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Packaging Materials –

Inks & Coatings

May 2021


Thermochromic (metal deco)

Known as the world-wide leader in thermochromic ink manufacturing, CTI works with brands and converters on the most eye-catching, functional, award-winning industry innovations.


Photochromic (metal deco)

Sunlight activated inks or photochromic inks change color when exposed to UV light (sunlight).  When in the sun, the colors come to life. When taken out of the sun, the color disappears. Available in multiple formats.


Glow in the Dark (metal deco)

Adding interactive features like Glow-in-the-Dark can make a product more collectible. As more brands invest in limited-edition packaging, innovative ideas like Glow-in-the-Dark will help maintain high-shelf scores.

using cups to boost customer experience

"CTI’s New Solvent Technology Drives Cup Innovations" news release – May 29, 2020


Thermochromic (cold)

Restaurant and convenience store beverage cups are the perfect place for brand interaction, social media connections and revenue-driving messages.


Thermochromic (hot)

CTI is an innovation partner with its unique thermochromic, photochromic and Glow-in-the-Dark specialty inks to create “theatre in the hand” for memorable customer experiences.


Thermochromic (cold reveal)

CTI has brought its experience to offset, flexo and in-mold labeled disposable beverage cups that change colors (or reveal messages) at cold or hot temperatures.



Messages and designs can also burst into colors when exposed to sunlight, thanks to creative photochromic designs. It's also a great marketing opportunity for your brand.


Glow In The Dark

Now available in water-based formulas from CTI, Glow-in-the-Dark (GID) inks provide unique and exciting experiences for consumer packaged goods worldwide.

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