SunJet, the global inkjet division of Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, will launch EtiJetTM LM UV, its new low migration UV curing ink range for the digital label market at Labelexpo Americas 2012, on the Sun Chemical booth #5413.
SunJet has developed this new platform inkjet technology suitable for all types of piezo print heads and can demonstrate migration levels of <10ppb in inks cured in air with standard mercury lamps. All of the ink components appear on the European positive lists, Swiss Ordinance and EuPIA and the inks do not use materials specifically excluded in the Nestle list, meaning the inks meet the highest industry standards for food packaging.
"SunJet's OEM customers are keen to ensure their equipment has the widest appeal to converters in labels and packaging, meaning that they want to offer low migration inkjet technology as an option," said Pete Saunders, Global Business Manager Digital, SunJet. "Utilizing Sun Chemical's extensive knowledge and experience in low migration technology and regulatory compliance, including a certified testing laboratory, we are in a position to support our customers throughout the packaging design and production process. We are excited about the new opportunities this new ink technology can deliver."
UV inkjet printing is now becoming established in label and packaging applications. Brand owners, package designers and converters are aware of the capabilities of digital printing and are keen to factor the new process capability into the design stage for many applications including those involving foods.
EtiJetTM LM UV can also be used in non-food applications on standard label stocks giving the press the maximum operational flexibility possible.
To learn more about Sun Chemical's products on display during Labelexpo Americas 2012, visit www.sunchemical.com/labelexpo2012 or visit booth #5413 September 11-13, 2012 in Chicago. Visitors who come to Sun Chemical's booth will receive a label for their game piece to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.