Toyo Printing Inks Unveils GMP Compliant Offset Inks for Food Packaging – Covering Printing Inks, Coatings and Allied Industries
Toyo Printing Inks, Inc., a member of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, recently released Toyo Life Premium Food LO/LM LP-9000, a new series of low-odor, low-migration sheetfed offset inks.
Designed and manufactured in accordance with EuPIA (European Printing Ink Association) guidelines and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), LP-9000 LO/LM is suitable for use in printed packaging for food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other sensitive applications.
This new low migration offset series has been specially formulated for printing on the non-food contact surface of paper and cardboard substrates.
The LP-9000 LO/LM ink series is composed of raw materials from vegetable and renewable sources, which do not contain any drying agents. Instead, drying is achieved solely by penetrating the substrate without releasing hexanal during drying, which reduces odor intensity.
The new LP-9000 LO/LM inks have successfully passed migration tests based on European Regulation No. 10/2011 and have been certified by the German institute ISEGA.
In addition, they comply with the regulatory requirements of EC 1935/2004, EC No. 2023/2006 and all national and international regulations under the Swiss Ordinance (Nestle Guidance Note on Packaging Inks) and the EuPIA exclusion policy for printing inks and related products. Some products.
“The LP-9000 Toyo Life Premium Food LO/LM series has been designed and produced with food safety in mind at our R&D center in Manisa. We have also worked with the national science and technology research agency TUBITAK on projects R&D projects focused on our shared vision of providing innovative food packaging solutions through advanced science,” said Rukiye Kiter, Offset R&D Manager of Toyo Printing Inks. “TUBITAK has been instrumental in facilitating the application practice of Toyo Printing Inks’ new ink systems in the global market, especially the EU.This is important as we seek to make greater inroads in strategic markets in Europe.
The LP-9000 Toyo Life Premium Food LO/LM ink range consists of process colors designed in accordance with ISO-2846 and ISO-12647 printing standards for CMYK print and proofing jobs.
Toyo Printing Inks has also developed the color pastes for color matching and a database software system that allows designers to accurately match Pantone colors and spot colors.
The new formulations exhibit excellent ink transfer and very low fogging, even at high press speeds. Available in a 4-process color set, 12 highly pigmented base colors, transparent and white.