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Huber Group expands Germany MGA inks production

Printing ink specialist Huber Group is expanding the production of its MGA special food packaging production-standard range of low migration inks at its site near Munich.

Printing ink specialist Huber Group is expanding the production of its MGA special food packaging production-standard range of low migration inks at its site near Munich.

The Germany-headquartered, family controlled company cites “increasing demand” from brand owners for low migration inks for food packaging.

The MGA ink bases were formerly produced at the Huber Group subsidiary in Ireland, but will from now on be ground at Michael Huber München, where according to the company they can be finished to form process colour inks as well as spot colour inks.

“The production of MGA water-based coatings, characterised by a special material composition and by its GMP compliance, has been expanded as well,” the company says.

Huber Group mother company Michael Huber München focuses on higher quality products, including those required to fulfil EC HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) requirements.

“This shift helps to accelerate production steps, to achieve synergies throughout the supply chain and to bring further improvement on availability and response time for the European market,” the company says.

MGA is a standard that Huber Group has defined specifically for printing inks to be used on food packaging.

According to the company, its MGA Policy “goes further and is far more demanding” than the legal requirements in avoiding risks of contamination.