Leicester-based print and packaging company, Qualvis, has fully switched to the use of 100 per cent low migration food safe inks in its production process.
The conversion, which went live on January 1, took six months to complete and involved 1,800 spot colours, all coatings, varnishes and metallic inks.
The issue of ink migration has been debated in trade media and within organisations for a number of years. The main driver for the move was to comply with the EU standard EC1935/2004 and minimise the customer’s risk of ink migration.
Richard Pacey, Qualvis’ technical director, said: “We have always had one press dedicated to low migration inks and a separate low migration ink mixing kitchen. To be pro-active, fully compliant with legislation and give protection to all of the brands that we deal with, we have made the decision to fully switch to the use of low migration inks throughout our production process.”
Qualvis Print and Packaging is a family owned print and packaging company, producing cartons and sleeves across a range of industries including food, cosmetic, multimedia, horticulture and DIY/household industries.
The company will be exhibiting on stand L48 at Packaging Innovations at the NEC, Birmingham on 24-25 February, 2016.