In its decision to award HP a 2019 InterTech Technology Award from Printing Industries of America (PIA) for technology innovation, the judges noted the HP PageWide true water-based inks deliver vibrant images on coated and uncoated corrugated boards, can be safely used for sensitive products and primary packaging with no need for any additional barrier, and have proven recyclability. Importantly, they said, there is no perceptible odour.
‘PIA recognition of HP PageWide’s water-based digital ink innovation is an additional confirmation of the value the industry sees in HP’s free of UV chemistries ink formulation that will help HP and its customers transform the corrugated industry to a more sustainable, safe and environmentally responsible industry,’ said Eric Wiesner, general manager, PageWide industrial division, HP Inc.
The HP PageWide digital corrugated press portfolio uses A30 Water-Based Ink for the PageWide T1100 series pre-print corrugated presses and CV150 Water-Based Ink for the HP PageWide C500 press for post-print. HP PageWide’s true water-based inks are free of UV reactive chemistries, offering converters many environmental benefits and the ability to produce more corrugated applications digitally.
Additionally, HP PageWide inks have been verified for standard recyclability. PTS, an independent testing laboratory, confirmed corrugated converters can use HP PageWide corrugated presses to supply printed packaging products suitable for recycling into new fibre-based paper for packaging, using standard processes with no need for extra steps or costly treatment.
HP PageWide true water-based inks are the only products to have fulfilled the Intertek Guidelines for the Safe Use of Printing Inks to provide safety requirements in accordance with global regulatory and industry guidance, including Swiss Ordinance, Nestlé Guidance, FDA, EU Framework, and others.