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AGRICULTURAL LABELING:
LABELING, SERIALIZATION & AGGREGATION IN AGRICULTURE CHEMISTRY

The legal requirements and applicable laws of global legislators oblige manufacturers of chemicals and agrochemicals to label their products.  

In agriculture, tested and legally approved pesticides are deliberately used as an essential component. Without the use of pesticides, crop failures due to pests could rise to over 80%. Pests, weeds and diseases are regulated by pesticides. Counterfeit and illegal pesticides pose real risks to the health of farmers, end users, the environment and the economy.

The trade in counterfeit products is increasing worldwide. To counteract this, the European Crop Protection (ECPA) has issued CRISTAL guidelines which chemical and agrochemical manufacturers can follow on a voluntary basis.

 

Serialized data matrix coding according to international standards (e.g. GHS, GS1) on packaging and units should reliably cover the traceability of the product, the batch and the sales unit across all logistics levels.  A consequent tracking and tracing  ( Track and Trace ) leads to more transparency in the supply chain and can thus protect consumers and the environment from counterfeit products and illegal pesticides.

 

Manufacturers must integrate track and trace functionalities into their supply chain in order to be able to guarantee seamless tracing.

Labeller for canisters

Fully automatic labeller for canisters

Labeling systems from b+b for the agrochemical industry - agrochemical labeling made easy:

  • more than 35 years of experience in developing agrochemical labeling solutions

  • modular complete solutions consisting of: serialization, labeling and aggregation

  • individual and tailor-made solutions tailored to your production conditions and
    -Surroundings

  • Serialize, label and automate safely with b+b as a partner

Our fully automatic labeling solutions - four examples specifically for labeling in agrochemicals

 

SECURE IDENTIFICATION IN AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

Many chemical products such as herbicides, insecticides, molluscicides, dressings or fungicides pose environmental or human health hazards . Especially if they are flammable, toxic, explosive, corrosive, irritant, carcinogenic, hazardous to the environment or sensitizing. Therefore, these must be marked accordingly. To protect consumers and users, special labeling regulations are required.

print options

  • application of variable data

  • Printing process for high production speed

  • Integration of provisions possible

Label
  • powerful labeller

  • modular design

  • compact design

  • Integration into existing production lines

control options
  • Verification of variable data

  • Label presence control

  • ejection station

  • rejection countercheck

Serialization & Aggregation
  • Reliability in the transmission of serial numbers

  • High performance

  • Hardware and software solution

HIGH REQUIREMENTS IN AGROCHEMICAL IDENTIFICATION

labeling

Legal regulations for the labeling of chemical products increase the demands on the supply chain in the agrochemical industry. Illegible or detached labels can lead to confusion and therefore pose a high risk for people and the environment.

A labeling system that is integrated into an existing production line in the chemical industry usually runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A failure would lead to a complete production stop. The labeling process of the product and packaging surfaces is complicated by environmental conditions such as dust and high humidity.

 

The focus of the labeling process is on labeling accuracy and speed . In order not to negatively affect the efficiency of the production line, uninterrupted labeling must be guaranteed.

 

The packaging formats for agrochemical products are very diverse and sometimes also irregular.

track and trace

The world's 4th largest producer and trader of illegal pesticides, illegal and counterfeit pesticides account for almost 14% of the EU pesticide market . Over 670 tons of counterfeit and illegal pesticides were confiscated by EUROPOL.  

In agriculture, tested and legally approved pesticides are deliberately used as an essential component. Without the use of pesticides, crop failures due to pests could rise to over 80%. Pests, weeds and diseases are regulated by pesticides.

Counterfeit and illegal pesticides pose real risks to the health of farmers, end users, the environment and the economy. Trade in counterfeit products is increasing worldwide.

 

b+b offers you industry-specific complete solutions for product tracking according to global standards and guidelines - far beyond the legal requirements. 
 
b+b connects your ERP and WMS systems with your production lines and reports the production data back to your IT systems or to third-party systems.

Track and Trace - CRISTAL

Track & Trace solution in the agrochemical supply chain

Serialization and aggregation of pesticides and similar products:

Serialisation software

b+b site manager – creation of a production order

Serialisation canister

Container labeller GKM-PV with application and verification of the serial numbers - fully integrated in
b+b site server

Label verification

Printing and verification of variable data

Labeller for canisters

Bin labeling on both sides

Carton labeller

Carton labeller CLM-PV

Automatic aggregation

Automatic aggregation of the boxes on pallets and printing of the SSCC label - fully integrated in b+b site server

The new IPT production plant for liquid filling of fungicides has been successfully in operation since the end of 2019. Thanks to b+b, IPT can stand out in the market thanks to its almost 100% reliability in the transmission of serial numbers. Only a few wage service providers can implement such a performance.

LABELING OF SMALL AND LARGE CONTAINERS IN AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

product types

SUCCESS STORIES IN AGRICULTURAL LABELING

As a manufacturer of chemical labeling machines, b+b has already implemented many projects for well-known manufacturers

  • more than 30 years of experience in special machine construction for the agrochemical industry

  • Specialized and industry specific labeling solutions

  • Efficient labeling machines tailored to the requirements of agrochemicals