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INX International Ink Co.

By AICC Staff

January 28, 2021


INXhrc natural-based inks are formulated to replace petro-chemically derived ingredients with clean, renewable and sustainable ingredients without sacrificing machine, processing, and end use product performance. They contain 50 to 90 percent natural ingredients and are free of allergens, nanomaterials, fluorochemicals, fanal pigments, heavy metals, latex, and PTFE. By voluntarily eliminating those chemicals, brands reduce their regulatory risk and demonstrate their commitments to consumer health and safety.

More than ever consumers are concerned with the environment and desire to support businesses who use environmentally conscious practices. They are growing increasingly aware of what they consume, the waste they create and the businesses that are aligned with this philosophy. Brand owners are looking for every opportunity to win over a variety of interest groups, from questioning consumers to finicky financial analysts. This is why INX considers the ingredients, end use and disposal of our products along with specified performance requirements and value proposition. The ability to provide a natural-based ink system that fulfills customers’ goals and improves their bottom line while helping consumers do their part to minimize their negative impact on the environment means that those customers will come to trust in and depend on INX International for help in achieving their future sustainability goals.

Through the use of renewable materials that are responsibly sourced and considered for their end of life recovery, INXhrc natural-based inks provide a path to measurable, reportable CO2 savings. They have a 25 to 30 percent lower CO2 footprint than standard aqueous inks.*

*Based on EUPIA dry ink baseline for aqueous based inks of 3.092kg CO2/kg dry ink.

Jim is Director of National Accounts at INX International Ink Co. based in Chicago, and he has worked in the printing ink industry most of his life. Originally from Pittsburgh, he grew up in Canada and went to the University of Waterloo and York University. He has been involved with paper packaging and corrugated in North America for over 40 years. During this time he has been a member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), AICC (The Independent Packaging Association), the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC), the Paper Shipping Sacks Manufacturing Association (PSSMA), the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) GCMI Color Guide Committee. He has written several articles on paper packaging subjects and has participated in numerous conferences and conventions making presentations, moderating sessions, and chairing committees; all as a part of both learning and giving back to the industry. He has spent recent years fine tuning skills related to the digital process and corrugated packaging.

width=162Jim Wegemer

Director of National Accounts