Scodix enhancements create great visual impact for the brands who use them, and food packaging is no exception. The new Scodix PolySense 550 polymer broadens the Scodix portfolio while presenting customers with the ability to further differentiate themselves from the competition – which is crucial on the packed supermarket shelves.
‘The value of adding digital enhancements to food packaging with the assurance that the printing procedure is safe for consumers according to food packaging standards is a big step forward for Scodix Ultra users,’ said Guy Alon, VP of R&D at Scodix. Compatible with the entire Scodix Ultra portfolio, the polymer is already being used by Italian Folding Carton producer, Packly, to great effect.
Scodix PolySense 550 food packaging compliance refers to indirect contact for low migration. Scodix capitalised on its four years’ experience in manufacturing low migration Scodix PolySense™ for the Scodix E106 press – which works daily in the packaging industry. This development was validated by the world renowned SQTS Labs in Zurich, Switzerland, and was tested and approved according to Swiss Ordinance.
Giuseppe Prioriello, CEO and founder of Packly, stated, ‘Scodix PolySense 550 augments existing Scodix applications with the ability to apply it to food-grade packaging. It is a Packly company priority to guarantee 100 percent safe packaging in the food sector, as well as the other sectors we operate in. We strongly believe that producers must be ahead of the game and provide safe packaging for short runs without waiting for the customer to request the service. This is the reason why we are using this food compliant polymer.’
Prioriello added, ‘We are already experiencing an increase in business as brands are personalising their packaging while taking advantage of the shorter runs and faster lead times. With no set-up, no waste and the fast time-to-market, food packaging digital enhancement has just broadened the possibilities for the industry dramatically.’
Scodix applications that can use Scodix PolySense™ 550 include: Scodix Sense™, Scodix Foil™, Scodix VDE™, Scodix Cast&Cure™ and Scodix Glitter™. Types of substrates applicable include offset, HP Indigo ElectroInk and lamination.