INX International Inc. released a new, natural-based ink system — INXhrc RC — designed to help brand owners and printers meet their sustainability goals when printing on rigid plastic and foam-based packaging. The high-performance ink system features clean, renewable and sustainable ingredients, the company says. Additionally, the UV and LED curable inks are Nestle compliant and designed for printing on non-porous, rigid plastic and decorative plastic as well as foam-based packaging, it adds. INXhrc RC represents the next chapter of the successful INXhrc natural-based inks that were launched in 2017. Through 2020, INXhrc water, solvent and conventional offset inks have replaced nearly 5 million pounds of petro-based chemicals, waxes and additives, and almost 13 million pounds of carbon emissions, it adds. Earlier this year, INX reached an agreement with packaging manufacturer HAVI to use INXhrc as one of the constituent materials for food paper packaging. INXhrc RC is a step in the company’s plan to develop renewable technologies for brand owners and printers, with minimal impact on the environment and reduced regulatory risks. The non-allergenic inks are formulated without VOC solvents and contain high levels of bio-renewable content.
INX International Ink Co., 150 N. Martingale Road, Suite 700, Schaumburg, Ill. 60173; 800/631-7956; www.inxinternational.com.