laser tattoos will replace sticky labels on fresh produce laser tattoos will replace sticky labels on fresh produce
jun 21, 2013

laser tattoos will replace sticky labels on fresh produce

laser tattoos will replace sticky labels on fresh produce
images courtesy laserfood

 

 

a new european regulation on laser marking technologies has been adopted by the EU commission seeks to replace sticky labels on fruit. as present market practices apply adhesive laminated stickers onto approximately 70% of pieces in produce baskets, the laserfood alternative implements the use of fruit and vegetable markings with an edible contrast substance which turns colored when activated by a laser. because production of adhesive stickers requires natural resources (wood for paper, energy, water, etc…) as well as chemical substances (glue & ink production), the project proposes a sustainable solution for food labeling. in addition, the process reduces energy consumption and GHG emissions, while guaranteeing full information about origin and production conditions. without damaging anything beneath the skin, the system is capable of marking information onto the skin of produce, ranging from bananas to grapefruit

 

 

the system is capable of marking information onto the skin of produce, ranging from bananas to grapefruit

 

 

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the laser tattoos will guarantee full information about origin and production conditions

  • I hope they come to the U.S. soon. I hate those stickers on my apples; they stick to everything.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Not as much fun as drawing on Bananas with a biro!

    iain says:
  • Not as good as it sounds

    from core77:
    “…coating fruit with a combination of iron oxides and hydroxides provides the necessary contrast for laser etching”

    Link: goo.gl/ZpvjY

    Roberto Briceno says:

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