The movement towards better practices in food production has influenced not just the manufacturing process itself but, possibly, food packaging as well. To fully take part in this trend, companies can optimize the systems for making food and beverage labels to save money and energy, making the production green to match the desire for lower impact.
Information from Infiniti Research Ltd.'s Global Green Packaging Market 2016-2020 recently appeared in Packaging World, and shows a large push towards energy consciousness in the food packaging industry. Food containers in particular play a specific role in the larger context of green packaging, a field that has shown international growth, with particular strength in Europe.
Sustainability is a broad concept that can include several aspects of a food product: consumers can know that the food itself comes from a low-impact source, and that the box, labels and other components are easy to recycle. In some food brands, like the up-and-coming Colorado company Love The Wild, sustainability is a key selling point that represents a full philosophy, even as the package includes extra material like parchment paper for cooking.
The Afinia L801 Memjet color label printer can contribute to a more efficient labeling plan by providing a low 1 to 2 cents cost in ink per label. Since this printer also accepts a high amount of labels with 2600 individual pieces per roll, companies get more out of their purchases and use each roll to the fullest.
The L801 also includes ink tanks that can hold as much as 1.2 liters, reducing the amount of time and money needed to constantly refill a unit. With these benefits built in, companies can commit to saving energy and materials by using less.