Suitable for use on treated tin plates and designed for use on offset litho presses equipped with UV curing units, the functional coating can be used to help address the challenges faced by production and manufacturing companies with product coding requirements, such as printing QR codes and expiry dates onto primary packaging applications. It can be used for food and drink, home, pharmaceutical, medical and industrial packaging.
DataLase UV Offset (UVO) litho metal decoration formulations have been optimised to deliver unsurpassed product stability and excellent flow properties. When used in combination with an appropriate CO2 laser marking system, consistent high quality, high contrast, permanent black-on-white coding can be achieved.
The product provides brands with the ability to improve the traceability of their goods, and the tamper-proof and anti-counterfeit nature of the solution can assist with advancing the security of products. The coating also gives brands the ability to explore additional marketing and engagement opportunities around connected or ‘smart’ packaging.
The DataLase UVO litho metal decoration solution provides a number of key benefits, such as that it is heat, water, scuff and rub resistant when used in conjunction with standard thermal overprint varnish. The marking, which provides sharp and clear quality, can also be cured under traditional UV lamps; a process that can improve overall productivity when combined with an appropriate CO2 laser marking system and eliminates consumables from production and manufacturing environments. The solution is suitable for non-direct food contact packaging applications and is designed for tamper-proof, anti-counterfeit coding and marking.
DataLase’s CSMO, Paul Dustain, said, ‘The new DataLase UVO litho metal decoration offering is an important functional coating, providing multiple benefits for production environments in various markets, particularly in improving security, traceability and anti-counterfeiting. In addition, it also offers brands with additional marketing and engagement opportunities, enabling connected packaging.’