Metroform Helps a National Food Producer Avoid Steep FDA Fines In the Process They Develop a New Thermal Transfer Produce Bin Label

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Metroform, your paper and digital document solutions provider, announces the successful development of a thermal transfer label that has an aggressive enough adhesive to adhere to rough surfaces as well as run through thermal transfer printers without jamming or oozing. This is a major development in the industry and especially beneficial to food producers and shippers.

A National Food Producers Problem
Metroform has been supplying one of the nation's most prestigious food producers with various forms, labels, and tags, including 3.5" x 2" thermal transfer bin labels, since 1999. Once the FDA implemented new requirements that all produce bins arrive at their destination with a bar coded label affixed or face steep fines, it was clear the current thermal transfer label needed to be re-thought. In depth testing of several combinations of face stock and adhesive produced a label stock with an aggressive adhesive that would stick to plastic and rough wooden bins, but not jam in the client's printers. This label has proven to be very successful. Since its implementation, thousands of labels have been printed and countless bins of produce shipped with no label issues. More importantly, no FDA fines!

Metroform's Aggressive Thermal Transfer Label
The face stock used is synthetic material with a hot-melt aggressive adhesive that does not ooze or jam when run through a thermal transfer printer. Metroform supplies this stock/adhesive combination on rolls with no patterning of the adhesive for a more secure adhesion. This combination of materials is the perfect solution for food producers and shippers worldwide as well as any business needing an aggressive thermal transfer label.

Metroform was founded in 1984 to provide business, non-profits, government, and educational institutions with document solutions. The company offers a variety of products and services including: business forms & envelopes, labels, barcode labels, readers, scanners and printers, direct mail, print to mail, marketing services, promotional products, variable imaging, Teleform data capture, document scanners, clinical research surveys, and CD/DVD tape replication.

If you would like additional information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call 800-933-1154, email scole(at)metroform(dot)com

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