Colordyne and Kao Collins Focus on Sustainability
Colordyne Technologies (Booth N1866) and Kao Collins continue their strategic partnership through the development of the 3800 Series WB — Retrofit, a sustainable water-based mechanical piezo print engine for narrow-web labels and packaging.
This joint development leverages Colordyne’s 3800 Series engine design and Kao’s LUNAJET inks to create an eco-friendly, water-based inkjet solution for digital printing on labels, flexible film packaging, and other nonporous substrates.
Leveraging LUNAJET Technology
LUNAJET is Kao Collins’ technology known as nanodispersion, which increases pigment concentration so the ink can spread evenly over the surface, drop by drop. This process also reduces the amount of ink on the substrate’s surface, which allows for exceptionally fast drying and smooth, superior printing results with vibrant colors.
“LUNAJET is the first water-based, pigmented inkjet ink of its kind,” says Chris Rogers, VP of Kao Collins. “We take a customized and consultative approach to developing our inkjet ink solutions. Working with Colordyne allows us to combine our innovative products to provide digital print engines and inkjet ink sets that are designed for each customer’s specific printing needs. This allows both of our companies to offer greater value to every customer we serve with this technology.”
In addition to being safe for food packaging, the eco-friendly LUNAJET ink releases extremely low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions, which significantly lowers its impact on workspaces and the environment. LUNAJET’s advantages make it the best ink option for industrial printers of food packaging and pharmaceutical packaging.