Electron beam- and ultra violet-cured coatings exclusively use materials from the Swiss Ordinances A and B lists that comply with the latest Nestlé 2016 Guidance Note for food packaging.
     

Wikoff Color understands the challenges that come along with printing according to safe food packaging requirements, whether they be customer specifications or national or local ordinances. Wikoff’s energy-cure coatings R&D experts formulated high-performance coatings exclusively using materials from the Swiss Ordinances A and B lists that comply with the latest Nestlé 2016 Guidance Note for food packaging.

Wikoff Color offers several electron beam (EB) cured coatings for the food packaging end-use market. If users are looking for a matte finish with rub resistance, EBC-15495 is a great choice. This coating not only exhibits superior performance on press, but also has very low odor and low extractable levels. On the other hand, EBC-16035 is formulated to give the print surface a brilliant gloss finish, while containing no non-curable components. These EB curable coatings are both suitable for multiple substrates including paper, paperboard, polyboard, film, foil, and plastic.

Wikoff also has a variety of ultra violet (UV) cured coatings available. UVC-13125 is a high gloss UV curable coating containing polymeric photoinitiators and is HDODA-free, ITX-free and BPA-free, which makes it a great option for most food packaging applications where low odor is necessary. This product has a low skin irritation level and demonstrates very good flexibility. It provides good adhesion to a wide range of plastics and is suitable for food packaging with inner wrapping. Likewise, UVC-16241 is another great choice for most food packaging due to its highly flexible UV gloss finish that is HDODA-free, ITX-free, and BPA-free. This coating was originally formulated for high-shrink applications, but has proven to be effective on a wide variety of substrates including paper, paperboard, polyboard, film and foil.