“At drupa 2016, the Toyo Ink Group will feature our comprehensive portfolio of packaging technologies and solutions for flexo printing, UV/EB curable printing, retort pouch production and eco-friendly water-based systems,” says Katsumi Yamazaki, president of Toyo Ink. “We understand the complex challenges faced by today’s brand owners and package printers and look forward to demonstrating how our latest innovations can create additional value and growth opportunities for these customers.”
Visitors to the stand of Toyo Ink Group can expect to see the Flash Dry FL Kaleido series of UV-curable flexo inks. According to the company, this series was designed in response to demands of today’s flexible packaging market for high-impact, vivid color reproduction.
Water-based flexo solution
Toyo Ink will also spotlight its Lioflex Aqua Liona NF series of flexo inks, which makes its world debut at drupa, to address the growing demand for water-based products in flexible packaging applications. Once considered impossible to achieve using water-based inks, the newly developed flexo ink series enables high-speed printing at a maximum speed of 500 metres a minute. Printed samples will be displayed at the Toyo Ink Group stand. In addition, live printing demonstration featuring this new ink system will take place at Windmöller & Hölscher’s technology centre in Lengerich on 2 and 3 June.
New developments in food packaging
Visitors also expect to find its next-generation lineup of inks and coatings specially designed for the food packaging market. Steraplast Food and Steracup Plus series of specialty inks and coatings from Toyo Ink Arets meet the increasing demand from package printers and brand owners for superior image resolution, enhanced printability, high productivity in addition to being safe for food packaging use.
Package printers and brand owners looking for short-run solutions for their label and narrow web printing needs can find out more at the stand about Toyo ink Arets’ flagship solution for UV flexo printing, Steraflex. The series exhibits an excellent balance of rheology with other characteristics, bringing high print imaging, greater efficiency and economy to the flexo printing operation. The low migration and low odour variation, Steraflex Food, is specially formulated to support food label printers and packaging converters achieve desired print performance results.
At drupa 2016, Toyo-Morton will also introduce a new lineup of solvent- and water-based laminating adhesive solutions for packaging applications. Together, the companies provide an integrated solution of products and services to help Toyo Ink Group customers overcome virtually any challenge they face in today’s competitive market.
Toyo Ink, ESI to conduct EB Tech seminar
Toyo Ink is organizing a seminar highlighting advances in EB technology as a solution for the flexible packaging industry. One of the topics will be recent advancements in EB curable flexo inks. Distinguished speakers from Toyo Ink, UTECO, and ESI will deliver presentations on the latest generation of inks, presses, and EB curing equipment for the flexible packaging market. Representatives from Nestle headquarters will also present their views and perspectives on EB curing technology at the seminars on 1, 3 and 8 June.
Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.