Gatwick, England — Sherwood Technology Ltd.'s DataLase, an ink coating or additive that undergoes a simple chemical color change when marked by CO2 lasers, was judged as one of the best products in the Technological Development of the Year category at the Food Processing Awards 2004 ceremony held in June.
The patented technique can be used for applications ranging from the coding and dating of products to the printing of graphics, and even security markings. DataLase is equally suitable for metal decoration, flexible packaging, paper, board, and plastics. Research is also underway into the marking of glass and confectionary or pharmaceutical tablets. The technology's versatility makes it ideal for a wide range of manufacturing, industrial packing, and printing applications.
Further information on DataLase is available at www.sherwoodtech.com.