Latest coding innovations showcased at Interpack 2023

MARKEM-Imaje (MI) has revealed it unveiled ‘market-first’ coding technology designed to propel production of serialised 2D barcodes and three recently-developed laser designs at Interpack 2023.

The business demonstrated the new Super Piezo Inkjet (SPI) marking technology, described as combining the advantages of continuous inkjet CIJ and Drop on Demand. Sabri Mourad, Markem-Imaje CIJ product division director, said, “It’s coming to answer the demand of brands to have high quality print on the product and to serialise 2D codes.

“This is the right answer to the revolution coming to the market in 2D barcodes from GS1. It will give brands the capability to mark unique brands with unique codes on 3D complex surfaces.”

Markem-Imaje also demonstrated new laser models to help brands meet their sustainability goals and boost productivity.

The new ultraviolet technology UV500 is said to excel on difficult materials where other laser technologies cannot perform so well, including on substrates like more environmentally-friendly thinner mono films, as well as polymer labels and thermoplastics like High-density polyethylene (HDP).

“Interpack 2023 was a great opportunity to meet our customers and partners again and start new projects and collaborations,” added Andreas Grabotin, zone director for host country Germany, Switzerland and Austria at Markem-Imaje. “Solutions in our booth focused on sustainability, digital innovation, traceability and efficiency. Our visitors showed particular interest in our end-to-end solutions, driving sustainability KPIs, reducing waste and protecting consumers and brands.”

A further attraction on MI’s stand was an in-line packaging line demonstration featuring laser, continuous inkjet, thermal transfer overprinting, large character inkjet, and intelligent print and apply labelling systems in action. The demo was fully integrated and managed by the company’s packaging intelligence software suite CoLOS.