Sato, supplier of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions based on barcode and RFID technologies, has extended its range of labelling products available and can now offer rolls of labels on 19 mm cores in addition to the 26, 40 and 76 mm sizes currently available. As a result, customers now have more choice of rolls to best suit their application. To meet market demand further, the French site has installed an extra folding machine to increase production of fanfold labels.
Sato's label designers can create and print personalised products on demand, such as conformity or sealing labels, together with pre-printed labels such as logos, addresses or company images. The labels are available in numerous materials suitable for all types of surface, ranging from vellum to protected or unprotected thermal paper, as well as synthetic materials, or card for clothing labels.
Sato also provides ecological labelling solutions thanks to its Eco-Match system which has been developed to minimise the environmental impact at every step of the product life cycle. The range includes linerless labels that have no backing paper, thus limiting waste; recyclable labels that are biodegradable thanks to the use of a natural rubber adhesive; recyclable plastic labels made of the same material as the container to enable the units to be recycled at the same time; labels that are soluble in water or alkalis used for glass containers, plus eco-thermal labels that are Bisphenol A-free.
All the labels produced are fully compatible with Sato printers, which considerably reduces technical issues that can arise from devices of different origins, and brings a significant increase in production rates. Furthermore, in order to provide quality service and minimise downtime, Sato carries a regular stock of the most widely used products on the market.
These latest solutions have been developed in response to a strong market demand, and they further enrich Sato's wide offer of labels that are adapted to suit a wide range of industries, including the health sector, retail, food and drink, industrial or transport and logistics. For example, in the health sector, the labels are ideal for patient identification wristbands thanks to their antimicrobial properties, and the soft material ensures real comfort even for the most fragile patients.
As Mr Ikuo Dobashi, Chairman of Sato Corporation and Sato International Europe, says: "Sato constantly adapts its labelling solutions to suit its customers' new requirements, in terms of product size, choice of adhesive and materials alike. Sato has been making labels for 20 years and has never stopped innovating and developing products that use new technologies to meet market expectations efficiently. We can supply our customers at short notice thanks to local manufacturing sites. This allows our customers to rely on Sato's strong reactivity and on the quality of service that we strive to provide in every region."