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Brighter and better

Brighter and better Brighter and better cartons made by new printing process In addition to the new canning processes mentioned in the March issue of this journal, Metal Box in association with Fishburn Printing Ink Company, has devised a new and successful process for printing cardboard food cartons. The new process, described as press or emulsion coating, utilises Cartons are printed in six colour stages and the coating is applied at the last one. a water based acrylic emulsion in rub resistance to protect the print penetration of water and alcohol place of the customary varnish surface both from abrasive in a matter of seconds. Even when and gloss which require the use of dry, however, the film remains products and high-speed anti-offset spray powders. porous and allows the inks mechanical handling. It has also a Conventional inks and overprint better water resistance than that underneath to dry by oxidation in varnishes dry mainly by oxidation offered by standard litho varnishes the normal manner but without with some penetration and some so it is suitable for freezer cartons the need for spray-powder and no evaporation. Spray powder is used danger of set-off. and cartons that are to be used to keep the sheets apart in the The advantages of this system and housed in steamy kitchens or delivery allowing the oxygen in bathrooms. Conventional litho to the printers are obvious. They the atmosphere to circulate and varnishes tend to yellow after a can carry on with the next stage of react with the printed film. But time, but the new acrylic coating production, such as the cutting spray powder creates a rough stays quite white. The gloss level and creasing of cartons, within a gritty texture on the surface of a few minutes of printing. The can be varied but all finishes are carton and by its very nature smooth and satiny and give a working environment is greatly detracts from the basic rub softer feel to the carton than improved by eliminating the resistance characteristics of the traditional coatings. traditional print-shop atmosphere printed film. This spray also tends laden with particles of to dust off during carton handling, powder-spray. and sheets must be handled carefully for up to eight hours Extremely low odour level Wine in cartons after printing to avoid the risk of makes the process particularly suitable for the food packaging Chocolate milk, chrysanthemum tea smear and secondary set-off. and mineral water are just three of the market. The 'Hunky' carton shown The new emulsion coating is hundreds of products sold in various in the illustration takes a applied as the last stage of the Tetra Pak paper and plastic packages pre-cooked and frozen hamburger printing operation and forms a all round the world. The latest which is left in the carton and transparent film over the ink. This commodity to be packed in this way is heated in a micro-wave oven for film dries by evaporation and table wine. In Austria and Argentina the customer to take away, leaving market tests have been concluded and the product completely free from commercial sales of wine in cartons packaging taint. are underway. Consumption figures show that the average Austrian drinks The coating can be easily glued 60 litres of wine and the average using hot melt or water based Argentinian 77 litres of wine annually. adhesives. It is not necessary for Wine sold in aseptic Tetra Brik' food manufacturers to position cartons has a considerably lower price glue applicators in precisely the than similar wine packed in right place in order to match up non-returnable glass bottles. The wine with varnish-free areas as they is not pasteurised, as is necessary for have to do with cartons which fruit juices, but it is filtered and then have been produced by the aseptically packaged. This process conventional litho varnish method. gives the wine a shelf-life of six A range of cartons printed by the new months. roller coating process The new coating has superior 22 Nutrition and Food Science http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

Brighter and better

Nutrition & Food Science , Volume 82 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 1982

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0034-6659
DOI
10.1108/eb058899
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Abstract

Brighter and better cartons made by new printing process In addition to the new canning processes mentioned in the March issue of this journal, Metal Box in association with Fishburn Printing Ink Company, has devised a new and successful process for printing cardboard food cartons. The new process, described as press or emulsion coating, utilises Cartons are printed in six colour stages and the coating is applied at the last one. a water based acrylic emulsion in rub resistance to protect the print penetration of water and alcohol place of the customary varnish surface both from abrasive in a matter of seconds. Even when and gloss which require the use of dry, however, the film remains products and high-speed anti-offset spray powders. porous and allows the inks mechanical handling. It has also a Conventional inks and overprint better water resistance than that underneath to dry by oxidation in varnishes dry mainly by oxidation offered by standard litho varnishes the normal manner but without with some penetration and some so it is suitable for freezer cartons the need for spray-powder and no evaporation. Spray powder is used danger of set-off. and cartons that are to be used to keep the sheets apart in the The advantages of this system and housed in steamy kitchens or delivery allowing the oxygen in bathrooms. Conventional litho to the printers are obvious. They the atmosphere to circulate and varnishes tend to yellow after a can carry on with the next stage of react with the printed film. But time, but the new acrylic coating production, such as the cutting spray powder creates a rough stays quite white. The gloss level and creasing of cartons, within a gritty texture on the surface of a few minutes of printing. The can be varied but all finishes are carton and by its very nature smooth and satiny and give a working environment is greatly detracts from the basic rub softer feel to the carton than improved by eliminating the resistance characteristics of the traditional coatings. traditional print-shop atmosphere printed film. This spray also tends laden with particles of to dust off during carton handling, powder-spray. and sheets must be handled carefully for up to eight hours Extremely low odour level Wine in cartons after printing to avoid the risk of makes the process particularly suitable for the food packaging Chocolate milk, chrysanthemum tea smear and secondary set-off. and mineral water are just three of the market. The 'Hunky' carton shown The new emulsion coating is hundreds of products sold in various in the illustration takes a applied as the last stage of the Tetra Pak paper and plastic packages pre-cooked and frozen hamburger printing operation and forms a all round the world. The latest which is left in the carton and transparent film over the ink. This commodity to be packed in this way is heated in a micro-wave oven for film dries by evaporation and table wine. In Austria and Argentina the customer to take away, leaving market tests have been concluded and the product completely free from commercial sales of wine in cartons packaging taint. are underway. Consumption figures show that the average Austrian drinks The coating can be easily glued 60 litres of wine and the average using hot melt or water based Argentinian 77 litres of wine annually. adhesives. It is not necessary for Wine sold in aseptic Tetra Brik' food manufacturers to position cartons has a considerably lower price glue applicators in precisely the than similar wine packed in right place in order to match up non-returnable glass bottles. The wine with varnish-free areas as they is not pasteurised, as is necessary for have to do with cartons which fruit juices, but it is filtered and then have been produced by the aseptically packaged. This process conventional litho varnish method. gives the wine a shelf-life of six A range of cartons printed by the new months. roller coating process The new coating has superior 22 Nutrition and Food Science

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Published: Mar 1, 1982

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