Matthews Marking Systems, an operating segment within Matthews International Corporation’s Industrial Technology Group and a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces two water-fast, water-based inks developed specifically for drop-on-demand (DOD) valve print technologies for applications in the engineered wood industry. Both inks have been tested and approved as APA trademark inks and are formulated to reduce potential fire hazards in OSB manufacturing plants.
SCP-350, a low VOC, low HAPS, pigmented black ink provides excellent UV-resistance, transfer resistance, and water-fastness, ensuring a long-lasting mark on engineered wood. SCP-350 is designed for use with Matthews’ 8000+ DOD midi and maxi size printheads (7,16, and 32 valve) and provides a bold mark on porous and semi-porous substrates. Unassisted dry times range from 5 seconds to 3 minutes on semi-porous substrates and accelerates on a relatively warm product.
SCP-360, a dye-based black ink is recommended for use in Matthews’ entire 8000+ DOD printhead product line. Ideal for wood products and porous substrates, SCP-360 features excellent UV-resistance, water-fastness, and is VOC and HAPS-free. The ink’s dry time is 5-60 seconds on ambient temperature product, and accelerates on a relatively warm product.
These inks are an expansion of Matthews’ robust DOD ink offering for harsh and dusty environments. Combined with Matthews’ high-quality 8000+ Series DOD printheads and MPERIA® print control software, Matthews Marking Systems provides a complete marking and coding solution for the engineered wood industry.