labels & labeling

16 Jan 2019 --- Mosca GmbH, developer and producer of strapping machines, is to introduce Evolution SoniXs MS-6-H at Fruit Logistica, in Berlin, Germany, this year (February 6-8). It is positioned as a high-speed, reliable food produce strapping machine, that handles food carefully, without employing methods that could contaminate it.
21 Dec 2018 --- This week in packaging news, the UK government unveiled plans for a nationwide deposit-return scheme, which is set to launch in 2023. Sustainability action was widespread and exemplified by Stora Enso’s new partnership with FSC, which will aim to increase levels of certified wood supply across Europe, and Ritrama SpA’s launch of a new 50 percent dried grass label for wine, spirits and beer. Meanwhile, Coveris will open its new Pack Positive Centre in Leeds, UK, in the New Year, with the aim of driving sustainable plastic and paper packaging advancements.
20 Dec 2018 --- In-mold labeling supplier Verstraete IML has become the latest signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, “A Line in the Sand,” led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment. In line with the Global Commitment’s objectives, Verstraete IML is innovating to produce plastic labels that are reusable and recyclable, thereby eliminating waste at source.
13 Dec 2018 --- Francesco Rinaldi has become the first pasta sauce brand to incorporate Augmented Reality (AR) technology into its packaging. In a move anticipated to enhance brand loyalty and increase sales, consumers can scan Rinaldi jar labels with a smartphone and watch the brand’s icon, Mrs. Rinaldi, deliver “an entertaining and engaging product message” via a downloadable app.
12 Dec 2018 --- Swiss retailer Coop is collaborating with developer of label design software NiceLabel to enhance the company’s labeling processes at its factories and in-store bakeries. The system helps food & beverage manufacturers to meet regulatory and regional label requirements and improves food safety. It comes as industry reviews labeling allergens in the wake of two allergy-related deaths of Pret a Manger customers and while an increasing amount of global consumers are reportedly suffering from food allergies.
07 Dec 2018 --- Label supplier UPM Raflatac has introduced a new line of ultra-clear thin film labels made from 90 percent recycled content in the EMEIA region. The Vanish PCR labels are currently the only labels on the market to incorporate recycled content, according to Raflatac. They are designed to increase sustainability without compromising on performance and design.
30 Nov 2018 --- VPF has launched a new adhesive-coated label stock made of grass paper which is both recyclable and compostable. This “ultra-sustainable” addition to VPF’s product portfolio has been approved for direct food contact and can be used across a range of applications, notably printing labels for upmarket products in the food, beverage and cosmetic industries. The label stock is suitable for both permanent and removable labels.
29 Nov 2018 --- Kellogg UK is to adopt color-coded labeling in the UK on cereal packs made exclusively for sale in Britain. The new labeling is to start from January 2019 on brands including Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosties and Special K. The news comes a day after PepsiCo announced it will trial interpretative color-coded labeling for both beverages and foods in many EU markets, using the 100g/ml-based approach already voluntarily implemented in the UK and Ireland.
29 Nov 2018 --- Australian family-owned winery De Bortoli Wines has won the inaugural Winery Innovator of the Year trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London this month. The winery was recognized for continuing to be at the forefront of Australia’s pale dry Rosé movement, particularly for its unique packaging on its new Rosé Rosé which features a color side-embossed screw cap that is the first registered closure decoration of its kind in the world.
02 Oct 2018 --- The Happy Cup project is bringing stylish and sustainable reusable drinking cups to events across Russia thanks to the Reverse IML label from Verstraete. The Reverse IML label is printed on the back of transparent film and attached to the cup during production, offering a wide range of decorative and functional possibilities. In terms of sustainability, the cups can be returned to the retailer for reuse or even washed at home multiple times without loss of quality, since the label is made of the same durable material as the cup.
01 Oct 2018 --- Gummy vitamin brand vitafusion, manufactured by Church & Dwight, has become the “first in the vitamins category” to use recycle friendly shrink-film labeled packaging in the US. Launched this year, packaging for vitafusion’s MultiVites 150-count gummies now incorporates shrink labels made with high-performing Eastman Embrace LV resin and Sun Chemical’s SunLam Deseaming Adhesive, converting a previously non-recyclable package to a recycle-friendly one. The full vitafusion gummies line will convert to recycle-friendly shrink labeled packaging in 2019.
27 Sep 2018 --- UPM Raflatac and Multivac are collaborating on a full wrap solution with self-adhesive labels for food packaging which hopes to deliver a heightened level of attractiveness on the shelf and sustainability.
17 Sep 2018 --- Avery Dennison, global labeling and functional materials manufacturer, has expanded its portfolio of ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) inlay label products targeting the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
06 Sep 2018 --- Taghleef Industries (Ti) is to debut four new voided white top coated films for PSL facestock applications at Labelexpo Americas 2018. The films are said to be products of Ti’s rapidly expanding top coating expertise, capabilities and capacity.
06 Sep 2018 --- Global materials science and manufacturing company, Avery Dennison, and Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, have entered into a three-year agreement as part of the Plasticity Partner Program. Over the three year period Avery Dennison and Plasticity aim to collaborate across the industry to discover, connect and facilitate solutions to create innovative prevention programs for plastic pollution.
05 Sep 2018 --- Epple Druckfarben AG is set to collect the German Packaging Prize 2018 at FachPack after impressing judges with BoFood Organic: a unique, patent protected sheet offset ink which combines sustainable print production with safety for consumers. The concept of this ink system for inner side packaging printing is said to have convinced the jury of experts.
31 Aug 2018 --- Self-adhesive technology specialists Herma US is set to feature new options on several of its labeling machines at Healthcare Packaging Expo October 14-17, Chicago. Highlights will include a tamper-evident side labeler and wrap-around labeler with motion control for faster runs.
30 Aug 2018 --- Seventh Generation, a household and personal care products company active in the sustainable products space, has launched the first liquid dish soap on the market to be made completely of post-consumer recycled materials. Notably, the bottle’s new cap, developed by TricorBraun, utilizes 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials, many of which were plastic clothes hangers. The new design also supports the company’s goal of ensuring each packaging component across its product portfolio is virgin petroleum free and widely recyclable by 2020.
28 Aug 2018 --- Avery Dennison will be the first pressure sensitive labeling material supplier to introduce liner made from recycled PET (rPET) commercially in Europe. This move hopes to reflect the firm’s commitment to finding more sustainable solutions for the labeling industry.
01 Aug 2018 --- Vegware’s compostable hot and cold cups and lids are now allowed at UK garden waste composting facilities, as long as milk and cream are the only animal by-products present, the company has announced. The project was a Vegware-run initiative together with REA’s Organics Recycling Group, approved by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.