16-8600 is a general purpose ink ideally suited for printing on metal cans and plastic pouches before retort. This ink withstands retort process and changes color from greenish-black to blue when exposed to a temperature of 240°F (115°C) for a minimum of 20 minutes in presence of steam or water.
Applications for 16-8600Q
Typical applications include metal (aluminum, tin, and steel) and plastic pouches that require retort.
Specifications for 16-8600Q
- Color: Greenish-black, changing to blue during retort process
- Type: Ketone base
- Note: The color change of the ink should not be used as an indication that food contained in packages marked with this ink has been cooked adequately.
- Drying time: Moderate to rapid, depending on substrate; usually less than one to three seconds at room temperature.
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