Videojet Launches Adhesion Ink


CHICAGO, IL | Videojet has added V418 enhanced adhesion ink to its 1000 Line ink range. Company says V418 has been formulated to improve adhesion and abrasion resistance on flexible film packaging commonly used in meat and poultry and fish and seafood manufacturing facilities. 

The environmental conditions of the packaging area and the product being packaged can present unique challenges for printing use-by dates, says Heidi Wright, business unit manager for ink at Videojet. “We listen carefully to our customers to understand the challenges they face so we can try to resolve them. Through this constant two-way conversation, we discovered that certain facilities can experience poor or inconsistent ink adhesion on their products when conditions are wet or cold, or where the packaging may come into contact with oily residues or condensation.”

V418 is formulated to repel water and a variety of oils after drying. Reportedly, the ink solvents effectively penetrate through and displace oily residues on the surface and when dry, the codes can resist further oil exposure and water condensation for the intended life cycle of the product.

Wright says, “Extensive tests were performed on a number of standard industry flexible films to verify resistance to many types of oils and animal fats. We are very pleased that this new formula has unlocked new ways to help our customers produce better quality, longer lasting prints in harsh environments, especially on traditionally hard to print materials such as polyethylene.”

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