DataLase has launched a water based flexographic (WBF) high humidity coating designed for geographical areas where humidity is a factor in post-print processes, or for lithographic presses equipped with water-based coating units.
Developed as an alternative to print and apply labelling and high-resolution inkjet printing of shipping data onto boxes, the new coating addresses the challenges faced by brand owners and retailers seeking new options to their mandatory shipping data needs. The coating formulations have been optimized to provide product stability and 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 also delivers important sustainability benefits, by eliminating label backing waste or hazardous ink disposal from the supply chain by removing the need for consumables in production and manufacturing environments. It is designed to be heat, moisture, scuff and rub resistant and provide a stable image density without deterioration.
It can be used for case coding 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.
‘The high humidity coating is another example of DataLase utilizing its technical expertise to develop and release an important supply chain solution, benefiting more challenging production environments at a time of significant increased demands,’ commented Paul Dustain, CSMO at DataLase.