Markem-Imaje launches new pick-off resistant ink for horizontal flow wrappers

MARKEM-Imaje has announced the launch of a new pick-off resistant ink for its 5940 G Touch Dry high resolution inkjet coder, which is tipped to be ‘particularly impactful’ for the high-speed confectionary and nutraceuticals sectors.

The firm explained that the new 5016 ink offers ‘multiple’ benefits for manufacturers looking to continue using Touch Dry hot melt inks in primary package printing applications, including improved rub test results, code legibility and longevity with an ability to run high-speed, high-volume production lines while maintaining code integrity.

In terms of pick-off resistance, Markem-Imaje added that it offers 100 times less pick-off of ink when compared to the previous generation of Touch Dry primary packaging film inks and can result in a whole grade higher barcode score, of up to 400 rubs, at Grade C. Adhesion is also improved, which leads to less smearing and maintaining legibility.

Gregory Kasprzak at Markem-Imaje said, “This new 5016 ink is made to be even better than our previous 9007 when it comes to printing on films. Markem-Imaje had a great product, but we are constantly innovating and evolving our product offering to ensure our customers are able to improve their production and printing capabilities.

“Code longevity and legibility are critical concerns, and pick-off resistance is desired by our customers because can literally be removed at the forming shoes of flow wrappers – this ink offers massive improvements to achieving these qualities in primary package flow wrapper applications.”