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FAM International is a dedicated supplier of printing inks for the food packaging and label industry. Printing inks that are safe for food packaging, using the best quality materials to reduce ink migration and interactions with substrate materials, production processes, environmental conditions, and consumer use. It is the main responsibility of every manufacturer in the food packaging value chain to make sure that proper materials are chosen for each package they produce.

Think about the importance of ink to use on a package, a printer or brand owner should know if the ink will be used for Direct or Indirect Food Contact.

Direct food contact – is specified as to when packages have printed places that are considered to have direct contact with the foodstuff or whereby it can reasonably be expected the printed place will be lead into contact with food or it can be expected the printed place will move their constituents to food under normal or foreseeable conditions of use. For this purpose, Direct Food Contact ink (known as DFC compliant) must be specified. It significantly reduces health risks due to migration and opens up new opportunities for printing inside the packaging.

Indirect food contact – According to the use of foreseeable of the printed package does not result in direct contact between the foodstuff and the print, then a food packaging compliant printing ink can be used. Depending on the company, these types of inks are also commonly known as ‘Low Migration’ products.

Provide numerous inks for food packaging that work with industrial printers using the three digital printing technologies – Thermal Inkjet (TIJ), Piezo Inkjet (DOD), and Continuous Inkjet (CIJ). The packaging substrate(s) and printing technology will determine the specific inks to evaluate. Our aqueous inks in both dye and pigment formulations reduce the environmental impact of printing on food packaging. Highly effective and safe, these eco-conscious inks produce high-quality results on porous substrates.

Concerning the inks used for coding and marking, food packaging suppliers need to be mindful to address the risks of chemicals from printing inks used to code primary packaging This is mainly the case as inks utilized in this way do sometimes come exactly into contact with food, for example, the coding of eggs and Beverage.

The manufacturer of packaging and ink is responsible for making sure that the food, in combination with the packaging and printing ink, is safe for human consumption. Safety and security to consumers are of foremost importance in all legislation and, in association with the food and drink manufacturers, (effectively the customers of the packaging and ink suppliers), all followers have a part to play in the compliance process.

In addition to safety, organoleptic properties of the packaged foodstuffs, or that which relates to the human senses, such as taste, odor, color, appearance, shape retention, and consistency, need to be maintained, as these are serious factors affecting consumer enjoyment of foodstuffs. Our packaging printer make sure that the substrate and printing inks are as specified and fit for purpose and the producer or packer is concerned with filling, sealing, storage, and checking accurate Use By and traceability code.