Top-class ink series
ARCOLOR, a leading supplier of water-based ink systems for decorative surfaces, packaging and industrial inkjet applications, is launching a new ink series for napkins, paper towels and related tissue products. The new AR HYG ink system is the culmination of joint development efforts by processors, certification institutes and ARCOLOR.
The AR HYG Series 460 not only meets the stringent regulatory requirements imposed on applications involving short-term, direct contact with foodstuffs, but also the demands for high-quality printing solutions. The series has been developed using a water-based formulation with environmental considerations in mind. Since it avoids the use of organic solvents, it is also suitable for printing on compostable substrates (DIN EN 13432).
The ink series has been certified by ISEGA for the use in food contact materials (FCM) and complies with the Swiss Food Contact Materials Ordinance (SR 817.023.21), the current EU Framework Regulation 1935/2004, as well as the recently adopted German Printing Inks Ordinance. It also meets the requirements for various organic certifications, such as “OK compost”.
With AR HYG, ARCOLOR can now supply an ink system with a high degree of tinting strength and clarity that complies with both the requirements for color fastness specified in EN 646:2019-02, and the limits recommended by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) for the concentration of primary aromatic amines (PaA). The new series sets itself apart thanks to its low drying temperature, tack adhesiveness, and minimal odor levels.
The AR HYG series comprises the following products:
|Product name||Color indices|
|AR HYG YELLOW greenish low PaA||12000-460|
|AR HYG YELLOW middle low PaA||12200-460|
|AR HYG ORANGE low PaA||21001-460|
|AR HYG RED yellowish low PaA||32501-460|
|AR HYG MAGENTA low PaA||35201-460|
|AR HYG PINK low PaA||38001-460|
|AR HYG VIOLET low PaA||43001-460|
|AR HYG REFLEXBLUE low PaA||50001-460|
|AR HYG CYAN low PaA||51000-460|
|AR HYG GREEN low PaA||60101-460|
|AR HYG BLACK low PaA||72600-460|
|AR HYG WHITE low PaA||80500-460|
|AR HYG EXTENDER FCM||V1213|