Who We Are and What We Do
Kao Collins is one of the leading industrial inkjet ink suppliers for South America. We offer a complete line of inks, technical support, parts, and repairs to the thriving South American market.
Our unmatched knowledge and experience in commercial and industrial inkjet printing markets, stable inventory, reliable distribution supply chain, and other integrated services support efficient productivity.
We supply businesses and print service providers in all major economic hubs of South America, including the following:
Supporting Multiple Industries
Kao Collins helps the various printing sectors in South America grow and transform their business. Our portfolio of inks delivers the benefits of our significant investment in research and development, making it possible for customers to print on even the most challenging products and materials.
Industries That Trust Kao Collins
- Wide-format signage
- Food and beverage packaging
- Automotive suppliers
- Health and beauty
- Textiles and apparel
- Pharmaceuticals Commerce
Inks for Many Packaging Applications
Like all other industrial inks, Kao Collins inks consist of a colorant solvent and various additives. Our inks are generally used for printing on materials and surfaces such as metal, paper, cardboard, rubber, plastic cards, and shrink sleeves. Our inks are used for several applications, such as marking in the medical, lumber, aerospace, automotive, electronics, and packaging industries. Here is a summary of some of our ink applications.
Labels – From simple single-color surface-print stickers to sophisticated, high-definition labels requiring multiple print methods and specialty inks, Kao Collins offers varied inks for all industrial label requirements.
Marking and coding – Our high-performance solvent-based inks for non-porous surfaces support companies in Canada needing to comply with local and global regulations for tracking products with lot codes and precise expiration information.
Flexible Pouches – Water-based inks from Kao Collins can be applied in flexible packaging such as pouches and bags used in various applications such as wet, frozen, microwave, and dry foods.
Glass Bottles – We offer multiple ink options for printing beverage bottling, personal care industries, food packaging, and pharmaceuticals.
Metal Containers – If your company requires precise printing on metal surfaces, including aluminum, tin, iron, stainless steel, and other metals, Kao Collins produces inks that offer flexibility, durability, high color gamut, and resistance to environmental and chemical exposure.
Rigid Plastic – Our inks offer superior adhesion to PET, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, vinyl.
Inks for Auto Parts Manufacturers
Kao Collins produces high-quality inks that meet stringent demands in the automotive industry. We provide inks ideal for producing high-quality domestic and export automobile components. Our inks offer durability and resistance to extreme temperature and abrasion, making them suitable for meeting requirements for supply-chain tracking.
Inks for the Lumber Industry
Our industrial inkjet inks are used throughout the lumber industry for printing, stenciling, and coding applications. Our thermal inkjet inks for HP and Funai technologies provide excellent adhesion and durability when printing logos and grades of wood. Some inks can even be applied to wet lumber.
Inks for Textile and Garment Production
Kao Collins supports South America’s thriving textile and garment production industry. We supply several inks for direct-to-garment printing on various fabrics, including natural blends and synthetics.
Our inks supporting South America’s textile industry
- LUNAJET – Eco-friendly CMYK+ water-based pigment ink
- FIBRA – CMYK disperse dye ink
- TESLA – LED-curable ink
Inks for Every Inkjet Technology
Kao Collins inks have been tested and validated to support thermal inkjet (TIJ), piezo (DOD), and continuous inkjet (CIJ).
- Energy curable
Compliance and Safety
Kao Collins places consumer safety first. We prioritize consumer protection by ensuring a safe manufacturing process and products that meet various safety requirements. We remain leaders in regulatory compliance, ensuring that our products and new developments support sustainability and environmental efforts.
We collaborate with our customers to identify inks that can meet industry regulations, including:
- Nestle and Swiss ordinances
- Class 3 rating (out of 4) from TUV Austria on Bio-based composition
Commitment to Sustainability
One of Kao Collins’ major goals is prioritizing a healthy, safe, and sustainable society. We are committed to offering environmentally-friendly products, maintaining a safe working environment, and supporting thriving communities.
Our sustainability pillars:
- Conservation – Zero environmental impact
- Community – A society in which everyone can live life to the fullest
- Corporate culture – A trusted company that acts with integrity