T.H.E.M. Features Environmentally Friendly Earthinks
T.H.E.M is the exclusive North American partner of Earthinks, manufacturer of environmentally friendly printing inks and coatings for flexographic and screen-printing on a wide variety of substrates used throughout the food industry.
T.H.E.M is committed, as a responsible corporate citizen, to offer sustainable alternatives that are both highly beneficial to our clients and the planet. With this affiliation, T.H.E.M. continues its efforts to provide products and services that meet the highest levels of both quality and environmental responsibility.
Earthinks products are well suited for a variety of flexible packaged food products, and also healthcare, cosmetics, and many other products that require environmental and regulation compliance. Earthinks and coatings comply with standards set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) for food product safety. These inks and coatings are developed with non-migratory pigments and raw materials that are either classified for use with foods, or have direct food contact approval.
Earthinks is a much safer alternative to ultra violet (UV) inks. Earthinks products also have effective barrier properties for grease resistance, a very important consideration for packaging products containing fats or oils.
All Earthinks products are made from natural ingredients such as soy, starches, sugars, dextrin, tree sugars, cellulose and other polysaccharides and remain stable over long print runs, with graphical image sharpness and consistency maintained from beginning to end of a production run.
Advantages and benefits of Earthinks include:
- Glycol-free and silicone-free
- No heavy metals
- Near zero Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels
- Natural waxes used in place of standard synthetic grades
- Natural oils used for defoaming in place of mineral oils and silicones.
- Lower viscosity, foaming, and dot gain
- Sharper image reproduction than standard inks