Seminar focused on advantages of fast-curing, low-VOC printing from UV/EB and UV-LED technologies.
The migration of components from packaging materials to foodstuff is certainly not a new consideration for packaging printers, brand owners and co-packers, but it continues to represent an area of global concern in terms of health and safety.
As the broad base of packaging expands, and the printing processes for such packages also expand, it is becoming increasingly difficult to monitor and control the safety of food packaging print. The situation is even more complex due to the absence of a harmonized EU law for printing inks and commonly agreed methods for risk assessment. This is also true for printing inks that are UV/EB cured, although EuPIA and the Swiss Ordinance provide sound and recognized guidance for all types of printing inks and food packaging coatings. Pressure-sensitive and gummed labels; in-mold labels; flexible packaging; and even direct-to-container print all represent considerably different routes to achieving the same end result, and all are used in the world of fo
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