Aluminum is one of the most widely used materials in modern packaging. Strong and versatile, aluminum is utilized in many different industries, most prominently in food preparation and beverage packaging. Prized for its recyclability and ability to provide great barrier protection, aluminum is used in a variety of forms including cans, bottles, foil, and wrappers.
As with other industrial packaging materials, aluminum cans, bottles, and wrappers are all often required to bear traceable codes when sent along supply chains and sold in stores. Generally taking the shape of barcodes, “best before” date stamps, and batch numbers, these markings help create internal and external traceability. This helps to keep companies compliant with distributor standards and federal regulations. If these markings are absent or unreadable, it can lead to large fines, recalls, and other consequences.
Fortunately, printing on aluminum cans, bottles, and foil isn’t difficult when you have the right equipment. Read more to learn how InkJet, Inc.’s hardware and ink formulas can keep your company code compliant.