VIDEOJET INTRODUCES TWO NEW NON-CMR INKS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PACKAGING
Videojet Technologies is pleased to announce the global launch of V4278 and V4240 inks for use in Videojet continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers.
As more local regulations and manufacturers restrict ink formulations for printing codes on food and beverage packaging. Videojet is offering these two new inks that are free of CMRs (carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins).
Ideal for high-speed food canning applications where retort evidence is desired, non-MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) V4278 ink is engineered for printing on food cans prior to the retort process with current Videojet continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers. Thermochromic V4278 ink is formulated to change color from dark red to light red during the retort process.
This process uses steam to cook cans at high temperatures to preserve vegetables, fruit, soup, sauce, baby food, meat, fish, ready-to-eat meals and pet food. Videojet V4278 has been designated as a Videojet iQMark(tm) ink. indicating that it is engineered to help users meet their safety, sustainability and social responsibility goals.
A black non-ethanol MEK-based ink, new V4240 is designed to resist the condensation formation that is common in cold-fill food and beverage applications. This ink is ideal for use on beverage bottles and cans running on high-speed production lines with moisture present due to cold filling, refrigeration or freezing, as well as in hot and humid environments. It can penetrate a thin layer of condensation, survive retort and pasteurization, and adhere to glass, aluminum, stainless steel acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyester, PET, polyolefin and nylon.
Both inks are engineered to run in qualified Videojet CIJ printers, like the Videojet 1880, to print high-quality text, codes, dates, logos and bar codes in continuous production environments.
For more information about Videojet CIJ inks, visit www.videojet.com/cij-inks and https://shop.videojet.com/home.