Nestlé Certifies Scodix PS850 Polymer for Compliance with Packaging Inks
Accreditation makes the Scodix Ultra 6000 digital embellishment press even more compelling for packaging producers
Scodix, Israel – April 13, 2023 – After extensive testing, the Scodix Polymer PolySense 850 (PS850) has been certified to be in compliance with Nestlé’s Guidance Note on Packaging Inks. Suitable for indirect food contact, PS850 is the latest Scodix polymer to be released, for exclusive use with the Scodix Ultra 6000 system. The polymer is suitable for embellishments including Scodix High Definition, Scodix Sense, Scodix Metallic, Scodix Foil, Scodix VDE and Scodix Cast&Cure, taking brands to new, heightened levels of impact for their food packaging.
As the largest publicly held food company in the world, Nestlé is committed to delivering its food products in safe packaging materials and, in turn, maintains strict and stringent testing of all vendor components in the supply chain. Achieving Nestlé compliance means that Scodix Polymer PS850 has passed migration tests for secondary food contact at SQTS labs in Switzerland, according to Swiss Ordinance. The certification for PS850 certifies that Scodix embellished packaging excludes harmful chemical contaminants and is a safe method of product decoration for food packaging.
Ziki Kuly, Scodix VP Product Marketing, comments, “This is a great leap forward for customers needing the accreditation to win new types of work, or for brands that want to upscale the impact of their food packaging. This is now not only possible, but economical and sustainable, even for multi-SKU designs and jobs requiring a short time-to-market.”
Scodix PS850 is a new polymer that adds both Spot UV and Foil embellishments. It joins the PS550 to create a family of indirect food contact products but the new PS850 enables the user to enjoy the benefits of Smart High Definition (SHD) from the Ultra 6000. PS850 supports embellishments that emulate traditional hot foiling but offers print converters the flexibility of digital technology. Scodix’ process achieves optimized value for economics, productivity, and sustainability.
“Scodix is leading the charge in adapting embellishment processes for today’s market demands,” adds Kuly, “The new Scodix PS850 enables brands to differentiate themselves and make greater impact on the shelf. Now that PS850 is certified by Nestlé as compliant with indirect food contact, brands can rest assured they can embellish food packaging items safely, and beautifully.”
Scodix Ltd. is a leading supplier of industrial digital print finishing machines that deliver stunning and luxurious decorative effects such as Scodix Sense™ embossing, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Spot™ varnish, Scodix Cast&Cure™ holographic effects, Scodix Crystal™, Scodix Metallic™, Scodix Glitter™, Scodix Braille™ and custom embellishments with Scodix VDE™ variable data.
Scodix presses have proven in the industry that they offer more economic options to the printers and converters who use them, while increasing productivity by replacing traditional analog finishing techniques. A clean, environmentally friendly process with no VOC emissions, Scodix PolySense™ digital finishing eliminates the need for plates, molds, chemicals and solvents while reducing energy consumption.
The Scodix Ultra series delivers embellishments down to the smallest detail from A3 to B1 formats. Designed for the packaging sector, the Ultra 5000 and 6000 presses work with thicker substrates and are equipped with industrial pallet feeders and stackers. The flagship Ultra 6000 offers a larger B1 format, the largest format currently available on the market, as well as Smart High Definition (SHD) precision. The Scodix Ultra 3000 and Ultra 4000 presses are both equipped with Scodix W2P software, with the Ultra 3000 tailored for Web2Print and the Ultra 4000 for Web2Pack applications.