Crown Holdings, Inc. and Jetrion LLC, announced the launch of a full-scale production system prototype to produce the world’s first high-resolution, full-color UV inkjet printed cans.
The decision to advance the technology to a full-scale prototype follows an intensive feasibility and testing phase of the joint development program conducted by the two companies. Over the past 12 months, the technology was employed in printing ultra high-resolution color images on coated metal blanks using Jetrion’s proprietary flexible and formable color UV inkjet inks. The printed blanks were then formed by traditional manufacturing processes into three-piece cans that were subjected to Crown’s stringent tests for quality, durability and abrasion resistance.
Dr. Daniel Abramowicz, executive vice president, technology and regulatory affairs of Crown Holdings, Inc., and president of Crown Packaging Technology, said, “Our tests success
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