Eviosys launches EvioLink, QR code printed directly onto aerosol cans

Written on: July 28, 2022 by SprayTM

At the recent Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (part of Paris Packaging Week), Eviosys, global supplier of metal packaging based in Zug, Switzerland, announced the launch of its latest innovation, EvioLink. This unique QR code printed directly onto each product provides manufacturers and consumers with a solution to key challenges: sustainable development, traceability, the fight against counterfeiting and personalized purchasing experience.

For manufacturers, EvioLink offers:

    • Infinite personalization: Brands will be able to link specific content to each QR code (especially for online sales) to create a unique experience based on the person’s profile or where they consume the product. Eviosys will also be able to offer solutions directly to customers in partnership with KURZ, a leader in thin film technology and functional coatings for a wide variety of products.
    • An anti-counterfeiting solution: Thanks to their unique QR code, brands will be able to confirm if duplicates and/or incorrect codes are scanned. According to a study released by EUIPO, Europol and the OECD, counterfeiting costs Europe over 15 billion euros ($15.21 billion) a year.
    • Enhanced traceability: In the event of a product recall, EvioLink enables manufacturers to prevent risks related to product non-compliance and helps to identify every step of the production and marketing process. Brands will be able to quickly stop the distribution of a recalled product and avoid many of the resulting problems.
    • A sustainable development solution: Brands will be able to scan products across different stages of the supply chain and thus provide data on the carbon footprint of transport, location, and filling dates.

For end consumers: 

    • Offering a renewed purchasing experience: When buying online, consumers will be offered the opportunity to upload and embed their own content in the QR code, such as digital maps, videos and more.
    • Enhanced inclusiveness: The QR code allows all consumers to access product information. With over 30 million blind and partially sighted people in geographical Europe, EvioLink could provide key information for visually challenged people.


New prospects for the group

Once the codes have been received by the customers, Eviosys prints them directly onto the packaging. At present, this printing is only done in the Eviosys plant in Châtillon-sur-Seine, France. However, this new solution could be deployed across the group’s various plants in Europe. EvioLink thus opens new growth and development prospects for the entire group.

Isabelle Le Graët, Marketing, Communication & Sustainability Manager, said, “We’re constantly evolving our packaging to be always modern, user-friendly and unique. For customers and consumers seeking increased traceability and a personalised shopping experience as well as creating a confidence relationship with brands, we offer unique QR codes embedded in the packaging design. Printing accurate and unique QR code is a technical accomplishment as well a unique challenge. EvioLink demonstrates our continued commitment to providing innovative solutions for both our industrial customers and end consumers in an environmentally friendly manner and opens up new opportunities for the group”