hubergroup’s MGA Contact series of inks are designed for food packaging – covering printing inks, coatings and allied industries

hubergroup Print Solutions has launched MGA CONTACT, its new sheetfed offset ink. Thanks to carefully selected raw materials, the ink series is suitable for safe printing inside paper and cardboard food packaging. Combined with the right hubergroup dispersion varnish, MGA CONTACT is approved for direct food contact, which means that no functional barrier is required.

The color gamut and lightfastness of this ink series, which is now available worldwide, is comparable to that of conventional offset inks, hubergroup reported.

“With MGA CONTACT, brand owners and packaging designers now have twice as much space to display their messages and information. In this way, packaging for fruit, vegetables or chocolates can present a more attractive design,” said Josef Sutter, product manager for Sheetfed/UV Europe at hubergroup.

This is possible because the ink specialist only uses ingredients that are approved for direct contact with food according to EU directives and FDA criteria. Additionally, the ink series is produced in a separate production facility at hubergroup’s factory in Celle, Germany.

MGA CONTACT achieves the same print process stability as other MGA ink series, so printers do not need to make any adjustments. The ink series only needs to be coated with a dispersion varnish, which is also suitable for direct contact with food. For this, hubergroup recommends products from its ACRYLAC DFC (Direct Food Contact) range.

Manufacturers can let their creativity run wild when designing their packaging because MGA CONTACT has excellent lightfastness and, as an ECG (Extended Color Gamut) series, also covers a wide color gamut. Due to its durable formulation, the ink series is also well recyclable.


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