With a larger choice and increasing purchases of low environmental impact goods and products worldwide, as well as the generalization of environmental / CSR reports, starting with printing products showing a high environment concern, goods and products such as environment-friendly food packaging are in demand. Toyo Ink's VOC-free UV inks have an extremely low impact on the purity of the air and are environment-friendly.
“Non-VOC” refers to the absence of volatile organic compounds. In other words, these inks are none to second when it comes to protecting the atmosphere. Resolving the difficulty of removing inks and the recycling issue of used papers associated to common UV inks, Toyo Ink's highly sensitive UV inks acquired the “Recyclable UV ink” eco mark. As a result, they contribute to the obtention of eco marks and to high level recycling capabilities.
The energy exposure of ultraviolet inks (UV) creates a photochemical reaction producing instant curing or drying. This is the specificity of quick-drying UV inks.Energy consumption was the issue associated with the use of UV lamps. However, allowing curing or drying with only 1/3 of the exposure level so far, highly sensitive UV inks are dramatically contributing to energy saving and the reduction of CO2 during the printing process.