Coding & Labelling

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.

Matthews Australasia has launched a new Solaris laser in the Australian market for high-speed packaging and beverage lines, which it says is the fastest laser in the marketplace.

Iceland, a UK frozen food retailer, has adopted Ravenwood’s linerless technology for trialling plastic-free packaging across its range of Conference pears.

Jet Technologies has teamed up with global provider of software and hardware printing and packaging solutions Esko to deliver Esko's product range to businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

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.