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Markem-Imaje Introduces New 5016 Ink for Pick-Off Resistant Printing on Horizontal Flow Wrappers

Markem-Imaje Introduces New 5016 Ink for Pick-Off Resistant Printing on Horizontal Flow Wrappers Flexible packaging, food and drink packaging, food and drink sustainable packaging, Food packaging, Printing inks Food and Beverage Business

Markem-Imaje has globally launched a new pick-off resistant ink for its 5940 G Touch Dry™ High Resolution Inkjet Coder, which will be particularly impactful for the high-speed confectionary and nutraceuticals industry.

As a global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions and industrial marking and coding systems, Markem-Imaje works directly with customers to innovate according to market needs and challenges.

The new 5016 ink offers multiple benefits for manufacturers looking to continue using Touch Dry hot melt inks in primary package printing applications. This includes improved rub test results, code legibility, and longevity, allowing for high-speed, high-volume production lines while maintaining code integrity.

In terms of pick-off resistance, it offers 100x less pick-off of ink when compared to the previous generation of Touch Dry® primary packaging film inks. This 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.

Markem-Imaje’s 5940 G sets the standard of coding quality, compliance, operational efficiency, and reduced total cost of ownership (TC) with a long-lasting sustainable solution. It offers greater throughput and compliant barcodes including GS1-128 requirements, 2D codes included.

According to Gregory Kasprzak at Markem-Imaje, “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 it 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.”

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