Traceability for all plastic products

imZERT provides plastic products and components with simple and effective traceability markings based on safe and accurate nanostructures.

 

All plastic or elastomer products can now be marked with machine-readable barcodes, down to 1×1 mm2.

Use imZERT barcode technology to place mission critical information where it helps the most – directly on the part!

imZERT™ for injection moulding – see how it works

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The video demonstrates nanostructured mould inserts in injection moulding, for high contrast barcodes on plastic parts at ordinary moulding parameters. Two barcodes following Datamatrix ECC200 symbology are integrated as replaceable inserts. The square plug with rounded corners has a 20×20 barcode with physical size 8×8 mm2, while the round plug with square frame has a 16×16 barcode of area 3×3 mm2.

Introducing imZERT™

Traceability information embedded in every single piece of plastic

Direct Part Making places information where it is needed the most – on the part.

 

Placing markings and barcodes directly and accurately on plastic parts used to be difficult and could bring unwanted side effects. Typical trade-offs involved costs for machinery and consumables, contamination of the product, and risk of machinery breakdown, which can be prohibitive to marking.

 

Most traceability solutions today do not even mark the actual part. Instead, they rely on inferred traceability transferred from packaging or containers.

 

imZERT™ marks the part directly DURING injection molding, to provide credible traceability all the way back to the mould cavity and/or the batch.

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Simple imZERT DPM during 

moulding places barcodes 

accurately on the part

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Nanostructured imZERTbarcodes 

stay on the part, even when 

the packaging is lost

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The highly accurate imZERT method 

marks barcodes accurately,

even on small parts

Concerned

No more guessing – mark every part

When you are trying to solve a problem in production, assembly or after sales, but all you have is the product or part, the corrective investigation can often be long and difficult.

A careful implementation of imZERT™ traceability will  help you when you are trying to answer the most important questions:

  • Is it really the part I think it is?
  • Where did this part or product come from?
  • Who made it? Which sub-supplier?
  • When was it made? Which batch did it come from?
  • Was it processed correctly? Was it assembled correctly?
  • Could it be an earlier revision that shouldn’t be here?
  • Where can I find more information about this part?
  • Is this a pirated copy of my product?

If you require 100% Certainty, then imZERT™ is for you. 

imZERT – high-contrast barcode markings for traceability in injection molding

Traceability markings on small medical devices and products is difficult to achieve. We offer the first high-visibility barcode markings with small size, to create traceable links between non-conforming parts with the specific Cavity that produced them, to enable elimination of faulty parts with minimization of loss. Our barcodes are based on microstructures, without foreign materials and without impact on mold cycle parameters.

process
injection molding, moulding, forming, mold maker, PIM, PIMM, plastic injection molding machine, marking, engraving, markings, engravings, marks, insert, core, cavity, hot-runner,

material
plastic, polymer, elastomer, TPE, TPU, LSR, silicone, contamination free, migration free, no contamination, no migration, polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, polyaniline, polystyrene, ABS, polyurethane, thermoplastic, thermoelastomer, POM, polycarbonate, poly methyl methacrylate, PEEK, medical grade,

system application
compliance, traceability, re-call, Lean, optimization, supply chain, industry 4.0, ERP, OEM, sustainability, recycling, storage, flexibility, innovation, innovative,

technology
microstructures, nanostructures, lithography, barcodes, 2D barcodes, QR codes, EAN codes, light scattering, ultra-smooth, polished, mirror, reflection, reflective, reflectivity, contrast, visibility

production implementation
contrast, visibility, scan, vision, datalogic, handscanner, automation, robots, augmented reality, identification, ID, efficiency, economy, economical, simple, practical,

advantages
reliability, simplicity, compliance, marking on part, in-mold-traceability, in-mold-marking, color, white, transparent, pigment, pigment free, no foreign materials, no contamination, small, ultra-small, microwriting, microcodes, micro barcodes,

3 provides traceability for many applications in the product life-cycle:
Single-Cavity ID – Keep track of cavity usage and wear
Batch ID – Obtain batch information directly on the product
Regulatory compliance – Medical and drug delivery devices
Optimize production – Supports Lean methodology
Complex production – Supply Chain Management / Industry 4.0
Anti-counterfeit and Security – Protect high-value products against copy
End-user reach – Customer, consumer and patient interaction
Recycle and upcycle – Recycle codes or URL link to recycle information
Prototyping – Keep track of development stages on the molded part

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