Technologies to code on metal cans and caps


Specialized inks and permanent codes ensure safety and traceability in the food and beverage industries


Your challenges
Metal cans are fully recyclable and offer both sterility and long shelf life for canned food, pet food, and beverages. These factors make them a top choice for packaging in the food and beverage industries.
Our offer
Our continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers suitable for coding on bare metal in the food and beverage industries include the 9029 and the top-of-the-line 9450 models. Specialized color-change inks are available and can serve as a visual quality control indicator that metal cans filled with food have successfully completed the high-pressure sterilization process. Inks visible only in UV light are also available as an anti-counterfeiting measure.
Alternatively, our SmartLase F500 laser coder is specially designed for high-speed beverage can lines and reduces operating expenses thanks to its ink-free operation. Laser coders produce the sharp, permanent codes ideal for traceability and anticounterfeiting measures. 



CCEP | Coding that keeps up the pace!
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) chose Markem-Imaje laser coders for marking aluminum cans at its Marseille facility in France: up to 25 cans a second!

Exhibit ‘A’ | A partnership with a personal touch
Microbreweries are indeed small but they are serious about what they produce. It is this passion for quality that led Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company to choose Markem-Imaje for its printing needs.
Irish Fish Canners | Precision coding for premium fish
Irish Fish Canners upgraded to a Markem-Imaje SmartLase C350 BOU to meet its rigorous coding requirements. This solution is highly reliable, producing consistent, quality codes at high speeds...
Sanpellegrino | Ambassador of the Italian way of life
For Sanpellegrino, the goal is product excellence and guaranteed consumer safety. See how Markem-Imaje coding solutions help the largest Italian beverage company.


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