DataLase has expanded its coatings and substrate application offering with new coatings for laminated constructions.

The new range, SB Lamination Coatings, are available in four variations depending on whether a CO2 or fibre laser marking system is used. They offer translucent to white, and white to black colour change options.

Suitable for a variety of end products, such as yoghurt pouches, pet food and beauty products, the coatings are designed for use in the laminated packaging sector in either solvent-based flexographic or gravure printing processes. The patch, which forms the middle part of a laminated construction between an outer layer of OPP, PE or PET and inner layers of barrier films to avoid direct food contact, can be surface printed or reverse printed to provide anti-counterfeit tamper-proof coding.

Providing an alternative to continuous inkjet (CIJ), pressure-sensitive labels and laser ablation of variable data coding onto laminated substrates, the lamination coatings are said to address, ‘the challenges faced by brand owners and retailers seeking highly legible machine-readable tamper-proof coding and marking that avoid direct food contact.’

DataLase CTO, Ally Grant explained, ‘As expected from our market leading coatings technology, the SB Lamination Coatings help eliminate consumables and waste from production environments, can help increase throughput, improve productivity and are scuff/rub resistant reducing potential rework and waste.

‘The coatings can be used for product coding applications in a variety of markets including food and beverage, home and personal care, pharmaceutical, and medical on a range of multi- and mono-polymer layered laminated substrates such as pouches, booklets and leaflets.’