Innovative sheet-fed offset ink series for direct food contact – HuberGroup

With more innovative packaging and more information, hubergroup Print Solutions creates this possible with MGA CONTACT, its new sheet-fed offset ink. 


Thanks to raw materials which have been carefully chosen, the ink series is right for safe printing on the interior side of paper and cardboard food packaging. With the appropriate hubergroup dispersion varnish, MGA CONTACT is approved for direct contact with food, indicating no operational barriers are required. This ink series’s color gamut and lightfastness are currently available globally are equivalent to conventional offset inks.

“With MGA CONTACT, trademark owners and packaging designers now have double as much space to express their messages and knowledge. With the addition of fruit, vegetables, or chocolates can have a more attractive design,” explains Josef Sutter, Product Manager for Sheet-fed/UV Europe at hubergroup. It is feasible as the ink specialist only uses ingredients that have been authorized for direct contact with food by EU guidelines and FDA criteria. Moreover, the ink series is produced in a separate production facility at hubergroup’s plant in Celle, Germany.

 MGA CONTACT performs the same process resilience in printing as other MGA ink series, so printers do not need to modify. The ink series only requires coated with a dispersion varnish, which is also suitable for direct contact with food. For this, hubergroup suggests its ACRYLIC DFC (Direct Food Contact) range of products. 

Manufactories can give their creativity free rein when developing their packaging as MGA CONTACT has excellent lightfastness and, like an ECG (Extended Colour Gamut) series, also covers a large color gamut. 

Appreciations to its sustainable formulation, the ink series is also well recyclable.

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Vihaan Nagal

संवेष्टन अभियान्ता | Packaging Engineer | Verpackung Ingenieur *Free time blogger *Believe in packaging reform (say naa to orthodox packaging) My life lies between degradable and non-degradable material.

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