New materials, novel material technology: The goal of the project is to develop a new environment friendly packaging and labeling material and technology. Nowadays, the labels are stuck with various adhesives, which generates extra chemical washing steps the recycling phase of these bottles. The new technology - developed in the framework of this project - targets to use thermal bonding of the labels without any added glue. Moreover the labels will be printed on the same material sheets as the bottle, therefore the label and the bottle can be recycled together.
MTA-SZTAKI is developing a visual quality control device, which checks the position, the color, the geometric distortion and the cohesive hold of the labels.