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Global coding and marking specialist, DataLase, represented in Australia by Result Group, has launched a UV offset (UVO) litho metal decoration coating, designed for use on offset litho presses equipped with UV curing units.

Suitable for use on treated tin plate, the company says the functional coating can be used to help address the challenges faced by production and manufacturing companies with product coding requirements, such as printing QR codes and expiry dates onto primary packaging applications.

DataLase UVO says its litho metal decoration provides brands with the ability to improve the traceability of their goods, and the tamper proof and anti-counterfeit nature of the solution can assist with advancing the security of products.

According to the company the coating also gives brands the ability to explore additional marketing and engagement opportunities around connected or smart packaging.

“The new DataLase UVO litho metal decoration provides multiple benefits for production environments in various markets, particularly in improving security, traceability, engagement opportunities, and enabling connected packaging,” says Paul Dunstain, chief sales and marketing officer, DataLase. 

“DataLase will continue to push forward with increased technological advancement in order to further develop our market leading Photonic Printing Solutions.” 

The company says the marking can also be cured under traditional UV lamps, which it says is is a process that can improve overall productivity when combined with an appropriate CO2 laser marking system and eliminates consumables from production and manufacturing environments. 

DataLase says the solution is suitable for non-direct food contact packaging applications and designed for tamper-proof, anti-counterfeit coding and marking. It can be used for food and drink, home, pharmaceutical, medical and industrial packaging.

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