New safe, environmentally friendly ink-set is free of ‘substances of concern’.
SCREEN has launched a new ink series that helps customers comply with the latest European safety regulations issued by the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA). SCREEN’s new TPO/EDB-free Truepress ink LV02 series for the Truepress LABEL 350UV SAI S print press complies with the EuPIA guidelines that were reclassified in April 2023, while offering improved lightfastness in yellow ink for more functionality.
In recent years, materials used in the packaging and label industries have been submitted to more and more scrutiny from a safety perspective. This has led to the reclassification of various substances as ‘substances of concern’. Several types of printing inks were among these substances. UV inks, and in particular photo initiators and monomers, are considered potentially harmful, especially compared to water-based inks. EDB, a substance that is widely used as a photo-initiator in UV inks, was reclassified as H360. This means it is classified in the ‘reproductive toxicity’ category as defined in the European CLP Regulation. In response to this reclassification, EuPIA has added EDB to its exclusion list. Another substance, TPO, was added to the REACH Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) List, also due to reproductive toxicity concerns. TPO may soon also be reclassified by ECHA and included in the EuPIA Negative List in the same manner as EDB.
In response to these trends, SCREEN has launched its TPO/EDB-free Truepress ink LV02 series for the Truepress LABEL 350UV SAI S. This ink series complies with the EuPIA guidelines that were reclassified in April 2023. With this new ink series, SCREEN meets market demand for safer and more sustainable label printing and offers a safe, environmentally friendly ink-set that eliminates substances of concern.
SCREEN has a long history of developing inkjet printing technologies that combine high speed and high quality. It also works to enhance production line automation and offers a range of print solutions to meet challenging customer needs. Through its innovative technology, SCREEN opens new markets and contributes to the continuous growth of the overall printing industry.
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