Post Date: February 11, 2021

Flow Wrap Operations Deploy MARKOPRINT® for Coding of Products

Flow wrapping is essentially a horizontal process in which the products of any shape or size can be wrapped in plastic films or foils consisting of clear or printed polypropylene films. The end-packaging is considered safe, secure, and flexible, with minimal product shifts in the package. Superior to overwrapping in many ways, flow-wrapping is extensively used for packaging trillions of products such as food items, cosmetics, electronic components, and machinery.

The BENEFITS of flow wrapping include

  • Extended shelf life.
  • Air-tight packaging for complete moisture and air barrier.
  • Tolerance for varying size of product.
  • Easy setup and changeover for multiple sizes.
  • Speeds up to 160 packages per minute.
  • Easily integrates with Markoprint® to code packaging

With the installation of a Markoprint® industrial coder, flow wrappers can add fixed or variable data without slowing down the line.  Typically these inkjet coders are used to print lot/batch, expiration date, barcodes, and small graphics.  Markoprint can handle varying size codes on multiple substrates used in flow wrapping:  aluminum, aluminum foil laminate, BOPP, multi-layer laminate and paper.

See Markoprint® in action for plastic foil on a flow pack machine using X1Jet from AT Information Products.  This application uses the HP 2580 Black Solvent ink to mark the plastic packaging for strawberries and other fresh produce.

Flow Pack

Provide your name and contact information to have AT INFO code a sample of your labels.




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