Chemical manufacturing/packaging is a diverse field that faces a number of unique challenges—especially when it comes to inkjet printing. Continuous inkjet and thermal inkjet printers are both commonly used in the chemical industry to mark packages with codes such as batch numbers and expiration dates while EvoLabel® is efficient at marking barrels, crates, bins, etc.
Companies are required to place these markings on their products to comply with either supply chain requirements or regulations like the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) or the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Rule Book. Although marking is common in the chemical industry, it’s not always an easy task.
Chemical worksites are often home to harsh environmental elements such as high heat, humidity, and airborne particles. If overlooked, these factors can smudge codes and make it difficult to read or scan leading to the possibility of product recalls and supply chain issues. Ink formulas also play an essential role in the marking process. Chemicals are packaged in a variety of materials, and if an incompatible ink formula is used to mark a package’s surface, it can lead to an unreadable marking.
To help companies successfully mark their products and avoid regulatory noncompliance, InkJet, Inc. offers a range of printing solutions ideal for chemical packaging. Here’s how InkJet, Inc’s technology can benefit your operation: