Mutoh’s MS41 inks get Greenguard Gold approval
Mutoh Industries Japan, which is represented by Mutoh Europe in the EMEA business area, has obtained GREENGUARD Gold Certification in respect of its MS41 Eco-Solvent inks. The certification was obtained for the Wallpaper category, which is the top category allowing the highest surface load of prints per corporate, public or healthcare environment.
With this certification, Mutoh MS41 inks meet the UL 2818-2013 Gold Standard for chemical emissions for building materials, finishes and furnishings, thus providing users with the assurance that Mutoh MS41 inks meet some of the world’s most stringent and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. As such, prints made with MS41 inks are perfectly suited for use in indoor applications including corporate, public and healthcare environments.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification is a voluntary certification issued by UL with worldwide recognition. As opposed to GREENGUARD it offers stricter certification criteria and considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals, such as children and the elderly. It requires lower total VOC emissions for indoor environments and helps print buyers to identify and integrate certified, healthier and more sustainable products into their buildings.
Commenting on this development, Kenji Yasuhara, Mutoh Europe’s Managing Director, said: “We are very pleased to receive a GREENGUARD Gold certification for our MS41 inks for the new XpertJet 64” wide sign and display printers. Sign and print companies investing in a new XpertJet printer are offered full peace of mind, coupled with and the competitive advantage of being able to offer a certified solution for wall finish applications.
“The certification demonstrates our continuous commitment to offering digital printers and inks that are safe and environmentally responsible and which contribute to healthier indoor environments”,
Specifically developed for use with Mutoh’s new XpertJet Sign and Display printers, the MS41 inks are a new generation of cost-efficient and low maintenance, Eco-Solvent Inks, facilitating printing onto the widest range of uncoated and coated substrates.
Available in seven colours (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, Lk), Mutoh MS41 Inks feature a wide colour gamut and deliver vibrant high-density prints with excellent dot gain. The additional Lc, Lm and Lk colours will bring extra quality to businesses focusing on highest quality prints with smooth skin tones and gradients for short viewing distances, while the litre ink packs in foil go into re-usable ink pack cases, thus reducing waste.
Suited for long-term outdoor and indoor applications, Mutoh’s MS41 inks have excellent weather, abrasion and chemical resistance and have a three year UV outdoor durability without the need for lamination.
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