February 09, 2022

Avery Dennison™ Collaborates with Major Grower to Design New Pineapple Tagging Tool

Designed to meet the unique tagging needs of pineapple and produce growers, the new Industrial System 1000-II Pneumatic Tool is the company’s most lightweight and advanced produce tagging tool in the market place.

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Avery Dennison™ Fastener Division, a global leader in the design and manufacture of fastening products, introduces the new Industrial System 1000-II Pneumatic tool for tagging pineapples and other produce. The new tool was developed in collaboration with a major pineapple grower to meet the unique tagging needs of pineapple and produce growers. Fastening a tag to the crown of a pineapple and other produce allows growers to communicate important product information and helps to strengthen brand recognition.

The Industrial System 1000-II Pneumatic tool is the only tool of its kind on the market developed for this function. The tool tags pineapples quickly while providing maximum mobility for ease-of-use and increased productivity. The design incorporates lightweight alloy materials with ergonomic balance for long life, better operator control and less operator fatigue.

“From working with a major grower, we understand that tagging is an essential way for growers to build brand loyalty and increase sales,” says Kristen Deng, product manager, Avery Dennison. “We’ve taken that knowledge and developed a tool that simplifies the tagging process by combining speed, efficiency and reliability.”

The Industrial System 1000-II Pneumatic tool is designed with customers and the operational environment in mind. A low profile feed knob helps prevent marking or damaging the produce during the tagging process. The knob is also spring loaded to make clearing the feed path easy. The tool uses fasteners that are available in a range of sizes and colors in rolls of 1000 to reduce load time.

For more information call 800-225-5913 or visit www.fastener.averydennison.com.

The Fastener Division of Avery Dennison Retail Information Services is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of fastener systems and products for retail, apparel and packaging industry applications. The company is also the originator of the popular Swiftachâ and Plastic Stapleâ fastener systems. Avery Dennison Fastener Division is ISO-TS 16949: 2002 certified and a leader in plastic fastening systems.

Avery Dennison Retail Information Services offers worldwide solutions to industry for product identification. Products and services include Web-based supply chain management solutions, service bureaus, in-house imprinting systems and software, fully and partially preprinted tags, labels and label forms, sequential bar code tags and labels, electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags and labels, fastener products and consulting services. Major markets include retail, apparel, softlines and hardgoods.

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January 25, 2022

Biosphere Industries New Biobased Packaging Certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) announced its approval of Biosphere Industries’ unique starch based packaging technology-PPM100. Biosphere’s new materials are biobased, moisture resistant and can be used in food service items as well as general packaging. The BPI certification demonstrates that this new material meets the specifications in ASTM D6868 and will biodegrade swiftly and safely during municipal, commercial, or household composting. Biosphere’s new packaging is one of a growing number of materials approved by BPI that is composed mainly of natural, annually renewable raw materials rather than synthetic polymers that have been engineered for biodegradability.

(PRWEB) January 25, 2022 -- The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) announced its approval of Biosphere Industries’ unique starch based packaging technology-PPM100. Biosphere’s new materials are biobased, moisture resistant and can be used in food service items as well as general packaging. The BPI certification demonstrates that this new material meets the specifications in ASTM D6868 and will biodegrade swiftly and safely during municipal, commercial, or household composting. Biosphere’s new packaging is one of a growing number of materials approved by BPI that is composed mainly of natural, annually renewable raw materials rather than synthetic polymers that have been engineered for biodegradability.

Biosphere’s new material PPM100 has properties comparable to polystyrene foam and can be used for food service applications as well as general packaging. “Our new products are among the first biodegradable materials that are ovenable, microwaveable, and provide good insulating properties, while being made mainly from natural, annually renewable raw materials,” stated Dr. David A. Dellinger, Biosphere Chief Scientist. “For the first time, a cost competitive biodegradable alternative is available for food service and general packaging providers that are looking for an Earth friendly container,” added Anne W. Cuthbert, Biosphere CFO.

BPI’s approval of Biosphere’s products continues to expand the array of “compostable” alternatives that are being marketed today. “Products such as these make sense when the waste stream can be diverted to a composting facility, rather than to a landfill or incinerator,” noted Steve Mojo, BPI Executive Director. “Today, there are residential and commercial food scrap programs in place from San Francisco, CA to Prince Edward Island, Canada,” Mojo added. By replacing non-degradable items with compostable materials, these communities are able to divert and compost large parts of the waste stream, while helping composters reduce processing, separation and disposal costs.

Biosphere Industries Corporation is an engineering, research and development company, creating unique packaging solutions for the food and general rigid consumer packaging markets. The company is already offering a wide array of products for food service operators, including two piece clamshells, trays, bowls, prepared meal containers, and cups. Also, blister pack and other innovative producers are looking at utilizing PPM100 as an alternative to paperboard construction. “All our product lines are formulated towards maximizing the use of regional raw materials to benefit local communities whenever possible and when combined with compostable clear films for secondary packaging, we offer a 100% biodegradable packaging solution that can be treated like a potato or tortilla chip for disposal,” stated Elie Helou Jr, Biosphere CEO.

BPI is a multi-stakeholder group, involving people and organizations that produce, use or recover biodegradable plastic products. It promotes the growth of biodegradable plastics through education, use of scientifically-based standards and cooperative efforts with organizations in Europe and Asia.

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