Maplejet’s Ink Partner Develops New Ink for High Temperature Environment

Maplejet’s ink partner has developed Chronplast-S that can work on environment with temperature higher than 35 degrees Celsius. The same ink can be used in Metal, PET, PE, Glossy coated paper, with faster drying time (based on 25-degree Celsius environment), and higher decapping time of up to 72 hours.

Chronplast-S Ink Cartridge
Figure 1. Chronplast-S Ink Cartridge

Various inkjet printer OEM’s offer an array of ink such as solvent based, pigment based, water-based and UV-cured that can be used for printing on glass jars, aluminum cans, corrugated boxes, PET bottles, sachets and other flexible substrates. However, aside from the type of ink, one factor that needs to be considered to suit an ink for a particular application is the working temperature environment.

In regions such as Europe and North America, the working temperature can go extremely low in winter, which may affect the drying time of inks and sometimes it could freeze inks in the nozzles causing clogs. On the contrary, manufacturing companies in the Middle East and African region may often encounter hot to extremely hot working environment. One of the challenges in high temperature environment is that ink may dry in the nozzle causing blockage.

Maplejet is continuously looking for solutions to meet the requirements of various manufacturing companies in different regions on a global scale.