Labeling solutions for the toughest applications

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By Mélanie Rousseau Issued on May 10th, 2021

Every industry is unique, and there are many factors to consider when creating a reliable labeling solution, especially when it faces complex challenges. Labelink has extensive know-how to design complex, reliable and unique labels, shrink sleeves and pouches for various industries including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, industrial and chemical, nutraceutical and retail.

Here are a few complex challenges we love to solve.

Handling and performance challenges

••• Robot handling ••• Air stapling ••• Glove handling ••• Rough or textured surfaces ••• Extreme temperatures ••• Rolling oil ••• Skydrol •••

Some surface will require extreme adhesive or material such as polyimide. In some cases, the label material must be compatible with a variable information printing process. Some labels need to resist rolling oil or high temperatures. Sometimes a dry lap or peel-off construction is required in order to facilitate label peeling with gloves.

Lifetime challenges

••• Regulatory standards ••• Outdoor exposure ••• Harsh environment ••• Product life cycle •••

Each of these factors will impact the lifetime of a label or RFID tag. The goal is for the information to remain readable over time. Hence, choosing a high-performance material, specialty adhesive, ink, coating and over laminate resistant to chemicals, acid, antacid, solvent, UV light, sea water and other elements will prevent removal, fading or blurring.

Communication challenges

••• Lengthy regulatory information ••• Product usage guidelines ••• Safety warnings ••• Instructions in multiple languages ••• ​Care instructions ••• Branded stories •••

Additional space is available through Extended Content Labels (ECLs), booklets or 2-ply labels. These are perfect tools to present extensive product information while offering a clean branding experience.

Traceability challenges

••• 100% traceability with RFID tags ••• 2D bar code ••• UPC code •••

Manufacturers with traceability requirements must be able to carry out this task at any given time and condition. The label or tag must remain in place at all time without tearing or fading. Therefore, the choice of face material and adhesive is crucial. In many cases, the solution must be compatible with a variable information printing process.

Your industry is unique.

We create unique, complex and reliable solutions, just for you.

Discover a robust line of packaging solutions – by Label!nk.

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