Choosing the Right Coding Technology for Flexible Film
PackMark Blog May


Pyrotec PackMark, April 2020: Flexible film plays a key role in global distribution chains and is the fastest-growing category of all packaging. It is inexpensive, efficient to work with, available in an array of materials with diverse properties, and is capable of transforming into different shapes with various functions.

Exclusively distributed and supported in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMark, the Markem-Imaje SmartLase C350 HD and LHD offer a range of configurations to suit various sectors in the food and beverage industries. With adaptations for products’ production rates, sizes and substrates, consistent high-quality codes are achievable with no risk of piercing the product’s film.

This is made possible thanks to the wide selection of lenses, scan heads, and laser sources – which use laser wavelengths – for coding substrates including paper, chipboard, painted metals, labels, laminated cartons, films, and foils (metalized and non-metalized).

One of the key features of this innovative series is the broad print area it offers – one of the widest available in the market for flexible film applications. Additionally, its IP65 rating provides the food industry with easy maintenance, low downtime, and high productivity.


Why integrate this laser coder into your line?

  • Exceptional production line efficiency: The SmartLase C series offers a hard-to-beat availability ratio of up to 99.9% with a quick printer start-up, no need for regular production line maintenance stoppage, no need for traversing units, and no moving mechanical parts. The user-friendly interface allows for quick and easy message editing and code positioning adjustments.
  • High-quality code: Markem Imaje’s patented SmartLase Code Technology includes single and universal font options with 54 lens and wavelength configurations available. This offers flexibility to create impeccable lines, curves, and points at rapid speeds, even in extreme conditions up to 45°C.
  • Meet sustainability goals: This series offers an IP65 solution as an option, with no plant air or water needed. It also comes with a dedicated fume extraction system for a cleaner, healthier, safer, and odorless working environment.
  • Cost control: The total cost of ownership is reduced by combining a market-leading 500mm x 500mm print area with low maintenance and consumable costs. CoLOS® software solutions can also be integrated to centralize production data management and automate coding for increased efficiencies and improved data integrity. Remote data management is also possible.


To find out how to cut production costs and increase efficiency into your line, visit Pyrotec PackMark today.