Heidelberg has launched a new range of consumables branded as Saphira Low Migration, for food packaging. These products comply with the strict European legislation on the production of food packaging, which aims to prevent harmful substances in the consumables being transferred to the packaged foodstuffs and potentially altering their composition and/or taste and smell.
The range includes various printing inks, dispersion coatings, dampening solution additives, washup solutions, cleaners, oils to protect rollers, and dispersion glues for folding carton manufacture.
Heidelberg has said that these products will be tested by independent labs to ensure they comply with the relevant legislation. They carry a glass and fork symbol on the label to identify them.