Tau Low Migration UV Ink exhibits the following color gamut (data collected for Avery Fasson PE85 Top White)
- Gamut volume 4C: 475
- Gamut volume 6C: 565
The light-fastness of this ink set was determined on raw material level. The subsequent table summarizes the corresponding results rated to the bluewool testing protocol.
||Blue Wool Rating
||up to 7-8
||up to 7-8
||up to 7-8
||up to 8
||up to 3
||up to 7
Selected application characteristics
Adhesion was assessed on a multitude of substrates according to DIN EN ISO 2409:2013. Adhesion was found to be excellent on typical label substrates suitable for UV inkjet printing. For specific adhesion data, please contact your local sales representative or Durst product management team.
Migration Characteristics and Food Packaging Applications
Independent migration testing indicates that Tau Low Migration UV ink is compliant with European Framework Regulation (1935/2004/EC) when utilized in compliant application and environment. Even though this independent certificate is available, successful compliance with the Framework will need to be confirmed on each application, and will depend on the appropriate specification and control of the entire printing and packaging process. Along this line, the manufacturer of the finished article has the responsibility to ensure compliance with the European Food Contact Materials Regulation EC 1935/2004 or the European Legislation on Plastic Materials EU 10/2011. For individual testing, the composition of Tau Low Migration UV inks can be disclosed on a Statement of Composition to an appropriate regulatory or testing body after signature of a mutual confidentiality agreement.
Good Manufacturing Practices
Tau Low Migration UV inks are compliant with the EuPIA Guidelines and are manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the production of products used in food packaging.
Swiss Ordinance Compliance
All of the raw materials used in the formulation of these inks are listed on the Swiss Ordinance RS 817.023.21.
Nestle Guidance Note on Packaging Inks
Tau Low Migration UV inks are formulated in accordance with Nestle Guidance Note on Packaging Inks
EuPIA Exclusion Policy for Printing Inks
Tau Low Migration UV inks meet the requirements of this guideline.
REACH and SVHC Compliance
All utilized raw materials in Tau Low Migration UV inks are REACH compliant. Furthermore, the inks do not contain any known amounts of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) at more than 0.1%. Or the lowest concentration limit specified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, which results in the classification as an SVHC, or which could be subject to potential future authorization process as outlined in REACH Art 56.
Tau Low Migration UV inks do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as described by EU definition Council Directive 1999/13/EC.
BPA and Benzophenone
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Benzophenone are not intentionally added to this ink set.
Content of Nickel and other Heavy Metals
None of the raw materials used in the formulation of Tau Low Migration UV inks appear in the California Proposition 65 list dated March 27th 2015. Furthermore, independent tests indicate basic compliance of the inks with DIN EN 71-3.
Natural Latex Statement
Tau Low Migration UV Inks are latex free.