15.06.2021

Safe use of UV inks in consumer printed products

The FoBiG risk assessment on the use of UV inks in consumer printed products has been published. Laboratory simulations detected only low levels of individual acrylates and photoinitiators in artificial saliva or sweat from UV prints, which varied depending on the type of paper and UV lamp used and the degree of curing of the printed product. However, a health hazard or sensitisation is not to be worried for the consumer when handling printed products with UV inks.

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