DataLase launch new coatings range for laminated substrates

DataLase, the global leader in Photonic Printing solutions, has expanded its coatings and substrate application offering by launching a new coatings range for laminated constructions called SB Lamination Coatings. The coatings, which are available in four variations depending on CO2 or fiber laser marking system usage, offers translucent to white and white to black colour change options.

Suitable for a variety of end products, such as yoghurt pouches, pet food and beauty products, the coatings are designed for use in the laminated packaging sector in either solvent-based flexographic or gravure printing processes. The patch, which forms the middle part of a laminated construction between an outer layer of OPP, PE or PET and inner layers of barrier films to avoid direct food contact, can be surface printed or reverse printed to provide anti-counterfeit tamper-proof coding.

Providing an alternative to continuous inkjet (CIJ), pressure sensitive labels and laser ablation of variable data coding onto laminated substrates (e.g alphanumeric text, QR codes, expiry codes and lot numbers), the lamination coatings address the challenges faced by brand owners and retailers seeking highly legible machine-readable tamper-proof coding and marking that avoid direct food contact.

DataLase’s CTO, Ally Grant, said: “As expected from our market leading coatings technology, the SB Lamination Coatings help eliminate consumables and waste from production environments, can help increase throughput, improve productivity and are scuff/rub resistant reducing potential rework and waste.

“The coatings can be used for product coding applications in a variety of markets including food & beverage, home & personal care, pharmaceutical and medical on a range of multi and mono polymer layered laminated substrates such as pouches, booklets and leaflets.”

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Notes to Editor:

Headquartered in the UK, DataLase is the leading global Photonic Printing solutions company, delivering revolutionary inkless printing solutions for products and packaging based on its patented laser-reactive colour change pigment technology.

Its portfolio includes the DataLase Case Coding Solution that delivers a fast and highly efficient method of applying variable information onto a variety of packaging substrates, including corrugated boxes and shelf ready packaging. Their Product Coding Solution offers brands in multiple market sectors, a highly efficient coding and marking system, that includes a number of Pigment Solutions as well as a Masterbatch Additive that is designed for integration into plastic products and packaging.

Both coding solutions offer a range of advantages, including proven reliability, flexibility and high-quality coding, as well as sustainable benefits, such as SKU reduction and the elimination of single use plastics from the production environment.

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