This regulation requires that retailers include a list of ingredients on their food labels such as nutritional values and possible allergens and the origins of the food. The retailer therefore needs labels with different sizes depending on the information to be shown.
Direct Thermal Linerless are continuous rolls of thermal paper with no liner (siliconized backing). They feature a labelstock without release, which does not produce any extra waste because there is no liner to dispose. Ritrama's product allows over 40% more labels per roll as less rolls need replacing, which leads to a reduction in downtime. They are also economical in waste management, storage and transport costs.
In order to meet labeling requirements in the retail sector, Ritrama has developed linerless products for thermal printing, available in several versions and colors. The offer includes thermal paper in yellow, red, light blue, green and orange. The company also provides fluorescent thermal paper in the same colors and the pre-printed version, which can be customized with logos and text in up to eight colors.
"Sales volumes are growing significantly. January 2018 has already exceeded the forecasts we made at the end of 2017," explains Sergio Veneziani, product manager of Ritrama's linerless range. "As far as retail is concerned, this positive trend surely depends on the fact that most traditional weight scales, which work with standard rolls, are being replaced with linerless scales. As for our products, Ritrama is currently working on a new version of Direct Thermal Linerless with a special adhesive for frozen products."