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Toyo Ink Brasil debuts new PU-based inks for laminated packaging


July 10, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

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Toyo Ink Brasil, a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, is presenting an upgraded lineup of polyurethane-based surface and lamination inks for flexo and gravure printing. The company offers a range of systems, from general-purpose snack structures to high-end retort and hot-fill packaging applications.

The line of PU-based lamination inks includes the general-purpose LIOTECH solvent-based flexo and gravure systems. For general up to high-end retort applications that require “excellent content resistance,” the company is offering the LIOVALUE solvent-based gravure series, the REXTA solvent-based flexo series, the AQUAECOL water-based gravure series and the AQUA LIONA water-based flexo series, described as enabling high colour density for a wider colour gamut.

The new inks leverages the company’s cross-link technology for polyurethane resins, which Toyo Ink Brasil says makes it possible for converters to engineer packaging structures that exhibit “superior heat resistance, content resistance and low solvent retention for very low odour.” These systems are suitable for printing on a range of substrates, such as corona treated OPP, PET, Nylon, without a primer or any other chemical treatment, says the firm.

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