Pulse Roll develops anti-microbial label coatings

Pulse Roll Label Products, which develops inks for label printing, has partnered with Addmaster, a chemical company that develops additives, including Biomaster, which can release silver ions on demand to inhibit bacterial growth by up to 99.99 percent.

The PureSafe range of varnishes and coatings contain Biomaster anti-microbial technology.

The two have developed PureSafe, a new range of antimicrobial varnishes and coatings that contain Biomaster and as such are suitable for non-direct food contact packaging applications. The range includes PureSafe UV flexo matt and gloss foil blockable and overprintable varnishes, which have been formulated to offer good adhesion and printability, with fast cure and high chemical resistance. These have been independently tested to ISO 22196 (an international standard for the measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces).

Gary Seward, managing director of Pulse Roll Label Products, explained: “Combining Biomaster additives with our high-performance UV flexo varnishes guarantees fast, effective antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the label or package, keeping the printed surface hygienic and reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Biomaster can be safely added to varnishes and coatings without affecting the product’s properties, performance on press or the final aesthetic finish. At a time when we are all acutely aware of how easily germs and bacteria can spread, PureSafe with Biomaster can provide printed surface antimicrobial protection for consumer-packaged goods.”

You can find more details on the Biomaster technology from addmaster.co.uk and on the PureSafe coatings and varnishes from pulserl.com.


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