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Several hot technologies in the current label industry

1 Five advantages of in mold label



exquisite and rich layers

in line with the packaging trend

reduce the secondary pollution of food and pharmaceutical packaging

2 Application characteristics of in mold labels

1) the technology is becoming mature

2) the application field of market analysis continues to expand. At present, the plastic film (commonly known as synthetic paper) used for printing in domestic commerce basically comes from imports

Xingguang Group Co., Ltd., which produces in mold labels on a large scale, mainly focuses on skin care, washing products, cosmetics, etc., with an annual sales of nearly 100 million yuan

3. Future development direction of in mold labels

1) diversification of in mold label functions

(1) integration of beautification and product protection

(2) integration of product function description and anti-counterfeiting function

2) environmental protection of in mold label application

integration of product application and environmental protection and sustainable development

3) refinement of in mold label production

(1) refinement of design

(2) refinement of material selection

(3) Refinement of printing process

(4) refinement of molding processing

(2) heat shrinkable label

heat shrinkable packaging is a widely used packaging method in commodity packaging, which can be used to package various types of products. It has the characteristics of transparency, sealing, moisture resistance, container packaging, etc., and its process and equipment are simple, the packaging cost is low, and the packaging methods are diverse, which is favored by merchants and consumers. Heat shrinkable film label is a part of the label market, which is currently in rapid growth, and its market share is constantly expanding. It is estimated that the annual growth rate is about 15%, which is much higher than the annual growth rate of about 5% of the ordinary label market. It has great development potential and has become a highlight of the label printing industry

Take Shanghai Ziquan label Co., Ltd. as an example. The company is one of the larger label printing enterprises in China, with a sales volume of 470million yuan in 2008, an increase of 22% over the previous year. The company prints many kinds of products. The main products are all kinds of labels, PE and PVC heat shrinkable films, PE sanitary bag products, etc. Among them, the sales of PVC and PE heat shrinkable films account for 56% of the company's total sales. The former are mainly beverages, cola, water, etc., such as Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Wahaha, Nongfu mountain spring, Johnson & Johnson and other famous brands at home and abroad; The latter is mainly beer, beverages, water, etc

1. The main features of heat shrinkable labels

heat shrinkable labels have strong adaptability, and can be used for surface decoration and decoration of paper, metal, wood, glass, ceramics and other packaging containers. The main application fields are the packaging and decoration of food, beverages, drugs, health products, cosmetics, daily chemical products, chemical products and so on. Its advantages:

(1) heat shrinkable packaging can package products of the opposite sex that are not easily packaged by general methods, such as inner boxes, aquatic products, vegetables, gadgets, toys, electronic products, etc

(2) the heat shrinkable film has high transparency, and its label has bright color and luster

(3) the heat shrinkable film is tightly attached to the goods after shrinkage, the package is compact and can show the appearance of the goods, and the goods after packaging are beautiful

(4) the shrink film has good wear resistance and high strength to ensure that it can bear the weight of its contents. Because of the film printing, it can protect the printing effect

(5) heat shrinkable packaging has good sealing, antifouling, moisture-proof and rust proof effects, which can prolong the storage life of food, facilitate storage, facilitate overall stacking, and save volume and area

(6) the solvent residue is low, and its solvent residue will be maintained at about 5mg/㎡, which is conducive to environmental protection

2. Development prospect of heat shrinkable film labels

in the next five years, the domestic shrinkable film market will grow at a rate of about 15-20%. The food industry is the largest market for heat shrinkable packaging. Heat shrinkable film is widely used in the packaging of all kinds of fast food, food, dairy products, beverages, snacks, beer cans, all kinds of alcohol, dry food, agricultural and sideline products, local specialties, etc. It is also increasingly used in non food fields, such as bottle caps, seals, cosmetics, drugs, health products, daily chemical products, cultural and sports supplies, etc. At the same time, ceramic products and building materials have also been widely used. In addition, it can also partially replace carton and wooden box packaging

(III) electronic supervision code

1. Current progress in the implementation of electronic supervision code

according to the requirements of document [2008] No. 72 of the pharmaceutical regulatory bureau, the national electronic supervision of drugs has been carried out in an all-round way. For the production and trading enterprises of blood products, vaccines, traditional Chinese medicine injections and class II psychotropic drugs listed in the list of key drugs, that is, the first batch of drugs listed in the list of drugs in 2008, they have completed the coding work before October 31, 2008. In order to implement the drug coding management, the State Food and Drug Administration issued the notice on implementing the national drug coding management on June 16, 2009, implementing the coding management for the drugs approved for marketing. The supervision code is used in the drug monitoring and traceability system, which is directly reflected in the code on the drug package (large, medium and small), which can be read by the reader and reflect the information of related products. All listed drugs that do not use the unified identification of the regulatory code shall not be sold. And it is required to achieve:

(1) all drugs with codes are under the supervision of the drug regulatory department from production, delivery, transportation, storage to distribution to medical institutions

(2) the production, management and warehouse of each box, box and batch of key drugs can be divided into three types: hydraulic, electric and manual! Among them, the manual ones are the storage and flow of the largest customer demand. In case of problems, they can be quickly traced and recalled

(3) information warning

(4) terminal mobile law enforcement

(5) consumer inquiry

at present, there are more than 4000 pharmaceutical factories across the country, and the State Food and drug administration requires that electronic supervision code monitoring be implemented for drugs in stages and batches. At present, there are more than 300 enterprises that have finished assigning codes, and the quantity of drugs used is about 3-4 billion

electronic supervision code monitoring is also gradually implemented for beverages, wine, food, barreled water, etc

2. The implementation of electronic supervision code can bring business opportunities to enterprises in the label industry chain

traditional printing and printing equipment cannot realize the printing task of electronic supervision code. Because the electronic supervision code belongs to variable data printing, that is, digital inkjet printing. At present, it is particularly urgent to adopt inkjet digital printing technology when vigorously promoting electronic supervision code

with the continuous progress of inkjet digital printing technology, the printing of electronic supervision code is no longer a technical bottleneck. At present, many enterprises at home and abroad have been able to provide such equipment, such as Beijing Founder, Beijing Shengde Anxun, Beijing Saijie graphic, Shanghai Dragen and other companies. Their equipment can fully meet the actual needs of printing electronic supervision codes at present. For example, PKU founder UV inkjet digital printer is the first digital UV printer with independent intellectual property rights in China. The development of the latest 3D biological printing medical utilization depends to a large extent on how researchers overcome a large number of practical obstacles. It condenses the technical essence of PKU founder for many years, has a number of patents, and has unique technical advantages. With good ink compatibility, wide range of printing media, exquisite prints, high efficiency and low cost, it can be used in label printing, electronic supervision code printing and other fields

the implementation of electronic supervision code supervision on products such as drugs, food, beverage and wine has brought business opportunities to the label industry. Relevant enterprises should seize this rare opportunity and actively strive to serve the implementation of electronic supervision code, which is also a specific task for label printing enterprises to expand domestic demand, adjust structure, maintain growth and benefit people's livelihood

(IV) RFID technology

the application field of RFID continues to expand, and the market has great vitality

the scope of application in China continues to expand. At present, it mainly focuses on identity recognition and electronic tickets (accounting for about 60% of the market), and gradually transitions to item recognition. For example, expand the identification of items such as asset management, food and drug safety supervision, electronic documents, libraries, warehousing and logistics

domestic applications are mainly low and high frequency, and gradually transition to UHF and microwave. From the application of low-frequency access control and second-generation ID card, we will gradually expand the application of UHF and microwave, such as highway non-stop charging and traffic vehicle management

applications are expanded from domestic to international, from closed-loop applications to open-loop applications, such as international maritime management

As an advanced automatic identification and data acquisition technology, RFID technology is recognized as one of the top ten important technologies in the 21st century, and has been successfully applied to the fields of manufacturing, logistics management and public safety

take Shanghai as an example:

1 As for the construction of RFID industrial chain, there are more than 80 RFID enterprises in Shanghai, with more than 20000 employees, including more than 2000 researchers. In 2007, the RFID sales volume of the city was 1.35 billion yuan, an increase of 58% over the previous year

rfid tag products have 125k, 13.56M, 900m and 2.45G frequency bands; The readers and writers are 125k, 13.56M and 900m. New breakthroughs have been made in antennas and middleware

id application develops from closed-loop to open-loop, and the application environment develops to industrial level (high temperature and high pressure); UHF has accelerated its development and its application scale has reached hundreds of millions (Expo tickets)

1). The market demand for RFID has formed a scale, and the scale of China's RFID market in 2008 has reached 6.58 billion yuan

2) At present, the market share of domestic labels and readers has exceeded 60%, and system integration and software are growing rapidly

(V) label digital printing technology

1. The field of label digital printing has attracted a lot of attention and has great development potential.

the number of manufacturers and equipment varieties that launched label digital printing machines at drupa2008 exhibition are far more than any previous exhibition. Both manufacturers, sellers and end users have shown a strong interest in label digital printing, which is enough to show that the application tide of label digital printing is coming, The prospect of label digital printing is very promising. At present, digital ink-jet printing technology is in a rapid development stage. With the characteristics of variable data printing, digital ink-jet printing completely saves plates and realizes the real printing of one sheet. With more and more short edition businesses in label printing, the proportion of ink-jet digital printing in label printing also increases. It is predicted that 30% of labels will adopt ink-jet digital printing in the next 10 years

2. UV ink-jet technology has become the mainstream

in addition to HP and xeikom label digital printers, other major label digital printers on display at the exhibition have adopted ink-jet technology, and UV ink has become the first choice for label ink-jet printing with its outstanding performance advantages

at the same time, LED curing technology also emerged at this drupa exhibition. It can be predicted that with the continuous progress of inkjet technology and UV curing technology, UV inkjet printer will dominate the future label digital printing market

3. Label digital printers still need to be further improved

at present, most label digital printers are still abetting methods: LCD (liquid crystal display) is oriented to the field of short label printing, and lacks sufficient software and hardware support in variable data printing. At the same time, in terms of printing quality, printing speed, media compatibility, consumables and operating costs, and ease of use and maintenance, And the connection with prepress and post press equipment still needs to be improved

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