Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has launched Linx Yellow bottling ink 1088 to meet the demands of customers who require a high contrast code on dark-colored bottles.
The new ink is specially formulated to provide adhesion on glass and withstand the manufacturing process, packaging and condensation. The ink delivers clear, legible codes onto glass and keeps adhesion in cold-room condensation conditions.
The new Linx Yellow bottling ink 1088 has been specifically developed for the company’s Linx 8900 and 8800 Series continuous inkjet (CIJ) coders and is a pigmented ink.
The coding is typically used for returnable bottles, usually returned from the marketplace and cleaned in a caustic wash process. The new ink is suitable for a weak caustic wash process to remove codes on steel, nylon, and PET kegs and barrels.
‘We are delighted to introduce this new ink, which complements the Linx Black bottling ink 1068 launched in 2018.’ said Simon Millett, product manager for inks at Linx. ‘Due to the ink’s fast dry properties, the printed code resists refrigerator storage and immersion in water, making it ideal for beverage applications like beer and soft drinks. In addition to providing a high contrast code on dark brown and green bottles, the new Linx Yellow bottling ink 1088 is also suitable when a more unobtrusive code is needed on clear glass bottles.’