Sun Chemical has launched its FSR range of edible inkjet inks. These are suitable for food and pharmaceutical customisation with verified direct food printing.
According to the company, its FSR ink range is based on synthetic colourants suitable for use in direct food printing applications using mid-viscosity range piezo printheads. This adds to a series of digital edible inks from Sun Chemical, along with existing low and high viscosity FSE and FSS lines. Thanks to these edible inks, food decoration can be achieved with a full range of digital printhead technologies.
The FSR range is suitable for food printing when used in the right conditions for food production, as it has been developed using synthetic food dyes that conform to FDA and EU legislation. The technology is also reportedly suitable for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, such as printing on pills and capsules, according to the company.
Sun Chemical is also collaborating with printer manufacturers that specifically target the food and pharmaceutical industries, presenting brands with the opportunity to customise and add their products.
Sergio Molto, marketing and business development manager, food and pharma inks, at Sun Chemical, comments: “We are seeing substantial growth in the personalised packaging market, with the latest trend being toward customization of the food product itself – particularly baked goods.
“This development marks a clear step forward for adding significant value within this industry for brands and consumers alike. Sun Chemical, together with DIC Corporation, has an ongoing commitment to developing solutions for the food and nutrition industry to add colour through innovation.
“Product safety and print quality were critical objectives in the development of these products to ensure consumer protection and maintenance of converter and brand reputations. The range combines an in-depth understanding of food with deep knowledge of the digital printing market to deliver a high-quality and safe solution for customers.”