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hubergroup MGA Natura inks for globally compliant offset food packaging


January 31, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

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With increasingly strict and regionally variable regulation of printing inks for food packaging, printers have been required to use a variety of inks in order to meet regulatory demands for European and North American markets.

hubergroup says it has reinvented its MGA Natura series with a single ink that complies with all FDA Standards and EC Regulations for folding carton food packaging in one formula, in a move to help printers meet regulatory demands for different markets. The new inks are globally available and include both process and spot colour inks. hubergroup explains it developed and manufactured its own customized raw materials for the inks, saying chemists discovered a method for incorporating a “fully bio-compatible” yet unused raw material into the ink formula.

hubergroup says its own strict MGA guidelines for packaging printing inks guarantee that the ink is produced in compliance with all relevant standards – including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements for printing inks for food contact materials. “These new inks consist of substances that will not migrate or which have been approved for food contact. Brand owners and printers can be assured that these inks do not include impurities or undesirable substances which could inhibit regulatory compliance of food packaging,” according to a statement from hubergroup.

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