Global coding and marking specialists, DataLase, has produced a water based flexographic (WBF) high humidity coating for use in the paper and corrugated printing industries. DataLase WBF High Humidity Coating is particularly relevant where high humidity is a factor in post-print processes, or lithographic presses equipped with water based coating units.
Developed as an alternative to print & apply labelling and high resolution inkjet printing of shipping data onto boxes (e.g. GS1 compliant barcodes, variable price/weight information, variable contents/ingredients data), DataLase WBF High Humidity Coating addresses the challenges faced by brand owners and retailers seeking novel solutions to their mandatory shipping data needs. The coating formulations have been optimised to provide unsurpassed product stability and excellent flow properties in geographical areas where high humidity is present.
Used in combination with an appropriate CO₂ laser marking system, DataLase WBF High Humidity Coating delivers important sustainability benefits, by eliminating label backing waste and/or hazardous ink disposal from supply chains by removing the need for consumables in production/manufacturing environments. Designed to be heat, moisture, scuff and rub resistant, the coating provides a stable image density that does not deteriorate.
It can be used for case coding applications in a variety of applications including food & beverage and e-commerce on either brown or white paper and board substrates and is also suitable for non-direct food contact packaging applications.
Commenting on the launch, DataLase’s CSMO, Paul Dustain, said: “The high humidity coating is another example of DataLase utilising its technical expertise to develop and release an important supply chain solution, benefiting more challenging production environments at a time of significant increased demands.”