Shrinking Without Wrinkling
New Avery Dennison Label Material Enables Late-Stage Decorating Of Vacuum-Shrink Bags
SHANGHAI, China, 30 November 2011 – A new brand-enhancing pressure-sensitive labeling solution for meat and dairy packaging applications is being introduced by Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials at Labelexpo Asia 2011. The patent-pending product, called Avery Dennison Shrink PS, is engineered to survive the vacuum-shrink process without wrinkling, providing both shelf appeal and production-related benefits.
Avery Dennison Shrink PS labels are applied to shrinkable bags off-line or in-line prior to filling and vacuum sealing. Compared with preprinted shrink-bag labeling, the Shrink PS solution offers enhanced labeling flexibility and the opportunity to differentiate products at a later stage in the packaging process. As a result, food processors can reduce or eliminate multiple sets of preprinted shrink bags in inventory, cutting overall costs and increase flexibility.
Potential applications include the labeling of processed meats, fresh red meats, poultry and cheese products.
“Avery Dennison Shrink PS is an exciting innovation that has both brand-enhancing and production-related benefits,” says Bassam Hallak, global segment director - food. “This is an example of how Avery Dennison can help customers overcome difficult technical challenges and achieve packaging solutions with high visual impact.”
Shrink PS is a direct result of Avery Dennison’s recently initiated collaborative innovation strategy. By reaching out to key stakeholders from the meat and dairy industries, the Avery Dennison food innovation team was able to identify this unmet need and accelerate new product development, supplying pressure sensitive label printers a differentiating new product.
Shrink PS a new brand-enhancing pressure-sensitive labeling solution for meat and dairy packaging applications.
Avery Dennison Shrink PS labels exhibit excellent aesthetic appeal due to their exceptional shrinking behavior. When immersed in hot water following vacuum sealing, the Shrink PS labels conform and shrink with the bags and packaged products to deliver a smooth finish, without the wrinkling sometimes associated with labels applied by hand to packaging after it has been vacuum-packed and shrunk.
The Shrink PS labels’ water-resistant construction and strong permanent adhesive ensure that the labels stay firmly attached. The labels can be affixed to the bags using automatic label applicators, reducing the need for manual labor.
For more information and live demonstrations visit the Avery Dennison booth, “Labeling Redefined” at Labelexpo Asia or visit: www.Enhanceyourbrand.com.
About Avery Dennison:
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. For more than 75 years the company has been a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions, and organization and identification products for offices and consumers. A FORTUNE 500® company with sales of $6.5billion in 2010, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California, and has employees in over 60 countries. For more information, visit
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For more information, please contact:
Mabel Ng, Senior Marketing Communications Manager
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials, Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 2820-4570
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