To fulfill business wants for sustainable printing strategies and environmentally pleasant packaging manufacturing, Xeikon America, Inc. introduced TITON know-how, a brand new toner formulation providing all the advantages of UV inks with out the disadvantages.
“The versatile packaging market is transferring in direction of extra sustainable paper-based options in response to sturdy client demand for plastic-free alternate options,” says Frank Jacobs, Market Intel & Senior Product Supervisor. “With the brand new TITON know-how, Xeikon is providing a sustainable answer for an unexplored and wider number of purposes to completely assist model house owners, designers and printers wishing to extend their use of paper-based packaging for meals merchandise.”
Meals-safe and odorless
TITON builds on the core worth of Xeikon dry toner know-how which, because of the absence of any liquid (cell) parts, is essentially the most food-safe know-how within the digital panorama, even with solely paper as the primary purposeful barrier. As it is usually utterly odor and tasteless, it is not going to have an effect on the client expertise when the product is consumed. These key traits make TITON toner appropriate for a broad vary of purposes with oblique and direct meals contact.
TITON toner additionally impresses by the wonderful resistance to scuffing and scratching, water, daylight, excessive temperatures and a big set of liquid chemical substances, with none kind of protecting layers resembling varnishing or lamination. A considerable characteristic is the flexibility to face up to warmth sealing temperatures of as much as 428-500°F (220-260°C), which is essential to sustaining the pack’s integrity and defending the product.
As model house owners proceed to transform film-based packaging to paper, TITON will be employed to print many varieties of versatile packaging for meals merchandise. It may be used for papers which are coated on one aspect for luggage, pouches and sachets, or on each side for wrappers resembling baked items, confectionery, sugar, flour, herbs and spices, and occasional and tea.
Permitting model house owners to maneuver to recyclable paper-based packaging places TITON know-how in a groundbreaking place within the digital printing panorama, and it provides printers the chance to develop their capabilities into purposes that would not beforehand be addressed with digital, complementing their standard flexo presses.
“With the migration in direction of paper-based packaging printing, the demand on the print know-how has develop into extra stringent when it comes to being meals protected with out a plastic purposeful barrier or plastic lamination to guard the print itself,” states Jacobs.
Having the ability to print instantly on paper substrates with out varnishing or lamination, both inline or offline, has a big impression on the Total Gear Effectiveness (OEE) of the digital printing operation.
Varnishing and lamination require extra setup time and create extra waste within the course of. Moreover, water-based varnishes used to realize meals security require a big quantity of upkeep, which eats into productive uptime. Lamination may also negatively have an effect on the recyclability of the packaging. TITON toner is the one digital answer that may tackle this market with out the time and value implications of additional floor processes, thereby bettering pace to market, profitability, and productiveness.
The primary digital press mannequin to run TITON know-how would be the Xeikon CX500t, a brand new member of the CHEETAH collection. Including additional capabilities to the profitable 20 inches (508mm) vast machine, with the brand new toner know-how, permits converters to broaden their attain and enter new market segments.
“As soon as once more, Xeikon is paving the way in which for converters to future-proof their enterprise by creating options that assist them keep forward of the curve and reply to market wants for top of the range, sustainable and cost-effective options. It reaffirms our dedication to the labels and packaging market and is the proper illustration that application-tuned merchandise are key to driving development.”
“The bottom-breaking TITON toner brings new market alternatives for digital print that no different digital know-how can provide, and it’ll set a brand new commonplace in versatile packaging manufacturing,” concludes Jacobs.
Study TITON know-how and communicate with our know-how specialists whereas assessing samples on the Xeikon Cafe in Chicago, IL, on Might 18th. Register right here for the NA café https://go.xeikon.com/openhouse-labels
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