The announcement refers to the Nestlé Packaging Safety and Compliance Program and addresses printing inks, lacquers, coatings and varnishes used on Nestlé packaging materials.
Strict guidelines for food packaging
The program is designed to prevent packaging incidents and recalls due to safety and compliance concerns by setting strict guidelines for food safety, toxicology and regulatory compliance for all components used to produce its food packaging.
Dr Rick Michelman, executive VP, chief growth and technology officer, Michelman, told ConfectioneryNews, Nestlé compliance now opens the doors to new opportunities for its label and packaging printer customers.
“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Nestlé. This now broadens the opportunity available to our DigiPrime customers,” he said.
“Nestlé is one of the largest food brand owners in the world, and does a significant amount of digital printing around the globe.
“Our customers are now able to pursue and quote on those Nestlé print jobs when they are using DigiPrime 4431, DigiPrime 050, DigiPrime 680 or Michem In-Line Primer 030 as the primer for their HP Indigo press.”
Michelman’s family of DigiPrime and Michem In-Line primers are used by digital press owners to improve ink receptivity, rub resistance and image quality on most types of paper, plastic and film.
The primers are HP-recommended for use in a variety of applications.
RadTech 2016 UV+EB
DigiPrime 4431 is used in offline priming applications, suitable for most films and papers.
DigiPrime 050 is formulated for in-line use specifically on the HP Indigo 20000 digital press and imparts a print-receptive surface to films for flexible packaging and label applications.
DigiPrime 680 is formulated for in-line use on the HP Indigo WS6000 family presses, and is used for flexible packaging films and shrink sleeves.
Michem In-Line Primer 030 is formulated for use on the HP Indigo WS600 family presses and is suited for most label substrates.
Michelman has production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Stephen Klump, head of packaging quality and safety for Nestlé, will discuss its packaging safety and compliance program, as part of a panel discussion on Food Packaging at the RadTech 2016 UV+EB Technology Conference and Exhibition, from May 16-18, in Rosemont, Chicago, IL.
In addition to Dr. Klump, panelists include Nick Ivory of Sun Chemical, Peter Walther of Siegwerk and Don Duncan, Wikoff Color Corp. Planned panel topics include migration definitions, limits, testing, and the various approaches among countries and regions in addressing migration concerns; safety issues versus customer perception will also be explored.