RUCOINX at K 2022:
News an proven solutions in plastic printing
RUCOINX will be presenting its environmentally and consumer-friendly range of printing inks for the decoration of all types of plastics at the leading trade for the plastics and rubber industry, K 2022, held in Düsseldorf from October 19 to 26 (Halle 4 / Stand B08). With its new brand logo featuring the addition of the INX lettering, the Eppstein-based printing ink specialist is now showing its affiliation with the global Sakata INX Group.
The central focus at the RUCOINX booth will be on proven 955LED-LM screen printing inks and a new low-migration LED screen printing ink series for printing on plastic hollow bodies, which is about to be launched on the market. Special addition will also be paid to the company's solvent-based pad printing inks of the T200, T120 and T35 series.
Ink series 955LED-LM, developed for printing on plastic tubes made of polyethylene, is still a benchmark product on the market today. The low-migration, silicone-free inks represent a pure LED curing system and meet the stringent requirements of the "Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21", "EuPIA Suitability List of Photoinitiators" and the "Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks". Thus, the series is also approved for use in printing onto the outer surface of plastic packaging for food and cometics industries. The ink's completely silicone-free formulation makes them ideally suited for combination with one another as well as with other ink systems and varnishes, while also allowing for embossing. Even though the 955LED-LM series is a pure LED curing system, which means that additional UV curing is not required, curing by means of conventional UV technology is also possible, if preferred. Thus, the series offers printers a high level of flexibility in addition to excellent processing properties.
Visitors will also be given a preview of a new low-migration LED screen printing ink series, wich is about to be launched on the market and has been developed especially for printing on beverage bottles and hollow bodies made of polyolefins. From a regulatory point of view, the ink series meets the latest requirements for printing onto the outer surface of food and cosmetic packaging.
In addition to the two aforementioned low-migration ink series for hollow plastic bodies, RUCOINX will also be presenting other ink systems at K 2022 that meet particularly high requirements in terms of environmental compatibility and consumer friendliness and are also approved for use on the outer surface of food packaging:
To be mentioned first and foremost in this context are the one- and two-component inks series T200 for both pad printing and screen printing onto a wide range of plastic materials used in the packaging, advertising, electrical, home appliances, and automobile industries. These high-gloss, scratch- and abrasion-resistant inks are free from phthalates and BPA as well as cyclohexanone, butyl glycolate, aromatic solvents, barium, fluorine and bromine and stand out with their excellent mechanical and chemical resistance levels.
The one- and two-component ink series T120 are offered by RUCOINX especially for rotary pad printing. Their main field of application is the high-speed decoration of bottle caps made of pretreated polyethylene and polypropylene. T120 inks are free from phthalates, halogens and BPA as well as cyclohexanone, butyl glycolate, aromatic solvents and barium. Just like the T200 inks series, they offer outstanding mechanical and chemical resistance levels.
The pad printing ink series T35 were developed especially with the highly sensitive field of toy decoration in mind. These inks meet all the stringent demands specified in the current European safety standard EN 71-3 "Safety of toys - Part 3, Migration of certain elements". In addition to being free from phthalates, halogens and BPA, they do not contain any cyclohexanone, butyl glycolate, aromatic solvents or barium either. The inks feature high elasticity and are suited for extremely high printing speeds.
In addition to be above-mentioned inks series, RUCOINX offers its low-migration inks series 085UV-LM which was designed particularly for the decoration of cups and buckets made of polyolefins and polystyrene, using UV dry offset printing. These inks offer excellent adhesion and abrasion resistance and enable extremely high printing speeds to be achieved due to their high reactivity. Series 085UV-LM inks adhere to Nestlé standards and are certified as low-migration inks by an independent testing institute.