Heidelberg Launches Low-migration Consumables

PrintAction Staff
June 16, 2014
By PrintAction Staff

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen is introducing its new Saphira Low Migration product line of consumables engineered to meet health and safety requirements for food packaging in Europe.

The company focused its range of Saphira Low Migration products for press and postpress, including printing inks, dispersion coatings, dampening solution additives, wash-up solutions, cleaners, oils to protect rollers, and dispersion glues for folding carton manufacture. Saphira Low Migration products are identified with the symbol of a glass and fork on the label.

All materials bearing thjis Saphira Low Migration label are tested by independent institutes for legal conformity with European Regulation No. 1935/2004. The products, according to Heidelberg, ensure that neither the smell nor taste of the foodstuffs is affected, and that their composition does not change in any way.

"With Saphira Low Migration, we are responding to requests from many of our customers for consumables for the food packaging sector that are not harmful to health but are still of very high quality," stated Peter Tix, head of consumables at Heidelberg. "Users can rest assured that these products fulfill all the legal requirements for this sector and thus eliminate one of the biggest risk factors in the production process for food packaging."

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