Siegwerk launches new TMPTA-free UV offset ink series

Siegwerk has confirmed the launch of a new UV offset ink series for the EMEA market for non-food packaging applications made of paper, board and plastic substrates – SICURA Litho Pack.

The new low odour product range follows the latest Siegwerk Exclusion Policy guidelines (based on the EuPIA Exclusion Policy) and is formulated without CMR Cat. 1 substances like Benzophenone. In addition, the new series is free of TMPTA (Carc. 2, not intentionally added) and PFAS/PTFE.

“With the launch of our new SICURA Litho Pack series, we now offer customers in the EMEA region the next generation of UV offset inks and varnishes especially formulated for the use on cardboard and various synthetic substrates,” says Jerome Fumex, EMEA Customer Service & Product Manager – Business Unit Sheetfed, Siegwerk.

From coated and metallized paper and board to aluminium and plastics, the new low odour UV series has a great versatility of use with outstanding adhesion properties also suitable for the complex substrates of the luxury industry. “Besides, SICURA Litho Pack has an excellent deinkability according to the INGEDE 11 method, and ths contributes to an easier recycling of UV-printed packaging,” adds Fumex.

SICURA Litho Pack offers the same good deinking properties as SICURA Litho Pack ECO, a recently launched sustainable UV offset ink series for non-food paper and board applications made of more than 40% of renewable and vegetable-based components.

First users confirm an excellent press run stability and a high colour strength of SICURA Litho Pack. Next to a good flowability and high ink transfer, Siegwerk’s new UV offset range showed a very stable ink/water balance even during long runs as well as a good film flexibility for post-processing. The series requires low damp settings and impresses with sharp print quality. The product range contains standard process colours according to ISO as well as a wide colour set for mixing systems. In addition, the prints can be overprinted with UV varnishes or lamination, for example with the company’s newly developed range of TMPTA-free flexo and offset OPVs, which is also available now.

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