To meet code requirements before, during, and after the retort process, Videojet has announced its latest ink innovations, V476 and V521, for use with its 1000 Line of Continuous Inkjet printers. V476 is qualified for use in Videojet standard 1000 Line printers andV521 for use in its 1000 Line of Ultra High Speed models.
Codes produced with these new inks are designed to provide a noticeable color change from dark red to light red when exposed to heat and moisture during the retort process. The color change occurs after the material has been retorted for several minutes at 240 to 250°F (116 to 121°C). This allows processors to determine whether or not a particular item has been properly exposed to the retort process.
MEK and methanol-free, Videojet V476 andV521 inks provide a clear color change from dark red to light red and offer reduced bleeding of the code as compared to other thermochromic ink offerings. Primary uses for V476 and V521 inks are for processed food containers such as metal cans, glass jars, flexible pouches, plastic bowls, and trays. These inks may also be used in food and pharmaceutical applications where the goal is to reduce certain solvent plant emissions, including MEK.
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