Sakata INX (Schaumburg, Illinois) has introduced BSR-Bio – a new, environmentally friendly UV inkjet ink for corrugated packaging applications. The sustainable ink option is formulated with 20%-30% plant-derived materials, allowing brand owners and printers to benefit from reduced regulatory risks and measurable, reportable CO2 savings. The new ink is an advancement of the original BSR formulation that has experienced success in North America on Barberán Jetmaster Digital Printers. The Jetmaster, manufactured by Barberán S.A., was developed to bring inkjet advantages to the market for not only corrugated boxes, but point-of-purchase display as well. It’s available worldwide together with Sakata INX BSR and BSR-Bio digital ink solutions.
Sakata’s proprietary advanced technology for nano-pigment dispersion enables its inkjet inks to have high performance jetting properties at fast printing speeds, with high reliability for inkjet printheads. BSR-Bio consists of standard CMYK colours, with orange + green or orange + violet as an option when a wider colour gamut is required. The inks are extremely low-odour and have high durability and flexibility tht reduce cracking problems. Barberán S.A. has manufactured numerous types of inkjet printers for short-run, on-demand printing. “BSR-Bio is formulated based on Sakata INX’s core technologies and long-term experience with a wide variety of materials,” said Yoshiaki Ueno, Director & CTO at Sakata INX. “The market needs for sustainable product solutions will continue to grow based on societal needs to protect the planet and develop a circular economy. BSR-Bio is a strategic product for a circular economy and is part of our Botanical Ink product line. It meets many environmental requirements, including waste and greenhouse gas reductions.