Swiss-based Hapa AG, the global leader of innovative packaging printing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has announced the release of two additions to its drop-on-demand piezo inkjet range of products.
The compact MedJet 470 is print unit designed to integrate easily onto continuous or intermittent motion packaging machines. The single-colour UV DOD piezo inkjet is designed with the medical packaging industry, and uses solvent-free UV curing inks.
MedJet 470 is suitable for printing onto a wide range of substrates, including aluminium foil, paper-backed foil, PVC, medical paper, and Tyvek. The system is targeted at the production of blisters, deep-draw blisters, trays, and pouches.
The second new arrival is the BlisterJet CMYK for printing text and graphics in four spot colours or CMYK process images. The product is an addition to the already successful BlisterJet product, suitable for two colour printing. BlisterJet products are focused on producing print onto blister and deep-draw blister products, and are the ideal print products to aid late-stage-customisation of pre-filled packs.
The fully digital UV DOD piezo inkjet system provides perfectly sharp print quality in a single pass, and is suitable for printing onto aluminium foil, paper-backed foil, PVC, and Tyvek.
Working in conjunction with Hapa equipment, the company is also able to offer high quality ink products through its Hapa Ink division. The division addresses a key concern for the packaging world: the unwanted transfer of ink substances and taint from packaging to product. Customer-specific low-migration ink is formulated by Hapa Ink to suit substrate, application, and production risk-levels. The company can also offer a complete service to ensure compliance and security.
In the packaging sector, public health and safety have to be at the forefront. It must be guaranteed that no ink substances in excess of quantities designated and regulated as harmful, transfer onto pharmaceuticals, foods, and cosmetics. To this end, Hapa Ink develops low-migration, solvent-free UV drop-on-demand inks that mitigate the risk of diffusion and set-off migration. The inks are specialised to each customer’s substrates, application, and production processes. Any ink-quantity levels can be supplied, no matter how large or how small.
The development and production of inks is done in a single lab, where a team of specialists put years of practical experience to work on low-migration inks.
Combining extensive know-how of printing systems and technologies, industry regulations, and sub-regulations, Hapa Ink can fulfil orders for inks that meet EU food safety standards. All low-migration inks from Hapa Ink contain materials on the Nestlé Positive List.
Whether CMYK, white, or spot-colours, inks from Hapa Ink deliver the highest printing quality for a virtually unlimited range of applications. The inks meet cover requirements in a single pass of printing.
Hapa’s on-demand and late-stage-customization printing solutions improve lean production. It’s UV flexographic, UV DOD inkjet, and hybrid printing systems have long established Hapa as the global leader of in-house packaging-print solutions in the pharmaceutical industry.
Growth in the cosmetics, food, medical, and ink industries is dynamic. Hapa Ink is a department of Hapa. It develops, produces, and delivers individualized inks that are printing on plastic, aluminium, glass, and labelling materials of types.
The growth of the Hapa Ink division, and its expansion into the FMCG industries is dynamic. More than 170 Hapa employees work at the company headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland, and in sales and service centres worldwide.