• Molecule - The Future of Ink is Here
    The Future of Chemistry

From product protection, storage, handling and transportation to promotion and brand perception, the requirement and role of packaging is constantly becoming more diverse.​ Molecule is focused on providing unique and innovative solutions to the packaging industry. Industrial inkjet technology is providing brand protection with security inkjet inks as well as printing labels directly to a variety of plastics, metals and paper substrates. Whether you are streamlining your labeling to a just in time production method or adding lanuages or additional regulatory information to your product inkjet printing is becomeing a go-to technology.

Corrugated

Corrugated

Industial inkjet printing to corrugated materials utilizes waterborne technology, UV curable or wax based inkjet inks. Whether printing simple black product information and barcodes or printing full color graphics on corrugated; inkjet technology is well suited.
Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging includes bags, envelopes, pouches, sachets, and wraps made materials such as film, foil, or paper sheeting which are sealed to keep foods contained and fresh. Industrial inkjet is just beginning to have products for this market. IT is critical the the inkjet inks are carefully formulated to meet the appropriately stringent regulations of the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) as well as other non-government bodies such the Nessles Protocol. Recent advances in low viscocity UV Curable technologies are making UV curable ink continue to be a go to technology for food packaging. Hybrid inks with water or other food safe solvents when integrated into the UV inks allow for low viscocity while also having the benefit of high molecular weight monomers which meet the low migration standards. Molecule is dedicated to understanding the regulatory landscape and developing state of the art technologies.

Folding Carton

Folding Carton

Inkjet printing high resolution graphics on folding cartons is extremely common for prtotype packaging. With high resolution (600-1200dpi) high speed printers digitally printing folding cartons is starting to be a very interesting technology. The regulatory requirements of multiple languages, unique serial numbering and constantly changing nutritional information requirements on packaging is making short runs and rapid changes of print necessary.
Label

Label

As Industrial inkjet printheads have evolved to small drop size and increased dpi the adoption of digital label printing continues to have strong growth. The advantage of being able to print short runs of labels allows brands to keep up with the demands of regulatory requirements, multiple languages and being able to target labels towards smaller demographics. Additionally inkjet technology allows unique serial numbers or barcodes on every label allowing for complete tracablity of products.

Metal

Metal

UV Curable Inkjet inks specifically formulated for sticking to metals have allowed for graphic, photo realistic prints to be added to metal items such as: cookie tins, aluminum beverage containers and aluminum water bottles.
Plastics

Plastics

Using inkjet technology to decorate or mark injection molded plastic parts has greatly increased the attractiveness of many ordinary consumer items. Printing such items as cellphone covers, razer handles, bottle caps, toothbrush handles, ball point pens, thumb drives and other plastic components allows for customization and promotion of products.

Molecule has everything you need to create beautiful products!

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