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Videojet Introduces Two New Non-CMR Inks for Food and Beverage Packaging
[May 31, 2023]

Videojet Introduces Two New Non-CMR Inks for Food and Beverage Packaging

A global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions with over 40 years of world-class inkjet fluid design experience, Videojet Technologies is pleased to announce the global launch of V4278 and V4240 inks for use in Videojet continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers. As more local regulations and manufacturers restrict ink formulations for printing codes on food and beverage packaging, Videojet is offering these two new inks that are free of CMRs (carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins).

Ideal for high-speed food canning applications where retort evidence is desired, non-MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) V4278 ink is engineered for printing on food cans prior to the retort process with current Videojet continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers. Thermochromic V4278 ink is formulated to change color from dark red to light red during the retort process. This process uses steam to cook cans at high temperatures to preserve vegetables, fruit, soup, sauce, baby food, meat, fish, ready-to-eat meals and pet food.

Videojet V4278 has been designated as a Videojet iQMark™ ink, indicating that it is engineered to help users meet theirsafety, sustainability and social responsibility goals.

A black non-ethanol MEK-based ink, new V4240 is designed to resist the condensation formation that is common in cold-fill food and beverage applications. This ink is ideal for use on beverage bottles and cans running on high-speed production lines with moisture present due to cold filling, refrigeration or freezing, as well as in hot and humid environments. It can penetrate a thin layer of condensation, survive retort and pasteurization, and adhere to glass, aluminum, stainless steel acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyester, PET, polyolefin and nylon.

Both inks are engineered to run in qualified Videojet CIJ printers, like the Videojet 1880, to print high-quality text, codes, dates, logos and bar codes in continuous production environments.

For more information about Videojet CIJ inks, visit and

About Videojet Technologies:

Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Thermal Inkjet (TIJ), Laser Marking, Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 400,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service, and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet's distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.

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