With increasing requirements like those published in the GS1 guide on food traceability, the food industry must have a reliable way to identify their products for safety and efficiency, as well as maintaining visibility of their products throughout the supply chain. Generally, flexible resin enhanced wax and wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons are used in this high volume sector where legibility and durability such as scratch, abrasion and UV resistance may be required. PrintheadSaver® Extreme Series Midrange™ (ESM™) wax/resin products offer a flexible, durable and extreme solution for these applications including ribbons that have received recognition and authorization for use in fresh produce and food contact label applications that may or will have direct food contact. In addition, ITW Thermal Films also offers a white wax/resin ribbon that provides quick visual recognition of price codes, date codes, lot codes and other variable imagery that is printed on flexible packaging often used for fresh fruit and produce.
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PrintheadSaver® ribbons for fresh fruit and produce applications include: