labels & labeling

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.
23 Jul 2018 --- Connected Packaging and the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a world of possibilities for brands to communicate with their customers in more engaging and proactive ways. Brand owners are beginning to realize the massive potential of pioneering technologies such as Near-Field communication (NFC), QR codes, barcode scan and Augmented Reality (AR) in increasing brand loyalty and awareness and better understanding consumer behavior.
19 Jul 2018 -- The Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America Corporation has announced the release of the first product in its Samba Printbar System line, the Samba PS4300, for the commercial and packaging printing segments. The Samba PS4300 is a compact printbar system designed to be easily integrated into most existing print equipment or manufacturing process adding variable inkjet imprinting capabilities with unsurpassed print quality at high speeds.
19 Jul 2018 --- Pressure-sensitive label specialists UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new PE 65 film label stock range in the EMEIA market. It is the company’s thinnest squeezable film to date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market.
19 Jul 2018 --- LageenTubes has announced the launch of an innovative new digital printing solution for direct printing on extruded plastic tubes. The direct-to-shape digital decoration is the first extruded plastic tube manufacturer in the world to offer fully digital, entirely end-to-end digital printing directly to the tube in what is a “revolutionary” technology, says LageenTubes.
13 Jul 2018 --- Multivac is set to exhibit a complete range of their latest solutions for packing food and non-food products at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg from 25-27 September. A major focus at the trade fair will be on the presentation of packaging concepts which meet the growing requirement for ease of recycling and resource efficiency. Multivac will be demonstrating a R 105 MF thermoforming packaging machine and a T 800 traysealer, which is integrated in a completely automated line, both of which will be running recyclable materials based on paper fiber. In addition to other exhibits, the new X-line generation of thermoforming packaging machines will also be presented, which is equipped for the digitalized production technology of the future thanks to its comprehensive sensor system.
09 Jul 2018 --- The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) and the Australian Bioplastics Association (ABA) have published a joint position paper on Certified Compostable Bioplastics. The paper outlines what steps are necessary to have a material bioplastic verified. ABA also offers an online verification program for companies that wish to have their claims of conformance to the Australian Standard verified.
09 Jul 2018 --- Schreiner MediPharm has teamed with tube manufacturer Neopac and machine producer Harro Höfliger to develop a new pharmaceutical tube which provides ample space for information. The special marking label encloses the tube like a pocket and can be automatically dispensed on packaging lines.
09 Jul 2018 --- A new narrow anti-theft label is providing a solution to the issue of protecting beauty and cosmetic products with size or shape constraints. The Sensormatic Health, Beauty & Cosmetic (HBC) Label from Tyco Retail Solutions is designed to secure some of the most stolen cosmetics and personal care items that are usually small and easy to conceal. The HBC label recognizes the retail trend to move beauty items from behind the counter to make them more easily accessible to consumers.
09 Jul 2018 --- Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) and Talkin’ Things are the first Internet of Things (IoT) packaging platform providers to combine Augmented Reality (AR) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to create a “unique” customer experience in connected products, according to Talkin’ Things. The label of Black Red Ale beer, which incorporates a large “talking” skull, fully fits into the smart packaging trend by using advanced AR facial recognition and dynamic scenarios dependent on users’ emotions.