Printing and packaging inks

The domain for printing inks is vast and the market for packaging and specialty inks continues to evolve in myriad ways.  Spring Coating Systems has earned a position as a leader in inks that provide technical properties beyond those of traditional solutions.  Innovative formulations require deep knowledge of the chemistry and the customer applications.

DFC: our non-toxic ink systems

With intense scrutiny of packaging safety due to concerns of migration of packaging inks and coatings into our food chain, Spring has responded with a non-toxic ink systems called DFC, for “direct food contact”.  The DFC (Direct Food Contact) series is nontoxic and, under appropriate conditions, a compostable alternative to traditional inks.  DFC inks significantly reduce health risks due to migration and open up new opportunities for printing inside the packaging.  In food safety, Spring is leading the industry to a higher standard.

UV ink technology

Spring is also a leader in UV ink technology. FLOW UV-curable inks provide exceptional adhesion on difficult-to-print film and foil substrates.  FLOW and Lumina inks are available in low-migration, Swiss ordinance compliant versions.  Lumina-PC inks have been developed for a cost-conscious segment of the market that requires high pigmented, low viscosity inks at a very competitive price level. And with e-beam technology becoming a reality, Spring has partnered with major e-beam curing companies to develop inks and coatings that exploit all the advantages of this powerful technology.

And Spring continues to develop specialty applications such as scratch-off systems, fluorescent, sterilization indicators or special effects.

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Discover our range of innovative Printing & Packaging Inks

Direct food contact inks

Direct food contact inks (DFC) from Spring are 100% non-toxic. DFC inks eliminate health hazards from migration and can increase ...

UV Inks

Spring’s range of UV flexo inks respond to a broad variety of requirements: Low migration Improved adhesion on films and ...

Water-Based Inks

Spring’s water-based inks guarantee superb print quality while respecting the latest environmental and food packaging norms

Specialty Inks

In addition to customer-specific formulations, Spring manufactures a range of scratch-off inks that are the standard for stability, opacity and ...

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