Tire manufacturers consume about 70 percent of the natural rubber produced, though rubber is also used in thousands of other consumers, medical and industrial products. Coding on rubber requires either printers that can function in the most demanding of production environments and are capable of using high opacity inks or laser coders that provide high contrast marking or deep etching on rubber.
We offer two technologies that are particularly suited for coding on rubber. Our 9450 contrast series of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, featuring a patented pigment ink circuit, uses high contrast, durable inks that ensure clearly legible codes, even on the darkest of substrates. Available in a wide variety of colors, these inks are highly resistant to harsh environmental conditions and display excellent adhesion qualities.
Alternatively, for permanent and ink-free coding on rubber, we offer the CO2 SmartLase C150 and C350, as well as the fiber SmartLase F200 laser coders. The fiber laser coder is usually used to produce high contrast codes, while the CO2 laser coders are best suited for deep etching or engraving into the rubber. The permanence of laser codes guarantees the traceability of your products over the long term, and these coders are capable of creating complex messages, including barcodes.