SCP-350 and SCP-360A Inks reduce potential fire hazards in OSB industries.

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Available in 6 x 1 liters cases, 4 liters, 5 gal pails, 55-gal drums and 275-gal totes, SCP-350 and SCP-360A Inks are developed for DOD valve print technologies. Used with Matthews' 8000+ DOD midi and maxi of 7, 16, and 32 valve size printheads, SCP-350 pigmented black ink offers bold mark on porous and semi-porous substrates. Suitable for wood products and porous substrates, SCP-360A features 5-60 sec of dry time on temperature product.

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Matthews Marking Systems Announces New Water-Fast, Water-Based Inks Tested And Approved As APA -- The Engineered Wood Association Inks

Matthews Marking Systems, an operating segment within Matthews International Corporation's Industrial Technology Group and a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces two water-fast, water-based inks developed specifically for drop-on-demand (DOD) valve print technologies for applications in the engineered wood industry. Both inks have been tested and approved as APA trademark inks and are formulated to reduce potential fire hazards in OSB manufacturing plants.

SCP-350, a low VOC, low HAPS, pigmented black ink provides excellent UV-resistance, transfer resistance, and water-fastness, ensuring a long-lasting mark on engineered wood. SCP-350 is designed for use with Matthews' 8000+ DOD midi and maxi (7, 16, and 32 valve) size printheads and provides a bold mark on porous and semi-porous substrates. Unassisted dry times range from 5 seconds to 3 minutes on semi-porous substrates and accelerates on a relatively warm product.

SCP-360A, a dye-based black ink is recommended for use in Matthews' entire 8000+ DOD printhead product line. Ideal for wood products and porous substrates, SCP-360A features excellent UV-resistance, water-fastness, and is VOC and HAPS-free. The ink's dry time is 5-60 seconds on ambient temperature product, and accelerates on a relatively warm product.

Both inks are available in 6x1 liters cases, 4 liters, 5 gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, and 275-gallon totes.

The new inks are exceeding expectations at early adoption test sites in the OSB and plywood industry, where both are printing a company logo and APA trademark onto wood panels. At these sites, SCP-350 and SCP-360A have proven quick to dry and transfer resistant on OSB sander lines and hot board product lines.

Rodney Scully, who has provided sales and service to the engineered wood industry for over 25 years as President of Engineered Wood Innovative Solutions, is pleased with the adhesion of the inks and remarked, "We have been running SCP-350 at a customer's OSB plant, and they are very pleased with the quality and durability of the mark." Scully has also had great success with SCP-360A in Matthews' 275-gallon tote delivery system, "Using an ink tote allows customers to have weeks of ink inventory, which keeps their lines up and running for longer periods of time."

These inks are an expansion of Matthews' robust DOD ink offering for harsh and dusty environments. Combined with Matthews' high-quality 8000+ Series DOD printheads and MPERIA® print control software, Matthews Marking Systems provides a complete marking and coding solution for the engineered wood industry.

For more information on Matthews' products and services, contact Lyndsey Farrow, Matthews Marking Systems, 6515 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Telephone (412) 665-2536, fax (412) 665-2550,

About Matthews Marking Systems

Matthews Marking Systems, a member of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW), provides product identification, branding, and traceability solutions. With over 160 years of experience, Matthews offers a full line of quality high-resolution, continuous ink jet, laser, drop on demand, thermal transfer, contact, and indenting technologies.

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Lyndsey Farrow

Matthews Marking Systems

Marketing Communications Specialist


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