New Flexible Packaging Printer Coating Is Launched By Datalase | Valdamark Direct

New DataLase coatings for flexible packaging films are great for companies that require highly traceable, validatable packaging.

Laser Printing
This development extends the companies range to include not just Flexographic Printing but also rotogravure printing. This increases the companies capability in the globally expanding flexible packaging sector.

The introduction of the new solvent based coating are designed for use in conjunction with C02 lasers which offer a viable alternative to the continuous inkjet (CIJ) method.

It is also an alternative to laser ablation of variable data coding being able to deliver high resolution, durable, black to white codes across a variety of flexible packaging film substrates as well as other heavier gauge materials like laminated foil packaging for transport and storage.

The new DataLase solution is a two step process. Step one involves the printer laying down the reactive substrate onto an area of film or foil. It is then possible to either surface print or reverse print under the protection of a barrier laminated foil layer. This is ideal for either proof coding or for anti-counterfeit &tamper proof coding sequences. Great for the pharmaceutical packaging industry in particular.

This is where it gets clever!

The CO2 laser comes into action at the point where validatable packaging data is applied to the production process e.g. expiry dates, lot codes, and 2D codes etc. Upon exposure to the laser beam the patch is activated, this creates high quality, machine readable and tamper proof codes that are highly suitable for projects where tractability is crucial.

SB Lamination Coatings

DataLase's breakthrough in the laminated packaging sector marks a great advancement in the way companies are able to make use of their printing process. With the launch of their SB Lamination Coatings range, there is now a lightweight and cost-effective option for adding variable data, such as batch numbers or logos, during production. So, what are the advantages of using these coatings?

Compatible with Marking Solutions
The four available variations give manufacturers and printers more flexibility in terms of colour change options and substrate application. Not to mention that it can be used with both CO2 laser markings systems and fiber lasers for more accurate marking results.

Suitable for a variety of end products, the coatings add value not just by enabling quick changes during production but also by providing an extra layer of security against tampering. This makes them perfect for yogurt pouches, pet food, and beauty products that require special attention when it comes to safety standards.
Brand owners and retailers are increasingly turning to thermal laser coding (TLC) as a viable, cost-effective, and sustainable alternative to conventional marking methods like continuous inkjet (CIJ).

But TLC comes with its own set of challenges. These include the need for direct food contact, limited legibility, and poor scuff resistance. DataLase’s SB Lamination Coatings provide an effective solution to these problems.
The coatings create permanent marks that efficiently address the issues that brand owners and retailers have traditionally faced. Companies can use these as an alternative to pressure-sensitive labels and laser codings of variable data.

Increased Throughput
Not only that, but DataLase’s CTO says these coatings can help in eliminating waste from production settings. They can increase throughput, and improve productivity. These are all important factors in today’s sustainability-minded market.

These coatings are also proven to be scuff/rub resistant when used on markets such as food packaging and consumer electronics. By using the SB Lamination Coatings for thermal coding applications, brand owners and retailers can take full advantage of the benefits provided by TLC while avoiding potential risks associated with it.

With consumer demand for sustainability increasing year on year, this revolutionary product must get the recognition it deserves. From nutritional labelling to product recall traceability to anti-counterfeiting protection, DataLase's SB Lamination Coatings make all that possible. It truly is an industry game-changer!

Water-based Flexographic (WBF) Coatings

WBF coating is excellent for paper and corrugated printing applications. It was added to DataLase's high-humidity coatings line last year.

The new coating, designated WBF-7101, is said to offer high contrast white-to-black colour transition with a typical level of rub resistance.

According to the DataLase, it can be utilised for case coding applications in high-humidity locations, such as food and beverage and e-commerce areas.

Features of WBF Coating
The applications of new WBF high humidity coating food and beverage and e-commerce. The coating is designed for a brown or white paper. It can also be utilised in packaging applications without direct food contact.

The novel coating was created by DataLase as an alternative to printing and applying labels and high-resolution inkjet printing shipping information onto boxes. It can be utilised in applications for GS1-compliant barcodes, variable price/weight data, and variable contents/ingredients data.

The new WBF high humidity coating, according to the business, will make it easier for merchants and brand owners to comply with legal shipping data requirements.

Better Product Stability
In places with high humidity, DataLase has improved coating formulations to give greater product stability and flow characteristics.

Utilising the novel coating in conjunction with a CO2 laser marking technology will allow supply chains to be free of waste label backing and hazardous ink disposal. Consumables should not be used in manufacturing or production settings.

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