Effect pigments, aluminium pigments, gold bronze pigments, vacuum metallized pigments, press ready inks, offset inks, flexo printing ink
Printed plastic substrates are not only used for food packaging (see food packaging), but also in the “non-food” area as outer packaging, as carrier bags, shrink wrap (including “shrink sleeves”) etc. For food packaging, compliance with the relevant regulations with respect to migration properties (no risk) is required.
Gravure and flexo printing with solvent-based or UV curable inks are the most frequently used processes. The emergence of so-called “convenience food” has brought about new boom in this segment.