Swiss multinational food and drink company Nestlé has certified Scodix’s Polymer PolySense 850 (PS850) for complying with Nestlé’s Guidance Note on Packaging Inks.

It marks the completion of successful migration tests of the PS850 polymer for secondary food contact at SQTS labs in Switzerland, according to Swiss Ordinance.

The PS850 polymer, which adds both Spot UV and Foil embellishments, is designed exclusively for use with the Scodix Ultra 6000 digital embellishment pressing system.

The polymer is applicable to embellishments that mimic traditional hot foiling, while also offering the flexibility found in digital technology for use in print converters.

Suitable for indirect food contact, the technology is claimed to enhance economics, productivity, and sustainability.

The certification is for embellishments, including Scodix High Definition, Scodix Sense, Scodix Metallic, Scodix Foil, Scodix VDE and Scodix Cast&Cure.

It excludes harmful chemical contaminants and is a safe method of product decoration for food packaging.

Ziki Kuly of Scodix VP Product Marketing said: “This is a great leap forward for customers needing the accreditation to win new types of work, or for brands that want to upscale the impact of their food packaging. This is now not only possible, but economical and sustainable, even for multi-SKU designs and jobs requiring a short time-to-market.

“Scodix is leading the charge in adapting embellishment processes for today’s market demands. The new Scodix PS850 enables brands to differentiate themselves and make a greater impact on the shelf. Now that PS850 is certified by Nestlé as compliant with indirect food contact, brands can rest assured they can embellish food packaging items safely, and beautifully,” Kuly added.

Last month, Nestlé launched a trial of refillable vending machines in Indonesia for its Milo and Koko Krunch products.