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Unyielding efficiency

Coding and marking of rigid plastic containers

Polyethylene (PE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are among the most common plastics used for rigid packaging. With relatively low surface energy, printing on plastic containers can be challenging. Mold release agents, if present, should also be considered when selecting the right marking solution.



LEIBINGER CIJ printers are ideal for coding onto the irregular surfaces of rigid plastic containers, such as bottles, boxes, lids and egg cartons. LEIBINGER printers apply a variety of inks, including high-durability and special-adhesion inks to materials including PE, PP, PVC, PC, plastic thermosets, synthetic and natural rubber, acrylic glass, and foam. Black is generally the standard CIJ ink color, although yellow, white or red ink provide improved contrast on dark surfaces. To ensure you have the right ink for the best results, we will provide a printing sample using your preferred material.

LEIBINGER printers are perfect for coding onto rigid plastic containers:

  • Sealtronic for fast start-up and high productivity
  • Special inks suitable for all types of plastic
  • Pigmented inks for contrast on dark surfaces
  • Suitable for high-speed production
  • IP65 protection available with JET3up PRO
  • Enables full traceability
  • Easy to use, easy to integrate into existing lines

Kinds of applications

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Our solutions

LEIBINGER coding & marking systems

All LEIBINGER labeling systems are equipped with the unique nozzle lock technology. When idle, the printers automatically and 100% airtightly seal the print nozzle and allow the ink to continue to circulate. This prevents the ink from drying out. LEIBINGER labeling systems therefore do not require cleaning when starting or after printing. Time and cost savings, a clean production environment, high availability, consistently high print quality and maximum reliability are your LEIBINGER advantages.


The new IQJET. The first intelligent coding & marking system.

With IQJET: Plug & print, 5 years maintenance-free and the best TCO values on the market thanks to low consumption of resources - that's what the new LEIBINGER IQJET offers. This intelligent printer ensures undisturbed, carefree work and maximum productivity in your production, because the IQJET simply does what it is supposed to: Printing, printing, printing...

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The advanced CIJ solution

Advanced, feature-rich CIJ printer to handle complex and challenging coding & marking applications. Prints 5 lines. Performs at speeds of up to 10 m/s. more >


A pigment printer that is a contrast from the rest

Advanced, feature-rich CIJ printer specifically designed to handle high-contrast pigmented inks for maximum legibility on dark surfaces. more >


The productivity machine

The mid-range printer for all standard marking and coding applications, printing up to 1,777 characters/second. Prints up to three lines. more >


It all starts here

Attractively-priced entry-level printer offering two-line printing on a variety of materials and featuring unique Sealtronic technology. more >

Your industry

Building, construction and garden

Built for the great outdoors

Coding and marking for building, construction and garden

Products and materials used in the building, construction and garden industries need to be built to last – and the same applies to the markings used to provide traceability and regulatory compliance. Many materials in use demand a coding and marking solution that is robust, flexible and hard-working.

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Getting the chemistry right

Coding and marking for chemicals

Coding in the chemical industry is important for traceability but it can be challenging when the production environment is hot, dusty or wet. Under such conditions, you can only achieve reliable, high-quality coding with specially designed systems. It can also be difficult to ensure ink adherence on slick plasticizers and to guarantee code resilience in the event of chemical spillage.

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Cosmetics and personal care

Take personal care of productivity

Coding and marking for cosmetics and personal care products

Marking cosmetics and personal care products takes place according to an international agreement – referred to as the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) – and applies to both ingredients and fragrances. Additionally, throughout the EU, such articles must have a use-by date if their shelf life is less than 30 months. Coding is also used as an anti-counterfeit measure and to aid traceability.

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Detergents, home care and cleaning

A polished performance

Coding and marking for detergents, home care and cleaning products

Cleaning and care products are subject to stringent international directives, which require information such as UFI (Unique Formula Identifier) codes to be printed on the product packaging – whatever shape or type of surface it may be. With packaging ranging from the curved metallic surfaces of spray cans to smooth plastic containers, coding and marking solutions must be flexible and must operate at high speed.

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Furniture and toys

Eye-catching quality

Coding and marking for furniture and toys

Furniture and toys come in all shapes, sizes and materials – and high-quality marking is essential for traceability and legal compliance. The wood used in furniture manufacture, in particular, has many different levels of absorbency, which makes durable, legible printing a challenge.

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Medical technology

Just what the doctor ordered

Coding and marking for medical technology

The packaging of medical products – and the products themselves – requires high-quality marking of variable data. The focus is on legibility and contrast, which is indispensable for traceability and compliance with legal requirements. At the same time, competitive pressure in the medtech market means that manufacturers must maximize production line speed.

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Our experience makes the difference

Coding and marking for plastics

Plastic and rubber articles, including plastic film, are used in many areas such as the pharmaceutical, food, packaging, cable, electrical and electronics industries. Producers of plastic and plastic items often need to code information onto products to enable traceability and to provide a guarantee of quality.

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Get in touch with an expert

Get in touch and find out how LEIBINGER can bring you better quality, efficiency and productivity.

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Want to see how it looks in real life? Send us a sample of any material, and we will show you which inks have the best colors and the best adhesion properties to suit your marking and coding requirements. See the results for yourself!

Want to know more about our printers and how they can fulfil your needs? Speak to a LEIBINGER expert now! 

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