AstroNova introduces grass-based labels

AstroNova is extending its range of labelling approved for direct foodstuff contact.

The new paper, made from grass, provides an eco-friendly label material ideal for organic product brand owners. It can be used on a wide range of product types including food.

The manufacturing process for conventional wood pulp uses 6,000 litres of water per ton – compared to 1 litre used in the production of this grass-based product.

Its permanent adhesive is ideal for small surfaces on a variety of substrates. This general-purpose adhesive is approved for direct foodstuff contact and has been awarded ISEGA Institute certification. As an option, AstroNova can also provide an acrylic dispersion adhesive, which is removable without leaving residue, from a variety of substrates.

The light brown colour of Grass paper means that a vintage-style label (popular for the labelling of wines and spirits) can be achieved without the need for additional processing.

The new labelling material, together with its suitable printer, the QL‑300, will be presented for the first time at the Empack in Dortmund from 8 – 9 May 2019 at Stand G19.

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