The RAKO Group's Lean Label Eco has received the Deutsche Verpackungspreis 2012 for best innovation in the industry. The company presented the results of this collaborative development of a linerless label at Fachpack in September 2012.
Taking into account raw material shortage - RAKO, in a cooperation with Catchpoint - invested heavily in the development and production the unique linerless labels with micro perforations. Catchpoint technology enables the manufacturer to apply the label to a product without using any liner or cutting device.
According to the company, the advantages of this product can be divided into three categories: ecological, economic and technological. Ecological benefits include material savings, less carbon dioxide emissions, and usage of thinner material. Economic advantages include less space and transportation costs, and up to 37% more labels on one reel. High-speed application, reduced transport volumes, less reel changes and reel-diameter decrease are some technological benefits.
The label was applied using the latest Catchpoint technology that ensures any self adhesive label applicator can be upgraded for linerless, and uniquely allows a conventional PS label to be applied by the same unit, a dual application system that provides versatility for the customer. It was developed in close collaboration with Schleuter GMBH who supported Rako at the Fachpack.