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Outstanding Print Quality

Unlock the pinnacle of clarity and precision in industrial printing with Needham Ink Technologies' MEK-Free Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) inks. Our inks are designed to maintain exceptional print quality, delivering sharp, crisp, and clear codes and markings on a wide range of substrates, including plastics, metals, and paper. Whether it's for product labelling, packaging, or quality control, our MEK-Free CIJ inks ensure that your information is not only legible but also precise. Say goodbye to compromised print quality – choose inks that set new industry standards.

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Wide Application Range

Versatility meets excellence with Needham Ink Technologies. Our MEK-Free CIJ inks are engineered to serve a multitude of industrial printing applications. From food packaging and beverage labelling to pharmaceuticals and electronics, our inks are the right choice. In the food packaging industry, our inks enhance safety and compliance with their precise labelling capabilities. Beverage labelling benefits from the durability and clarity of our inks on various surfaces. In pharmaceuticals, we ensure that your codes and markings remain consistently reliable for patient safety and quality control. For the electronics industry, our high-resolution inks streamline component identification and traceability, improving production efficiency.

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Sustainability and Compliance

Join the movement towards a greener and safer industrial printing landscape. Needham Ink Technologies' MEK-Free CIJ inks are the eco-friendly choice. By eliminating Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), a solvent associated with environmental concerns and potential health risks, we have taken a proactive step towards reducing the environmental impact of industrial printing processes. Our inks also align with industry standards for safety and environmental responsibility, ensuring that your 

printing processes meet or exceed regulatory requirements. Make the responsible choice – embrace sustainability and compliance with our MEK-Free CIJ inks.

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When you choose Needham Ink Technologies, you're choosing more than just inks; you're choosing quality, versatility, and sustainability. Join the ranks of businesses that are elevating their printing standards while contributing to a greener, safer world. Discover the difference with our MEK-Free CIJ inks and experience outstanding print quality, a wide application range, and a commitment to sustainability and compliance.

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What is MEK-free ink?

Methyl Ethyl Ketone, or MEK, is a solvent that is frequently used in the printing industry, especially for inks. The term "MEK-free ink" describes ink formulations that do not contain this solvent because of worries about its effects on the environment and human health. The move to MEK-free inks coincides with an increasing number of businesses placing a greater focus on sustainability and safety.

Why choose MEK-Free ink?

MEK-free inks provide a safer option for the environment by lowering emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and lowering the possibility of health hazards for employees. These inks are made to adhere to strict regulatory requirements while maintaining excellent printing performance. The adoption of MEK-free inks becomes a strategic choice for companies looking to improve workplace safety and their environmental impact without sacrificing print quality, as companies prioritise eco-conscious practises more and more.

What are the benefits of MEK-Free Ink?

The use of MEK-free ink offers several benefits, ranging from environmental considerations to health and safety improvements:

  1. Environmental Friendliness: MEK-free inks contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly printing process by reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. This helps minimize the environmental impact associated with traditional solvent-based inks.

  2. Air Quality Improvement: Eliminating MEK from ink formulations reduces the release of harmful pollutants into the air. This is particularly significant in enclosed spaces, such as printing facilities, where improved air quality positively impacts the health and well-being of workers.

  3. Health and Safety: MEK is associated with certain health risks, including respiratory and skin irritation. MEK-free inks provide a safer working environment for printing professionals by eliminating exposure to this potentially harmful solvent.

  4. Regulatory Compliance: As environmental regulations become more stringent, using MEK-free inks ensures compliance with evolving standards and demonstrates a commitment to responsible business practices.

  5. Consumer Appeal: In an era where consumers are increasingly environmentally conscious, businesses using MEK-free inks can appeal to a growing market of eco-aware customers. This can enhance brand image and customer loyalty.

  6. Print Quality: Contrary to concerns that eco-friendly alternatives may compromise print quality, MEK-free inks are designed to maintain high printing standards. This ensures that businesses can achieve professional results while reducing their environmental impact.

  7. Innovation and Industry Trends: Embracing MEK-free ink aligns with broader industry trends towards sustainability and innovation. Staying ahead of these trends can position businesses as leaders in their field.

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