From concrete to extrusion pipes, including belts, steel or wood, manufacturers of building materials are confronted with a wide variety of specific substrates to mark on that often require special inks or fluids to ensure optimum quality.
Moreover, contrary to traditional primary marking or case coding, the surfaces to mark are often harder to print on, given their size (height or width) or the fact that they are uneven. Most materials used in the construction industry are made for outdoor use or will be used in extreme conditions. This implies that codes marked on the products have to be resistant enough to last in time regardless of their surroundings. Colour printing can also be an asset as regards security marking, essential in such a dangerous environment as construction.