DFC Selector Guide

Preserving Health and the Environment

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DFC-110 Series is a range that meets both European and US criteria for direct food contact printing.  DFC-110 is available as either a gravure system or as water-based or solvent-based flexographic inks.  DFC direct food contact inks are completely non-toxic and help ensure that your food packaging complies with all health and safety regulations.

DFC-110 can also help achieve substantial savings in packaging materials because it reduces or eliminates the need for barrier layers!  DFC-110 opens up new possibilities in package design that should benefit the environment, health and the bottom line of brand owners alike.

DFC-110 is available in a broad palette of colors including process colors.  A mixing varnish with a formulation guide is available to facilitate the blending of special colors.

Food contact colors have slightly lower light fastness values than traditional flexo inks.  Caution must be used when there is a risk that the print will be exposed for long periods to sunlight.

Special attention needs to be paid to ensuring that every ingredient in the printing chain is validated for food contact packaging and that good manufacturing practices are strictly respected.  Conformity of the overall packaging remains the responsibility of the marketer/manufacturer.

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TypeWater-based/ FlexoWater-Based/ FlexoSolvent-based/ FlexoSolvent-based/ FlexoSolvent-based/ GravureSolvent-based/ Gravure
DryingIR/Hot AirIR/Hot AirIR/Hot AirIR/Hot AirIR/Hot AirIR/Hot Air
Substrate Compatibility*
Paper/Board++++++++++++++++++
Film/Foil++++++++++++
Thermal ECO++
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Thermal Top Coated++----
Compostable**YesYesYes

+++ = excellent++ = good

+ = acceptable

– = poor

*: always validate new combinations of ink and substrate prior to industrial production

**: subject to restrictions; consult us for more details

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