Building on the Group’s developmental concept of “Ethical Packaging Solutions,” the two companies will demonstrate their commitment to delivering to brand owners and converters solutions that ensure food safety and quality, and reduce environmental impact and energy consumption.
Toyo Ink Group will showcase its full range of printing inks and low-migration technology, with a special focus on food packaging and LED-UV applications. Product highlights to include an upgraded lineup of UV flexo and UV offset inks, a new series of LED-UV offset inks for labels, EB flexo technology, digital solutions, and more.
In the area of low migration UV systems, Toyo Ink Europe will present its new generation of UV flexo inks, including bestsellers like Steraflex and Steraflex Food for self-adhesive label printing. These inks exhibit improved characteristics in terms of their fluidity and speed performance when compared to conventional systems out on the market, the company said.
LED continues to make strides in the printing market. Toyo Ink Europe will have on display its latest low-energy LED-UV flexo inks—LED Steraflex and LED Steraflex FOOD series—which have been specially designed to meet the demands of high-speed label printing. Making a push into the in-mold label (IML) market, Toyo Ink will also be introducing new low-migration LED-UV offset inks for paper packaging and label printing. These inks cure with very little lamp energy, making them ideal for handling IML applications without damage or shrinkage to the printed substrate.
Toyo Ink Europe will also showcase a complete portfolio of UV offset inks and a new lineup of functional varnishes and specialty screen inks, when combined with its FLASH DRY FL Kaleido series of UV flexo inks, brings high visual appeal to brand packaging on store shelves.
At Labelexpo 2017, the Toyo Ink Group will present its latest development in migration-compliant solutions specially designed to help printers and packaging converters address the regulatory and printing performance demands of these rapidly growing markets.
Closely focused on the development of EB technology for packaging applications, Toyo Ink will spotlight its lineup of EB flexo inks, including the Elex-one series. A completely 100% solid system, the Elex-one is transforming energy curing in flexo printing with its genuine wet-on-wet system, which is suitable for reverse printing and lamination, high-gloss surface printing or for shrink sleeve purposes.
Another highlight in Toyo Ink Europe’s expanding EB portfolio is the Sterabeam EB offset inks for high-speed printing of food cartons and various kinds of flexible films. Compliant with Swiss Ordinance regulations, these inks demonstrate very low odor and extremely low migration properties, addressing the migration concerns that brand owners and converters face in food and beverage packaging production.
At this year’s show Toyo Ink will also feature a lineup of water-based inks for the flexible packaging market. The company’s AQUA LIONA series was originally launched as one of the first eco-friendly water-based flexo inks delivering high-speed and high resolution results over a broad range of films.
For the broader packaging market, visitors to the stand will have an opportunity to see Toyo Ink’s upgraded line of digital solutions, including LIOJET inkjet inks for the expanding label and narrow web market. The company’s latest food-safe inkjet lineup includes UV-curable and water-based types, as digital progresses into new areas and markets.