Copernus, a fresh fish producer, has opted for Ravenwood linerless labels as another step towards sustainable packaging by reducing waste to landfill.
The labels are supplied to Copernus by ProPrint Group, which is one of only three printers in the UK approved to print linerless labels in collaboration with Ravenwood Packaging.
Linerless, which is used on a number of Copernus products, offers an eco-friendly replacement for traditional self-adhesive labels and cardboard sleeves. According to the company, linerless labels use an approved material with adhesive strips that reduces approximately 30 percent of packaging waste to landfill.
Andy Clark, sales manager at ProPrint, said the benefits of using linerless not only impacts the environment but also increases speed on the production line and reduces the risk of accidents in the workplace.
‘Label liner can sometimes end up on the print room floor and with its silicone coating, it can leave you open to trips and falls. Linerless labels allow for more labels per roll, resulting in longer runs and increased uptime. Quick changeovers mean that line speeds are not compromised, and you’ll spend less time cleaning up and disposing of liner waste. So therefore, an increase in production efficiency is a major advantage,’ said Clark.
Linerless labels are supplied as a continuous printed reel of adhesive label material. A silicone strip is applied on the face of the printed label reel, enabling the label material to release, again eradicating the need for a siliconized liner. An applicator then cuts and applies each linerless label to product packs at high speed. As no backing paper is required, this process reduces the amount of waste to landfill.