2D codes
Product Identification Technologies

Datamatrix and QR codes: why 2D codes are still relevant in 2016

The business world has changed since the introduction of Datamatrix and QR codes all those years ago. Where it was once a novelty to use these small black-and-white squares, some are now arguing that their time has passed. In reality, the opposite is true. Our improved understanding of two-dimensional codes, or 2D codes, in 2016 […]

packaging line integration
Automation & Process Control, Product Identification Technologies

How to get started with packaging line integration

Ready to integrate your packaging line to improve efficiency, output and uptime? Get started with these top 5 tips. It’s no secret that integrating your packaging line delivers tangible advantages — a more streamlined operation, real-time reporting and visibility, added security, and eliminating coding and labelling errors, to name but a few. So once you’ve […]

Product Identification Technologies

Why aren’t more manufacturers using SRP — or shelf-ready packaging?

Retailers want it. Consumers need it. We’ve previously looked at creating shelf-ready packaging retailers and consumers will love. Here we’ll look at why more manufacturers aren’t choosing shelf-ready packaging for their products?  Shelf-ready packaging (SRP), also known as retail-ready packaging (RRP), offers excellent benefits for retailers. There are the time and labour saved in stocking […]

use-by date best-before date
Product Identification Technologies

Use-by vs best-before: your essential guide to date codes

Date codes are critical for food and beverage suppliers, with harsh penalties if you don’t comply. But which date code should you be using: best before or use-by? Our experts have the answers.  The intention behind date coding is a simple matter of health and safety. A use-by or best-before date gives consumers a guide […]

2015 global packaging trends
Product Identification Technologies

A year in packaging: highlights of 2015 global packaging trends

Consumer trends have a stronger influence on the packaging world than ever before. We’ve already seen this in the Millennials’ impact on packaging, and how consumer trends have shaped dairy packaging. Not only is product packaging considered to be the ultimate opportunity for brand owners to communicate the brand’s message visually, but the type and […]

shelf-ready packaging (SRP)
Product Identification Technologies

Your essential guide to creating shelf-ready packaging (SRP) retailers and consumers will love

Ever since its introduction in the UK and Europe in 2005, shelf-ready packaging (SRP) — also sometimes interchangeably called “retail-ready packaging or RRP” — has been growing steadily. Ten years on, Australian retailers realise the many benefits that SRP provides their business — from better on-shelf availability through to better stock rotation, faster shelf replenishment […]

benefits of LPAs
Product Identification Technologies

Technology Review: Label Printer Applicators (LPAs)

In a world where time is money, it’s no wonder more manufacturers and processors are looking to automate their labelling with Label Printer Applicators (LPAs). Today, LPAs are more reliable and efficient than ever. Ongoing advances in technology have led to rugged, high-performing workhorses that are the smart choice in even the most demanding environments. […]

how wine makers can beat the counterfeiters
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

How wine makers can beat the counterfeiters

Counterfeiting is a global issue and has been for many years; especially in the wine industry. But advances in technology have given counterfeiters the ability to make ever-more-convincing counterfeit goods. Fast. The Australian wine industry, among others, is a victim of counterfeit goods — especially with the growing Asian market for high-end Australian produce. Just […]

Product Identification Technologies

5 serialisation lessons food and beverage manufacturers can learn from the healthcare industry

The healthcare industry has long been celebrated as the leader in serialisation.  So if you want to export products to overseas markets with serialisation requirements, no matter your industry, it pays to look their way for some valuable pointers.      With recent news about China’s exploding demand for Australian baby formula, the spotlight has once […]