Labels that have added function of dissolving into an organic soap mixture that helps wash fruits and vegetables invented by U.S. engineer, who hopes to have the so-called Fruitwash Labels on market by summer 2012

LOS ANGELES , November 21, 2011 () – Labels that not only carry information but also dissolve into an organic soap mixture that can help remove substances from fruits and vegetables have been invented by a U.S. engineer, reported Packaging News on Nov. 21.

The so-called Fruitwash Labels, which have not yet reached the production stage, are suited for use as typical labels as they resist water but also can be dissolved when rubbed, said Scott Amron, the inventor.

Amron would not disclose what the labels are made from or what makes them work, but he lists a number of positive attributes of the technology on his website, Packaging News reported.

He said they eliminate the necessity of buying other produce cleaning products to remove such substances as pesticides and wax from the surface of fruits and vegetables, and there is no label left to discard.

The Fruitwash Labels also can act as traditional peel-off labels on produce, carrying such information as barcodes for stocking purposes and retail pricing.

Amron is looking for an investor to buy a 10% stake in the Fruitwash Label Intellectual Property, and expects that the labels will debut in the market sometime around summer 2012, reported Packaging News.

The primary source of this article is Packaging News, London, England, on Nov. 21, 2011.

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