Screen has teamed up with adhesives specialist Lintec to enhance the availability of low migration labels and adhesives in response to the growing demand for technology that protects packaged food from toxic substances.
‘We consider food packaging safety a responsibility of the entire supply chain. We therefore work with partners whenever possible to enhance the availability of safe and low migration packaging,’ said Taishi Motoshige, sales and operations manager at Screen Europe. ‘Interest in our low migration label print technology remains strong, even in corona times.’
Screen launched Truepress JetL350UV+ LM, low migration label printer three years ago. It uses uniquely developed low migration inks to offer enhanced safety by using a nitrogen purge mechanism for accelerating the curing of UV inks.
Although low-migration labels are crucial for food packaging safety, the choice of adhesives used to stick the labels to packaging is equally important, therefore Lintec has been investing in R&D to improve its ultra-low migration adhesives.
Now, Screen and Lintec have partnered to ensure their technologies work smoothly together, producing food and pharmaceutical labels in accordance with the highest regulatory standards.
‘Safety issues related to the migration of ink and adhesive components throughout the food and pharmaceutical supply chain, as well as the potential health hazards that they could pose to end-users, are causes of concern for brand owners and manufacturers,’ added Kazuya Katoh, general manager of administration department, R&D division at Lintec. ‘Therefore, label and packaging suppliers face growing demand for solutions that ensure products are protected from contamination caused by inks and adhesives.’