Electron Beam Leads The Charge For Food Safe Inks

As the global population grows by 80 million people every year, it's no surprise that the food packaging industry is growing as well. According to a recent Smithers Pira report, the food packaging market is on track to grow faster than the packaging market as a whole. With this increase comes an ever growing responsibility of packaging manufacturers to make sure their product can safely hold all foods and beverages.

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Siegwerk Announces Latest Generation Of EB Offset Inks

This article was originally published on www.inkworldmagazine.com on December 19th, 2016. The original post can be viewed here.

Siegwerk is now offering a new ink range for offset printing that is particularly suitable for flexible packaging. With these state-of-the-art energy curing offset ink solutions (e.g. EB 705), Siegwerk gives flexible packaging printers access to the benefits of offset printing for short print job lengths: low cost of print form and short set-up times allowing for quicker changeovers between the print jobs.

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Comexi Wins Sustainability Award Ci8 EB Offset

This past November, Energy Sciences Inc. partner Comexi received an award for their commitment to sustainability. The award is recognition for Comexi's ongoing efforts to make the flexible packaging and conversion industry as eco-friendly as possible. As an environmentally conscious company, ESI is enthusiastic to work with partners like Comexi that have the same sustainability directives in mind.

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Electron Beam Vs Uv Energy Considerations

When one considers the adoption of energy ­based curing technology, it's easy to deduce energy will be expended in the curing process. What's more crucial to consider, however, is how that plays against energy savings.

Both Electron Beam and UV technologies are effective at reducing costs—including those associated with operational inefficiencies such as high energy costs. And in recent years, ebeam technology has seen rapid adoption in food flexible packaging.

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EB Technology Helps Advance Offset Printing

The Comexi OFFSET CI-8 is a variable format press with a central impression drum, specifically designed for printing on extensible materials. It’s a ground-breaking solution that responds to the challenges of the flexible packaging printing sector: reducing environmental impact, increasing energy efficiency, producing high quality print and speed to market.

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Wal Mart Stores Sustainable Packaging

10 years ago, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. introduced the Sustainable Packaging Scorecard (SPS) to enhance product sustainability throughout its supply chain. The Scorecard targeted packaging improvements using Key Performance Indicators to judge suppliers on their products. Choosing packaging as an area for improvement was a smart choice; every item bought inside their stores is packaged in some shape or form. As the United States' largest company, this first massive overhaul of unsustainable practices has had long lasting ripples throughout the consumer goods sector.

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Digital Print Packaging Rapidly Growing

Once limited to niche applications in the printing and packaging industries, digital print is now slated to become the standard for converters of all types. As in all industries, technology in the packaging industry is constantly adapting to be more efficient and we are beginning to see the fruits that this can produce.

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K Show And Electron Beam Crosslinking

Starting today, K 2016 kicks off its weeklong festivities in Düsseldorf, Germany. According to its official website, K Show is "the biggest and most important trade fair in the world for the plastics and rubber industry." Attendance is expected to exceed 200,000 throughout the week with visitors from all over the world converging upon the Messe Düsseldorf facility. Alongside a wide range of exhibitors and innovative companies, Energy Sciences Inc. will be in attendance showcasing their industry leading ebeam technology.

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