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New inks are ideal for oily applications

From: Packaging Strategies

Linx Printing Technologies (linxglobal.com) has widened its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a new formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces. Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print 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 (OPP) and other plastic films, making it ideal for a variety of food applications.

Compatible with the full range of Linx 8900 printers, Linx 1062 ink is an MEK-based ink with a fast drying time of one to two seconds that is able to adhere to substances with an oily or greasy film to deliver reliable long-term code durability. It offers excellent contrast and legibility on transparent and pale colOred materials, and is able to resist a range of oils including engineering cutting fluid, 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.

“Our new Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 has identified and overcome the perennial challenge of coding onto oily surfaces,” explains Charles Randon, Senior Product Manager at Linx.

“This latest addition to our range of inks broadens the options available to our customers to ensure they can achieve consistently reliable and long-lasting codes, however challenging the application.”

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