Consumers buy food in packages. Converters buy ink to print onto packaging materials. Ink formulators develop inks that will perform to commercial printing standards. The science is continually evolving to keep up with business.
As the science around flexible packaging ink and material has changed, so have the expectations of consumers. Their growing demands for environmentally responsible packaging, coupled with tightening government regulations around allowable amounts of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, has flexible food packaging manufacturers hungering for sustainable solutions. But are those solutions ready to take the main stage in the industry?