02 Sep 2016
Walk into the label future with Linerless Trail at LabelExpo 2015
Minimal 50% savings on process, transport and storage costs. 100% reduction of waste and removal costs. A big “green” and sustainable advantage. Summarizes linerless labelling. Interesting for all users of labels and it has never been so close. To ease the step to linerless, one can follow the Linerless Trail on LabelExpo. By walking this route the given information about linerless labelling will be clear in 1 or 2 hours. Walk the Linerless Trail, follow the Linerless Trail balloons, start with linerless and create a green image for your company.
The basic concept of the Linerless Trail is cooperation between different parties within the Label industry. Together they promote the linerless label before and during the LabelExpo in Brussels (28 September – 2 October). These participants represent different disciplines in the label industry chain. Appvion (Paper), Bostik (Adhesives), Evonik (Silicones), Henkel (Adhesives), Maan Engineering (Coating technology) MPS (Printing Technology), Novamelt (Adhesives), Ravenwood packaging (Coating Technology, Applicators and Linerless Labels), Ricoh (Paper) and SATO (Applicators) form together a strong and unique team to promote the linerless technology.
A linerless label is basically a (pre-printed) Pressure Sensitive label. Before being processed, these labels are equipped with an adhesive layer and a liner so they don’t stick to each other on the roll. The underside of the label is made up of the liner. This is the sheet that forms the underside of the label and ensures that the self-adhesive label does not stick to the other labels. The topside of this liner has a release coating that ensures that the adhesive layer on the basic material does not remain stuck to the liner. On the release coating is the label. This comprises a basic material of paper or foil equipped on the underside with a self-adhesive layer of glue and on the topside with a top coating that serves as either protection or decoration. A linerless label has the same properties as a Pressure Sensitive label, but the release coating and the liner are eliminated. This saves material and space, as can be seen in the overview below. There are now tested applicators for various applications available on the market. For industrial, print and apply scales and portable applications.
Find out more information on www.linerless-trail.com