The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has recognised Sinclair’s EcoLabel and Large Label V6 in its 2020 AE50 Outstanding Innovations Award. The ASABE AE50 awards honour the year’s most innovative designs and engineering in the food and agriculture industries.
The Sinclair EcoLabel offers fresh produce suppliers a sustainable labelling option that meets the European packaging standard for compostable and biodegradable packaging (EN13432:2000).
Sinclair’s director of R&D, Scott Howarth, said, “We are pleased and excited to be recognized by ASABE. Sinclair is committed to providing the fresh produce industry with innovative solutions with a focus on sustainability. As with all Sinclair labels, Sinclair EcoLabel is made from food-safe materials, meeting FDA and EU regulations and is supplied on Sinclair EcoLiner backing paper, which is also certified compostable.”
The entire label construction – adhesive, face stock and inks – is certified compostable by TÜV Austria under OK Compost–Industrial and Seedling certifications. Sinclair’s Large Label V6 (LLV6) system is designed to label larger fruits and vegetables at high speed. Ideal for products such as watermelons, pumpkins and squash, the new LLV6 uses hit-on-sight technology to gently apply labels.