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The additive is designed for integrated product coding in pharma and medical packaging
DataLase, a photonic printing specialist, has developed a masterbatch additive suitable for a range of plastics for pharmaceutical, medical and other industries.
The additive addresses challenges faced by production and manufacturing companies with product coding applications, such as printing expiration dates and lot numbers.
Launched under the company’s VAReLase Pigment Solutions banner, the additive is integrated directly into the masterbatch in pellet form to provide consistent quality, contrast and permanent black coding.
The additive works with standard CO₂ scribing lasers to provide sustainability benefits in production environments by eliminating labels, consumables and waste from the coding and marking process, according to the company, which adds that it also can help streamline supply chains through a reduction in packaging.
Since the additive already is integrated into the extruded plastic, it provides SKU traceability through permanent tamper-proof anti-counterfeit coding, and can be printed anywhere on the packaging, the company reports.
DataLase is based in Cheshire, UK. Distributor partners include SunChemical, Hubergroup and UVitec.