SATO Increases Production of ECONANO Labels


TOKYO, JAPAN | SATO, a provider of barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, reports plans to increase production of its ECONANO labels, said to be the first label series able to reduce CO2 emissions released at the point of incineration. ACTiiEVe Corp., responsible for the manufacturing of base materials used in ECONANO, has established a new factory in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, that will enable SATO to significantly increase its ECONANO manufacturing capabilities.

“SATO’s mission has always been to contribute to society through its main business,” says Etsuo Fujii, president of SATO Corp. “Increasing our production capabilities for ECONANO in this way demonstrates that we are increasingly trying to make this contribution through environmentally focused products and solutions. As demand for [these] labels increases, it is our sincere hope that we will one day produce 100 percent of our label products as ECONANO labels.”

ECONANO was developed by SATO Group in collaboration with Professor Masahiko Abe at the Dept. of Science and Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, and the university’s venture company, ACTiiEVe Corp. The labels contain a special CO2 absorbent in their adhesive. When incinerated, this absorbent is said to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by approximately 20%.

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