SATO, a producer of barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID products has announced its plans to increase production of Econano labels – the world’s first label series able to reduce CO2 emissions released at the point of incineration. ACTiiEVe Corporation, responsible for the manufacturing of base materials used in Econano, has established a new factory in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.
The new factory began the manufacture of the special CO2 absorbent utilized in the production of Econano on February 10, with the full production system to produce Econano labels in place by the end of the month. This new production system will enable SATO to produce a much higher volume of Econano labels, with up to 10% of its total label production as Econano labels.
“SATO’s mission has always been to contribute to society through its main business,” says Etsuo Fujii, president of SATO Corporation. “Increasing our production capabilities for Econano in this way demonstrates that we are increasingly trying to make this contribution through environmentally-focused products and solutions. As demand for Econano labels increases, it is our sincere hope that we will one day produce 100% of our label products as Econano labels.”