automate barcoding
Automation & Process Control, Product Identification Technologies

How can you automate barcoding?

The challenge when you automate barcoding processes is often not in knowing whether or not you need to automate, but in choosing which technology solutions will bring the best results. Australian manufacturers’ appetite for automation is growing. You only need to look at the key trends to come out of AUSPACK 2017 to see that. […]

labelling technologies
Product Identification Technologies

Your one-stop guide to labelling technologies

How do different labelling technologies stack up? Which should you choose for your products and packaging line? To help you navigate through the options, read our one-stop guide to labelling technologies. Labelling technologies have come leaps and bounds in the past few years, especially as automation has ramped up. While the end goal of labelling […]

top trends in coding and labelling of 2016
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

What we saw in the coding and labelling world in 2016

Between Trump’s shock election in the USA, Brexit, and Australia’s fifth straight Test defeat, 2016 has been a year to remember. But while all this was happening, what was going on in the coding and labelling world? Changes and advancements in the coding and labelling field are accelerating, and it can be hard to keep […]

manufacturing predictions for 2017
Global Manufacturing, Product Identification Technologies

Experts share their manufacturing predictions for 2017

How does 2017 look for manufacturers? We decided the best way to find out is going straight to the experts. We asked Janette Woodhouse, editor of What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing and Prepared Food; Matthew Treeby, Commercial Marketing Manager – South Pacific at Rockwell Automation; and our own General Manager, Mark Dingley, to […]

bottled water trends
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

4 bottled water trends to watch in 2017

One of the most exciting things about the bottled water market is its constant growth and evolution. Over the past two decades, bottled water has become the fastest-growing beverage market in the world; valued at $157 billion in 2013, it is expected to reach a massive $280b by 2020. There are countless factors behind this […]

personalised packaging
Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

Personalised packaging reaches beyond a first name basis with customers

Ever since Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign, adding customers’ names to packaging has been the go-to strategy for customer engagement and driving sales. But three years on, it’s time to go beyond consumers’ first names and leverage digital technology to truly get closer to your customers. The benefits of personalised packaging are clear: according to […]

get ahead by being different
Global Manufacturing, Product Identification Technologies

How Australian businesses can get ahead by being different

There were many speakers at the recent Breaking Boundaries LIVE event that inspired the audience, but one person stood out: Daniel Flynn, cofounder of social enterprise Thankyou. Flynn is the pin-up boy for Australian food & drink businesses — and businesses in any other industry for that matter. With Flynn at the helm, Thankyou has grown […]

pre-printed cartons vs inline printed cartons
Product Identification Technologies

Pre-printed cartons vs inline printed cartons: should you make the switch?

In the relentless search for ways to optimise the cost and efficiency of production lines, every process counts. Here, we put the spotlight on carton printing. For years, manufacturers have relied on pre-printed cartons for packing and shipping their products. However, as product ranges expand and exports increase, there’s a lot to be gained from […]

Industry 4.0
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices, Lean Manufacturing & OEE, Product Identification Technologies

What you need to know about Industry 4.0

The idea of Industry 4.0 has been hovering over the Australian manufacturing industry for a few years now, but what does it mean for manufacturers and why should you take notice? Here, we answer some common questions about Industry 4.0.   It’s a term that makes some manufacturers shudder with fear and others with anticipation. […]

inefficient coding and labelling
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

10 ways to optimise your current coding and labelling operations

Inefficient coding and labelling operations can hold back a business. Are yours? To keep pace in an increasingly competitive world, every manufacturing business needs to run as efficiently as possible. The hard truth is that if your line is not operating efficiently, your days are numbered. But there’s one area many manufacturers overlook that could […]