Fujifilm today announces at Labelexpo Europe, Brussels, that it is launching CuremaX IDFC – the company’s first ever indirect food contact ink. The ink series is a range of gloss LED UV inks with the added option to cure under conventional lamps. This dual cure range has been specifically developed for printing on food and pharmaceutical packaging with indirect food contact and has minimal risk of migration. The inks are suitable for use on narrow web labels, including a range of applications from self-adhesive labels and unsupported films to saturated pouches and shrink sleeves.
CuremaX is suitable for use on all typical synthetic and non-synthetic substrates used by label printers including PE, PP, OPP, PET, PVC and aluminium as well as coated and uncoated papers. The inks are available in a range of low-viscosity high press-ready colours, offering high colour-density, and can replicate the full pantone colour library. Additionally, the range is over-printable with thermal transfer ribbons and cold foil adhesives.
CuremaX IDFC has been formulated to conform to The Swiss Ordinance (SR 817.023. 21), which defines provisions specifically related to printing inks for non-food contact surfaces of food contact materials. Furthermore, the inks are manufactured to the European Framework regulation and the good manufacturing practice EC regulation.
Steve Wakefield, Aftermarket Manager, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems Ltd, comments:
“The launch of CuremaX IDFC marks an exciting time for Fujifilm. We’re confident that these inks will enable customers to explore new markets and achieve new standards with confidence. Additionally, the dual cure option offers printers flexibility, no matter what their business requirements are. CuremaX, in combination with our newly launched LuXtreme LED curing system and our Flenex water washable flexo plates, provides customers with the perfect combination of reliability, performance, efficiency and sustainability, via one partner. We look forward to demonstrating the solution at Labelexpo and connecting with visitors at the show.”