The new Flex Solvent ink improves coding adhesion on flexible packaging substrates
Chicago, Illinois – 28 September, 2016 – In response to customers’ needs for enhanced ink adhesion on non-porous packaging in the food, consumer and pharmaceutical packaging markets, Videojet Technologies, a leader in coding and marking solutions, has launched the new Flex Solvent ink for their Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ) range of printers.
Ms. Heidi Wright, Business Unit Manager, Supplies, at Videojet explains “This ink has been specifically formulated to improve adhesion on several consumer packaging substrates, particularly materials common in glossy packaging or flexible films. The new Flex Solvent ink opens up new opportunities to mark more durable codes on substrates that were previously difficult to mark, such as bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP).”
Dry time on these materials if often between 1 and 2 seconds, and is suitable for printer integration in to web production processes. The ink is also an option for where customers require absence of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), such as in the food and beverage markets.
Ms. Wright concludes, “Extensive tests were performed on a number of substrates to verify enhanced adhesion and faster dry times. Videojet continues to invest in Ink Research and Development, and we are very pleased that this new formula has unlocked ways to help our customers print on a wider range of materials.”
The Flex Solvent ink can be used in the current Wolke (www.wolke.com) by Videojet range of TIJ printers, including the 8510, m600 touch, m600 advanced and m600 oem printer models. The inherent simplicity, uptime and print resolution of TIJ, combined with the simple usability of the Videojet and Wolke controllers, make these printers ideal for a range of packaging applications.
For more information about Wolke by Videojet TIJ printers and inks, call us free on (65) 6444 4218 or visit www.videojet.sg.