The Success of Aqueous Coatings The use of aqueous coatings by the printing industry is, without doubt, a success story that now sees many millions of pounds of coating used annually to protect and enhance the printed material. This success has not always come easy, as the processes of printing involve many variables which must […]
Paper Substrates Forgive, Plastic Ones Do Not. Much has happened since we last wrote about printing on plastic substrates. Compared to a few years ago, many more printers are printing on plastic substrates and the variety of available substrates has increased, as has interest in printing on these materials, the result of innovative new applications.
UV/EB Materials Since March 2008, Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) ink, coating and adhesive formulations have been used in direct contact with food products. The change came about due to the efforts of the RadTech Food Packaging Alliance which was able to obtain FDA clearance for a number of UV/EB raw materials. This important FDA […]
FDA: Regulations to Ensure Safety of the Food Supply Congress, in 1958 enacted the Food Additives Amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This action gave the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to ensure the safety of food by regulating food additives that may be either directly or indirectly […]
Setting & Drying Inks It’s all about the setting and drying of conventional sheet fed offset inks. Anti-set-off spray powder is used to prevent set-off, the unwanted transfer of wet ink to an adjacent sheet, in a press end pile. Spray powder not only provides a physical spacing between sheets of substrate, but also allows […]