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Toyo Ink Group at Drupa 2016: to Unveil Solvent- & Water-based Adhesives for Packaging

Published on 2016-04-29. Author : SpecialChem

Tokyo, Japan and Niel, Belgium -- Toyo Ink Co., Ltd., Toyo Ink Arets N.V. and Toyo-Morton Co., Ltd. announced that they will be exhibiting together at drupa 2016, which runs May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The three firms will jointly showcase a wide range of printing and packaging solutions designed to help brand owners and package printers reduce wastage throughout the supply chain, lesson environmental risks, enhance food safety and achieve uniform packaging quality worldwide.

Toyo Ink Group to Showcase Comprehensive Packaging Solutions at Drupa
Fig. 1: Toyo Ink Group to Showcase Comprehensive Packaging Solutions at Drupa

“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,” said Katsumi Yamazaki, president of Toyo Ink Co. Ltd. “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 Toyo Ink Group booth B39, Hall 4 can expect to see the FLASH DRY™ FL Kaleido™ series of UV-curable flexo inks. This popular series was designed in response to demands of today’s flexible packaging market for high-impact, vivid color reproduction. This product is ideal for the high design demands of tag and label printing, especially when used in combination with Toyo’s expanded-gamut pigments and unique color management system, which were tailor-made for this specialty ink.

New Water-based Flexo Solution for High Speed Printing

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 meters per minute. Printed samples will be displayed at the Toyo Ink Group booth. In addition, live printing demonstration featuring this new ink system will take place at Windmöller & Hölscher’s technology center in Lengerich, on June 2 and 3.
New Developments in Food-Packaging

Visitors to the Toyo Ink Group booth can 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 booth 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 odor 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 Co., Ltd., Toyo Ink Arets N.V. and Toyo-Morton Co., Ltd. are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Toyo Ink Group led by the Tokyo-based parent company, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.

About Toyo Ink Co., Ltd.

Toyo Ink, a core operating companies of the Toyo Ink Group, oversees the Group’s Printing and Information- and the Packaging Materials-related business segments. It is the driving force behind the Group’s graphic arts companies in Japan and abroad. Delivering inks of high technical expertise since its establishment, the company brings color and function to virtually all aspects of life. In addition, as a world-class color specialist, Toyo Ink provides unique color design tools free-of-charge such as the TUBUCOLOR™ color communication app, and the UDing™ and UDing Dither series of universal color design software.

About Toyo Ink Arets N.V.

Toyo Ink Arets N.V. is a leading manufacturer of UV and EB inks and coatings for the global market of labels, packaging and printing. Originally founded in 1938, the company, then Arets Graphics, was acquired by the Toyo Ink Group in 2013. Today, Toyo Ink Arets specializes in developing high-speed curing and low migration solutions for label printing, flexible packaging and carton packaging. The company has operations in 10 countries with a state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facility, and head office in Niel, Belgium.

About Toyo-Morton Co., Ltd.

Toyo-Morton is a leading global provider of adhesives Based on our technology platform, we are dedicated to product innovation that contributes to everyday living by connecting people and goods. The company’s core product, laminating adhesives, is used in an array of filed related to daily living, such as various packaging materials including flexible packaging for food products, daily consumables and energy-related materials. Toyo-Morton continues to expand the possibilities for laminating adhesives leveraging our ever-evolving applied technology.

Source: Toyo Ink Group

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