10. Toyo Ink Group addresses the safety of packaging materials and other components for food and beverage products with its new Elex-one series of electron beam (EB)-curable flexographic inks, which are 100% solid—an industry first, according to the company—and contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or photo-initiators. This non-petroleum-based solvent keeps flexible food and beverage packaging free from unwanted residual compounds.
Toyo Ink will also present a seminar on new electron beam technologies for packaging, together with its development partners Uteco Group and Energy Sciences Inc., on both Fri., May 5, and Mon., May 8.
The company also focuses on sustainability. Toyo ADL’s LabelMelt series of hot-melt adhesives are made from plant-derived materials and are free of solvents, thus aiding a package’s recyclability. And using this product, according to the company, reduces CO2 emissions by 95% compared to conventional shrink-sleeve labels.
Toyo Ink Group, Hall 18, Booth D15