Canadian Packaging

Markem-Imaje to Showcase Top Innovations in Packaging Applications for Multiple Sectors at PACK EX 2023

By Markem-Imaje   

Markem-Imaje, the global provider of end-to-end supply-chain solutions and industrial marking and coding systems for multiple major brands, will be inviting attendees to experience its exciting cross-sector print and packaging innovations at Toronto’s PACK EX from Nov. 9 to 11.

Currently, brands across multiple market segments face a challenging environment of unpredictable production prices, besides increased demands for traceability, both regulatory and consumer, compliance and pressure to fulfill both ESG KPIs and cater to new recyclable substrates.

“Manufacturers and retailers need to increasingly embrace the cost-saving, production-boosting benefits of ever-evolving packaging technology that also helps to protect brand reputation, margins, and consumer demands,” says Dale Voney, Vice President for the Americas at Markem-Imaje. “This is why we have been innovating solutions that save on costs and contamination, and, above all, ensure compliance with the newest industry regulatory requirements and standards like the Health Canada’s Food Labelling Requirements, the U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Final Rule and GS1 Digital Link.”

Markem-Imaje will be showcasing the latest in continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal transfer Overprinting (TTO), large character inkjet (LCIJ) and laser coding.  The recently launched Markem-Imaje 9750 range of CIJ printers are capable of powerful traceability coding required for compliance with upcoming regulations including text messages up to five lines, logos, and high resolution 1D and 2D codes, on a vast array of packaging.

Within the range are models specifically developed for the FMCG sector peak results, even in high humidity, dusty conditions, and on ultra-fast lines; the first hybrid CIJ coder with the flexibility to mark with either dyes or pigmented inks; and a model primed for producing camera-readable GS1-compliant dynamic codes as small as 5 mm, or 0.2 inches high.

The 9750 is also compatible with a range of rigorously developed ink formulations, including a large MEK-free ink portfolio that helps reduce consumable consumption and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions by up to 50 per cent, as well as a newly launched high adhesion solution. 

The 5940 G high-resolution large-character printer is the latest in LCIJ or Piezo technology to be launched and will also be on display. The printer is primed for a varied range of secondary packaging applications, including corrugated cases, trays of fresh produce, polystyrene for frozen foods, shrink-wrap for pallet shipments, as well as on porous surfaces including fabrics and non-wovens. The 5940 G employs Markem-Imaje patented Touch Dry® inks that instantly dry on contact and are solvent-free, safe to handle and less harmful for the environment.

Within TTO, on show at PACK EX will be the SmartDate® X65 that delivers high-resolution coding on flexible film packaging as fast as 455 packs per minute, providing the most reliable high-quality codes on flow-wrappers, bags, tray seals, pouches, sachets, vacuum packs or labels. Markem-Imaje recently released a new grade of resin thermal transfer ribbon for its SmartDate® X Series coders, specially designed for the increasing demands of food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries that increasingly need to print durable codes on newer recyclable paper-based substrates and flexible film packaging.

Another attraction at the Markem-Imaje stand will be its SmartLase® C350 30-Watt CO2 laser, which prints up to 2,100 characters/second and 150,000 products/hour. The laser coder offers best-in-class laser performance for many applications including food, confectionery, dairy, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and industrial.

PACK EX, held at Toronto Congress Centre between Nov. 7 and 9, 2023, is Canada’s only dedicated packaging event.  Visit the Markem-Imaje booth, number 2118 at PACK EX and experience the latest innovations in print and packaging for sectors from FCMG to pharma. You can also contact Shouvik Basak at 

About Markem-Imaje 

Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dover Corporation, connects products and protects brands through intelligent identification, packaging intelligence, and connected product solutions. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive range of marking and coding systems seamlessly integrated with trusted software, services and consumables. Over 50,000 customers worldwide partner with us to help them unlock the power of information in codes.

With decades of proven expertise provided through the most extensive global network, we empower our customers to optimize supply chain efficiencies, achieve sustainability and compliance objectives, keep products safe and engage their consumers. This is intelligence, beyond the mark.

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