About Colorcon No-Tox® – A Global Printing Ink Manufacturer

Serving the world’s non-toxic printing ink needs since 1967, Colorcon’s No-Tox® Products Division manufactures the safest line of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulated printing inks. These inks are used exclusively for printing applications involving direct and indirect contact with food, pharmaceutical or medical products.

No-Tox® printing inks are ideal for packaging, promotional inserts, labels and printed coupons that directly contact food and confectionery surfaces. Blister packs, cartons, lidding stock and pouches are examples of the medical and pharmaceutical packaging media that employ our products.

To summarize the regulatory compliance of Colorcon products, all printing ink components are FDA compliant by way of one of the following means:

  1. Is listed as either a direct or indirect food additive in an appropriate section of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR); or
  2. Is listed by the FDA in 21CFR as a prior sanctioned food material; or
  3. Is material determined by the FDA as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by its listing in parts 182-184 of 21CFR; or
  4. Is the focus of an approved Food Contact Notification (FCN).


Highly respected for our regulatory expertise and industry leadership as a printing ink manufacturer, Colorcon works on projects for food, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, as well as on outsourced projects for some of the world’s leading ink companies. Our regulated inks and coatings are the safest, most contaminant-free products in the market today, manufactured in the only dedicated printing ink facility in the world. Our products help our customers achieve both the regulatory compliance they need and the unique commercial appeal they desire.

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