Videojet’s New Coloured Inks Help To Reduce Packaging Waste

Monday, June 20th, 2016 | 553 Views

To reduce packaging waste and increase productivity, Videojet Technologies, a supplier of coding, marking and printing solutions, has formulated two new environmentally-friendly coloured inks for the food and beverage packaging industry.

“Single-use food and beverage packaging is a large source of landfill waste,” says Heidi Wright, business unit manager of supplies at Videojet. “The new blue and green inks have been specifically designed to help solve a global retailer’s problem with packaging waste, helping to reduce such waste commonly found in landfill sites.”

Videojet’s new blue and green coloured inks are meant to aid in reducing waste of a global food and beverage retailer. Using colours to differentiate between disposable packaging sizes has helped fast food establishments eliminate scrap and increase process efficiency by identifying the correct packaging size the first time around.

These new blue and green coloured inks are the latest addition to the selection of fluids optimised for the Videojet 1000 Line of CIJ printers. The inks have been specifically designed for printing high-contrast codes on light coloured surfaces, and are also suitable for printing on untreated polyethylene and polypropylene substrates typically found in the food packaging industry. They also offer adhesion on plastics, metals and coated paperboards, as well as other general purpose substrates including paper, wood, ceramic and glass.

The environmentally-friendly coloured inks use an ethanol/acetone based formulation, making them suitable for high-speed packaging lines that require fast drying time. Their quick-dry properties and ink adhesion remove ink smudging and help the code to survive abrasion caused by product-to-product contact, typically found during product stacking or production line transport.