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BOBST Food Grade Lubricants Migration Programme:

Wednesday 24. May 2017 - A single job that earns you a few hundred pounds in profit might potentially cost you hundreds of thousands in claims

For the Kingston Carton Company, protecting the reputation it has gained for excellent quality and reducing any exposure to potential financial risks are important. The risk of mineral oils from its production equipment coming into contact with the food packaging it manufactures, and potentially migrating into the food itself, was one that worried the company, says Arend Buitendam, Managing Director. “You could lose all sorts of business because of something like that, and it could have an effect on more than just profits. We’re privately owned, but for a listed company it could decimate their share price, which could have all sorts of implications.”

Having implemented the use of food grade oils and lubricants throughout it’s printing department, Kingston Cartons decided to migrate all finishing equipment involved in producing food packaging to BOBST NSF-H1 food safe lubricants.

“If you look at the investment needed to convert your equipment, compared to the potential cost of a claim from a brand owner for mineral oil contamination, well, it pales into insignificance,” explains Mr Buitendam. “A single job that earns you a few hundred pounds in profit might potentially cost you hundreds of thousands in claims.”

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