Ink permits coding onto oily surfaces

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Ink permits coding onto oily surfaces

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A new ink formula has been intoduced by Linx Printing Technologies that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces.

Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is said to be capable of printing effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces.

Linx 1062 ink also provides good adhesion on oriented polypropylene and other plastic films, making it suitable for a variety of food applications, claims Linx.

Compatible with the full range of Linx 8900 printers, Linx 1062 ink is a methyl ethyl ketone-based ink with a fast drying time of one to two seconds. Its able to adhere to substances with an oily or greasy film to deliver reliable long-term code durability, according to Linx.

It also offers good contrast and legibility on transparent and pale coloured materials, says the company, and is able to resist a range of oils, including engineering cutting fluids, petroleum and kerosene. Its heat-resistant properties also ensure good code legibility after autoclaving or cooking processes.

Typical applications include canned foods and packaging film for flow wrap, pouches and bags in food sectors, such as meat, bakery and confectionery.

Contact Linx Printing Technologies​ for more information. 

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