Coding & Labelling

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.

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.