Technologies to code on metal cans and caps


Coding on cans along with specialized inks and permanent codes ensure safety and traceability in the food and beverage industries


YOUR CHALLENGES: Coding on metal cans, since they are fully recyclable and offer both sterility and long shelf life for canned food, pet food, and beverages. These factors make them a top choice for packaging in the food and beverage industries. 


OUR OFFER: Our continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers suitable for printing on canned food, coding on bare metal in the food and beverage industries include the 9029 and the top-of-the-line 9450 models. Specialized color-change inks are available and can serve as a visual quality control indicator that metal cans filled with food have successfully completed the high-pressure sterilization process. Inks visible only in UV light are also available as an anti-counterfeiting measure.


Alternatively, our SmartLase F500 laser coder is specially designed for high-speed beverage can lines and reduces operating expenses thanks to its ink-free operation. Laser coders produce the sharp, permanent codes ideal for traceability and anticounterfeiting measures, perfect for coding on beverage




CCEP | Coding that keeps up the pace!
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) chose Markem-Imaje laser coders for marking aluminum cans at its Marseille facility in France: up to 25 cans a second!

Exhibit ‘A’ | A partnership with a personal touch
Microbreweries are indeed small but they are serious about what they produce. It is this passion for quality that led Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company to choose Markem-Imaje for its printing needs.
Irish Fish Canners | Precision coding for premium fish
Irish Fish Canners upgraded to a Markem-Imaje SmartLase C350 BOU to meet its rigorous coding requirements. This solution is highly reliable, producing consistent, quality codes at high speeds...
Sanpellegrino | Ambassador of the Italian way of life
For Sanpellegrino, the goal is product excellence and guaranteed consumer safety. See how Markem-Imaje coding solutions help the largest Italian beverage company.


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