Glass Container Industry

Iconic Brands choose Ferro

Many of the world’s famous beverages such as Absolut, Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola have built their brands around the style of their packaging, and glass has played an important role in the packaging mix. Many years ago Ferro played a key role in the development of environmentally friendly glass enamels. Today, lead free enamels continue to be the decoration of choice for many iconic brands.

The requirement to eliminate heavy metals, for example Cadmium and lead from glass packaging has generated the need to find an alternative to traditional inorganic glass enamels, where it is impossible to produce a bright red colour without cadmium and bright reds, a strategic component for many famous brands.

Organic inks were offered as a solution in the 1990’s however certain difficulties were experienced and this lead to an evolution from Ferro R&D which resulted in the latest line of Spectrulite HTP and RTP organic inks being developed.

SpecTruLite printing inks set new standards in environmentally friendly heavy metal-free and low V.O.C. organic decorations that do not compromise on quality, performance or style. SpecTruLite printing inks offer a spectacular broad colour palette. They have good glass adhesion, mechanical and chemical resistance and are especially suited to high-speed decoration and bottle filling lines. They are used by package designers and brand managers to give their products stand-out shelf appeal. They are ideal for use on cosmetic and perfume containers, liquor, soft drink and other beverage bottles, food packaging, tumblers and household containers, giftware and advertising specialities.

All SpecTruLite products can be cured at low temperatures compared to traditional glass enamels, reducing energy and maintenance costs. Curing can be done in a conventional decorating lehr with the various heat zones adjusted to deliver lower temperatures. Low-temperature curing has the added advantage of introducing less residual glass stress, enhancing the potential for reductions in glass wall thickness and bottle weight