Avery Dennison Secures UL Recognition for Inks and Inkjet Systems
MENTOR, Ohio—The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has worked with three leading ink manufacturers and an inkjet systems manufacturer to secure UL® recognition on popular press inks and inkjet systems.
Avery Dennison worked with ACTEGA WIT, Flint Group Narrow Web, and Environmental Inks and Coatings to secure pre-approved file adoptions for flexo UV and water-based inks in a variety of high-performance pigments, including black, blue, red, and yellow. In addition, Avery Dennison worked with Jetrion Integrated Solutions, manufacturer of industrial inkjet digital printing systems, to gain UL recognition for the Jetrion 4000 series of inkjet systems.
The UL recognition offers narrow web converters improved speed-to-market capabilities and better overall cost-effectiveness.
“Whenever converters need to make an alteration to their UL portfolio they must submit a sample to UL for recognition,” said Paul Purdef, manager, thermal transfer film, Avery Dennison Roll Materials North America. “The recognition process can take 14 to 36 weeks and pose complications not only for the converter, but also the converter’s customers. Having to bump live jobs on the press to run samples can take up vital resources such as time and money. We wanted to address this challenge by removing the UL recognition process from the equation.”
These new UL recognitions are in conjunction with the new Fasson® Customer-Ready Durables Portfolio of seven labeling products pre-approved by UL for press inks, transfer ribbons, and adhesives.
By securing pre-approval for inks, inkjet systems, and substrates, narrow web converters are better able to serve their customers in an easy and cost-effective manner by reducing the time and costs associated with UL recognition. The only responsibility left for converters is to secure a file transfer from UL, which takes approximately two weeks.
“Converters know up-front that the inks selected for these applications have already gone through and passed a series of very difficult tests by UL and thus, they can be confident in using these inks for their UL applications,” said Tom Hammer, product manager for Flint Group Narrow Web. “They are assured that when they submit their own labels with these inks, they will get positive results from UL and thereby avoid having to redo any submissions.”