Continuous Inkjet ink innovation formulated to withstand rigors of manufacturing and distribution chain while allowing for easy caustic wash
Chicago, Illinois – February 25, 2015 – From cold fill at high speeds to movement throughout the distribution chain, recycled bottling applications require hard-working ink formulations for bottle coding. To meet demanding adhesion, durability and wash requirements of bottlers, Videojet is pleased to announce its latest ink innovation for its 1000 Line of Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printers – V420 and V528. Utilising a unique adhesion promoter and binder chemistry, these new inks offer both exceptional adhesion in variable environments and condensing conditions, and the benefit of easy code removal with caustic wash.
Excited to bring this new formulation to the industry, Heidi Wright, Business Unit Manager for Supplies at Videojet, explains that this development was the direct result of active customer engagement. “We continually partner with our customers to better understand their requirements and then deliver innovative products to meet those criteria. These inks are a prime example of the value we bring to our customers through our dedicated research and development initiatives.”
V420 and V528 are specifically formulated to withstand the challenging conditions that bottles are exposed to, including temperature-variable filling conditions as well as hot, humid and wet environments. Their unique chemistry helps ensure rapid drying and exceptional adhesion in high speed bottling applications. These MEK-based inks offer an ideal balance of resiliency and ease-of-use, maintaining their code quality until the bottles go through the caustic wash process upon their return, at which time the codes can be easily removed by the bottler. Both inks are for use with Videojet 1000 Line printers, though the V528 is specifically designed for the Ultra High Speed model.
Wright concludes, “Extensive tests were performed to verify the performance of these new inks and they were shown to exceed other offerings in the marketplace. We are very excited to announce these new inks that will help our customers to not only achieve the outstanding code quality they are accustomed to, but they can also benefit from increased performance in variable and harsh environments throughout the manufacturing and distribution chain.”
With 40 plus years of ink development experience, Videojet continues to invest significant resources to create leading coding and ink solutions for a vast range of substrates and applications. Addressing a variety of customer challenges, Videojet continuously monitors packaging trends, regulations, and customer needs to innovate and help ensure that Videojet solutions meet manufacturers’ printing requirements.
About Videojet Technologies:
Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal inkjet (TIJ), laser marking, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), case coding and labelling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 325,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service, and training support is provided by direct operations with over 3,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, the Videojet distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.
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