Once again this year, the international label industry will get together at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels from 24 to 27 September, and as in recent years printing ink specialist RUCO Druckfarben will be taking part in this leading trade fair as an exhibitor. Renowned for its comprehensive portfolio of innovative ink systems, the Eppstein, Germany based company will be showcasing its latest developments, introducing another new UV screen printing ink series with a unique selling proposition and various optimized inks (Stand 6A27).
963UV-SF colour series: Silicone-free for maximum flexibility
As a supplement to RUCO’s 905UV-LM series – currently the only silicone-free low-migration rotary screen printing ink on the market – the Eppstein specialists have created a product that will make printers sit up and take notice: series 963UV-SF rotary screen printing inks. These universally applicable, low-viscosity inks for printing onto plastic films are completely silicone-free – a unique selling proposition on the ink market that allows much more freedom in planning the production process in combination printing. 963UV-SF inks are formulated free from ITX, benzophenone and 4-methylbenzophenone and do not contain any bisphenol A. During processing, they impress with excellent flow properties and their suitability for high machine speeds. The ink series is especially suitable for combination printing with UV flexo inks.
905UV1484LM: Opaque white for the most stringent safety requirements
RUCO‘s silicone-free and low-migration opaque white 905UV1484LM for rotary UV screen printing, complies with the latest testing requirements under REACH, the Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks and various other relevant regulations. The opaque white is formulated free of ITX, benzophenone and 4-methylbenzophenone, and does not contain any bisphenol A. 905UV1484LM meets the demands for use on the outside of food packaging and is especially suitable for combination printing with UV flexo inks.
Opaque white 900UV1487: Cost-effective variant for rotary screen printing and flexo printing applications
As a further alternative for standard applications, the 900UV1487 ink is a highly opaque white for universal use. Having a low-viscosity and silicone-free formulation, it is suitable for printing onto plastic films using rotary screen printing and flexo printing. Its high reactivity ensures good curing and adhesion even at high machine speeds.
Taking into account the fact that labels are predominantly produced using combination printing, RUCO’s product range contains mutually compatible printing inks. UVFX-LM series inks are particularly suitable for use with the above-mentioned ink series as well as a wide range of flexo printing varnishes that enable eye-catching designs to be achieved.