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Secure marking and coding solutions for food packaging by Macsa Laser Marking

Macsa id offer innovative laser marking technologies for food packaging industry enabling replacement of outdated inkjet printers with new, competitive, maintenance and consumable free laser coding equipment.

Laser marking equipment for the pulp and biodegradable paper packaging products.

Macsa laser marking equipment can be successfully used to print best before dates, logo, shift numbers and other variable information on pulp and biodegradable paper packaging product.

Laser marking can be performed in two different ways:

  • Layer removal. ( CO₂ Lasers )

  • Marking with special lasers without layer removal (Fiber, UV and Green Lasers)

For many years the most common laser marking technology in the food processing industry has been CO₂ Laser marking. During the laser marking process using CO₂ Lasers the top layer of paint or material is removed and marking is made. In some cases this technology can not be used because even slight damage to the product packaging can cause damage to the product itself over time.

However laser marking technology is pretty much the only technology that can provide 100% secure marking solution and best before date falsification, especially for food products, is a serious problem so alternative solution for the industry was needed.

Advantages of using laser instead of conventional inkjet printing to mark meat packaging:

Economy - no ink = no running costs.

Security - impossible to counterfeit or erase marking.

Reliability & Reduced Downtime - no ink to clog up the system.

Initial investment for laser marking system is greater than for inkjet printer, but modern laser marking systems provide long lifespan of over 100,000 working hours (Fiber Laser) and does not consume ink or solvent.

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