Coding & Labelling

Tamburlaine's 2021 range will feature Laava Smart Fingerprints, which gives consumers access to the wine’s backstory and to micro-investment platform Upstreet to receive shares in a sustainability ETF.

Brand protection, track and trace, and other anti-counterfeiting technologies in packaging are increasing in use, as economies across the globe adjust to a new post-Covid world, according to the latest data from Smithers.

A cloud-based printing tool to improve coding and labelling for fresh produce has been released by Matthews. The free iDSnet Cloud software generates and prints carton, crate and SSCC labels.

Product labelling that uses blockchain technology to demonstrate the traceability of Australian beef will be on show at Beef Australia 2021.

Result Group has extended its portfolio of linerless labelling solutions for finished products, adding the new InNo-Liner system from Herma, which the company says is the first of its kind to cater for labelling cartons and shippers.

Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) and Digimarc Corporation have partnered to serialise product packaging and labels with Digimarc Barcode in support of food safety and traceability initiatives.

The barcode, which is marking its 50-year milestone, is scanned over six billion times every day and remains one of the most trusted symbols in the world. GS1 says it is time for stakeholders to partner on advancing the technology.

Representatives from 11 different traceability solution providers formalised their partnership into the Traceability Solution Provider Special Interest Group (TSP-SIG).

Markem-Imaje's 9330 CIJ coder is a hassle-free coder designed for SMEs. It can print on a wide range of media, and features an automatic printhead cleaning system, making start-ups quick and easy.

UPM Raflatac has expanded its labelling product portfolio with the release of its OptiCut solution aimed at primary direct thermal linerless end-use environments.

Domino has launched its high-speed dual bar K600i digital inkjet printer for variable data onto labels – linear barcodes, QR codes and data matrix codes – printing at speeds of one million codes per hour.

In the 2019/20 season, Tasmania’s Reid Fruits managed to thwart at least 10 counterfeiting attempts. It did so by using the patented Smart Fingerprint secure label technology from Australian tech company Laava.

Markem-Imaje has launched a new thermochromic ink that can be used to print on both metal cans and plastic film, with the ink changing colour when the pack reaches the correct temperature.

US Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for food policy and response Frank Yiannas has briefed the Asia Pacific market on the importance of traceability and transparency in food systems.

Australia’s top 100 wineries will have the opportunity to use digital wine labels to connect to consumers directly, as wine tech companies Cellr and Junovate team up for the packaging solution.

An exclusive agreement with Canada's Accu-Label will see Opal bring high speed paper-based labelling technology to the fresh produce sector in Australia and New Zealand.