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HIGH-PRESSURE processing Packaging indicators

Lower the risk & cost of your HPP supply chain

Consumers want products that have natural ingredients and avoid preservatives and heat pasteurization. To address safety and shelf life, brands are moving to High-Pressure Processing (HPP), typically exposing the package to 87,000 psi for 3 minutes. The FDA required all HPP-related brands to have FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) plans in place by the fall of 2017.


To assist with the monitoring and auditing of the process, CTI developed a high pressure indicator that changes color on the package at 87,000 PSI to confirm a product has been subjected to HPP according to specifications. Watch this video overview of this industry-first technology:

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

- Benjamin Franklin

How do HPP Inks work?

CTI's high-pressure processing packaging indicator inks are printed the same as traditional inks on a package in a clear or light white color. As a package is subjected to pressure, color, for instance, begins to appear at 80,000 psi and increases to its full color at 87,000 psi. CTI has developed different solutions for various HPP "recipes" of pressure, time and chamber water temperature.

Printable on labels or packages

HPP technology can be delivered though an ink, printable in UV Flexo, Water-Based Flexo, Solvent Gravure, and Offset print formats. No additional equipment or material required. Simply make the indicator part of your existing HPP food safety processing product label or packaging.

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