Green inks

New gravure inks and coatings range from Earthinks

The natural flexo and screen inks manufacturer has enriched its range with gravure inks to increase brand support and environmental best practice

Earthinks, a manufacturer of natural inks for flexographic and screen printing, has launched a range of gravure inks and specialist coatings designed to provide new printing possibilities to brand owners in their search for improved sustainability.

2018a_300These latest additions to the Earthinks range provides gravure printers and converters with high-quality, versatile inks made from sustainable and non-polluting resources – replacing traditional and non-environmental solvent and water based gravure inks. According to Earthinks, with brands under pressure to monitor and improve their environmental footprint, print houses are increasingly using the firm’s products to support their environmental requirements, while meeting brand expectations for high quality print for range of applications including food packaging in particular cartons, paper and poly cups, napkins and sachets as well as wallpaper, greetings cards and many more.

2018b_300Similar to Earthinks’ flexographic and screen print products, the new gravure inks are water-based and made from up to 100% natural ingredients including soy, starch, sugars, dextrin, tree resin, cellulose and other polysaccharides. Natural waxes are used to replace standard petroleum-based synthetics and natural oils are used to defoam instead of mineral oils. They are fully biodegradable and compostable and independently tested to ASTM D6866.

The new Earthinks coatings range also offers up to 100% natural ingredients with functional and aesthetic properties, and can be used with flexo, screen and gravure inks as well as roller coat applications.

Paul Mainwaring, managing director at Single Source, says, “Since we took the decision to offer the Earthinks range, the response from our customers has been amazing. Many companies want to ensure that their supply chain is as environmentally-friendly as possible, and Earthinks provide this confidence without compromising the quality of the end product. With the installation of the ink dispenser, we’re now able to go above and beyond to meet their requirements and this has impressed both existing customers and new prospects.”

Jonathan Mack, owner of Earthinks, comments “Our latest product developments are an important next step in our Earthinks journey, providing customers with a complete ink solution that meets the most stringent environmental standards and helps them to achieve their own sustainability goals”.


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