Patent Number: 6,200,510

Title: Method for the contact printing of cellulose food casings

Abstract: A method of applying an indicia to the surface of a cellulose casing by non contact printing wherein the indicium is applied in-line with the casing manufacture at a location between the wet end and the dry end of the casing manufacturing process wherein the indicia comprises an ink that is cured and cross linked with the cellulose prior to the casing reaching the dry end of the process. The indicia preferably is in the form of a dot matrix pattern that is visible yet presents no barrier to the passage of smoke.

Inventors: DuCharme, Jr.; Paul Edmund (Tinley Park, IL), Ramagopal; Rama (Bolingbrook, IL)

Assignee: Viskase Corporation

International Classification: A22C 13/00 (20060101); A22C 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 03/13/2018