Sun Chemical arm launches new low-migration inks

SunJet has unveiled the product in partnership with Durst Phototechnik – a manufacturer of professional digital imaging.

The SunJet LM inkjet product complies with the required components listed in Annex 6 of the Swiss Ordinance, Nestlé standards on materials in contact with food and Nestlé Guidance note on packaging inks.

This low-migration inkjet technology has also been designed so that it can be utilised on a wide range of media such as PP and PE in the label sector, foil for food and pharma applications, and heat sensitive films for shrink sleeves, including an opaque white allowing for the use of clear substrates.

SunJet, as part of Sun Chemical is an active member of EuPIA and has formulated and manufactured this technology in accordance with their guidelines and the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

SunJet said that it has utilised its leading position in the development and manufacture of packaging inks to provide this dedicated five colour UV inkjet ink set to lead the market and meet industry standards.

The new SunJet LM ink technology will be showcased for the first time on the Durst Tau 330 at Labelexpo 2013, at the Durst stand 9H57 in Hall 9, taking place in Brussels this week.

SunJet global product manager Rick Hulme said: “SunJet has worked in partnership with Durst on a vision to deliver a state of the art UV inkjet chemistry to the food packaging market. Our ambition was to establish a unique solution to lead the market and meet the challenging legislation of this sector. We are therefore extremely pleased to be able to announce this as the latest addition to the SunJet product portfolio at this year’s Labelexpo.”