Linx develops ink formula for oily applications  

Linx Printing Technologies has widened its range of inks with the introduction of a new formula that it says meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces.

According to the company, black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces. The ink is also said to provide good adhesion on Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) and other plastic films, making it suitable for a variety of food applications.

Compatible with the full range of Linx 8900 printers, Linx 1062 ink is an MEK-based ink with a drying time of one to two seconds that is able to adhere to substances with an oily or greasy film to deliver code durability. It is able to resist a range of oils, including engineering cutting fluid, petroleum and kerosene. Its heat resistant properties also ensure code legibility after autoclaving or cooking processes.

Typical applications include canned foods and packaging film for flow wrap, pouches and bags in food sectors such as confectionery and bakery.

“Our new Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 has identified and overcome the perennial challenge of coding onto oily surfaces,” explains Charles Randon, senior product manager at Linx.

“This latest addition to our range of inks broadens the options available to our customers to ensure they can achieve consistently reliable and long-lasting codes, however challenging the application.”

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