Scodix has released PolySense 550, a new digital enhancement polymer developed for the food packaging industry.
Currie Group supplies Scodix digital enhancement press technology in New Zealand.
Guy Alon, vice president of research and development at Scodix, says, “Scodix enhancements create great visual impact. This new digital enhancement polymer is a massive benefit for the brands who use them, and food packaging is no exception.
“The new new digital enhancement polymer, Scodix PolySense 550 polymer broadens the Scodix portfolio. It presents customers with the ability to further differentiate themselves from the competition. This is crucial on packed supermarket shelves. The value of adding digital enhancements to food packaging, with the assurance that the printing procedure is safe for consumers according to food packaging standards, is a big step forward for Scodix Ultra users.”
Scodix PolySense 550 food packaging compliance refers to indirect contact for low migration. Scodix used its experience in manufacturing low migration Scodix PolySense for the Scodix E106 press to make the polymer. The E106 press works daily in the packaging industry. SQTS Labs in Zurich Switzerland validated the development. It conducted testing and approved the solution in accordance with Swiss Ordinance.
Scodix has made the polymer compatible with the entire Scodix Ultra portfolio. Italian folding carton producer Packly already uses the polymer. Giuseppe Prioriello, chief executive and founder of Packly, says, “Scodix PolySense 550 augments existing Scodix applications. We have the ability to apply it to food grade packaging.
“It is a Packly company priority to guarantee 100 percent safe packaging in the food sector, as well as the other sectors we operate in. We strongly believe that producers must be ahead of the game. We must provide safe packaging for short runs without waiting for the customer to request the service. This is the reason why we are using this food compliant polymer.
“We are already experiencing an increase in business as brands are personalising their packaging. They also take advantage of the shorter runs and faster lead times. With no set up, no waste, and the fast time-to-market, food packaging digital enhancement has broadened the possibilities for the industry dramatically.”
Scodix applications that can use Scodix PolySense 550 include Scodix Sense, Scodix Foil, Scodix VDE, Scodix Cast&Cure and Scodix Glitter.