Coding & Labelling

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.

Label substrate supplier UPM Raflatac has partnered with digital press manufacturer Xeikon and serialisation platform Magic Add to enhance its RafMore intelligent label solution.

A Russian company has developed printable RFID paper which can be used to create labels using HP Indigo printers.

Dairy giant FrieslandCampina has implemented what it bills as the industry’s first grass-to-glass traceability service on its infant formula brand Friso.

Two-dimensional barcodes could be the one barcode to rule them all, according to Mark Dingley, CEO of Matthews Australia. We caught up with him on video after his presentation at Print21 + PKN LIVE 2019.

Packaging printers need to use current equipment to better engage consumers, said Paul Haggett in his presentation at Print21 + PKN LIVE. We interviewed him on video just after he spoke.

Leibinger, distributed in Australia by APPMA member Result Group, will showcase its low-maintenance inkjet printers for coding and marking at FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg next month.

A new carbon-based marking, tracing and validation technology that is “virtually impossible” to reverse-engineer has been successfully tested in China.

The CEO of Australia Post, Christine Holgate, says brands need to insert security devices such as microchips and QR codes in packaging for products destined for China, where counterfeiting is rife.