Hubergroup have created a new ink for food packaging to meet European Commission (EC) legislation by offering lower migration.
The NewV pack MGA ink was launched this month in response to legislation stating food packaging must not contain substances that could transfer onto foodstuff beyond defined thresholds.
Migration of the ultra-violet (UV) sheet-feed offset inks are limited even if they are not fully cured, claim the German firm.
They guarantee reliable packaging printing even if the UV lamps are no longer emitting energy at their full capacity, said Hubergroup.
The inks satisfy Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1953/2004 and the Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles in Contact with Food SR 817.023.21.
Thomas Glaser, product manager for NewV, said: “The new UV offset inks reliably stay below the thresholds.
“This gives printing companies and food producers the best peace of mind they’ll find anywhere on the market right now.”