percentage. The proprietary ingredients in the EcoTech formula further enhance performance of the inks, which conform to ISO 2846-1 standards and are suitable for GRACoL G7 certification.