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Mercian: smart label innovator

June 20, 2011

The UK based company is scheduling further launches of branded smart label products in the near future.

The Mercian Labels Group has announced a raft of innovative new technologies related to the emerging smart labeling market, following the launch of its Labels Innovations Division.

The UK based group has launched three branded smart label products in the past three years under the Label Lock and Gammatex brands, and is scheduling further launches from its new product development pipeline.

The Group’s new website describes some of the innovations the group is working on including printed electronics labels, high performance nanotechnology coatings that could offer “self cleaning” properties, UV a+b blocking coatings, thin film labels without substrates, gas indicator labels, and high coat weight flexography.

Managing Director Adrian Steele says, “The group has invested heavily in technology and upskilling our factories in recent years as we expand into a variety of innovative and complex smart labelling markets. Smart labeling offers a lot more than just RFID, and we are focused on developing new partnerships with customers and technology providers to identify, investigate and hopefully solve increasing complex smart indicator labeling challenges. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in developments in smart labeling to get in touch directly with me or through the new Smart & Innovative Labels LinkedIn group on the subject.”