DataLase’s range of diverse water-based flexo coatings targeted at packaging markets has received a recommendation for inclusion in the positive list of German Ordinance printing and FSVO endorsement, commonly referred to as Swiss listing.
The coatings can facilitate laser-imageable text, date, lot codes, and graphics on various packaging substrates and offer lower carbon footprint, reduced transport costs, and late-stage customization without ink consumables at packaging fill. The majority of these applications are related to indirect food contact, pharmaceuticals, and beverages, where consumer safety is guided by stringent ink-related packaging regulations. In Europe, chemicals that are recognized as appropriate for such purposes are thoroughly tested and analyzed to gain accreditation by the globally recognized Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).
In working with the FSVO, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assessed and recommended a key component of the DataLase diversity coatings range for inclusion to the positive list of German Ordinance printing inks. They also advised that it will be included in Annex 10 of the List of permitted substances for the production of packaging inks and related requirements, following endorsement by the FSVO - otherwise commonly referred to as Swiss listing.
According to its requirements, this achievement has ensured that the FSVO will recognize every component in the diversity coating formulation as compliant.
‘DataLase is delighted that the BfR has approved a key component of our water-based flexo product family for Swiss Ordinance listing,” said Ally Grant, CTO at DataLase. ‘This was the conclusion of several years of thorough and intensive analytical and characterization work with leading expert organizations in the field. The results enabled compliance with the most stringent European packaging regulations.
‘This milestone further exemplifies DataLase’s continued abilities to provide solutions that satisfy our customers’ demands for the very highest quality while meeting the challenges of European regulations and guidelines associated with printed packaging. We are thrilled to bring this new advancement to our key customers and the wider packaging market.’