Linx Printing Technologies has introduced an ink that is able to adhere to substrates covered with an oily or greasy film, making it ideal for a variety of food and light engineering applications.

The new Linx Black grease-penetrating ink 1063, which has been specifically developed for the company’s market-leading Linx 8900 Series continuous ink jet (CIJ) coders, is a dye MEK based ink. Its contains a black dye which delivers excellent contrast and legibility on transparent or pale coloured materials, while its special formulation enables the printers to code through a light film of oil, grease or condensation, and to preserve code quality if the code is exposed to these later in the process.

Typical applications include a variety of food packs, such as butter, margarine, spreads and salad containers, meat and dairy processing, and packs that are coded before a cooking process, as well as engineering environments where oil and chemicals may be present.

The ink is suitable for use on many different materials including glass, metal and a wide range of plastics such as HDPE film, polypropylene containers and caps, and treated and untreated Orientated Polypropylene (OPP) for flow wraps and stand-up