Videojet modernises coding and marking supplies with IQMark
Specialist in coding and marking systems and supplies Videojet Technologies has launched iQMark.
iQMark is a modern supplies brand developed to enable its customers to meet their corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals, at the same time remaining compliant with ever more stringent governmental and industry regulations worldwide.
According to Videojet, with more and more countries developing regulations based on GHS and REACH, and certain industries developing their own standards that are often more stringent, CSR goals and regulatory compliance can find themselves in conflict where supplies are concerned.
Corporations and brand owners want to be viewed in a positive light by their consumers, so there has been a redefinition in the bottom line to include their contributions to social responsibility. Companies are expected to “give back” to their employees, the communities in which they work, and the world at large and corporations are in turn pushing their suppliers to help them meet these goals.
As a result, Videojet has launched IQMark, a supplies brand that helps customers to identify products such as inks and fluids that best align with their own CSR goals while remaining compliant with governmental and industry standards. The range is comprehensive, with some 30 inks already designated with the IQMark, and Videojet ink development experts are said to be consistently adding to that number through enhanced research and product development initiatives.
Sherry Washburn, business unit manager, supplies, at Videojet Technologies, said: “IQMark will simplify the way supplies are ordered in terms of how they fit in with individual CSR goals and we are committed to working closely in partnership with our customers to make the process as seamless as possible.
“For example, our IQMark V463 ink was formulated to meet the strict Japan ISHL Class 2 Organic Solvent list and compliance with the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) Exclusion List, while our V930, a low VOC (volatile organic compound) cleaning solution, was developed specifically to meet the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) regulation requiring low VOC cleaners to improve air quality.
“Ink safety data sheets and specification sheets are also available to identify which industry standards and certifications specific inks meet – all of which are in the public domain – and our experts are always available to give professional advice at any point in the process.”