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Eckart unveils new pigment set for food applications

New pigment and colour technology for plastic packaging from Eckart received a world debut on 19-26 October at the K 2016 rubber and polymer trade show in Dusseldorf.

Dietmar Mäder, head of marketing and technical services for plastics at the Altana subsidiary, says: ‘Our new pigments offer the possibility to transform effects into emotions which attract consumers and pay off for our customers at the point of sale.’

The pigments are part of the Luxan K range and are suitable for use with polyolefins and PVC in food contact applications, as well as transparent polymers like polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The pigments are also being positioned for use in cosmetics packaging, and can be added to engineered resins for deployment in automotive fixtures and domestic appliances. Luxan K was shown alongside other Eckart innovations, including Symic C393, a highly chromatic gold shade coating, at K 2016. Symic C393 is also cleared for use in high-end food and cosmetic packs.

This article comes from Food Contact World, which provides exclusive news and analysis on developments in digital print trends, markets, and technologies.