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Epple and Sun Chemical Collaborate to Make Direct Food Contact Inks Available Globally

Press release from the issuing company

Neusäß – Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß, and Sun Chemical, a leading producer of printing inks, today announced that they have signed an exclusive agreement to combine their resources to make Epple’s class-leading, migration harmless series of sheetfed offset inks for direct food contact, BoFood® Organic, available to a global audience.

BoFood® Organic is a worldwide patented sheetfed offset ink for printing on the inside of folding carton food packaging, also allowing direct food contact. All the raw materials used in the manufacture of the ink have been approved for use in foodstuffs.

Under the agreement, ownership of the intellectual property in BoFood® Organic remains with Epple, which has granted Sun Chemical a licence to market BoFood®

Organic under the name of SunPak® Organic, reflecting the ink’s food-safe qualities.

The two companies have also agreed to work together to further develop the platform technology for other potential applications.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Carl Epple, Member of the Executive Board, Epple Druckfarben, says: “We see ourselves as pioneers in the development of sustainable sheetfed offset printing inks and are particularly proud of having created a worldwide patented offset ink that has been approved for printing on the inside of food packaging. It’s therefore gratifying that Sun Chemical, the world’s largest manufacturer of printing inks, has recognised the quality of our technology and we look forward to cooperating.

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