Ensuring cold chain quality for temperature sensitive goods with Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison is an innovative packaging company. Their adhesive technologies, display graphics and packaging materials make products more engaging and brands more compelling. They bring greater clarity to surroundings, more insights to inventories, and added value to the information consumers and businesses demand. From apparel branding to consumer packaged goods; from vinyl graphics to RFID tags, Avery Dennison’s innovative functional materials play powerful roles in everyday lives.
With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016.
A study shows that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally (based on the data from the FAO statistical yearbook).
This issue is becoming more and more sensitive not only for food & beverage producers, but also for sectors like pharmaceuticals, floral or any temperature-sensitive goods that need to invest to ensure the quality of their products, and identify supply chain issues that may lead to compromised products.
In parallel, legal constraints are being tightened to ensure better traceability throughout the production, storage and distribution phases. Companies are made accountable for legal compliance and public opinion is a powerful tool to ensure they comply. Consumers are key in driving new quality standards and demanding better visibility on conservation issues such as waste reduction and more sustainable processes.