Montreal-based ETI Converting Equipment recently announced it has received a patent (number 2,788,206) to apply self-adhesive linerless labels without any compromise on the shape of the label. Using a reusable liner, the labeling machine is reportedly the successful solution to apply linerless labels without making marketing compromises on the final packaging.

The technology, developed by ETI and described in the patent, allows users to reduce the waste resulting from the use of a liner in a self-adhesive label construction. A film liner is used as a carrier to allow the die-cutting of the label, and then reused many times with other linerless facestock rolls. According to ETI project managers, the liner can be reused more than 20 times. 

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