New mineral oil-free ink from SunJet and Xaar addresses food contamination fears


Over the past few years there have been growing concerns regarding the contamination of food from inks used on secondary food packaging and the use of recycled packaging paperboard. The packaging industry is striving to avoid the use of materials and substances which contain mineral oil hydrocarbons.

The new ink, IK822, Black MOF, is designed for use in secondary packaging applications such as barcoding on corrugated and other absorbent paper-based materials.  Whilst proactively providing a solution ahead of potential legislation, the IK822 MOF ink has also been developed to meet Coding and Marking requirements. Containing premium grade pigment, the new ink delivers high quality and optical density on a wide range of porous substrates.

IK822, Black MOF ink is approved and optimised for use with the Xaar 128 and Xaar 500 printheads which :

  • Ensures reliable and optimised digital print performance to maximise production uptime and throughput
  • Is optimised for print performance  to ensure high drop placement accuracy, and optimal drop formation
  • Requires minimal printhead maintenance and is warranted against long-term damage to the printhead
  • Is differentiated from other non-warranted fluids which could potentially damage Xaar printheads
  • Is certified to work consistently and reliably for a year of heavy usage

Ultimately, a Xaar- approved MOF ink provides Coding and Marking customers with the knowledge that the ink has been validated, approved and enhanced to give unrivalled print performance and trouble-free operation.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

About Xaar
Xaar is a world-leader in the development of inkjet technology and manufacture of piezoelectric drop-on-demand industrial printheads. The company also develops and sells ink systems, electronics and fluid optimisation services to accelerate inkjet system development and adoption.

Xaar printheads incorporate patented technology which delivers unbeatable performance when decorating, patterning, depositing functional coatings on, or adding structure to, a variety of industrial and consumer products. Today leading manufacturers worldwide, in sectors ranging from ceramics, wide-format graphics and labels to direct-to-shape packaging and decorative laminates, choose Xaar’s printheads because they are extremely precise, exceptionally versatile, incredibly reliable, and designed for high-volume production. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.com

About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.sunchemical.com

About DIC
DIC Corporation (DIC) is one of Japan’s most diversified chemical companies and the core of the DIC Group, which comprises approximately 230 subsidiaries and affiliates, including Sun Chemical Corporation in more than 60 countries worldwide.

The operations of the DIC Group are divided into four segments: graphic arts; industrial materials; high performance & applied products; and electronics & information materials. Through these operations, the Group supplies an extensive range of essential products to industrial users around the world. A leader in the global markets for printing inks, organic pigments and performance resins, the DIC Group continues to strengthen its international position while contributing to industry and society through its innovative products and technologies.

About the SunJet Division
The SunJet products division is a leading global supplier of high quality ink jet inks for industrial and commercial applications; and offers strong technical capability and industry knowledge by leveraging the market strength of its parent company, Sun Chemical. Additional information about SunJet products is available at www.sunchemical.com

Contacts:
Xaar:
Charlotte Baile T: +44 1223 437273 E: email
Ruth Clark, Splash!PR T: +44 1580 241177 E: email

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