Xeikon Introduces TITON Toner To Support Short-to-Medium Runs of Paper-Based Flexible Packaging
At a press conference today, Xeikon introduced TITON Toner to support short-to-medium runs of paper-based flexible packaging. The company was inspired by the flexible packaging market’s move toward more paper-based solutions as consumer and retailer demand grows for plastic-free alternatives.
TITON builds on the core value of Xeikon dry toner technology which the company says is the most food-safe technology in the digital landscape, even with only paper as the main functional barrier. TITON toner was also engineered to have excellent resistance to scuffing and scratching, water, sunlight, high temperatures, and a large set of liquid chemicals, without any protective layers such as varnishing or lamination. The toner can also withstand heat sealing temperatures of up to 500 deg F and is compatible with a range of flexible packaging for food products, including C1S and C2S papers.
Xeikon noted that the technology will empower print service providers to make their pressrooms even more efficient. The company explained that varnishing and lamination require additional setup time and create more waste in the process, so being able to print directly on paper substrates without varnishing or lamination has a significant impact on a PSP’s OEE.
The first digital press model to run TITON technology will be the 20-in. wide Xeikon CX500t, part of the company’s CHEETAH series.