Pica Innovation Centre BV receives subsidy for In Mould Labelling Project

October 16, 2018

Pica is proud to announce that it received funds from the European Union, particurarly EFRO. website: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/nl/funding/erdf

EFRO investments focus on a few key priority areas:

  • innovation and research;
    the digital agenda;
    support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
    the low-carbon economy.

This subsidy/funding is realized by Subsidie Advies Centrum Emmen https://www.subsidieland.com/

Subsidy received for the Project ‘IML-In Mould Labelling of PET-Bottles’

Decoration of bottles with adding labels during the blow moulding process. Label on a carrier film comes into contact with the PET material in the blowing process. The adherent layer of the label connects with the hot bottle. A new innovative concept based on reduced resource consumption , improved operation in the recycling process and no scrap with respect to traditional self adhesive labels.
Within the scope of the single use plastic directive a weight reduction of 20% is foreseen for most of the plastic packaging. A project of which Pica is proud of as it’s fully in line with the company vision to invest and participate in projects that contributes to an improved environment.