Coding & Labelling

After months of working with industry and carrying out pilot projects, 2DBarcodes by GS1 are now live at Woolworths, bringing many advantages to customers, suppliers, and retailers.

The government is evaluating Australia’s country of origin food labelling. Industry stakeholders and consumers have been called to participate in a survey as part of the assessment.

With 2DBarcode technology, food safety is entering a new era in retail. There is a need to change the way food is managed in the supply chain to ensure safety, and a trial at Woolworths proved successful.

Foodmach has launched the Code One package, a solution designed to increase certainty of cash flow and equipment reliability for coding and labelling activities on packaging lines.

Heidelberg Druckmaschinen’s most recent Print Media Industry Climate Report indicates the packaging and label printing sector has been “very” stable in the present Covid-19 pandemic period.

UPM Raflatac has expanded its range of adhesives for low-temperature food labelling with the launch of its RP48 acrylic adhesive for the South East Asia market.

Foxcil, a Sydney label manufacturer, has taken up the call by the Australian government to manufacture PPE, specifically face shields, and which are available to the trade.

Label design software developer NiceLabel is offering free subscriptions of its cloud-based labelling solution and technical consulting services to organisations that have joined the fight against Covid-19.

Coding and marking system manufacturer Squid Ink has introduced a new laser marking system for high-speed food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and other primary coding applications.

Matthews Australasia has more than doubled its initial target to support wildlife impacted by the recent bushfires in Australia, from $10,000 to $25,000. The funds are going to WIRES, which rescues and cares for wildlife in NSW

Linx Printing Technologies, represented in Australia by APPMA member Matthews Australasia, has released a new ink designed to resist moisture, colour change, and transference.

Systech will become part of Markem-Imaje after being acquired by M-I parent company Dover, and will bring a range of products including its Brand Protection Suite into M-I’s portfolio.

Anti-counterfeiting technology has won big at the International Hologram Manufacturers Association’s (IHMA) Excellence in Holography Awards 2019.

Systech, distributed in Australia by APPMA member Foodmach, showed off its Systech Brand Protection Suite at Pack Expo Las Vegas.

Avery Dennison has embraced smart packaging technologies including RFID tagging and blockchain, and will speak about them at the upcoming Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) World Congress.

A UK company is using laser systems to enable packaging personalisation at the latest point in the supply chain.