At drupa 2016, Chimigraf presented its new Power CRB, an ink specially designed for printing on paper and corrugated cardboard.
Chimigraf’s innovative hi-tech venture for DOD piezoelectric printheads is an UV curing, low migration ink. Its benefits are obvious: well above other technologies as far as color intensity is concerned, as well as abrasion resistance, yield and high production speeds without need of a drying oven IR, it is slower and shows improved energy consumption.
But the special characteristics of Power CRB don’t end there; it also stands out for its instant UV curing lamps, its capacity to print on non-porous media and its ease of recycling.
Over the last 10 years, the industry of different printing markets has sought, developed or implemented digital alternatives to their production processes. Markets such as ceramic decoration or flexible packaging have launched new solutions in both ink and hardware. These markets have been joined by decorative wood for the furniture industry, decoration on glass, aluminum, PVC ... So what’s left to do? The corrugated packaging market - and this is where Chimigraf bursts on stage with its innovative ink Power CRB.
Digital technology allows for printing to be adapted to the new demands of customers; from reducing print size to increasing print quality, which all helps to increase the possibilities of product design and customization without having to change plates and also the possibility of including a field of variable data.
Chimigraf has manufactured water-based inks for flexographic printing on corrugated board since 1970. As a result of this knowledge and experience in the graphics market and other industrial printing markets such as wooden decoration, ceramics as well as coding and marking, in 1998 Chimigraf created a new division of inkjet inks for digital printing. Due to this division, inks like the UV curing Power CRB have been developed.
Moreover, other ink technology options are being studied, both water-based and hybrid. To this end, Chimigraf has achieved a low migration UV ink that meets all the regulations for indirect food packaging, and has passed tests with favorable overall and specific migration results.
Chimigraf’s new digital inkjet ink Power CRB complies with regulations and standards applicable to indirect contact food packaging: Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21, EuPIA Exclusion List for Printing Inks, ITX and Benzophenone Free, Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks.