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Winners revealed at 16th Label Industry Global Awards

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Epson Introduces Four New ColorWorks On-Demand Color Label Printers

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Mondi will provide timely insights about premium pet food shoppers in research study results available free to booth visitors at Pack Expo 2019

Array ( [post_title] => Mondi will provide timely insights about premium pet food shoppers in research study results available free to booth visitors at Pack Expo 2019 [post_content] => Mondi, global leader in innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions, will provide Pack Expo 2019 attendees with an interesting glimpse into the minds of premium pet food shoppers, their decision-making drivers and packaging preferences. Attendees of the Sept. 23-25 trade show, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, can stop by Mondi Booth LS-6516 to collect their...

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UPM Raflatac’s new paper label materials made with recycled content help brands go circular

Array ( [post_title] => UPM Raflatac’s new paper label materials made with recycled content help brands go circular [post_content] => UPM Raflatac is introducing two new sustainable paper label materials with recycled content to the market. UPM Raflatac Recycled Coat PCR-FSC paper face and UPM Raflatac Honey Glassine PCR-FSC paper liner contribute to a circular economy and reduce the pressure on forests and the consumption of natural resources. These new label materials answer brand owners’ needs to increase the amount of...

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Hamilton Adhesive Labels Reduces Makeready Time by 30% with Asahi AWP™ Flexographic Plates

Array ( [post_title] => Hamilton Adhesive Labels Reduces Makeready Time by 30% with Asahi AWP™ Flexographic Plates [post_content] => Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that Hamilton Adhesive Labels Ltd., a leading converter of printed and plain labels for the food & drink, industrial, automotive, personal and household care markets with an annual turnover in excess of £12 million, has chosen Asahi AWP™ water-washable flexographic plates with CleanPrint. Hamilton...

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Xeikon to show new ‘smart label’ solution at Labelexpo 2019

Array ( [post_title] => Xeikon to show new ‘smart label’ solution at Labelexpo 2019 [post_content] => Showcasing at Labelexpo 2019, Xeikon will present its latest advancements in labeling technology, a new ‘smart label’ solution developed and created in partnership with UPM Raflatac and Magic Add. Demonstrations will be held on both Xeikon and UPM Raflatac’s stands at the show. The cloud-based application enables track and trace capability for labels; it is designed to help brand owners wanting...

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[post_excerpt] => Showcasing at Labelexpo 2019, Xeikon will present its latest advancements in labeling technology, a new ‘smart label’ solution developed and created in partnership with UPM Raflatac and Magic Add. Demonstrations will be held on both Xeikon and UPM Rafl... [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-25 18:29:10 [post_date] => 2019-09-25 18:29:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-25 18:29:10 [post_modified] => 2019-09-25 18:29:10 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2491018179421588903.post-2564468807468338847 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => ) [syndication_source] => Labelling Blog [syndication_source_uri] => http://www.labellingblog.com/ [syndication_source_id] => http://feeds.feedburner.com/labellingblog/Kdpx [syndication_feed] => http://feeds.feedburner.com/labellingblog/Kdpx [syndication_feed_id] => 45 [syndication_permalink] => http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/labellingblog/Kdpx/~3/SZcwuzKopHw/xeikon-to-show-new-smart-label-solution.html [syndication_item_hash] => 0308db46e72e2d4dca9393f2dac471c7 ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 1 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( ) [post_tag] => Array ( ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) )

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UPM Raflatac’s Smart product offerings help companies make more sustainable choices

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New Nilpeter 17" FA-Line Press Installation at First Impression South Africa

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Michelman Highlights Primers for use in HP Indigo Digitally Printed Compostable Packaging at 40th Anniversary Labelexpo

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MPS Systems And Colordyne Technologies Start Strategic Partnership

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Can the Cannabis Industry Eat its Way Back to Success?

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To mitigate risk, the edible cannabis market needs packaging that clearly communicates dosage, warnings and regulatory information, as well as includes child-resistant (CR) features.

 

We’ve all heard the recent story about the professional basketball player who ingested an edible cannabis product infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) while on a plane. He had a panic attack followed by a full-out seizure, which leads one to speculate whether or not he read the dosage instructions on the package. After all, it just looks like candy — right?

This story suggests why edibles are surging in popularity, and their potential downsides.

On the one hand, edibles don’t have the bad press associated with vaping. Just recently, popular flavors such as fruit and mint have been prohibited in a newly-signed national law that seeks to prevent underage vaping and further damage from lung-related illnesses. Edibles are portable, require no paraphernalia and you can ingest them anywhere—even on a plane.

On the other hand, their “innocent” look is also their danger point. People have a hard time taking the dosage and warning information on their labels seriously.

What does this mean for package designers? Edibles offer the potential for innovative, fun design. With the cannabis industry still sorting itself out as a result of the recent vaping deaths and stock market plummet, edibles have an opportunity to create a safe zone.

At the same time, because edibles are such an attractive alternative to smokables, it’s doubly important that dosage, warning, regulatory information and particularly child-resistant (CR) features are crystal clear on packages.

 

How packaging can address these issues.

One company that seems to have a firm fix on its target market is Wana Brands. This Colorado-based maker of edibles tells a story on its website, where we see middle-aged to older people dressed in yoga attire. Clearly, they are positioning their product as a healthy alternative to vaping and smokables. Users are captured in videos doing yoga moves and taking products such as drops, capsules and gummies — no smoking to be seen.

One video is devoted to the brand’s new packaging design. Attributes include biodegradable, food-safe plastic, a freshness seal, tamper-resistant closure and recyclable container. The sustainability promise is also compelling — “Reduces Packaging Waste by Over 60%!”

The actual package for their gummy products (see photo above) contains the three elements mentioned earlier loud and clear.

First, it’s a modern, clean design that accentuates the appeal of the product with a colorful, appetizing fruit graphic.

Second, the marijuana leaf is clearly displayed, as is the dosage: 100 milligram THC per package, 10mg per piece.

Third, there is a bold warning label on the front which says: “Contains Marijuana. Keep Away from Children.”

In an age when everything — cannabis included — seems to be marketed to Millennials, it’s worth asking, why is this brand so visually positioning itself to Boomers? Of course, we shouldn’t forget that Boomers introduced marijuana to the market in the first place. But also, perhaps the product helps with those aches and pains that come with age. And it bears pointing out that most of today’s disposable income is in the pockets of these older consumers. Millennials and Gen Z are too busy paying off college.


Pouches are big and converters get into the action.

Seven years ago, Jim Andrasic of American Pouch Converters saw a white space opportunity with the legalization of cannabis that began in Colorado and started to spread nationally.

A print converter and manufacturer of pouch technology for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, the company was highly respected for its innovation around child-resistant designs and their ability to meet regulatory standards. “We did extensive research,” Andrasic remarks, “and discovered that most of the cannabis brands were getting their packaging from China where there is little familiarity with the US regulatory climate. In fact, a lot of the pouches for edibles and medicines were not child resistant at all.”

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Adrasic and his team were highly aware of the complexities posed by the state-by-state nature of the US cannabis market. They did 90 days of research on cannabis packaging and what would be required by states moving toward legalization. The company became an authority for brands looking to get into the market. American Pouch Converters knew the regs better than almost anyone in packaging.

“We were ahead of the curve when it comes child-resistant pouches,” says Andrasic. “We manufacture all styles of CR pouches. This includes stand-up, 3-side-seal, box bottom, bottom load and CR delivery pouches. When we started, there were over five basic CR pouch designs out there, and most would not pass testing. Our products, Intelli-Pouch with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and anti-counterfeit are on pace with government-approved testing labs.

“We decided to specialize in CR pouches because the regulations are so tough. Brands can lose their license if their packaging is out of spec. And you won’t get it back. So, understanding compliance has been a huge business plus for our company. In fact, we’ve done so well with our slider, press-and-seal and side-opening pouches, we’re the biggest player out there—and we just got bigger.” Andrasic is referring to its recent merger with Advanced Converting Works (ACW).

“When we started this journey five years ago, it was chancy. A lot of our brand partners said, ‘Why are you talking to the weed guys?’ This is one of the hottest markets and it keeps evolving. What does the future look like? Testing is in the works to tap consumer DNA that will show exactly what dosage a person needs, and we’re involved in the trials. This will change the face of packaging in edibles and all other forms of cannabis products. It’s my dream come true,” Andrasic says.

Why packaging matters so much

Just what are the hottest cannabis-based extract products today? Per Greenentrepreneur, it’s both cannabidiol (CBD) and THC gummies. In 2018, CBD gummies were the third most-searched food term in the US on Google. Today, more FDA-tolerant hemp-based gummies are offered on Amazon with a pitch: “The best way to cope with the stresses of daily life is to take the edge off and enjoy some of the benefits Hemp Gummies have to offer.”

Packaging technology is becoming more and more critical as well. Producers and sellers are all looking to bring their buyers closer to their products, provide data and comply with regulations. Much of this technology can be delivered by the packager through the use of universal bar codes, quick response (QR) codes and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. With a simple scan, you can identify the age of the product, where it was produced and even who bought it.

Are the current struggles in the cannabis industry merely a brief pause in the inevitable transition to a robust market? On November 14, 2019, Pew  Research reported two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal and, currently, the “share of US adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today.”

Stay tuned.

 

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To mitigate risk, the edible cannabis market needs packaging that clearly communicates dosage, warnings and regulatory information, as well as includes child-resistant (CR) features.

 

We’ve all heard the recent story about the professional basketball player who ingested an edible cannabis product infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) while on a plane. He had a panic attack followed by a full-out seizure, which leads one to speculate whether or not he read the dosage instructions on the package. After all, it just looks like candy — right?

This story suggests why edibles are surging in popularity, and their potential downsides.

On the one hand, edibles don’t have the bad press associated with vaping. Just recently, popular flavors such as fruit and mint have been prohibited in a newly-signed national law that seeks to prevent underage vaping and further damage from lung-related illnesses. Edibles are portable, require no paraphernalia and you can ingest them anywhere—even on a plane.

On the other hand, their “innocent” look is also their danger point. People have a hard time taking the dosage and warning information on their labels seriously.

What does this mean for package designers? Edibles offer the potential for innovative, fun design. With the cannabis industry still sorting itself out as a result of the recent vaping deaths and stock market plummet, edibles have an opportunity to create a safe zone.

At the same time, because edibles are such an attractive alternative to smokables, it’s doubly important that dosage, warning, regulatory information and particularly child-resistant (CR) features are crystal clear on packages.

 

How packaging can address these issues.

One company that seems to have a firm fix on its target market is Wana Brands. This Colorado-based maker of edibles tells a story on its website, where we see middle-aged to older people dressed in yoga attire. Clearly, they are positioning their product as a healthy alternative to vaping and smokables. Users are captured in videos doing yoga moves and taking products such as drops, capsules and gummies — no smoking to be seen.

One video is devoted to the brand’s new packaging design. Attributes include biodegradable, food-safe plastic, a freshness seal, tamper-resistant closure and recyclable container. The sustainability promise is also compelling — “Reduces Packaging Waste by Over 60%!”

The actual package for their gummy products (see photo above) contains the three elements mentioned earlier loud and clear.

First, it’s a modern, clean design that accentuates the appeal of the product with a colorful, appetizing fruit graphic.

Second, the marijuana leaf is clearly displayed, as is the dosage: 100 milligram THC per package, 10mg per piece.

Third, there is a bold warning label on the front which says: “Contains Marijuana. Keep Away from Children.”

In an age when everything — cannabis included — seems to be marketed to Millennials, it’s worth asking, why is this brand so visually positioning itself to Boomers? Of course, we shouldn’t forget that Boomers introduced marijuana to the market in the first place. But also, perhaps the product helps with those aches and pains that come with age. And it bears pointing out that most of today’s disposable income is in the pockets of these older consumers. Millennials and Gen Z are too busy paying off college.


Pouches are big and converters get into the action.

Seven years ago, Jim Andrasic of American Pouch Converters saw a white space opportunity with the legalization of cannabis that began in Colorado and started to spread nationally.

A print converter and manufacturer of pouch technology for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, the company was highly respected for its innovation around child-resistant designs and their ability to meet regulatory standards. “We did extensive research,” Andrasic remarks, “and discovered that most of the cannabis brands were getting their packaging from China where there is little familiarity with the US regulatory climate. In fact, a lot of the pouches for edibles and medicines were not child resistant at all.”

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Adrasic and his team were highly aware of the complexities posed by the state-by-state nature of the US cannabis market. They did 90 days of research on cannabis packaging and what would be required by states moving toward legalization. The company became an authority for brands looking to get into the market. American Pouch Converters knew the regs better than almost anyone in packaging.

“We were ahead of the curve when it comes child-resistant pouches,” says Andrasic. “We manufacture all styles of CR pouches. This includes stand-up, 3-side-seal, box bottom, bottom load and CR delivery pouches. When we started, there were over five basic CR pouch designs out there, and most would not pass testing. Our products, Intelli-Pouch with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and anti-counterfeit are on pace with government-approved testing labs.

“We decided to specialize in CR pouches because the regulations are so tough. Brands can lose their license if their packaging is out of spec. And you won’t get it back. So, understanding compliance has been a huge business plus for our company. In fact, we’ve done so well with our slider, press-and-seal and side-opening pouches, we’re the biggest player out there—and we just got bigger.” Andrasic is referring to its recent merger with Advanced Converting Works (ACW).

“When we started this journey five years ago, it was chancy. A lot of our brand partners said, ‘Why are you talking to the weed guys?’ This is one of the hottest markets and it keeps evolving. What does the future look like? Testing is in the works to tap consumer DNA that will show exactly what dosage a person needs, and we’re involved in the trials. This will change the face of packaging in edibles and all other forms of cannabis products. It’s my dream come true,” Andrasic says.

Why packaging matters so much

Just what are the hottest cannabis-based extract products today? Per Greenentrepreneur, it’s both cannabidiol (CBD) and THC gummies. In 2018, CBD gummies were the third most-searched food term in the US on Google. Today, more FDA-tolerant hemp-based gummies are offered on Amazon with a pitch: “The best way to cope with the stresses of daily life is to take the edge off and enjoy some of the benefits Hemp Gummies have to offer.”

Packaging technology is becoming more and more critical as well. Producers and sellers are all looking to bring their buyers closer to their products, provide data and comply with regulations. Much of this technology can be delivered by the packager through the use of universal bar codes, quick response (QR) codes and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. With a simple scan, you can identify the age of the product, where it was produced and even who bought it.

Are the current struggles in the cannabis industry merely a brief pause in the inevitable transition to a robust market? On November 14, 2019, Pew  Research reported two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal and, currently, the “share of US adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today.”

Stay tuned.

 

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To mitigate risk, the edible cannabis market needs packaging that clearly communicates dosage, warnings and regulatory information, as well as includes child-resistant (CR) features.

 

We’ve all heard the recent story about the professional basketball player who ingested an edible cannabis product infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) while on a plane. He had a panic attack followed by a full-out seizure, which leads one to speculate whether or not he read the dosage instructions on the package. After all, it just looks like candy — right?

This story suggests why edibles are surging in popularity, and their potential downsides.

On the one hand, edibles don’t have the bad press associated with vaping. Just recently, popular flavors such as fruit and mint have been prohibited in a newly-signed national law that seeks to prevent underage vaping and further damage from lung-related illnesses. Edibles are portable, require no paraphernalia and you can ingest them anywhere—even on a plane.

On the other hand, their “innocent” look is also their danger point. People have a hard time taking the dosage and warning information on their labels seriously.

What does this mean for package designers? Edibles offer the potential for innovative, fun design. With the cannabis industry still sorting itself out as a result of the recent vaping deaths and stock market plummet, edibles have an opportunity to create a safe zone.

At the same time, because edibles are such an attractive alternative to smokables, it’s doubly important that dosage, warning, regulatory information and particularly child-resistant (CR) features are crystal clear on packages.

 

How packaging can address these issues.

One company that seems to have a firm fix on its target market is Wana Brands. This Colorado-based maker of edibles tells a story on its website, where we see middle-aged to older people dressed in yoga attire. Clearly, they are positioning their product as a healthy alternative to vaping and smokables. Users are captured in videos doing yoga moves and taking products such as drops, capsules and gummies — no smoking to be seen.

One video is devoted to the brand’s new packaging design. Attributes include biodegradable, food-safe plastic, a freshness seal, tamper-resistant closure and recyclable container. The sustainability promise is also compelling — “Reduces Packaging Waste by Over 60%!”

The actual package for their gummy products (see photo above) contains the three elements mentioned earlier loud and clear.

First, it’s a modern, clean design that accentuates the appeal of the product with a colorful, appetizing fruit graphic.

Second, the marijuana leaf is clearly displayed, as is the dosage: 100 milligram THC per package, 10mg per piece.

Third, there is a bold warning label on the front which says: “Contains Marijuana. Keep Away from Children.”

In an age when everything — cannabis included — seems to be marketed to Millennials, it’s worth asking, why is this brand so visually positioning itself to Boomers? Of course, we shouldn’t forget that Boomers introduced marijuana to the market in the first place. But also, perhaps the product helps with those aches and pains that come with age. And it bears pointing out that most of today’s disposable income is in the pockets of these older consumers. Millennials and Gen Z are too busy paying off college.


Pouches are big and converters get into the action.

Seven years ago, Jim Andrasic of American Pouch Converters saw a white space opportunity with the legalization of cannabis that began in Colorado and started to spread nationally.

A print converter and manufacturer of pouch technology for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, the company was highly respected for its innovation around child-resistant designs and their ability to meet regulatory standards. “We did extensive research,” Andrasic remarks, “and discovered that most of the cannabis brands were getting their packaging from China where there is little familiarity with the US regulatory climate. In fact, a lot of the pouches for edibles and medicines were not child resistant at all.”

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Adrasic and his team were highly aware of the complexities posed by the state-by-state nature of the US cannabis market. They did 90 days of research on cannabis packaging and what would be required by states moving toward legalization. The company became an authority for brands looking to get into the market. American Pouch Converters knew the regs better than almost anyone in packaging.

“We were ahead of the curve when it comes child-resistant pouches,” says Andrasic. “We manufacture all styles of CR pouches. This includes stand-up, 3-side-seal, box bottom, bottom load and CR delivery pouches. When we started, there were over five basic CR pouch designs out there, and most would not pass testing. Our products, Intelli-Pouch with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and anti-counterfeit are on pace with government-approved testing labs.

“We decided to specialize in CR pouches because the regulations are so tough. Brands can lose their license if their packaging is out of spec. And you won’t get it back. So, understanding compliance has been a huge business plus for our company. In fact, we’ve done so well with our slider, press-and-seal and side-opening pouches, we’re the biggest player out there—and we just got bigger.” Andrasic is referring to its recent merger with Advanced Converting Works (ACW).

“When we started this journey five years ago, it was chancy. A lot of our brand partners said, ‘Why are you talking to the weed guys?’ This is one of the hottest markets and it keeps evolving. What does the future look like? Testing is in the works to tap consumer DNA that will show exactly what dosage a person needs, and we’re involved in the trials. This will change the face of packaging in edibles and all other forms of cannabis products. It’s my dream come true,” Andrasic says.

Why packaging matters so much

Just what are the hottest cannabis-based extract products today? Per Greenentrepreneur, it’s both cannabidiol (CBD) and THC gummies. In 2018, CBD gummies were the third most-searched food term in the US on Google. Today, more FDA-tolerant hemp-based gummies are offered on Amazon with a pitch: “The best way to cope with the stresses of daily life is to take the edge off and enjoy some of the benefits Hemp Gummies have to offer.”

Packaging technology is becoming more and more critical as well. Producers and sellers are all looking to bring their buyers closer to their products, provide data and comply with regulations. Much of this technology can be delivered by the packager through the use of universal bar codes, quick response (QR) codes and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. With a simple scan, you can identify the age of the product, where it was produced and even who bought it.

Are the current struggles in the cannabis industry merely a brief pause in the inevitable transition to a robust market? On November 14, 2019, Pew  Research reported two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal and, currently, the “share of US adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today.”

Stay tuned.

 

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For sustainable packaging, 2020 is set to be a year of action and reaction, building on the fast-growing trends we have seen in the last two years, as subject matter expert Nina Goodrich laid out in her recent article. Here are the critical sustainable packaging trends to look out for in 2020.

 

1. More companies announce sustainable packaging goals and create action plans.

In 2018 and 2019, a deluge of brands publicly announced new goals to make their packaging more sustainable, particularly in regards to plastic packaging and the looming threat of losing  social license to use plastics if we do not find a way to better recover them and prevent their leakage into the environment. This includes commitments made by individual companies, as well as collective commitments like the New Plastics Economy.

The majority of companies with these goals committed to achieve them by 2025 or 2030, and so 2020 represents a strategic turning point for action. These companies will need to put robust plans into place to achieve their goals and invest resources into implementing those plans. Companies that have yet to make such sustainability commitments will join the pack this year, or else risk falling behind the curve of their competitors

 

2. Companies innovate to boost end markets for recycled plastics. 

There are a growing number of announcements by suppliers who have created packaging using high levels (more than 90%) of recycled content in plastics, both from post-consumer and post-industrial sources. There is growing awareness for the need to create viable end markets for recycled material as a way to help brands meet their sustainable packaging goals. Recycled content will surely be a route many suppliers actively explore this year. 

In addition, there will also be collaboration across the value chain to improve processing of used plastics to be reused in new applications. Partnerships around chemical recycling have taken off  at a tremendous rate, such as the partnership with Recycling Technologies, Total, Nestlé, and Mars to develop an oil from mixed flexible packaging that will be used to produce new polymers, creating new end markets that were not possible for these materials before. While resin manufacturers are not themselves often recyclers, there will be more of these types of chemical recycling collaborations emerging.

Developing these markets is critical to avoid losing viability of recycling for different products.

 

3. Brands replace substrates to meet recovery goals. 

In the hysteria around plastics and meeting recovery goals for packaging, some companies are exploring alternatives. We have seen a rise in paper-based solutions, as well as other recyclable, compostable, and even edible substrates being launched at scale. The market is in reactionary mode, which will likely continue through 2020 and beyond.

While innovation in new packaging designs can be exciting and promising, this can also potentially be a negative trend, as plastics often have a positive carbon story compared to other substrates. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition advocates for each design decision to carefully consider carbon and other environmental impacts to avoid just shifting the problem towards other environmental impacts to achieve recyclability.

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4. Companies start taking reusable packaging more seriously.

Reuse is a main element of the New Plastic Economy’s Global Commitment, and the growing number of signatories areassessing their packaging portfolios, looking for opportunities in reusables. Companies like Blue Bottle Coffee and Unilever have announced plans to scale up reuse and refill business models.

Ecommerce startups are increasingly penetrating the market with reusable shipping models to replace short-lived plastic or paperboard packaging with  closed-loop logistics models that work beyond business-to-business (B2B). The emphasis on reducing and reusing, which rank higher on the waste hierarchy than recycling, is again becoming an important part of the packaging sustainability conversation.

 

5. Material health becomes more important in packaging.

The recent announcement from the How2Recycle labeling program states that any packaging that contains intentionally added per- and/or poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, will be labeled as Not Yet Recycled. This is one of multiple indicators that this year does not look good for PFAS.

PFAS are commonly used in foodservice packaging and are often referred to as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment. The health impacts of short-chain PFAS are being called into question by the scientific community and companies are being pressed over efforts to downplay health risks.

Regulations are emerging in Europe and being discussed in North America. Some companies have already stopped making PFAS products for packaging. Thought leader William McDonough noted that the Circular Economy is no good if we are cycling toxic materials in a state of circular “retox.” The products we recycle should be safe, and then circular.

 

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For sustainable packaging, 2020 is set to be a year of action and reaction, building on the fast-growing trends we have seen in the last two years, as subject matter expert Nina Goodrich laid out in her recent article. Here are the critical sustainable packaging trends to look out for in 2020.

 

1. More companies announce sustainable packaging goals and create action plans.

In 2018 and 2019, a deluge of brands publicly announced new goals to make their packaging more sustainable, particularly in regards to plastic packaging and the looming threat of losing  social license to use plastics if we do not find a way to better recover them and prevent their leakage into the environment. This includes commitments made by individual companies, as well as collective commitments like the New Plastics Economy.

The majority of companies with these goals committed to achieve them by 2025 or 2030, and so 2020 represents a strategic turning point for action. These companies will need to put robust plans into place to achieve their goals and invest resources into implementing those plans. Companies that have yet to make such sustainability commitments will join the pack this year, or else risk falling behind the curve of their competitors

 

2. Companies innovate to boost end markets for recycled plastics. 

There are a growing number of announcements by suppliers who have created packaging using high levels (more than 90%) of recycled content in plastics, both from post-consumer and post-industrial sources. There is growing awareness for the need to create viable end markets for recycled material as a way to help brands meet their sustainable packaging goals. Recycled content will surely be a route many suppliers actively explore this year. 

In addition, there will also be collaboration across the value chain to improve processing of used plastics to be reused in new applications. Partnerships around chemical recycling have taken off  at a tremendous rate, such as the partnership with Recycling Technologies, Total, Nestlé, and Mars to develop an oil from mixed flexible packaging that will be used to produce new polymers, creating new end markets that were not possible for these materials before. While resin manufacturers are not themselves often recyclers, there will be more of these types of chemical recycling collaborations emerging.

Developing these markets is critical to avoid losing viability of recycling for different products.

 

3. Brands replace substrates to meet recovery goals. 

In the hysteria around plastics and meeting recovery goals for packaging, some companies are exploring alternatives. We have seen a rise in paper-based solutions, as well as other recyclable, compostable, and even edible substrates being launched at scale. The market is in reactionary mode, which will likely continue through 2020 and beyond.

While innovation in new packaging designs can be exciting and promising, this can also potentially be a negative trend, as plastics often have a positive carbon story compared to other substrates. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition advocates for each design decision to carefully consider carbon and other environmental impacts to avoid just shifting the problem towards other environmental impacts to achieve recyclability.

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4. Companies start taking reusable packaging more seriously.

Reuse is a main element of the New Plastic Economy’s Global Commitment, and the growing number of signatories areassessing their packaging portfolios, looking for opportunities in reusables. Companies like Blue Bottle Coffee and Unilever have announced plans to scale up reuse and refill business models.

Ecommerce startups are increasingly penetrating the market with reusable shipping models to replace short-lived plastic or paperboard packaging with  closed-loop logistics models that work beyond business-to-business (B2B). The emphasis on reducing and reusing, which rank higher on the waste hierarchy than recycling, is again becoming an important part of the packaging sustainability conversation.

 

5. Material health becomes more important in packaging.

The recent announcement from the How2Recycle labeling program states that any packaging that contains intentionally added per- and/or poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, will be labeled as Not Yet Recycled. This is one of multiple indicators that this year does not look good for PFAS.

PFAS are commonly used in foodservice packaging and are often referred to as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment. The health impacts of short-chain PFAS are being called into question by the scientific community and companies are being pressed over efforts to downplay health risks.

Regulations are emerging in Europe and being discussed in North America. Some companies have already stopped making PFAS products for packaging. Thought leader William McDonough noted that the Circular Economy is no good if we are cycling toxic materials in a state of circular “retox.” The products we recycle should be safe, and then circular.

 

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For sustainable packaging, 2020 is set to be a year of action and reaction, building on the fast-growing trends we have seen in the last two years, as subject matter expert Nina Goodrich laid out in her recent article. Here are the critical sustainable packaging trends to look out for in 2020.

 

1. More companies announce sustainable packaging goals and create action plans.

In 2018 and 2019, a deluge of brands publicly announced new goals to make their packaging more sustainable, particularly in regards to plastic packaging and the looming threat of losing  social license to use plastics if we do not find a way to better recover them and prevent their leakage into the environment. This includes commitments made by individual companies, as well as collective commitments like the New Plastics Economy.

The majority of companies with these goals committed to achieve them by 2025 or 2030, and so 2020 represents a strategic turning point for action. These companies will need to put robust plans into place to achieve their goals and invest resources into implementing those plans. Companies that have yet to make such sustainability commitments will join the pack this year, or else risk falling behind the curve of their competitors

 

2. Companies innovate to boost end markets for recycled plastics. 

There are a growing number of announcements by suppliers who have created packaging using high levels (more than 90%) of recycled content in plastics, both from post-consumer and post-industrial sources. There is growing awareness for the need to create viable end markets for recycled material as a way to help brands meet their sustainable packaging goals. Recycled content will surely be a route many suppliers actively explore this year. 

In addition, there will also be collaboration across the value chain to improve processing of used plastics to be reused in new applications. Partnerships around chemical recycling have taken off  at a tremendous rate, such as the partnership with Recycling Technologies, Total, Nestlé, and Mars to develop an oil from mixed flexible packaging that will be used to produce new polymers, creating new end markets that were not possible for these materials before. While resin manufacturers are not themselves often recyclers, there will be more of these types of chemical recycling collaborations emerging.

Developing these markets is critical to avoid losing viability of recycling for different products.

 

3. Brands replace substrates to meet recovery goals. 

In the hysteria around plastics and meeting recovery goals for packaging, some companies are exploring alternatives. We have seen a rise in paper-based solutions, as well as other recyclable, compostable, and even edible substrates being launched at scale. The market is in reactionary mode, which will likely continue through 2020 and beyond.

While innovation in new packaging designs can be exciting and promising, this can also potentially be a negative trend, as plastics often have a positive carbon story compared to other substrates. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition advocates for each design decision to carefully consider carbon and other environmental impacts to avoid just shifting the problem towards other environmental impacts to achieve recyclability.

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4. Companies start taking reusable packaging more seriously.

Reuse is a main element of the New Plastic Economy’s Global Commitment, and the growing number of signatories areassessing their packaging portfolios, looking for opportunities in reusables. Companies like Blue Bottle Coffee and Unilever have announced plans to scale up reuse and refill business models.

Ecommerce startups are increasingly penetrating the market with reusable shipping models to replace short-lived plastic or paperboard packaging with  closed-loop logistics models that work beyond business-to-business (B2B). The emphasis on reducing and reusing, which rank higher on the waste hierarchy than recycling, is again becoming an important part of the packaging sustainability conversation.

 

5. Material health becomes more important in packaging.

The recent announcement from the How2Recycle labeling program states that any packaging that contains intentionally added per- and/or poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, will be labeled as Not Yet Recycled. This is one of multiple indicators that this year does not look good for PFAS.

PFAS are commonly used in foodservice packaging and are often referred to as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment. The health impacts of short-chain PFAS are being called into question by the scientific community and companies are being pressed over efforts to downplay health risks.

Regulations are emerging in Europe and being discussed in North America. Some companies have already stopped making PFAS products for packaging. Thought leader William McDonough noted that the Circular Economy is no good if we are cycling toxic materials in a state of circular “retox.” The products we recycle should be safe, and then circular.

 

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Creating a successful packaging design takes work. And inspiration. And resources. An idea here; an example there. Advice from other packaging design experts. Every bit helps fuel your creativity engine. Will it work for my product? How will it work?

For the fourth year in a row, Packaging Digest gives you a treasure trove of specimens with our 2019 POWerhouse Packages, a searchable, sortable database of new packages that we wrote about during 2019. Review 200 items posted on PackagingDigest.com last year — from global brand marketers like Nestlé and ecommerce masterminds like Dollar Shave Club to sustainability stalwarts like Seventh Generation and healthcare advocates like Teva Pharmaceutical.

The free-to-download Excel document is designed for easy scanning yet provides a link to each article so you can get more details. Short summaries succinctly explain what is most compelling about each package. Color photos and captions showcase and describe critical details.

How will you use this valuable POWerhouse Packages tool to build your next hit package?

Download the 2019 POWerhouse Packages for free now below. When you open the file, you’ll see that the information is displayed in chronological order, with newest posts at the top. But sort it however it works best for you.

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Copies of databases from 2018, 2017, and 2016 are also still available for free downloads:

2018: “What can you learn from great packaging designs and concepts?”

2017: “166 new packages to inspire you”

2016: “2016 parade of new packages showcases great design”

 

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Creating a successful packaging design takes work. And inspiration. And resources. An idea here; an example there. Advice from other packaging design experts. Every bit helps fuel your creativity engine. Will it work for my product? How will it work?

For the fourth year in a row, Packaging Digest gives you a treasure trove of specimens with our 2019 POWerhouse Packages, a searchable, sortable database of new packages that we wrote about during 2019. Review 200 items posted on PackagingDigest.com last year — from global brand marketers like Nestlé and ecommerce masterminds like Dollar Shave Club to sustainability stalwarts like Seventh Generation and healthcare advocates like Teva Pharmaceutical.

The free-to-download Excel document is designed for easy scanning yet provides a link to each article so you can get more details. Short summaries succinctly explain what is most compelling about each package. Color photos and captions showcase and describe critical details.

How will you use this valuable POWerhouse Packages tool to build your next hit package?

Download the 2019 POWerhouse Packages for free now below. When you open the file, you’ll see that the information is displayed in chronological order, with newest posts at the top. But sort it however it works best for you.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fist-bumpFind your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Copies of databases from 2018, 2017, and 2016 are also still available for free downloads:

2018: “What can you learn from great packaging designs and concepts?”

2017: “166 new packages to inspire you”

2016: “2016 parade of new packages showcases great design”

 

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Creating a successful packaging design takes work. And inspiration. And resources. An idea here; an example there. Advice from other packaging design experts. Every bit helps fuel your creativity engine. Will it work for my product? How will it work?

For the fourth year in a row, Packaging Digest gives you a treasure trove of specimens with our 2019 POWerhouse Packages, a searchable, sortable database of new packages that we wrote about during 2019. Review 200 items posted on PackagingDigest.com last year — from global brand marketers like Nestlé and ecommerce masterminds like Dollar Shave Club to sustainability stalwarts like Seventh Generation and healthcare advocates like Teva Pharmaceutical.

The free-to-download Excel document is designed for easy scanning yet provides a link to each article so you can get more details. Short summaries succinctly explain what is most compelling about each package. Color photos and captions showcase and describe critical details.

How will you use this valuable POWerhouse Packages tool to build your next hit package?

Download the 2019 POWerhouse Packages for free now below. When you open the file, you’ll see that the information is displayed in chronological order, with newest posts at the top. But sort it however it works best for you.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

How Will These 200 Designs Power Your Next Package?Find your success! Subscribe to free Packaging Digest enewsletters.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Copies of databases from 2018, 2017, and 2016 are also still available for free downloads:

2018: “What can you learn from great packaging designs and concepts?”

2017: “166 new packages to inspire you”

2016: “2016 parade of new packages showcases great design”

 

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Just try not to fall in love with these fun and festive seasonal Valentine’s Day snack packages. From the intimacy of personalization to classic hearts, Valentine’s Day packaging aims to get that special someone’s attention.

Packaging Digest showcased these 16 packages at the recent WestPack 2020 in The Snack Shack experiential exhibit. Click the "View Gallery" button at the bottom right of the image above.

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Just try not to fall in love with these fun and festive seasonal Valentine’s Day snack packages. From the intimacy of personalization to classic hearts, Valentine’s Day packaging aims to get that special someone’s attention.

Packaging Digest showcased these 16 packages at the recent WestPack 2020 in The Snack Shack experiential exhibit. Click the "View Gallery" button at the bottom right of the image above.

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“Love at first sight”—cliché for sure, but in a packaging sense, I would go so far as to call it the kind of first impression brands dream of.

Making this a reality, however, requires a pivot in how brands conceptualize a package. From first sketch to first impression, it requires brands to think like a matchmaker. Because an optimal packaging strategy is really one that matches brand identity with the function of packaging.

Smartphone packaging is a perfect example of this—the packaging fits in the palm of your hand like the product inside. Crisp, perfect edges convey a look and feel that’s both high-end and familiar in the tech space. Smartphone packaging delivers a sensory experience that many consider second to none.

Love-at-first-sight packaging doesn’t have to be left to chance—or something only large smartphone manufacturers can achieve.

Remember, packaging is the only form of marketing that connects with every one of your consumers, regardless of the buying channel. To bring brand and function together effectively in a package’s design, I encourage you to play Cupid. Here are six ways to do just that:

 

1. Test smarter (and faster)

Smaller-run market tests provide companies an efficient, low-risk opportunity to test a variety of packaging combinations—structure, shape, graphics, material, messaging.

Through short runs, brands are able to create prototypes faster and, ultimately, observe how a package might look and perform in the marketplace. This also shortens the initial feedback loop and optimizes production costs by providing targeted clues that help redirect a package’s design for better results.

In the end, a brand is able to put a package on store shelves or door steps that will best appeal to its customers, drive sales, and deepen the brand connection.

 

2. Personalize the experience through variability

There’s no denying, one-to-one personalization can bring a brand closer to its customer. But personalization in a broader, more mass-produced sense may also strike a chord. Consider an approach that takes a few steps back and tailors a package for larger targets (instead of trying to tailor to each individual consumer).

For example, Snickers’ “You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign replaced the iconic parallelogram on its packaging with 25 (humorous) hunger symptoms. This is an example of high-level personalization that consumers could positively interact and identify with.

 

3. Put sustainability front and center

According to recent research by Futerra, nearly 90% of consumers would like brands to help them live more sustainably. This isn’t lost on packaging professionals—70% of whom feel environmental concerns for single-use plastic packaging are at an all-time high.

As strategy development occurs around the entire consumer-package interaction, brands have a social responsibility to hold discussions that not only consider sustainable packaging, but aim to deliver it. It is what consumers want and expect. And having packaging that puts sustainability front and center may win over a new customer.

 

4. Augment reality to show, not tell

Augmented reality (AR) trended hard and fast in 2016 with Pokémon Go. This mobile game generated more than $1 billion in revenue. It also offered up proof the public was AR-interested.

Truthfully, since 2016, AR’s impact on modern product packaging has been a bit muted. Early adopters, however, are using AR technology to make their product stand out on the shelf and take their message beyond the written word and into demonstration mode.

The key to making it work? Avoid using it as a gimmick. This technology is approachable and has endless possibilities. Leverage it to enhance product visualization, remove language barriers, and facilitate the purchase.

 

5. Drive the multi-sensory experience

Across a number of industries, we’re seeing soft-touch applications rise in popularity as brands swap out high-gloss finishes for a completely different aesthetic. As more consumers associate the touch and feel of a package with the quality of the product inside, soft-touch finishes initiate a multi-sensory experience that’s high-end, velvety, durable and resistant to fingerprints.

Remember, packaging is not meant to exist in 2D. When a consumer is drawn in by the visual elements of a package, a natural next step is to then pick it up off the shelf. This tactile interaction is where the love-at-first-sight—or even love-at-first-touch—experience gains steam.

 

6. Never lose sight of the where first interactions happen

Front door or in store, your customer’s first experience with a product and its packaging can vary greatly depending on the setting. Design accordingly.

For an ecommerce experience, the buying decision has already been made and the transaction is complete. In this case, brands should place additional emphasis around the opening experience. Consider saving the sensory experience for the inside of the box. Or enhance your credit on sustainability by shipping a product in its own container.

While security and protection for parcel transportation should always be top priority, packaging still provides brands with enough opportunities to produce an unexpected opening experience that deepens brand connection.

 

As brands think about what will make consumers fall in love with their products this year, they must first think about how to get a consumer to fall in love with their packaging. Appealing to consumer interests like sustainability are a great starting point, while integrating technology or new finishing techniques to create sensory experiences can make a match at the first moment of truth.

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“Love at first sight”—cliché for sure, but in a packaging sense, I would go so far as to call it the kind of first impression brands dream of.

Making this a reality, however, requires a pivot in how brands conceptualize a package. From first sketch to first impression, it requires brands to think like a matchmaker. Because an optimal packaging strategy is really one that matches brand identity with the function of packaging.

Smartphone packaging is a perfect example of this—the packaging fits in the palm of your hand like the product inside. Crisp, perfect edges convey a look and feel that’s both high-end and familiar in the tech space. Smartphone packaging delivers a sensory experience that many consider second to none.

Love-at-first-sight packaging doesn’t have to be left to chance—or something only large smartphone manufacturers can achieve.

Remember, packaging is the only form of marketing that connects with every one of your consumers, regardless of the buying channel. To bring brand and function together effectively in a package’s design, I encourage you to play Cupid. Here are six ways to do just that:

 

1. Test smarter (and faster)

Smaller-run market tests provide companies an efficient, low-risk opportunity to test a variety of packaging combinations—structure, shape, graphics, material, messaging.

Through short runs, brands are able to create prototypes faster and, ultimately, observe how a package might look and perform in the marketplace. This also shortens the initial feedback loop and optimizes production costs by providing targeted clues that help redirect a package’s design for better results.

In the end, a brand is able to put a package on store shelves or door steps that will best appeal to its customers, drive sales, and deepen the brand connection.

 

2. Personalize the experience through variability

There’s no denying, one-to-one personalization can bring a brand closer to its customer. But personalization in a broader, more mass-produced sense may also strike a chord. Consider an approach that takes a few steps back and tailors a package for larger targets (instead of trying to tailor to each individual consumer).

For example, Snickers’ “You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign replaced the iconic parallelogram on its packaging with 25 (humorous) hunger symptoms. This is an example of high-level personalization that consumers could positively interact and identify with.

 

3. Put sustainability front and center

According to recent research by Futerra, nearly 90% of consumers would like brands to help them live more sustainably. This isn’t lost on packaging professionals—70% of whom feel environmental concerns for single-use plastic packaging are at an all-time high.

As strategy development occurs around the entire consumer-package interaction, brands have a social responsibility to hold discussions that not only consider sustainable packaging, but aim to deliver it. It is what consumers want and expect. And having packaging that puts sustainability front and center may win over a new customer.

 

4. Augment reality to show, not tell

Augmented reality (AR) trended hard and fast in 2016 with Pokémon Go. This mobile game generated more than $1 billion in revenue. It also offered up proof the public was AR-interested.

Truthfully, since 2016, AR’s impact on modern product packaging has been a bit muted. Early adopters, however, are using AR technology to make their product stand out on the shelf and take their message beyond the written word and into demonstration mode.

The key to making it work? Avoid using it as a gimmick. This technology is approachable and has endless possibilities. Leverage it to enhance product visualization, remove language barriers, and facilitate the purchase.

 

5. Drive the multi-sensory experience

Across a number of industries, we’re seeing soft-touch applications rise in popularity as brands swap out high-gloss finishes for a completely different aesthetic. As more consumers associate the touch and feel of a package with the quality of the product inside, soft-touch finishes initiate a multi-sensory experience that’s high-end, velvety, durable and resistant to fingerprints.

Remember, packaging is not meant to exist in 2D. When a consumer is drawn in by the visual elements of a package, a natural next step is to then pick it up off the shelf. This tactile interaction is where the love-at-first-sight—or even love-at-first-touch—experience gains steam.

 

6. Never lose sight of the where first interactions happen

Front door or in store, your customer’s first experience with a product and its packaging can vary greatly depending on the setting. Design accordingly.

For an ecommerce experience, the buying decision has already been made and the transaction is complete. In this case, brands should place additional emphasis around the opening experience. Consider saving the sensory experience for the inside of the box. Or enhance your credit on sustainability by shipping a product in its own container.

While security and protection for parcel transportation should always be top priority, packaging still provides brands with enough opportunities to produce an unexpected opening experience that deepens brand connection.

 

As brands think about what will make consumers fall in love with their products this year, they must first think about how to get a consumer to fall in love with their packaging. Appealing to consumer interests like sustainability are a great starting point, while integrating technology or new finishing techniques to create sensory experiences can make a match at the first moment of truth.

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“Love at first sight”—cliché for sure, but in a packaging sense, I would go so far as to call it the kind of first impression brands dream of.

Making this a reality, however, requires a pivot in how brands conceptualize a package. From first sketch to first impression, it requires brands to think like a matchmaker. Because an optimal packaging strategy is really one that matches brand identity with the function of packaging.

Smartphone packaging is a perfect example of this—the packaging fits in the palm of your hand like the product inside. Crisp, perfect edges convey a look and feel that’s both high-end and familiar in the tech space. Smartphone packaging delivers a sensory experience that many consider second to none.

Love-at-first-sight packaging doesn’t have to be left to chance—or something only large smartphone manufacturers can achieve.

Remember, packaging is the only form of marketing that connects with every one of your consumers, regardless of the buying channel. To bring brand and function together effectively in a package’s design, I encourage you to play Cupid. Here are six ways to do just that:

 

1. Test smarter (and faster)

Smaller-run market tests provide companies an efficient, low-risk opportunity to test a variety of packaging combinations—structure, shape, graphics, material, messaging.

Through short runs, brands are able to create prototypes faster and, ultimately, observe how a package might look and perform in the marketplace. This also shortens the initial feedback loop and optimizes production costs by providing targeted clues that help redirect a package’s design for better results.

In the end, a brand is able to put a package on store shelves or door steps that will best appeal to its customers, drive sales, and deepen the brand connection.

 

2. Personalize the experience through variability

There’s no denying, one-to-one personalization can bring a brand closer to its customer. But personalization in a broader, more mass-produced sense may also strike a chord. Consider an approach that takes a few steps back and tailors a package for larger targets (instead of trying to tailor to each individual consumer).

For example, Snickers’ “You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign replaced the iconic parallelogram on its packaging with 25 (humorous) hunger symptoms. This is an example of high-level personalization that consumers could positively interact and identify with.

 

3. Put sustainability front and center

According to recent research by Futerra, nearly 90% of consumers would like brands to help them live more sustainably. This isn’t lost on packaging professionals—70% of whom feel environmental concerns for single-use plastic packaging are at an all-time high.

As strategy development occurs around the entire consumer-package interaction, brands have a social responsibility to hold discussions that not only consider sustainable packaging, but aim to deliver it. It is what consumers want and expect. And having packaging that puts sustainability front and center may win over a new customer.

 

4. Augment reality to show, not tell

Augmented reality (AR) trended hard and fast in 2016 with Pokémon Go. This mobile game generated more than $1 billion in revenue. It also offered up proof the public was AR-interested.

Truthfully, since 2016, AR’s impact on modern product packaging has been a bit muted. Early adopters, however, are using AR technology to make their product stand out on the shelf and take their message beyond the written word and into demonstration mode.

The key to making it work? Avoid using it as a gimmick. This technology is approachable and has endless possibilities. Leverage it to enhance product visualization, remove language barriers, and facilitate the purchase.

 

5. Drive the multi-sensory experience

Across a number of industries, we’re seeing soft-touch applications rise in popularity as brands swap out high-gloss finishes for a completely different aesthetic. As more consumers associate the touch and feel of a package with the quality of the product inside, soft-touch finishes initiate a multi-sensory experience that’s high-end, velvety, durable and resistant to fingerprints.

Remember, packaging is not meant to exist in 2D. When a consumer is drawn in by the visual elements of a package, a natural next step is to then pick it up off the shelf. This tactile interaction is where the love-at-first-sight—or even love-at-first-touch—experience gains steam.

 

6. Never lose sight of the where first interactions happen

Front door or in store, your customer’s first experience with a product and its packaging can vary greatly depending on the setting. Design accordingly.

For an ecommerce experience, the buying decision has already been made and the transaction is complete. In this case, brands should place additional emphasis around the opening experience. Consider saving the sensory experience for the inside of the box. Or enhance your credit on sustainability by shipping a product in its own container.

While security and protection for parcel transportation should always be top priority, packaging still provides brands with enough opportunities to produce an unexpected opening experience that deepens brand connection.

 

As brands think about what will make consumers fall in love with their products this year, they must first think about how to get a consumer to fall in love with their packaging. Appealing to consumer interests like sustainability are a great starting point, while integrating technology or new finishing techniques to create sensory experiences can make a match at the first moment of truth.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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When moving products or packages in an industrial setting, properly matching a robot’s end-of-arm tooling to the materials being moved improves application effectiveness. That may seem like common sense, but hoisting or stacking different materials requires careful consideration of many essential variables to avoid accidents, injuries and downtime.

Primary considerations include:
• Size
• Weight
• Work piece shape
• Access
• Environment
• Work piece material/structure
• Motion
• Speed

One of the most common end-of-arm tooling options is the gripper. What is a gripper? Simply stated, a gripper is an interface between a robot or machine and the physical world. A gripper acts on the work piece (product or package), allowing the robot to hold and manipulate it as it performs a series of tasks.

It would require an in-house expert to review every option, setting and scenario of your operations, and how those elements can dictate your choice, but this baseline can give you the tools you need to begin evaluating your pick-and-place needs.

Now, let’s discuss whether mechanical grippers or vacuum grippers are best suited to solve your pick-and-place packaging challenges.

 

Mechanical grippers

Mechanical grippers use two or more “fingers,” also known as jaws, that close and grip the product or package. They are a cost-effective and reliable option for many standard pick-and-place packaging applications.

A mechanical gripper can maintain a firm hold on products or packages during high-speed movements and their powerful jaws can lift and hold heavy items, but are in danger of crushing delicate items without proper calibration. They can pick and place pieces with varying thickness without changing the gripper, but oddly shaped items may present a challenge to static jaw shapes and angles.

Mechanical grippers must operate in the same environment as the work piece, creating potential failure modes, and need enough room for the jaws to actuate. Additional space is necessary to allow it to grip a work piece from multiple sides.

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Mechanical grippers are driven by any of three power sources:

Pneumatic—Because most plants employ compressed air, pneumatic mechanical grippers are the most common and provide easy implementation, but do not always provide precise control.

Electric—Electrically driven mechanical grippers provide precise control, but are more expensive and must be contained within a larger package, resulting in challenges to the program or operation.

Hydraulic—Hydraulicgrippers provide high forces and are capable of lifting larger loads, but they are costly to purchase and maintain, and have the potential for fluid leaks.

Mechanical grippers are also available in four different styles:

1. Two-finger (jaw) angular—Easy to apply, capable of picking different sized parts with the same jaw, and moderately priced; require more space than vacuum grippers.

2. Two-finger (jaw) parallel—Versatile, able to pick the outside or inside of a part, suitable for smaller spaces and flexible enough to pick different sized parts with the same jaw; more expensive and may crush softer or more fragile products/packages.

3. Three finger (jaw) parallel—Helpful when proper positioning is required to move the item; requires the product/package to be properly oriented and positioned for secure grip, and can potentially crush delicate work pieces.

4. Two-finger (jaw) locking—Jaws lock when closed and hold parts firm even if power is lost; higher price point and requires more space than vacuum grippers.

 

Vacuum grippers

Unlike mechanical grippers, which use jaws to grasp and move items, vacuum grippers use soft foam rubber, plastic plenums or vacuum cups to pick up materials without damaging them. They are ideal for applications with extreme weights (very heavy or very light) or delicate work piece materials, where mechanical grip strength is too low to pick pieces or too high and causes damage.

Vacuum grippers are more versatile than their mechanical counterparts. They can adapt to smaller or larger items by adding additional cups or adjusting flow. Mechanical grippers can sometimes cause damage to the items they pick, but vacuum grippers can pick parts that are delicate or thin without causing damage. Vacuum grippers only need access to one side of a item, allowing them to pick products/packages more easily; on the downside, this sacrifices flexibility that could cause the item to drop. Additionally, small dense parts may not offer enough surface area for a vacuum gripper to pick the part.

Vacuum grippers can also be configured specifically for different environments. Vacuum cups are made from a variety of materials that can be compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or meet other regulatory requirements. The vacuum pump can be installed away from the pick point to protect it from environmental hazards.

Vacuum grippers rely on either electricity or compressed air for power. Electric vacuum grippers do not require cumbersome or awkward hoses to operate. The downside of this is low flow, which may make the gripper too weak to pick up some items.Compressed air vacuum grippers, on the other hand, can operate with high vacuum levels, enabling them to pick up heavy products/packages and provide greater flow for picking up parts that are porous.

Vacuum grippers have other variables that need to be considered when making a selection. Some grippers rely strictly on vacuum cups or foam pads to operate. Vacuum cups are easy to service and are highly precise in their operations, making it possible to choose ideal pick points on the work piece to prevent damage. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials that can be suited for most applications.

Vacuum grippers may also be found with foam pads. These can conform to the shape of the product/package and allow picking a variety of items with a single tool. However, they are not as capable of precise placement when compared to suction cups.

Other less common vacuum gripper options include:

Soft grippers, which use vacuum to actuate silicone fingers to conform to the product/package, making a gentle and flexible picking solution.

Magnetic grippers, which employ large magnets to pick up strong materials. An actuator pulls the magnet away from the work piece, thus releasing that part.

Bladder grippers, whichfeature a rubber bladder inflated inside a work piece to pick the part. Deflating the bladder releases the item.

 

It can be difficult to determine exactly what components are right for your packaging applications. But, using these guidelines, you should be on the right track to building your perfect pick-and-place device.

 

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When moving products or packages in an industrial setting, properly matching a robot’s end-of-arm tooling to the materials being moved improves application effectiveness. That may seem like common sense, but hoisting or stacking different materials requires careful consideration of many essential variables to avoid accidents, injuries and downtime.

Primary considerations include:
• Size
• Weight
• Work piece shape
• Access
• Environment
• Work piece material/structure
• Motion
• Speed

One of the most common end-of-arm tooling options is the gripper. What is a gripper? Simply stated, a gripper is an interface between a robot or machine and the physical world. A gripper acts on the work piece (product or package), allowing the robot to hold and manipulate it as it performs a series of tasks.

It would require an in-house expert to review every option, setting and scenario of your operations, and how those elements can dictate your choice, but this baseline can give you the tools you need to begin evaluating your pick-and-place needs.

Now, let’s discuss whether mechanical grippers or vacuum grippers are best suited to solve your pick-and-place packaging challenges.

 

Mechanical grippers

Mechanical grippers use two or more “fingers,” also known as jaws, that close and grip the product or package. They are a cost-effective and reliable option for many standard pick-and-place packaging applications.

A mechanical gripper can maintain a firm hold on products or packages during high-speed movements and their powerful jaws can lift and hold heavy items, but are in danger of crushing delicate items without proper calibration. They can pick and place pieces with varying thickness without changing the gripper, but oddly shaped items may present a challenge to static jaw shapes and angles.

Mechanical grippers must operate in the same environment as the work piece, creating potential failure modes, and need enough room for the jaws to actuate. Additional space is necessary to allow it to grip a work piece from multiple sides.

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Mechanical grippers are driven by any of three power sources:

Pneumatic—Because most plants employ compressed air, pneumatic mechanical grippers are the most common and provide easy implementation, but do not always provide precise control.

Electric—Electrically driven mechanical grippers provide precise control, but are more expensive and must be contained within a larger package, resulting in challenges to the program or operation.

Hydraulic—Hydraulicgrippers provide high forces and are capable of lifting larger loads, but they are costly to purchase and maintain, and have the potential for fluid leaks.

Mechanical grippers are also available in four different styles:

1. Two-finger (jaw) angular—Easy to apply, capable of picking different sized parts with the same jaw, and moderately priced; require more space than vacuum grippers.

2. Two-finger (jaw) parallel—Versatile, able to pick the outside or inside of a part, suitable for smaller spaces and flexible enough to pick different sized parts with the same jaw; more expensive and may crush softer or more fragile products/packages.

3. Three finger (jaw) parallel—Helpful when proper positioning is required to move the item; requires the product/package to be properly oriented and positioned for secure grip, and can potentially crush delicate work pieces.

4. Two-finger (jaw) locking—Jaws lock when closed and hold parts firm even if power is lost; higher price point and requires more space than vacuum grippers.

 

Vacuum grippers

Unlike mechanical grippers, which use jaws to grasp and move items, vacuum grippers use soft foam rubber, plastic plenums or vacuum cups to pick up materials without damaging them. They are ideal for applications with extreme weights (very heavy or very light) or delicate work piece materials, where mechanical grip strength is too low to pick pieces or too high and causes damage.

Vacuum grippers are more versatile than their mechanical counterparts. They can adapt to smaller or larger items by adding additional cups or adjusting flow. Mechanical grippers can sometimes cause damage to the items they pick, but vacuum grippers can pick parts that are delicate or thin without causing damage. Vacuum grippers only need access to one side of a item, allowing them to pick products/packages more easily; on the downside, this sacrifices flexibility that could cause the item to drop. Additionally, small dense parts may not offer enough surface area for a vacuum gripper to pick the part.

Vacuum grippers can also be configured specifically for different environments. Vacuum cups are made from a variety of materials that can be compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or meet other regulatory requirements. The vacuum pump can be installed away from the pick point to protect it from environmental hazards.

Vacuum grippers rely on either electricity or compressed air for power. Electric vacuum grippers do not require cumbersome or awkward hoses to operate. The downside of this is low flow, which may make the gripper too weak to pick up some items.Compressed air vacuum grippers, on the other hand, can operate with high vacuum levels, enabling them to pick up heavy products/packages and provide greater flow for picking up parts that are porous.

Vacuum grippers have other variables that need to be considered when making a selection. Some grippers rely strictly on vacuum cups or foam pads to operate. Vacuum cups are easy to service and are highly precise in their operations, making it possible to choose ideal pick points on the work piece to prevent damage. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials that can be suited for most applications.

Vacuum grippers may also be found with foam pads. These can conform to the shape of the product/package and allow picking a variety of items with a single tool. However, they are not as capable of precise placement when compared to suction cups.

Other less common vacuum gripper options include:

Soft grippers, which use vacuum to actuate silicone fingers to conform to the product/package, making a gentle and flexible picking solution.

Magnetic grippers, which employ large magnets to pick up strong materials. An actuator pulls the magnet away from the work piece, thus releasing that part.

Bladder grippers, whichfeature a rubber bladder inflated inside a work piece to pick the part. Deflating the bladder releases the item.

 

It can be difficult to determine exactly what components are right for your packaging applications. But, using these guidelines, you should be on the right track to building your perfect pick-and-place device.

 

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When moving products or packages in an industrial setting, properly matching a robot’s end-of-arm tooling to the materials being moved improves application effectiveness. That may seem like common sense, but hoisting or stacking different materials requires careful consideration of many essential variables to avoid accidents, injuries and downtime.

Primary considerations include:
• Size
• Weight
• Work piece shape
• Access
• Environment
• Work piece material/structure
• Motion
• Speed

One of the most common end-of-arm tooling options is the gripper. What is a gripper? Simply stated, a gripper is an interface between a robot or machine and the physical world. A gripper acts on the work piece (product or package), allowing the robot to hold and manipulate it as it performs a series of tasks.

It would require an in-house expert to review every option, setting and scenario of your operations, and how those elements can dictate your choice, but this baseline can give you the tools you need to begin evaluating your pick-and-place needs.

Now, let’s discuss whether mechanical grippers or vacuum grippers are best suited to solve your pick-and-place packaging challenges.

 

Mechanical grippers

Mechanical grippers use two or more “fingers,” also known as jaws, that close and grip the product or package. They are a cost-effective and reliable option for many standard pick-and-place packaging applications.

A mechanical gripper can maintain a firm hold on products or packages during high-speed movements and their powerful jaws can lift and hold heavy items, but are in danger of crushing delicate items without proper calibration. They can pick and place pieces with varying thickness without changing the gripper, but oddly shaped items may present a challenge to static jaw shapes and angles.

Mechanical grippers must operate in the same environment as the work piece, creating potential failure modes, and need enough room for the jaws to actuate. Additional space is necessary to allow it to grip a work piece from multiple sides.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

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____________________________________________________________________________________________

Mechanical grippers are driven by any of three power sources:

Pneumatic—Because most plants employ compressed air, pneumatic mechanical grippers are the most common and provide easy implementation, but do not always provide precise control.

Electric—Electrically driven mechanical grippers provide precise control, but are more expensive and must be contained within a larger package, resulting in challenges to the program or operation.

Hydraulic—Hydraulicgrippers provide high forces and are capable of lifting larger loads, but they are costly to purchase and maintain, and have the potential for fluid leaks.

Mechanical grippers are also available in four different styles:

1. Two-finger (jaw) angular—Easy to apply, capable of picking different sized parts with the same jaw, and moderately priced; require more space than vacuum grippers.

2. Two-finger (jaw) parallel—Versatile, able to pick the outside or inside of a part, suitable for smaller spaces and flexible enough to pick different sized parts with the same jaw; more expensive and may crush softer or more fragile products/packages.

3. Three finger (jaw) parallel—Helpful when proper positioning is required to move the item; requires the product/package to be properly oriented and positioned for secure grip, and can potentially crush delicate work pieces.

4. Two-finger (jaw) locking—Jaws lock when closed and hold parts firm even if power is lost; higher price point and requires more space than vacuum grippers.

 

Vacuum grippers

Unlike mechanical grippers, which use jaws to grasp and move items, vacuum grippers use soft foam rubber, plastic plenums or vacuum cups to pick up materials without damaging them. They are ideal for applications with extreme weights (very heavy or very light) or delicate work piece materials, where mechanical grip strength is too low to pick pieces or too high and causes damage.

Vacuum grippers are more versatile than their mechanical counterparts. They can adapt to smaller or larger items by adding additional cups or adjusting flow. Mechanical grippers can sometimes cause damage to the items they pick, but vacuum grippers can pick parts that are delicate or thin without causing damage. Vacuum grippers only need access to one side of a item, allowing them to pick products/packages more easily; on the downside, this sacrifices flexibility that could cause the item to drop. Additionally, small dense parts may not offer enough surface area for a vacuum gripper to pick the part.

Vacuum grippers can also be configured specifically for different environments. Vacuum cups are made from a variety of materials that can be compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or meet other regulatory requirements. The vacuum pump can be installed away from the pick point to protect it from environmental hazards.

Vacuum grippers rely on either electricity or compressed air for power. Electric vacuum grippers do not require cumbersome or awkward hoses to operate. The downside of this is low flow, which may make the gripper too weak to pick up some items.Compressed air vacuum grippers, on the other hand, can operate with high vacuum levels, enabling them to pick up heavy products/packages and provide greater flow for picking up parts that are porous.

Vacuum grippers have other variables that need to be considered when making a selection. Some grippers rely strictly on vacuum cups or foam pads to operate. Vacuum cups are easy to service and are highly precise in their operations, making it possible to choose ideal pick points on the work piece to prevent damage. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials that can be suited for most applications.

Vacuum grippers may also be found with foam pads. These can conform to the shape of the product/package and allow picking a variety of items with a single tool. However, they are not as capable of precise placement when compared to suction cups.

Other less common vacuum gripper options include:

Soft grippers, which use vacuum to actuate silicone fingers to conform to the product/package, making a gentle and flexible picking solution.

Magnetic grippers, which employ large magnets to pick up strong materials. An actuator pulls the magnet away from the work piece, thus releasing that part.

Bladder grippers, whichfeature a rubber bladder inflated inside a work piece to pick the part. Deflating the bladder releases the item.

 

It can be difficult to determine exactly what components are right for your packaging applications. But, using these guidelines, you should be on the right track to building your perfect pick-and-place device.

 

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With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.

 

Packaging professionals don’t really need to know whether the chicken or the egg came first, but they should know that the industry’s first reusable egg carton is here and came from Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs of Monroe, NH.

In joining major brands like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever that have developed reusable packaging, Pete and Gerry’s proves that you don’t have to be big to implement big ideas.

Made of recycled, durable, BPA-free plastic which can be washed at home and reused repeatedly, the new plastic egg cartons are currently in pilot at Hanover Co-op Food Stores in New Hampshire and Vermont.

It’s a notable accomplishment considering the frequency of use: the average person in the U.S. eats approximately 279 eggs per year or about 23 cartons worth that, projected over a lifetime, would save more than 1,800 cartons per person, according to Pete and Gerry’s.

"While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, which is made from 100% recycled plastic and has less environmental impact than the [expanded polystyrene] or molded pulp cartons used by conventional egg brands, we continue to challenge ourselves to find even better ways to improve our environmental stewardship," says Jesse Laflamme, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs CEO.  "Reusable cartons are a logical next step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, moving consumer behavior from recycling to reuse.”

Laflamme informs Packaging Digest that the pilot began in December 2019 and since then the brand has received “really positive feedback from retailers and consumers. We plan to expand this program in 2020 to reach even more consumers and amplify the program's impact nationally with major retailers clamoring for this type of sustainable innovation."

Laflamme discloses that the reusable plastic carton is made from durable, recycled BPA-free polypropylene. The rest of the interview follows.

What prompted this “outside the egg carton” idea?

Laflamme: As a Certified B Corporation, we take great care in how our business practices impact the environment, our workers, the wider community and are always working to improve on the current practices in place. While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find an even better way to improve our environmental stewardship—and ultimately, we recognized that reuse is even better than recycling.

With reusable shopping bags now the norm, we thought, why not do the same for our egg cartons? That’s how the idea for the project came about that’s currently in pilot. 

 

How is this different from the brand’s standard, single-use plastic carton?

Laflamme: The key component is that the new reusable egg carton has been designed with durability in mind and can be washed at home and reused repeatedly.  While the current rPET carton is great because it’s made of 100% recycled plastic and is one of the most widely recyclable materials, this new carton moves up the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle hierarchy. 

 

Any special challenges or considerations?

Laflamme: An initial concern of ours was transporting, protecting and presenting the loose eggs.  Additionally, convincing retailers to supply the space for the educational display that houses the reusable cartons was a hurdle.  However, this was perceived as very exciting innovation in a category that has traditionally been starved for innovation. 

 

What input did Co-Op Food Stores have in the packaging and project?

Laflamme: Mainly, we worked with the Co-Op Food Stores to ensure that it would work from a store operations standpoint. 

 

Please comment on the new in-store bulk container (shown below) from which consumers select eggs to place in the new carton.

Laflamme: This item was custom designed to fit on an egg shelf. It has a tearaway front that enables consumers to easily access the bulk eggs. We designed it so that it fits in the facing of a traditional egg carton.  This item is made of recycled cardboard corrugate which is recycled by the stores after use.  Eventually, we would like to make all aspects of this program reusable including the egg shipper. 

 

What are the benefits of the program for stakeholders?

Laflamme: Like many other major consumer packaged goods companies, we recognize that reuse is even better than recycling, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this growing movement to help reduce the impact of packaging on the planet. Additionally, from a cost perspective, we sell the loose eggs at a discounted rate, allowing the reusable carton to pay for itself over time, further incentivizing shoppers to participate.

 

About how many roundtrips for consumer payback?

Laflamme: The refill eggs are priced so that the savings pays for the one-time carton purchase over six trips. 

 

Who's the target consumer for this?

Laflamme: Everyone! Eggs are one of the most widely consumed, affordable and nutrient-dense foods on the market. The more people we can convert to choosing reusable cartons to lessen our environmental impact, the better. Until then, we encourage consumers to recycle their cartons or participate in our carton Take Back Program.

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With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.

 

Packaging professionals don’t really need to know whether the chicken or the egg came first, but they should know that the industry’s first reusable egg carton is here and came from Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs of Monroe, NH.

In joining major brands like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever that have developed reusable packaging, Pete and Gerry’s proves that you don’t have to be big to implement big ideas.

Made of recycled, durable, BPA-free plastic which can be washed at home and reused repeatedly, the new plastic egg cartons are currently in pilot at Hanover Co-op Food Stores in New Hampshire and Vermont.

It’s a notable accomplishment considering the frequency of use: the average person in the U.S. eats approximately 279 eggs per year or about 23 cartons worth that, projected over a lifetime, would save more than 1,800 cartons per person, according to Pete and Gerry’s.

"While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, which is made from 100% recycled plastic and has less environmental impact than the [expanded polystyrene] or molded pulp cartons used by conventional egg brands, we continue to challenge ourselves to find even better ways to improve our environmental stewardship," says Jesse Laflamme, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs CEO.  "Reusable cartons are a logical next step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, moving consumer behavior from recycling to reuse.”

Laflamme informs Packaging Digest that the pilot began in December 2019 and since then the brand has received “really positive feedback from retailers and consumers. We plan to expand this program in 2020 to reach even more consumers and amplify the program's impact nationally with major retailers clamoring for this type of sustainable innovation."

Laflamme discloses that the reusable plastic carton is made from durable, recycled BPA-free polypropylene. The rest of the interview follows.

What prompted this “outside the egg carton” idea?

Laflamme: As a Certified B Corporation, we take great care in how our business practices impact the environment, our workers, the wider community and are always working to improve on the current practices in place. While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find an even better way to improve our environmental stewardship—and ultimately, we recognized that reuse is even better than recycling.

With reusable shopping bags now the norm, we thought, why not do the same for our egg cartons? That’s how the idea for the project came about that’s currently in pilot. 

 

How is this different from the brand’s standard, single-use plastic carton?

Laflamme: The key component is that the new reusable egg carton has been designed with durability in mind and can be washed at home and reused repeatedly.  While the current rPET carton is great because it’s made of 100% recycled plastic and is one of the most widely recyclable materials, this new carton moves up the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle hierarchy. 

 

Any special challenges or considerations?

Laflamme: An initial concern of ours was transporting, protecting and presenting the loose eggs.  Additionally, convincing retailers to supply the space for the educational display that houses the reusable cartons was a hurdle.  However, this was perceived as very exciting innovation in a category that has traditionally been starved for innovation. 

 

What input did Co-Op Food Stores have in the packaging and project?

Laflamme: Mainly, we worked with the Co-Op Food Stores to ensure that it would work from a store operations standpoint. 

 

Please comment on the new in-store bulk container (shown below) from which consumers select eggs to place in the new carton.

Laflamme: This item was custom designed to fit on an egg shelf. It has a tearaway front that enables consumers to easily access the bulk eggs. We designed it so that it fits in the facing of a traditional egg carton.  This item is made of recycled cardboard corrugate which is recycled by the stores after use.  Eventually, we would like to make all aspects of this program reusable including the egg shipper. 

 

What are the benefits of the program for stakeholders?

Laflamme: Like many other major consumer packaged goods companies, we recognize that reuse is even better than recycling, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this growing movement to help reduce the impact of packaging on the planet. Additionally, from a cost perspective, we sell the loose eggs at a discounted rate, allowing the reusable carton to pay for itself over time, further incentivizing shoppers to participate.

 

About how many roundtrips for consumer payback?

Laflamme: The refill eggs are priced so that the savings pays for the one-time carton purchase over six trips. 

 

Who's the target consumer for this?

Laflamme: Everyone! Eggs are one of the most widely consumed, affordable and nutrient-dense foods on the market. The more people we can convert to choosing reusable cartons to lessen our environmental impact, the better. Until then, we encourage consumers to recycle their cartons or participate in our carton Take Back Program.

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With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.

 

Packaging professionals don’t really need to know whether the chicken or the egg came first, but they should know that the industry’s first reusable egg carton is here and came from Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs of Monroe, NH.

In joining major brands like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever that have developed reusable packaging, Pete and Gerry’s proves that you don’t have to be big to implement big ideas.

Made of recycled, durable, BPA-free plastic which can be washed at home and reused repeatedly, the new plastic egg cartons are currently in pilot at Hanover Co-op Food Stores in New Hampshire and Vermont.

It’s a notable accomplishment considering the frequency of use: the average person in the U.S. eats approximately 279 eggs per year or about 23 cartons worth that, projected over a lifetime, would save more than 1,800 cartons per person, according to Pete and Gerry’s.

"While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, which is made from 100% recycled plastic and has less environmental impact than the [expanded polystyrene] or molded pulp cartons used by conventional egg brands, we continue to challenge ourselves to find even better ways to improve our environmental stewardship," says Jesse Laflamme, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs CEO.  "Reusable cartons are a logical next step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, moving consumer behavior from recycling to reuse.”

Laflamme informs Packaging Digest that the pilot began in December 2019 and since then the brand has received “really positive feedback from retailers and consumers. We plan to expand this program in 2020 to reach even more consumers and amplify the program's impact nationally with major retailers clamoring for this type of sustainable innovation."

Laflamme discloses that the reusable plastic carton is made from durable, recycled BPA-free polypropylene. The rest of the interview follows.

First reusable egg cartons appear at retail

What prompted this “outside the egg carton” idea?

Laflamme: As a Certified B Corporation, we take great care in how our business practices impact the environment, our workers, the wider community and are always working to improve on the current practices in place. While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find an even better way to improve our environmental stewardship—and ultimately, we recognized that reuse is even better than recycling.

With reusable shopping bags now the norm, we thought, why not do the same for our egg cartons? That’s how the idea for the project came about that’s currently in pilot. 

 

How is this different from the brand’s standard, single-use plastic carton?

Laflamme: The key component is that the new reusable egg carton has been designed with durability in mind and can be washed at home and reused repeatedly.  While the current rPET carton is great because it’s made of 100% recycled plastic and is one of the most widely recyclable materials, this new carton moves up the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle hierarchy. 

 

Any special challenges or considerations?

Laflamme: An initial concern of ours was transporting, protecting and presenting the loose eggs.  Additionally, convincing retailers to supply the space for the educational display that houses the reusable cartons was a hurdle.  However, this was perceived as very exciting innovation in a category that has traditionally been starved for innovation. 

 

What input did Co-Op Food Stores have in the packaging and project?

Laflamme: Mainly, we worked with the Co-Op Food Stores to ensure that it would work from a store operations standpoint. 

 

Please comment on the new in-store bulk container (shown below) from which consumers select eggs to place in the new carton.

Laflamme: This item was custom designed to fit on an egg shelf. It has a tearaway front that enables consumers to easily access the bulk eggs. We designed it so that it fits in the facing of a traditional egg carton.  This item is made of recycled cardboard corrugate which is recycled by the stores after use.  Eventually, we would like to make all aspects of this program reusable including the egg shipper. 

 

What are the benefits of the program for stakeholders?

Laflamme: Like many other major consumer packaged goods companies, we recognize that reuse is even better than recycling, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this growing movement to help reduce the impact of packaging on the planet. Additionally, from a cost perspective, we sell the loose eggs at a discounted rate, allowing the reusable carton to pay for itself over time, further incentivizing shoppers to participate.

 

About how many roundtrips for consumer payback?

Laflamme: The refill eggs are priced so that the savings pays for the one-time carton purchase over six trips. 

 

Who's the target consumer for this?

Laflamme: Everyone! Eggs are one of the most widely consumed, affordable and nutrient-dense foods on the market. The more people we can convert to choosing reusable cartons to lessen our environmental impact, the better. Until then, we encourage consumers to recycle their cartons or participate in our carton Take Back Program.

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With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.

 

Packaging professionals don’t really need to know whether the chicken or the egg came first, but they should know that the industry’s first reusable egg carton is here and came from Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs of Monroe, NH.

In joining major brands like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever that have developed reusable packaging, Pete and Gerry’s proves that you don’t have to be big to implement big ideas.

Made of recycled, durable, BPA-free plastic which can be washed at home and reused repeatedly, the new plastic egg cartons are currently in pilot at Hanover Co-op Food Stores in New Hampshire and Vermont.

It’s a notable accomplishment considering the frequency of use: the average person in the U.S. eats approximately 279 eggs per year or about 23 cartons worth that, projected over a lifetime, would save more than 1,800 cartons per person, according to Pete and Gerry’s.

"While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, which is made from 100% recycled plastic and has less environmental impact than the [expanded polystyrene] or molded pulp cartons used by conventional egg brands, we continue to challenge ourselves to find even better ways to improve our environmental stewardship," says Jesse Laflamme, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs CEO.  "Reusable cartons are a logical next step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, moving consumer behavior from recycling to reuse.”

Laflamme informs Packaging Digest that the pilot began in December 2019 and since then the brand has received “really positive feedback from retailers and consumers. We plan to expand this program in 2020 to reach even more consumers and amplify the program's impact nationally with major retailers clamoring for this type of sustainable innovation."

Laflamme discloses that the reusable plastic carton is made from durable, recycled BPA-free polypropylene. The rest of the interview follows.

First reusable egg cartons appear at retail

What prompted this “outside the egg carton” idea?

Laflamme: As a Certified B Corporation, we take great care in how our business practices impact the environment, our workers, the wider community and are always working to improve on the current practices in place. While we are confident in the sustainability of our current carton, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find an even better way to improve our environmental stewardship—and ultimately, we recognized that reuse is even better than recycling.

With reusable shopping bags now the norm, we thought, why not do the same for our egg cartons? That’s how the idea for the project came about that’s currently in pilot. 

 

How is this different from the brand’s standard, single-use plastic carton?

Laflamme: The key component is that the new reusable egg carton has been designed with durability in mind and can be washed at home and reused repeatedly.  While the current rPET carton is great because it’s made of 100% recycled plastic and is one of the most widely recyclable materials, this new carton moves up the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle hierarchy. 

 

Any special challenges or considerations?

Laflamme: An initial concern of ours was transporting, protecting and presenting the loose eggs.  Additionally, convincing retailers to supply the space for the educational display that houses the reusable cartons was a hurdle.  However, this was perceived as very exciting innovation in a category that has traditionally been starved for innovation. 

 

What input did Co-Op Food Stores have in the packaging and project?

Laflamme: Mainly, we worked with the Co-Op Food Stores to ensure that it would work from a store operations standpoint. 

 

Please comment on the new in-store bulk container (shown below) from which consumers select eggs to place in the new carton.

Laflamme: This item was custom designed to fit on an egg shelf. It has a tearaway front that enables consumers to easily access the bulk eggs. We designed it so that it fits in the facing of a traditional egg carton.  This item is made of recycled cardboard corrugate which is recycled by the stores after use.  Eventually, we would like to make all aspects of this program reusable including the egg shipper. 

First reusable egg cartons appear at retail

 

What are the benefits of the program for stakeholders?

Laflamme: Like many other major consumer packaged goods companies, we recognize that reuse is even better than recycling, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this growing movement to help reduce the impact of packaging on the planet. Additionally, from a cost perspective, we sell the loose eggs at a discounted rate, allowing the reusable carton to pay for itself over time, further incentivizing shoppers to participate.

 

About how many roundtrips for consumer payback?

Laflamme: The refill eggs are priced so that the savings pays for the one-time carton purchase over six trips. 

 

Who's the target consumer for this?

Laflamme: Everyone! Eggs are one of the most widely consumed, affordable and nutrient-dense foods on the market. The more people we can convert to choosing reusable cartons to lessen our environmental impact, the better. Until then, we encourage consumers to recycle their cartons or participate in our carton Take Back Program.

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Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis.
 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most obvious “mousetrap” that could benefit from inventive improvement may be the food or beverage can, made of tin-plated steel or aluminum, respectively.

Both are available universally for good reason: they remain go-to containers for food and beverages because they do the job—preserve the contents and do it reliably—and they are cheap.

In short, they are utilitarian as in being functionally ideal containers that—let’s face it—can be viewed as plain-old boring.

Plus there’s one thing metal cans can’t do, and that’s reseal. Once you open a food can you’ve got to store it in another container if you don’t finish it all, which is a universally accepted routine.

Perhaps no longer, which is part of the reason Canovation LLC believes it has a winner with CanReseal, a proprietary, internally-threaded end design that allows an end made of metal or plastic to be screwed into the top of the can and above the standard metal end, transforming the can into a resealable container after opening. All consumers do is remove the CanReseal end and, after opening the can as they usually do, then reapply the CanReseal cap to preserve the remaining contents.

Virtually any metal can of any size of can be adapted to the CanReseal design, according to the inventor, Daniel Zabaleta of Canovation. “CanReseal is adaptable to most any metal package type and application.”

The list of applicable products is expansive, from carbonated to still beverages, dry to wet foods, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals and to paint and other chemicals.

Cans using the CanReseal ends process, perform, ship and store like regular cans.

Whether made of metal or plastic, the CanReseal cap is designed specifically to meet the brand’s product requirements.

 

Readily adaptable and gaining traction

It is also easily integrated and manufacturable, highly marketable and differentiating and is economical.

What’s required for canmakers to do to manufacture CanReseal cans is to thread the interior of the can end near the top of the can to allow the reseal cap to be screwed down to create an air-tight seal. That positive seal is something overcaps can’t do, Zabaleta points out.

Canmakers would need a set of specialty changeparts for their existing machinery in order to do the threading, which is what Stolle is developing.

And in this eco-driven era, Canovation’s CanReseal is environmentally sustainable and easily recyclable as any standard can when a metal cap is used.

In development over the past months, the technology is poised to advance. “We are currently building up to enter our commercialization stage,” says Zabaleta.  “Stolle Machinery is leading the effort to finalize the development for the commercial version for the CanReseal all-metal, resealable beverage can for still (noncarbonated) applications. We anticipate this will be completed by this summer. We are also working with potential manufacturing and commercialization partners to manufacture the aforementioned beverage solution, hopefully by the end of 2020.”

What about brand interest?

“There are several major beverage and food brands that have expressed interest in the CanReseal container,” Zabaleta discloses. “A couple major beverage brands are in the process of testing the technology for commercial consideration.”

Concurrently, the company is beginning to work with Stolle to develop a resealable container for the rapidly-growing cannabis products market.

“Child Resistance and Dosing functionality can easily be designed into the CanReseal's cap, allowing our resealable cans to comply with current cannabis packaging regulations,” says Zabaleta. 

See the new CanReseal in person during WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) at the Cannabis Packaging Summit in Booth Level 3 Ballroom, as well during MetPack 2020 (May 5-9; Essen, Germany) in Hall 2, Stand 2A18.

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Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis.
 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most obvious “mousetrap” that could benefit from inventive improvement may be the food or beverage can, made of tin-plated steel or aluminum, respectively.

Both are available universally for good reason: they remain go-to containers for food and beverages because they do the job—preserve the contents and do it reliably—and they are cheap.

In short, they are utilitarian as in being functionally ideal containers that—let’s face it—can be viewed as plain-old boring.

Plus there’s one thing metal cans can’t do, and that’s reseal. Once you open a food can you’ve got to store it in another container if you don’t finish it all, which is a universally accepted routine.

Perhaps no longer, which is part of the reason Canovation LLC believes it has a winner with CanReseal, a proprietary, internally-threaded end design that allows an end made of metal or plastic to be screwed into the top of the can and above the standard metal end, transforming the can into a resealable container after opening. All consumers do is remove the CanReseal end and, after opening the can as they usually do, then reapply the CanReseal cap to preserve the remaining contents.

Virtually any metal can of any size of can be adapted to the CanReseal design, according to the inventor, Daniel Zabaleta of Canovation. “CanReseal is adaptable to most any metal package type and application.”

The list of applicable products is expansive, from carbonated to still beverages, dry to wet foods, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals and to paint and other chemicals.

Cans using the CanReseal ends process, perform, ship and store like regular cans.

Whether made of metal or plastic, the CanReseal cap is designed specifically to meet the brand’s product requirements.

 

Readily adaptable and gaining traction

It is also easily integrated and manufacturable, highly marketable and differentiating and is economical.

What’s required for canmakers to do to manufacture CanReseal cans is to thread the interior of the can end near the top of the can to allow the reseal cap to be screwed down to create an air-tight seal. That positive seal is something overcaps can’t do, Zabaleta points out.

Canmakers would need a set of specialty changeparts for their existing machinery in order to do the threading, which is what Stolle is developing.

And in this eco-driven era, Canovation’s CanReseal is environmentally sustainable and easily recyclable as any standard can when a metal cap is used.

In development over the past months, the technology is poised to advance. “We are currently building up to enter our commercialization stage,” says Zabaleta.  “Stolle Machinery is leading the effort to finalize the development for the commercial version for the CanReseal all-metal, resealable beverage can for still (noncarbonated) applications. We anticipate this will be completed by this summer. We are also working with potential manufacturing and commercialization partners to manufacture the aforementioned beverage solution, hopefully by the end of 2020.”

What about brand interest?

“There are several major beverage and food brands that have expressed interest in the CanReseal container,” Zabaleta discloses. “A couple major beverage brands are in the process of testing the technology for commercial consideration.”

Concurrently, the company is beginning to work with Stolle to develop a resealable container for the rapidly-growing cannabis products market.

“Child Resistance and Dosing functionality can easily be designed into the CanReseal's cap, allowing our resealable cans to comply with current cannabis packaging regulations,” says Zabaleta. 

See the new CanReseal in person during WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) at the Cannabis Packaging Summit in Booth Level 3 Ballroom, as well during MetPack 2020 (May 5-9; Essen, Germany) in Hall 2, Stand 2A18.

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Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis.
 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most obvious “mousetrap” that could benefit from inventive improvement may be the food or beverage can, made of tin-plated steel or aluminum, respectively.

Both are available universally for good reason: they remain go-to containers for food and beverages because they do the job—preserve the contents and do it reliably—and they are cheap.

In short, they are utilitarian as in being functionally ideal containers that—let’s face it—can be viewed as plain-old boring.

Plus there’s one thing metal cans can’t do, and that’s reseal. Once you open a food can you’ve got to store it in another container if you don’t finish it all, which is a universally accepted routine.

Perhaps no longer, which is part of the reason Canovation LLC believes it has a winner with CanReseal, a proprietary, internally-threaded end design that allows an end made of metal or plastic to be screwed into the top of the can and above the standard metal end, transforming the can into a resealable container after opening. All consumers do is remove the CanReseal end and, after opening the can as they usually do, then reapply the CanReseal cap to preserve the remaining contents.

Innovation adds resealability to food and beverage cans

Virtually any metal can of any size of can be adapted to the CanReseal design, according to the inventor, Daniel Zabaleta of Canovation. “CanReseal is adaptable to most any metal package type and application.”

The list of applicable products is expansive, from carbonated to still beverages, dry to wet foods, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals and to paint and other chemicals.

Cans using the CanReseal ends process, perform, ship and store like regular cans.

Whether made of metal or plastic, the CanReseal cap is designed specifically to meet the brand’s product requirements.

 

Readily adaptable and gaining traction

It is also easily integrated and manufacturable, highly marketable and differentiating and is economical.

What’s required for canmakers to do to manufacture CanReseal cans is to thread the interior of the can end near the top of the can to allow the reseal cap to be screwed down to create an air-tight seal. That positive seal is something overcaps can’t do, Zabaleta points out.

Canmakers would need a set of specialty changeparts for their existing machinery in order to do the threading, which is what Stolle is developing.

And in this eco-driven era, Canovation’s CanReseal is environmentally sustainable and easily recyclable as any standard can when a metal cap is used.

In development over the past months, the technology is poised to advance. “We are currently building up to enter our commercialization stage,” says Zabaleta.  “Stolle Machinery is leading the effort to finalize the development for the commercial version for the CanReseal all-metal, resealable beverage can for still (noncarbonated) applications. We anticipate this will be completed by this summer. We are also working with potential manufacturing and commercialization partners to manufacture the aforementioned beverage solution, hopefully by the end of 2020.”

What about brand interest?

“There are several major beverage and food brands that have expressed interest in the CanReseal container,” Zabaleta discloses. “A couple major beverage brands are in the process of testing the technology for commercial consideration.”

Concurrently, the company is beginning to work with Stolle to develop a resealable container for the rapidly-growing cannabis products market.

“Child Resistance and Dosing functionality can easily be designed into the CanReseal's cap, allowing our resealable cans to comply with current cannabis packaging regulations,” says Zabaleta. 

See the new CanReseal in person during WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) at the Cannabis Packaging Summit in Booth Level 3 Ballroom, as well during MetPack 2020 (May 5-9; Essen, Germany) in Hall 2, Stand 2A18.

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Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis.
 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most obvious “mousetrap” that could benefit from inventive improvement may be the food or beverage can, made of tin-plated steel or aluminum, respectively.

Both are available universally for good reason: they remain go-to containers for food and beverages because they do the job—preserve the contents and do it reliably—and they are cheap.

In short, they are utilitarian as in being functionally ideal containers that—let’s face it—can be viewed as plain-old boring.

Plus there’s one thing metal cans can’t do, and that’s reseal. Once you open a food can you’ve got to store it in another container if you don’t finish it all, which is a universally accepted routine.

Perhaps no longer, which is part of the reason Canovation LLC believes it has a winner with CanReseal, a proprietary, internally-threaded end design that allows an end made of metal or plastic to be screwed into the top of the can and above the standard metal end, transforming the can into a resealable container after opening. All consumers do is remove the CanReseal end and, after opening the can as they usually do, then reapply the CanReseal cap to preserve the remaining contents.

Innovation adds resealability to food and beverage cans

Virtually any metal can of any size of can be adapted to the CanReseal design, according to the inventor, Daniel Zabaleta of Canovation. “CanReseal is adaptable to most any metal package type and application.”

The list of applicable products is expansive, from carbonated to still beverages, dry to wet foods, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals and to paint and other chemicals.

Cans using the CanReseal ends process, perform, ship and store like regular cans.

Whether made of metal or plastic, the CanReseal cap is designed specifically to meet the brand’s product requirements.

 

Readily adaptable and gaining traction

It is also easily integrated and manufacturable, highly marketable and differentiating and is economical.

What’s required for canmakers to do to manufacture CanReseal cans is to thread the interior of the can end near the top of the can to allow the reseal cap to be screwed down to create an air-tight seal. That positive seal is something overcaps can’t do, Zabaleta points out.

Canmakers would need a set of specialty changeparts for their existing machinery in order to do the threading, which is what Stolle is developing.

Innovation adds resealability to food and beverage cans

And in this eco-driven era, Canovation’s CanReseal is environmentally sustainable and easily recyclable as any standard can when a metal cap is used.

In development over the past months, the technology is poised to advance. “We are currently building up to enter our commercialization stage,” says Zabaleta.  “Stolle Machinery is leading the effort to finalize the development for the commercial version for the CanReseal all-metal, resealable beverage can for still (noncarbonated) applications. We anticipate this will be completed by this summer. We are also working with potential manufacturing and commercialization partners to manufacture the aforementioned beverage solution, hopefully by the end of 2020.”

What about brand interest?

“There are several major beverage and food brands that have expressed interest in the CanReseal container,” Zabaleta discloses. “A couple major beverage brands are in the process of testing the technology for commercial consideration.”

Concurrently, the company is beginning to work with Stolle to develop a resealable container for the rapidly-growing cannabis products market.

“Child Resistance and Dosing functionality can easily be designed into the CanReseal's cap, allowing our resealable cans to comply with current cannabis packaging regulations,” says Zabaleta. 

See the new CanReseal in person during WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) at the Cannabis Packaging Summit in Booth Level 3 Ballroom, as well during MetPack 2020 (May 5-9; Essen, Germany) in Hall 2, Stand 2A18.

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Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis.
 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most obvious “mousetrap” that could benefit from inventive improvement may be the food or beverage can, made of tin-plated steel or aluminum, respectively.

Both are available universally for good reason: they remain go-to containers for food and beverages because they do the job—preserve the contents and do it reliably—and they are cheap.

In short, they are utilitarian as in being functionally ideal containers that—let’s face it—can be viewed as plain-old boring.

Plus there’s one thing metal cans can’t do, and that’s reseal. Once you open a food can you’ve got to store it in another container if you don’t finish it all, which is a universally accepted routine.

Perhaps no longer, which is part of the reason Canovation LLC believes it has a winner with CanReseal, a proprietary, internally-threaded end design that allows an end made of metal or plastic to be screwed into the top of the can and above the standard metal end, transforming the can into a resealable container after opening. All consumers do is remove the CanReseal end and, after opening the can as they usually do, then reapply the CanReseal cap to preserve the remaining contents.

Innovation adds resealability to food and beverage cans

Virtually any metal can of any size of can be adapted to the CanReseal design, according to the inventor, Daniel Zabaleta of Canovation. “CanReseal is adaptable to most any metal package type and application.”

The list of applicable products is expansive, from carbonated to still beverages, dry to wet foods, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals and to paint and other chemicals.

Cans using the CanReseal ends process, perform, ship and store like regular cans.

Whether made of metal or plastic, the CanReseal cap is designed specifically to meet the brand’s product requirements.

 

Readily adaptable and gaining traction

It is also easily integrated and manufacturable, highly marketable and differentiating and is economical.

What’s required for canmakers to do to manufacture CanReseal cans is to thread the interior of the can end near the top of the can to allow the reseal cap to be screwed down to create an air-tight seal. That positive seal is something overcaps can’t do, Zabaleta points out.

Canmakers would need a set of specialty changeparts for their existing machinery in order to do the threading, which is what Stolle is developing.

Innovation adds resealability to food and beverage cans

And in this eco-driven era, Canovation’s CanReseal is environmentally sustainable and easily recyclable as any standard can when a metal cap is used.

In development over the past months, the technology is poised to advance. “We are currently building up to enter our commercialization stage,” says Zabaleta.  “Stolle Machinery is leading the effort to finalize the development for the commercial version for the CanReseal all-metal, resealable beverage can for still (noncarbonated) applications. We anticipate this will be completed by this summer. We are also working with potential manufacturing and commercialization partners to manufacture the aforementioned beverage solution, hopefully by the end of 2020.”

What about brand interest?

“There are several major beverage and food brands that have expressed interest in the CanReseal container,” Zabaleta discloses. “A couple major beverage brands are in the process of testing the technology for commercial consideration.”

Concurrently, the company is beginning to work with Stolle to develop a resealable container for the rapidly-growing cannabis products market.

“Child Resistance and Dosing functionality can easily be designed into the CanReseal's cap, allowing our resealable cans to comply with current cannabis packaging regulations,” says Zabaleta. 

See the new CanReseal in person during WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA) at the Cannabis Packaging Summit in Booth Level 3 Ballroom, as well during MetPack 2020 (May 5-9; Essen, Germany) in Hall 2, Stand 2A18.

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Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.

Consumers have always loved convenience in the packaged products they purchase and nowadays it’s important that packaging not only be recyclable, it should be convenient to recycle, too.

It’s something that Kellogg’s Solana Beach, CA-based Bear Naked Inc. granola company took seriously. After 18 months’ development the brand stakes a claim as the first fully recyclable stand-up barrier pouch made for food packaging that’s available nationwide. The previous pouch structure was recyclable, but the process wasn’t efficient or convenient: recycling required customers to sign up for a special program to ship the packaging for recycling; now, the packaging can be recycled using convenient at-store drop-off locations.

Kellogg’s lead packaging engineer, Shannon Moore, was deeply involved in the development in which the company worked with partners to develop a barrier recyclable film that could meet the brand’s technical and marketing requirements. Moore’s four years’ experience at the company followed 10 years’ work at Procter & Gamble that involved various roles in supply chain and package development on household and personal care brands.

The recyclable pouch rollout involves all of Bear Naked core product lines of granola and bites, according to Moore, some 13 product lines in all. “All of the granola has already converted over and we are currently in the process of rolling it out on our bites,” she tells Packaging Digest. The rest of our interview follows.

 

What’s this about?

Moore: Bear Naked granola wanted to increase their sustainability efforts within packaging by creating a more sustainable pouch. This required development of strategic partnerships across the value chain, from resin to manufacturing. Together, the team worked to design the Recycle Ready pouch for launch in 2019. This is just one part of the overall journey of sustainability for this brand and Kashi as part of Kellogg’s sustainability commitments for 2025.

 

How was the packaging changed?

Moore: The previous structure was a multilayer PET/polyethylene film. The new film is mono-material PE with ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier. The pouch size and the net weight did not change.

 

What were the marketing and technical considerations?

Moore: We surface print with a matte appearance and have a window on the front of the pouch. Marketing requirements meant that we had to ensure that these elements were maintained. We had to also maintain our existing shelf life in the new film, which appears on the pouch bottom.

 

 

How was the previous package disposed of and what’s done now?

Moore: The packaging was either sent to TerraCycle or landfilled. Now the film can be dropped off at stores and retailers into the store drop-off recycling stream. The pouches are printed with the How2Recycle label information, which appears along the back panel bottom next to a “Recycle Ready” callout.

 

Next: Vendors, challenges, lessons learned, advice

Vendors Berry Global (film), Fresh-Lock (zipper), Dow (resins) and ColorMasters (printing/converting) were all involved…how unusual is this?

Moore: Our manufacturing partner Hearthside Foods was involved on this from a production standpoint. I led the team collaboration with the vendors, which included in-person on-site development work both at Kellogg’s, the suppliers and at Dow. This is atypical of a packaging change project because for this project we involved the resin supplier.

 

What else was different about the project?

Moore: It was managed end-to-end from the resin manufacturing all the way through to the transportation and customer involvement. It involved a lot of collaboration and partnership between the different players depending on their place in the supply chain.

 

What was the biggest challenge?

Moore: Compatibility of the film with our existing equipment and ensuring that we maintained the same look and feel of the brand.

 

Please comment on the R&D timetable.

Moore:  The project took about 18 months’ time; validation and shelf-life testing took the longest portion of that time.

 

What’s been the reception?

Moore: It has been positive feedback. The pouch was the recipient of the 2019 Technology Excellence Award in Snack and Bakery during Pack Expo in September 2019. In January 2020, the pouch was chosen for a Silver Award in Sustainability in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2020 FPA Achievement Awards

 

What’s a lesson learned you can share?

Moore: Involvement and engagement from all parts of the material spectrum is very important when designing for sustainability.

 

What advice do you have for other brands and engineers working in flexible packaging?

Moore: With regards to sustainable packaging—there is no one size fits all, it’s really important to understand your consumers’ needs, the level of understanding they have around sustainable packaging and what your vendor partners capabilities are. Also, having a good understanding of the recycling infrastructure in your area or country is important from a design aspect.

 

What was the most personally gratifying experience from this project?

Moore: Being able to be a part of an important goal for the brand and being able to see it from initial ideation to launch.

 

Final thoughts?

Moore: This was a very intense project to lead, but if you were to ask anyone on the team, the one theme you would hear is that everyone gained a deep knowledge about another area of the packaging value chain that they didn’t have previously. We will all use the experience to help further sustainable packaging design in future project work.

 

 

 
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Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.

Consumers have always loved convenience in the packaged products they purchase and nowadays it’s important that packaging not only be recyclable, it should be convenient to recycle, too.

It’s something that Kellogg’s Solana Beach, CA-based Bear Naked Inc. granola company took seriously. After 18 months’ development the brand stakes a claim as the first fully recyclable stand-up barrier pouch made for food packaging that’s available nationwide. The previous pouch structure was recyclable, but the process wasn’t efficient or convenient: recycling required customers to sign up for a special program to ship the packaging for recycling; now, the packaging can be recycled using convenient at-store drop-off locations.

Kellogg’s lead packaging engineer, Shannon Moore, was deeply involved in the development in which the company worked with partners to develop a barrier recyclable film that could meet the brand’s technical and marketing requirements. Moore’s four years’ experience at the company followed 10 years’ work at Procter & Gamble that involved various roles in supply chain and package development on household and personal care brands.

The recyclable pouch rollout involves all of Bear Naked core product lines of granola and bites, according to Moore, some 13 product lines in all. “All of the granola has already converted over and we are currently in the process of rolling it out on our bites,” she tells Packaging Digest. The rest of our interview follows.

 

What’s this about?

Moore: Bear Naked granola wanted to increase their sustainability efforts within packaging by creating a more sustainable pouch. This required development of strategic partnerships across the value chain, from resin to manufacturing. Together, the team worked to design the Recycle Ready pouch for launch in 2019. This is just one part of the overall journey of sustainability for this brand and Kashi as part of Kellogg’s sustainability commitments for 2025.

 

How was the packaging changed?

Moore: The previous structure was a multilayer PET/polyethylene film. The new film is mono-material PE with ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier. The pouch size and the net weight did not change.

 

What were the marketing and technical considerations?

Moore: We surface print with a matte appearance and have a window on the front of the pouch. Marketing requirements meant that we had to ensure that these elements were maintained. We had to also maintain our existing shelf life in the new film, which appears on the pouch bottom.

 

 

How was the previous package disposed of and what’s done now?

Moore: The packaging was either sent to TerraCycle or landfilled. Now the film can be dropped off at stores and retailers into the store drop-off recycling stream. The pouches are printed with the How2Recycle label information, which appears along the back panel bottom next to a “Recycle Ready” callout.

 

Next: Vendors, challenges, lessons learned, advice

Vendors Berry Global (film), Fresh-Lock (zipper), Dow (resins) and ColorMasters (printing/converting) were all involved…how unusual is this?

Moore: Our manufacturing partner Hearthside Foods was involved on this from a production standpoint. I led the team collaboration with the vendors, which included in-person on-site development work both at Kellogg’s, the suppliers and at Dow. This is atypical of a packaging change project because for this project we involved the resin supplier.

 

What else was different about the project?

Moore: It was managed end-to-end from the resin manufacturing all the way through to the transportation and customer involvement. It involved a lot of collaboration and partnership between the different players depending on their place in the supply chain.

 

What was the biggest challenge?

Moore: Compatibility of the film with our existing equipment and ensuring that we maintained the same look and feel of the brand.

 

Please comment on the R&D timetable.

Moore:  The project took about 18 months’ time; validation and shelf-life testing took the longest portion of that time.

 

What’s been the reception?

Moore: It has been positive feedback. The pouch was the recipient of the 2019 Technology Excellence Award in Snack and Bakery during Pack Expo in September 2019. In January 2020, the pouch was chosen for a Silver Award in Sustainability in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2020 FPA Achievement Awards

 

What’s a lesson learned you can share?

Moore: Involvement and engagement from all parts of the material spectrum is very important when designing for sustainability.

 

What advice do you have for other brands and engineers working in flexible packaging?

Moore: With regards to sustainable packaging—there is no one size fits all, it’s really important to understand your consumers’ needs, the level of understanding they have around sustainable packaging and what your vendor partners capabilities are. Also, having a good understanding of the recycling infrastructure in your area or country is important from a design aspect.

 

What was the most personally gratifying experience from this project?

Moore: Being able to be a part of an important goal for the brand and being able to see it from initial ideation to launch.

 

Final thoughts?

Moore: This was a very intense project to lead, but if you were to ask anyone on the team, the one theme you would hear is that everyone gained a deep knowledge about another area of the packaging value chain that they didn’t have previously. We will all use the experience to help further sustainable packaging design in future project work.

 

 

 

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Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.

Consumers have always loved convenience in the packaged products they purchase and nowadays it’s important that packaging not only be recyclable, it should be convenient to recycle, too.

It’s something that Kellogg’s Solana Beach, CA-based Bear Naked Inc. granola company took seriously. After 18 months’ development the brand stakes a claim as the first fully recyclable stand-up barrier pouch made for food packaging that’s available nationwide. The previous pouch structure was recyclable, but the process wasn’t efficient or convenient: recycling required customers to sign up for a special program to ship the packaging for recycling; now, the packaging can be recycled using convenient at-store drop-off locations.

Kellogg’s lead packaging engineer, Shannon Moore, was deeply involved in the development in which the company worked with partners to develop a barrier recyclable film that could meet the brand’s technical and marketing requirements. Moore’s four years’ experience at the company followed 10 years’ work at Procter & Gamble that involved various roles in supply chain and package development on household and personal care brands.

The recyclable pouch rollout involves all of Bear Naked core product lines of granola and bites, according to Moore, some 13 product lines in all. “All of the granola has already converted over and we are currently in the process of rolling it out on our bites,” she tells Packaging Digest. The rest of our interview follows.

 

What’s this about?

Moore: Bear Naked granola wanted to increase their sustainability efforts within packaging by creating a more sustainable pouch. This required development of strategic partnerships across the value chain, from resin to manufacturing. Together, the team worked to design the Recycle Ready pouch for launch in 2019. This is just one part of the overall journey of sustainability for this brand and Kashi as part of Kellogg’s sustainability commitments for 2025.

 

How was the packaging changed?

Moore: The previous structure was a multilayer PET/polyethylene film. The new film is mono-material PE with ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier. The pouch size and the net weight did not change.

 

What were the marketing and technical considerations?

Moore: We surface print with a matte appearance and have a window on the front of the pouch. Marketing requirements meant that we had to ensure that these elements were maintained. We had to also maintain our existing shelf life in the new film, which appears on the pouch bottom.

 

Kellogg’s Bear Naked cereal pouches embrace recyclability

 

How was the previous package disposed of and what’s done now?

Moore: The packaging was either sent to TerraCycle or landfilled. Now the film can be dropped off at stores and retailers into the store drop-off recycling stream. The pouches are printed with the How2Recycle label information, which appears along the back panel bottom next to a “Recycle Ready” callout.

 

Next: Vendors, challenges, lessons learned, advice

Vendors Berry Global (film), Fresh-Lock (zipper), Dow (resins) and ColorMasters (printing/converting) were all involved…how unusual is this?

Moore: Our manufacturing partner Hearthside Foods was involved on this from a production standpoint. I led the team collaboration with the vendors, which included in-person on-site development work both at Kellogg’s, the suppliers and at Dow. This is atypical of a packaging change project because for this project we involved the resin supplier.

 

What else was different about the project?

Moore: It was managed end-to-end from the resin manufacturing all the way through to the transportation and customer involvement. It involved a lot of collaboration and partnership between the different players depending on their place in the supply chain.

 

What was the biggest challenge?

Moore: Compatibility of the film with our existing equipment and ensuring that we maintained the same look and feel of the brand.

 

Please comment on the R&D timetable.

Moore:  The project took about 18 months’ time; validation and shelf-life testing took the longest portion of that time.

 

What’s been the reception?

Moore: It has been positive feedback. The pouch was the recipient of the 2019 Technology Excellence Award in Snack and Bakery during Pack Expo in September 2019. In January 2020, the pouch was chosen for a Silver Award in Sustainability in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2020 FPA Achievement Awards

 

What’s a lesson learned you can share?

Moore: Involvement and engagement from all parts of the material spectrum is very important when designing for sustainability.

 

What advice do you have for other brands and engineers working in flexible packaging?

Moore: With regards to sustainable packaging—there is no one size fits all, it’s really important to understand your consumers’ needs, the level of understanding they have around sustainable packaging and what your vendor partners capabilities are. Also, having a good understanding of the recycling infrastructure in your area or country is important from a design aspect.

 

What was the most personally gratifying experience from this project?

Moore: Being able to be a part of an important goal for the brand and being able to see it from initial ideation to launch.

 

Final thoughts?

Moore: This was a very intense project to lead, but if you were to ask anyone on the team, the one theme you would hear is that everyone gained a deep knowledge about another area of the packaging value chain that they didn’t have previously. We will all use the experience to help further sustainable packaging design in future project work.

 

 

 

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Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.

Consumers have always loved convenience in the packaged products they purchase and nowadays it’s important that packaging not only be recyclable, it should be convenient to recycle, too.

It’s something that Kellogg’s Solana Beach, CA-based Bear Naked Inc. granola company took seriously. After 18 months’ development the brand stakes a claim as the first fully recyclable stand-up barrier pouch made for food packaging that’s available nationwide. The previous pouch structure was recyclable, but the process wasn’t efficient or convenient: recycling required customers to sign up for a special program to ship the packaging for recycling; now, the packaging can be recycled using convenient at-store drop-off locations.

Kellogg’s lead packaging engineer, Shannon Moore, was deeply involved in the development in which the company worked with partners to develop a barrier recyclable film that could meet the brand’s technical and marketing requirements. Moore’s four years’ experience at the company followed 10 years’ work at Procter & Gamble that involved various roles in supply chain and package development on household and personal care brands.

The recyclable pouch rollout involves all of Bear Naked core product lines of granola and bites, according to Moore, some 13 product lines in all. “All of the granola has already converted over and we are currently in the process of rolling it out on our bites,” she tells Packaging Digest. The rest of our interview follows.

 

What’s this about?

Moore: Bear Naked granola wanted to increase their sustainability efforts within packaging by creating a more sustainable pouch. This required development of strategic partnerships across the value chain, from resin to manufacturing. Together, the team worked to design the Recycle Ready pouch for launch in 2019. This is just one part of the overall journey of sustainability for this brand and Kashi as part of Kellogg’s sustainability commitments for 2025.

 

How was the packaging changed?

Moore: The previous structure was a multilayer PET/polyethylene film. The new film is mono-material PE with ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier. The pouch size and the net weight did not change.

 

What were the marketing and technical considerations?

Moore: We surface print with a matte appearance and have a window on the front of the pouch. Marketing requirements meant that we had to ensure that these elements were maintained. We had to also maintain our existing shelf life in the new film, which appears on the pouch bottom.

 

Kellogg’s Bear Naked cereal pouches embrace recyclability

 

How was the previous package disposed of and what’s done now?

Moore: The packaging was either sent to TerraCycle or landfilled. Now the film can be dropped off at stores and retailers into the store drop-off recycling stream. The pouches are printed with the How2Recycle label information, which appears along the back panel bottom next to a “Recycle Ready” callout.

 

Next: Vendors, challenges, lessons learned, advice

Vendors Berry Global (film), Fresh-Lock (zipper), Dow (resins) and ColorMasters (printing/converting) were all involved…how unusual is this?

Moore: Our manufacturing partner Hearthside Foods was involved on this from a production standpoint. I led the team collaboration with the vendors, which included in-person on-site development work both at Kellogg’s, the suppliers and at Dow. This is atypical of a packaging change project because for this project we involved the resin supplier.

 

What else was different about the project?

Moore: It was managed end-to-end from the resin manufacturing all the way through to the transportation and customer involvement. It involved a lot of collaboration and partnership between the different players depending on their place in the supply chain.

 Kellogg’s Bear Naked cereal pouches embrace recyclability

What was the biggest challenge?

Moore: Compatibility of the film with our existing equipment and ensuring that we maintained the same look and feel of the brand.

 

Please comment on the R&D timetable.

Moore:  The project took about 18 months’ time; validation and shelf-life testing took the longest portion of that time.

 

What’s been the reception?

Moore: It has been positive feedback. The pouch was the recipient of the 2019 Technology Excellence Award in Snack and Bakery during Pack Expo in September 2019. In January 2020, the pouch was chosen for a Silver Award in Sustainability in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2020 FPA Achievement Awards

 

What’s a lesson learned you can share?

Moore: Involvement and engagement from all parts of the material spectrum is very important when designing for sustainability.

 

What advice do you have for other brands and engineers working in flexible packaging?

Moore: With regards to sustainable packaging—there is no one size fits all, it’s really important to understand your consumers’ needs, the level of understanding they have around sustainable packaging and what your vendor partners capabilities are. Also, having a good understanding of the recycling infrastructure in your area or country is important from a design aspect.

 

What was the most personally gratifying experience from this project?

Moore: Being able to be a part of an important goal for the brand and being able to see it from initial ideation to launch.

 

Final thoughts?

Moore: This was a very intense project to lead, but if you were to ask anyone on the team, the one theme you would hear is that everyone gained a deep knowledge about another area of the packaging value chain that they didn’t have previously. We will all use the experience to help further sustainable packaging design in future project work.

 

 

 
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Food companies looking to automate their retail-ready packaging operation now have the option for a total solution that delivers speeds as high as 40 trays per minute, with the appropriate infeed.

At WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA), two Pro Mach companies will demonstrate a new integrated system that combines an automatic tray former with an intermittent-motion sealer that feeds into an energy-efficient shrink tunnel.

Wexxar-Bel’s IPAK TF200 tray former mates with Texwrap’s 2219 L-sealer, which then passes filled and wrapped trays into a Texwrap 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel at a pretty healthy clip. Conveyor speeds reach up to 100 feet per minute.

The combined machines are not limited to retail-ready packs for food companies, as they are also suitable for other markets and other secondary packaging operations.

Sporting a compact footprint, the four-corner tray former’s mandrel and compression configurations allow it to create a variety of trays, including those with more complex designs, such as telescoping lids, triangulated corners or retail-ready display designs (see photo at top of page).

The 2219 intermittent-motion L-sealer wraps up to 40 trays per minute.

 

According to the company, the proper product infeed along with Texwrap’s exclusive Motion Trim technology and its high conveyor speed makes the 2219 the fastest L-sealer on the market today.

Lastly, the Texwrap 1322 single-chamber forced air convection heat tunnel digitally controls temperatures, and provides separate top and bottom controls for the air, which comes from high velocity fans. This ensures the right amount of heat is applied to the right places for the right amount of time.

See this integrated system from Wexxar Bel and Texwrap in person in Booth 5221 at WestPack 2020. Register now to attend.

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Food companies looking to automate their retail-ready packaging operation now have the option for a total solution that delivers speeds as high as 40 trays per minute, with the appropriate infeed.

At WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA), two Pro Mach companies will demonstrate a new integrated system that combines an automatic tray former with an intermittent-motion sealer that feeds into an energy-efficient shrink tunnel.

Wexxar-Bel’s IPAK TF200 tray former mates with Texwrap’s 2219 L-sealer, which then passes filled and wrapped trays into a Texwrap 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel at a pretty healthy clip. Conveyor speeds reach up to 100 feet per minute.

The combined machines are not limited to retail-ready packs for food companies, as they are also suitable for other markets and other secondary packaging operations.

Sporting a compact footprint, the four-corner tray former’s mandrel and compression configurations allow it to create a variety of trays, including those with more complex designs, such as telescoping lids, triangulated corners or retail-ready display designs (see photo at top of page).

The 2219 intermittent-motion L-sealer wraps up to 40 trays per minute.

 

According to the company, the proper product infeed along with Texwrap’s exclusive Motion Trim technology and its high conveyor speed makes the 2219 the fastest L-sealer on the market today.

Lastly, the Texwrap 1322 single-chamber forced air convection heat tunnel digitally controls temperatures, and provides separate top and bottom controls for the air, which comes from high velocity fans. This ensures the right amount of heat is applied to the right places for the right amount of time.

See this integrated system from Wexxar Bel and Texwrap in person in Booth 5221 at WestPack 2020. Register now to attend.

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Food companies looking to automate their retail-ready packaging operation now have the option for a total solution that delivers speeds as high as 40 trays per minute, with the appropriate infeed.

At WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA), two Pro Mach companies will demonstrate a new integrated system that combines an automatic tray former with an intermittent-motion sealer that feeds into an energy-efficient shrink tunnel.

Wexxar-Bel’s IPAK TF200 tray former mates with Texwrap’s 2219 L-sealer, which then passes filled and wrapped trays into a Texwrap 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel at a pretty healthy clip. Conveyor speeds reach up to 100 feet per minute.

The combined machines are not limited to retail-ready packs for food companies, as they are also suitable for other markets and other secondary packaging operations.

Sporting a compact footprint, the four-corner tray former’s mandrel and compression configurations allow it to create a variety of trays, including those with more complex designs, such as telescoping lids, triangulated corners or retail-ready display designs (see photo at top of page).

Integrated tray-former/wrapper turbo charges retail-ready packs

The 2219 intermittent-motion L-sealer wraps up to 40 trays per minute.

 

According to the company, the proper product infeed along with Texwrap’s exclusive Motion Trim technology and its high conveyor speed makes the 2219 the fastest L-sealer on the market today.

Lastly, the Texwrap 1322 single-chamber forced air convection heat tunnel digitally controls temperatures, and provides separate top and bottom controls for the air, which comes from high velocity fans. This ensures the right amount of heat is applied to the right places for the right amount of time.

See this integrated system from Wexxar Bel and Texwrap in person in Booth 5221 at WestPack 2020. Register now to attend.

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At WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA), two Pro Mach companies will demonstrate a new integrated system that combines an automatic tray former with an intermittent-motion sealer that feeds into an energy-efficient shrink tunnel.

Wexxar-Bel’s IPAK TF200 tray former mates with Texwrap’s 2219 L-sealer, which then passes filled and wrapped trays into a Texwrap 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel at a pretty healthy clip. Conveyor speeds reach up to 100 feet per minute.

The combined machines are not limited to retail-ready packs for food companies, as they are also suitable for other markets and other secondary packaging operations.

Sporting a compact footprint, the four-corner tray former’s mandrel and compression configurations allow it to create a variety of trays, including those with more complex designs, such as telescoping lids, triangulated corners or retail-ready display designs (see photo at top of page).

Integrated tray-former/wrapper turbo charges retail-ready packs

The 2219 intermittent-motion L-sealer wraps up to 40 trays per minute.

 

According to the company, the proper product infeed along with Texwrap’s exclusive Motion Trim technology and its high conveyor speed makes the 2219 the fastest L-sealer on the market today.

Lastly, the Texwrap 1322 single-chamber forced air convection heat tunnel digitally controls temperatures, and provides separate top and bottom controls for the air, which comes from high velocity fans. This ensures the right amount of heat is applied to the right places for the right amount of time.

See this integrated system from Wexxar Bel and Texwrap in person in Booth 5221 at WestPack 2020. Register now to attend.

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Bluetooth featured TR7 series simplifies access to data

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With the latest models in its TR-7wb series, T&D Corporation, the Japanese market leader for data loggers, has extended the TR-7wf series with a Bluetooth feature to enhance connectivity between data loggers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The ThermoApp has also been redesigned with a new look and easier to use interface.

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With the latest models in its TR-7wb series, T&D Corporation, the Japanese market leader for data loggers, has extended the TR-7wf series with a Bluetooth feature to enhance connectivity between data loggers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The ThermoApp has also been redesigned with a new look and easier to use interface.

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UK reduces its oil imports by over 75 million barrels in five years

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The UK has reduced its oil imports by more than a fifth (21%) in five years, a new online tool from www.dailyfx.com has revealed.

 
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Caple supports the Biopharma Group to acquire Easytesters

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Alternative SME credit specialist Caple has helped Biopharma Group, a leading biopharmaceutical company, to access a £1.25m eight-year unsecured loan.

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SolutionsPT to unveil AVEVA SCADA systems at 2020 conferences

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Future Oil & Gas confirms Advisory Board and 2020 agenda

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The organisers of Future Oil & Gas have announced the 2020 Advisory Board and agenda for the 4thannual high-level conference and exhibition taking place at P&J Live in Aberdeen on 9-10 June 2020. 

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SME manufacturers offered free access to industry experts to design and develop digital strategy

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SME manufacturers are invited to an immersive workshop to equip them with the tools they need to develop a digital strategy. The event, Powering Your Manufacturing Through Digital Transformation, is run by Made Smarter, and is aimed at companies looking to understand more about how digital tools and technology can create efficiencies and growth in their business.

 
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SME manufacturers are invited to an immersive workshop to equip them with the tools they need to develop a digital strategy. The event, Powering Your Manufacturing Through Digital Transformation, is run by Made Smarter, and is aimed at companies looking to understand more about how digital tools and technology can create efficiencies and growth in their business.

 
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Schmersal uses Plasma-SealTight technology in its AZM300 solenoid lock

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A new, innovative process to manufacture plastic-metal bonds is currently being tested in an industrial application. Plasmatreat GmbH has developed a process for hybrid injection-moulded parts in ...

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A new, innovative process to manufacture plastic-metal bonds is currently being tested in an industrial application. Plasmatreat GmbH has developed a process for hybrid injection-moulded parts in ...

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FLIR INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

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Pipeline Inspection Using Optical Gas Imaging

FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that highlights the role its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are playing in detecting gas ...

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Pipeline Inspection Using Optical Gas Imaging

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Test plant personnel’s footwear - don’t be in for a shock

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Through their own movement people can generate large amounts of static charge if they are not grounded. Over 30,000 volts can be carried by people who are completely unaware that they themselves are ...

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Through their own movement people can generate large amounts of static charge if they are not grounded. Over 30,000 volts can be carried by people who are completely unaware that they themselves are ...

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Reduce the risk of injury and death in your most hazardous workspaces

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Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for work related injuries and deaths in the UK show that in the year 2017-2018, there were a total of 555,000 non-fatal injuries and 144 fatalities in ...

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Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for work related injuries and deaths in the UK show that in the year 2017-2018, there were a total of 555,000 non-fatal injuries and 144 fatalities in ...

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Quick and easy IoT ecosystem with Tosibox

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OEM Automatic Ltd is proud to announce new collaboration with Tosibox! With Tosibox, secure IoT infrastructure that is tailored to your needs can be built in minutes.

 

 

 

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Spiroflow encourages businesses to take advantage of new for old swap-out initiative

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Materials handling specialist, Spiroflow, is currently encouraging businesses to take advantage of a government-backed swap-out scheme to replace their ageing inefficient plant motors for more environmentally friendly models. The initiative, which runs until April 2020, allows firms to claim 100% back in capital allowance. 

 
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Materials handling specialist, Spiroflow, is currently encouraging businesses to take advantage of a government-backed swap-out scheme to replace their ageing inefficient plant motors for more environmentally friendly models. The initiative, which runs until April 2020, allows firms to claim 100% back in capital allowance. 

 
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Industry experts reveal top manufacturing trends for 2020

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In a recent industry roundtable discussion, entitled ‘Is UK manufacturing ready to harness the power of new IoT technologies?’, industry experts revealed the top manufacturing trends for 2020—which is anticipated to be a particularly turbulent year for UK manufacturing.

 
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In a recent industry roundtable discussion, entitled ‘Is UK manufacturing ready to harness the power of new IoT technologies?’, industry experts revealed the top manufacturing trends for 2020—which is anticipated to be a particularly turbulent year for UK manufacturing.

 
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Apprenticeships forging the way ahead for innovative, global Britain

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As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Make UK is celebrating the success of manufacturing apprenticeships which are providing a much needed skills boost for our sector and playing a key role in upskilling employees for new exciting digital roles as in automated production.

 
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As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Make UK is celebrating the success of manufacturing apprenticeships which are providing a much needed skills boost for our sector and playing a key role in upskilling employees for new exciting digital roles as in automated production.

 
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Aggreko commits to a greener future

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Aggreko has cemented its position as a green supplier of temporary power, heating and cooling solutions after being certified to the Carbon Trust Standard and achieving certification to ISO 50001:2018 international standard for energy management.

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Aggreko has cemented its position as a green supplier of temporary power, heating and cooling solutions after being certified to the Carbon Trust Standard and achieving certification to ISO 50001:2018 international standard for energy management.

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Albion Valves, the story so far...

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Formed three decades ago employing five people, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd has gone from strength to strength and says it has built an enviable reputation amongst some of the UK’s leading manufacturers.

 
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Formed three decades ago employing five people, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd has gone from strength to strength and says it has built an enviable reputation amongst some of the UK’s leading manufacturers.

 
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Sensors & Instrumentation Live teams up with What’s New in?Electronics Live

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Sensors & Instrumentation Live returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 29 and 30 September 2020. This year, the exhibition will be running alongside What’s New in Electronics Live following the ...

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It’s a Revolution, not an evolution. Masterflex® Ismatec® Reglo Peristaltic Pumps

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Cole-Parmer is excited to announce the NEW Reglo Peristaltic Pump Series! These are the first highly accurate low-flow (<100-mL/min) models to receive MasterflexLive® capability and 21 CFR Part 11 ...

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Cole-Parmer is excited to announce the NEW Reglo Peristaltic Pump Series! These are the first highly accurate low-flow (<100-mL/min) models to receive MasterflexLive® capability and 21 CFR Part 11 ...

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ALL-IN-ONE SENSOR HELPS REDUCE ENERGY COSTS

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Optimising production processes by improving energy efficiency and reducing costs are likely to be high priorities for most manufacturers and they can be achieved, thanks in part to the availability ...

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A new cutting system sets the pace in production at JACOB

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Jacob UK Ltd are pleased to announce the installation of a new laser cutting machine at their production headquarters in Porta Westfalica, an investment of around 2.5 million euros. With an output of ...

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Manage Your New Nutrition Labels

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The new style, FDA approved, nutritional facts labels take effect next month.

The agency has stated that due to many companies int the food industry not being ready, enforcement will be delayed for six months, but this is still a good time to ensure you have a plan to be in compliance.

One of the reasons stated for the delay is that many food producers have a large number of existing printed labels in stock that need to be used up, and many have not finished the process of procuring labels to the new design.

One way to help with this problem (and to make managing many SKUs of nutrition labels much easier) is to invest in ID Technology’s labeling system, with optional print/apply head to print the nutrition information right on the label applicator at the time of use.

The 262 print/apply labeling head can be used as the bottom head on a top/bottom labeler or as a bottom only labeler in order to produce the completed printed nutrition label.

On a top/bottom set-up, this allows for the existing nicely printed digital or flexo label to be applied to the top of the package and the complete bottom label with allergen, ingredients and nutritional information be printed on the bottom label.

We recommend using NiceLabel label management to provide full control of the label designs and ensure that only the correct, approved label is printed every time.

Using this system can eliminate the need to source and manage multiple pre-printed label SKUs and prevent being left with inventories of obsolete labels when the copy on the label changes.

In addition, the 262 labeling head can also apply conventional printed labels, allowing our customers to use pre-printed labels for large volume products and the print/apply feature for smaller runs.

Our labeling systems are built in the USA and are designed to be easy to set-up, use and maintain.

How can ID Technology help you meet your objectives for your labeling operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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The new style, FDA approved, nutritional facts labels take effect next month.

The agency has stated that due to many companies int the food industry not being ready, enforcement will be delayed for six months, but this is still a good time to ensure you have a plan to be in compliance.

One of the reasons stated for the delay is that many food producers have a large number of existing printed labels in stock that need to be used up, and many have not finished the process of procuring labels to the new design.

One way to help with this problem (and to make managing many SKUs of nutrition labels much easier) is to invest in ID Technology’s labeling system, with optional print/apply head to print the nutrition information right on the label applicator at the time of use.

The 262 print/apply labeling head can be used as the bottom head on a top/bottom labeler or as a bottom only labeler in order to produce the completed printed nutrition label.

On a top/bottom set-up, this allows for the existing nicely printed digital or flexo label to be applied to the top of the package and the complete bottom label with allergen, ingredients and nutritional information be printed on the bottom label.

We recommend using NiceLabel label management to provide full control of the label designs and ensure that only the correct, approved label is printed every time.

Using this system can eliminate the need to source and manage multiple pre-printed label SKUs and prevent being left with inventories of obsolete labels when the copy on the label changes.

In addition, the 262 labeling head can also apply conventional printed labels, allowing our customers to use pre-printed labels for large volume products and the print/apply feature for smaller runs.

Our labeling systems are built in the USA and are designed to be easy to set-up, use and maintain.

How can ID Technology help you meet your objectives for your labeling operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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The new style, FDA approved, nutritional facts labels take effect next month.

The agency has stated that due to many companies int the food industry not being ready, enforcement will be delayed for six months, but this is still a good time to ensure you have a plan to be in compliance.

One of the reasons stated for the delay is that many food producers have a large number of existing printed labels in stock that need to be used up, and many have not finished the process of procuring labels to the new design.

One way to help with this problem (and to make managing many SKUs of nutrition labels much easier) is to invest in ID Technology’s labeling system, with optional print/apply head to print the nutrition information right on the label applicator at the time of use.

Manage Your New Nutrition Labels

The 262 print/apply labeling head can be used as the bottom head on a top/bottom labeler or as a bottom only labeler in order to produce the completed printed nutrition label.

On a top/bottom set-up, this allows for the existing nicely printed digital or flexo label to be applied to the top of the package and the complete bottom label with allergen, ingredients and nutritional information be printed on the bottom label.

We recommend using NiceLabel label management to provide full control of the label designs and ensure that only the correct, approved label is printed every time.

Using this system can eliminate the need to source and manage multiple pre-printed label SKUs and prevent being left with inventories of obsolete labels when the copy on the label changes.

In addition, the 262 labeling head can also apply conventional printed labels, allowing our customers to use pre-printed labels for large volume products and the print/apply feature for smaller runs.

Our labeling systems are built in the USA and are designed to be easy to set-up, use and maintain.

How can ID Technology help you meet your objectives for your labeling operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

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The Canadian Printing Awards is an annual event, currently in its 14th year, that celebrates the excellence and innovation of the printing industry in Canada.

The awards cover a wide range of print and printing-related categories, Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental.

The 2019 awards were presented at a gala event in Toronto and a total of 113 gold, silver and bronze awards were presented.

We are thrilled that the newest member of our ProMach Labeling & Coding family, Jet Label swept the awards in the Digital Label category, winning gold, silver and bronze.

 

This is a fantastic achievement and all three Jet Label submissions would have been worthy of first place. Here is the gold award and the winning label, printed for Dog Island Brewing:

To show just how consistent the Jet Label quality is, this isn’t the first time our colleagues have dominated the Digital Label category at the awards. Here are the gold, silver and bronze winners from 2018 – see a trend here?

Jet Label is Western Canada’s largest supplier of high-quality labels (both digital and flexo) with large investments in equipment and a super team of motivated professionals. A great addition to the ProMach family.

With 7 label converting and printing plants across the United States and Canada, ProMach is your local label company with national reach and support. Combining our labels with ID Technology and EPI labeling equipment is the best way to ensure your products project the right image.

Want to get started improving your labels and labeling? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at david.holliday@promachbuilt.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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The Canadian Printing Awards is an annual event, currently in its 14th year, that celebrates the excellence and innovation of the printing industry in Canada.

The awards cover a wide range of print and printing-related categories, Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental.

The 2019 awards were presented at a gala event in Toronto and a total of 113 gold, silver and bronze awards were presented.

We are thrilled that the newest member of our ProMach Labeling & Coding family, Jet Label swept the awards in the Digital Label category, winning gold, silver and bronze.

 

This is a fantastic achievement and all three Jet Label submissions would have been worthy of first place. Here is the gold award and the winning label, printed for Dog Island Brewing:

To show just how consistent the Jet Label quality is, this isn’t the first time our colleagues have dominated the Digital Label category at the awards. Here are the gold, silver and bronze winners from 2018 – see a trend here?

Jet Label is Western Canada’s largest supplier of high-quality labels (both digital and flexo) with large investments in equipment and a super team of motivated professionals. A great addition to the ProMach family.

With 7 label converting and printing plants across the United States and Canada, ProMach is your local label company with national reach and support. Combining our labels with ID Technology and EPI labeling equipment is the best way to ensure your products project the right image.

Want to get started improving your labels and labeling? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at david.holliday@promachbuilt.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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The Canadian Printing Awards is an annual event, currently in its 14th year, that celebrates the excellence and innovation of the printing industry in Canada.

The awards cover a wide range of print and printing-related categories, Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental.

The 2019 awards were presented at a gala event in Toronto and a total of 113 gold, silver and bronze awards were presented.

We are thrilled that the newest member of our ProMach Labeling & Coding family, Jet Label swept the awards in the Digital Label category, winning gold, silver and bronze.

Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

 

This is a fantastic achievement and all three Jet Label submissions would have been worthy of first place. Here is the gold award and the winning label, printed for Dog Island Brewing:

To show just how consistent the Jet Label quality is, this isn’t the first time our colleagues have dominated the Digital Label category at the awards. Here are the gold, silver and bronze winners from 2018 – see a trend here?

Jet Label is Western Canada’s largest supplier of high-quality labels (both digital and flexo) with large investments in equipment and a super team of motivated professionals. A great addition to the ProMach family.

With 7 label converting and printing plants across the United States and Canada, ProMach is your local label company with national reach and support. Combining our labels with ID Technology and EPI labeling equipment is the best way to ensure your products project the right image.

Want to get started improving your labels and labeling? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at david.holliday@promachbuilt.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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The Canadian Printing Awards is an annual event, currently in its 14th year, that celebrates the excellence and innovation of the printing industry in Canada.

The awards cover a wide range of print and printing-related categories, Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental.

The 2019 awards were presented at a gala event in Toronto and a total of 113 gold, silver and bronze awards were presented.

We are thrilled that the newest member of our ProMach Labeling & Coding family, Jet Label swept the awards in the Digital Label category, winning gold, silver and bronze.

Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

 

This is a fantastic achievement and all three Jet Label submissions would have been worthy of first place. Here is the gold award and the winning label, printed for Dog Island Brewing:

Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

To show just how consistent the Jet Label quality is, this isn’t the first time our colleagues have dominated the Digital Label category at the awards. Here are the gold, silver and bronze winners from 2018 – see a trend here?

Jet Label is Western Canada’s largest supplier of high-quality labels (both digital and flexo) with large investments in equipment and a super team of motivated professionals. A great addition to the ProMach family.

With 7 label converting and printing plants across the United States and Canada, ProMach is your local label company with national reach and support. Combining our labels with ID Technology and EPI labeling equipment is the best way to ensure your products project the right image.

Want to get started improving your labels and labeling? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at david.holliday@promachbuilt.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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The Canadian Printing Awards is an annual event, currently in its 14th year, that celebrates the excellence and innovation of the printing industry in Canada.

The awards cover a wide range of print and printing-related categories, Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental.

The 2019 awards were presented at a gala event in Toronto and a total of 113 gold, silver and bronze awards were presented.

We are thrilled that the newest member of our ProMach Labeling & Coding family, Jet Label swept the awards in the Digital Label category, winning gold, silver and bronze.

Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

 

This is a fantastic achievement and all three Jet Label submissions would have been worthy of first place. Here is the gold award and the winning label, printed for Dog Island Brewing:

Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

To show just how consistent the Jet Label quality is, this isn’t the first time our colleagues have dominated the Digital Label category at the awards. Here are the gold, silver and bronze winners from 2018 – see a trend here?

Canadian Printing Awards – Congratulations Jet Label!

Jet Label is Western Canada’s largest supplier of high-quality labels (both digital and flexo) with large investments in equipment and a super team of motivated professionals. A great addition to the ProMach family.

With 7 label converting and printing plants across the United States and Canada, ProMach is your local label company with national reach and support. Combining our labels with ID Technology and EPI labeling equipment is the best way to ensure your products project the right image.

Want to get started improving your labels and labeling? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at david.holliday@promachbuilt.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Coding for Protein Producers

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Regardless of package type, companies that produce meat or poultry products need to add variable information to the package. This includes date and lot codes, establishment codes, regulatory agency logos, and increasingly barcodes.

In many industries, this is quite straightforward, but for protein companies, there is the added complication of the environment in which coding and packaging equipment has to operate. Cold and wet conditions are the norm and any equipment brought into the plants needs to be able to handle this as well as washdown situations.

Traditionally continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers have been used for printing variable information onto meat and poultry packaging. These printers can usually handle the harsh conditions found on the packaging lines and also produce the print quality that is good enough for the applications. Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers have not been used in the past due to the inks being unsuitable for use on the films used for the packaging.

inkjet printing for protein companies

Over the last few years, however, there have been great advances in the chemistry of inks for TIJ printing and today, this technology is proving to be very successful at printing onto the non-porous substrates used for protein packaging.

The ink cartridges used in thermal inkjet printers ensure that there is no need to have to deal with the MEK and other solvents used in other print technologies, such as CIJ. There is no need to deal with disposing of partially used ink or additive bottles.

With no cleaning cycle needed at startup or shutdown, a thermal inkjet printer is always ready to work.

The thermal inkjet coders provided by ProMach brands, Code Tech & ID Technology, are designed to be able to get the job done in these areas. They bring all the advantages of the thermal inkjet system but include models that are available in IP65 versions, perfect for producing excellent code quality every time, regardless of the environment.

 

Reduce Maintenance & Downtime

A thermal impact printer uses familiar HP type ink cartridges. This means that every time you change the cartridge, you effectively get a new printer.

As a bonus, should you need to change the color of your print, this is accomplished by simply replacing the ink cartridge with one of the required color.

Our TIJ printers come in versions that are built to IP65 environmental protection. This means that regardless of how dirty or wet the packaging environment, the printers will operate happily.

Exceptional Print Quality

With print resolutions of up to 600×600 DPI, thermal inkjet produces perfect prints every time, even when printing very small fonts or high-density barcodes.

Inks are available that are fast drying and durable to suit just about every packaging material.

Quick and Simple Installation and Integration

Thermal inkjet printers from ID Technology and Code Tech have a small footprint, making them easy to install in your parent packaging machine, even when multiple heads are needed.

Combined with the web handling and printer traversing expertise of the Greydon brand, printers from ProMach Labeling & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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Regardless of package type, companies that produce meat or poultry products need to add variable information to the package. This includes date and lot codes, establishment codes, regulatory agency logos, and increasingly barcodes.

In many industries, this is quite straightforward, but for protein companies, there is the added complication of the environment in which coding and packaging equipment has to operate. Cold and wet conditions are the norm and any equipment brought into the plants needs to be able to handle this as well as washdown situations.

Traditionally continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers have been used for printing variable information onto meat and poultry packaging. These printers can usually handle the harsh conditions found on the packaging lines and also produce the print quality that is good enough for the applications. Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers have not been used in the past due to the inks being unsuitable for use on the films used for the packaging.

inkjet printing for protein companies

Over the last few years, however, there have been great advances in the chemistry of inks for TIJ printing and today, this technology is proving to be very successful at printing onto the non-porous substrates used for protein packaging.

The ink cartridges used in thermal inkjet printers ensure that there is no need to have to deal with the MEK and other solvents used in other print technologies, such as CIJ. There is no need to deal with disposing of partially used ink or additive bottles.

With no cleaning cycle needed at startup or shutdown, a thermal inkjet printer is always ready to work.

The thermal inkjet coders provided by ProMach brands, Code Tech & ID Technology, are designed to be able to get the job done in these areas. They bring all the advantages of the thermal inkjet system but include models that are available in IP65 versions, perfect for producing excellent code quality every time, regardless of the environment.

 

Reduce Maintenance & Downtime

A thermal impact printer uses familiar HP type ink cartridges. This means that every time you change the cartridge, you effectively get a new printer.

As a bonus, should you need to change the color of your print, this is accomplished by simply replacing the ink cartridge with one of the required color.

Our TIJ printers come in versions that are built to IP65 environmental protection. This means that regardless of how dirty or wet the packaging environment, the printers will operate happily.

Exceptional Print Quality

With print resolutions of up to 600×600 DPI, thermal inkjet produces perfect prints every time, even when printing very small fonts or high-density barcodes.

Inks are available that are fast drying and durable to suit just about every packaging material.

Quick and Simple Installation and Integration

Thermal inkjet printers from ID Technology and Code Tech have a small footprint, making them easy to install in your parent packaging machine, even when multiple heads are needed.

Combined with the web handling and printer traversing expertise of the Greydon brand, printers from ProMach Labeling & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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Regardless of package type, companies that produce meat or poultry products need to add variable information to the package. This includes date and lot codes, establishment codes, regulatory agency logos, and increasingly barcodes.

In many industries, this is quite straightforward, but for protein companies, there is the added complication of the environment in which coding and packaging equipment has to operate. Cold and wet conditions are the norm and any equipment brought into the plants needs to be able to handle this as well as washdown situations.

Traditionally continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers have been used for printing variable information onto meat and poultry packaging. These printers can usually handle the harsh conditions found on the packaging lines and also produce the print quality that is good enough for the applications. Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers have not been used in the past due to the inks being unsuitable for use on the films used for the packaging.

Product Coding for Protein Producers

Over the last few years, however, there have been great advances in the chemistry of inks for TIJ printing and today, this technology is proving to be very successful at printing onto the non-porous substrates used for protein packaging.

The ink cartridges used in thermal inkjet printers ensure that there is no need to have to deal with the MEK and other solvents used in other print technologies, such as CIJ. There is no need to deal with disposing of partially used ink or additive bottles.

With no cleaning cycle needed at startup or shutdown, a thermal inkjet printer is always ready to work.

The thermal inkjet coders provided by ProMach brands, Code Tech & ID Technology, are designed to be able to get the job done in these areas. They bring all the advantages of the thermal inkjet system but include models that are available in IP65 versions, perfect for producing excellent code quality every time, regardless of the environment.

 

Reduce Maintenance & Downtime

A thermal impact printer uses familiar HP type ink cartridges. This means that every time you change the cartridge, you effectively get a new printer.

As a bonus, should you need to change the color of your print, this is accomplished by simply replacing the ink cartridge with one of the required color.

Our TIJ printers come in versions that are built to IP65 environmental protection. This means that regardless of how dirty or wet the packaging environment, the printers will operate happily.

Exceptional Print Quality

With print resolutions of up to 600×600 DPI, thermal inkjet produces perfect prints every time, even when printing very small fonts or high-density barcodes.

Inks are available that are fast drying and durable to suit just about every packaging material.

Quick and Simple Installation and Integration

Thermal inkjet printers from ID Technology and Code Tech have a small footprint, making them easy to install in your parent packaging machine, even when multiple heads are needed.

Combined with the web handling and printer traversing expertise of the Greydon brand, printers from ProMach Labeling & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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Regardless of package type, companies that produce meat or poultry products need to add variable information to the package. This includes date and lot codes, establishment codes, regulatory agency logos, and increasingly barcodes.

In many industries, this is quite straightforward, but for protein companies, there is the added complication of the environment in which coding and packaging equipment has to operate. Cold and wet conditions are the norm and any equipment brought into the plants needs to be able to handle this as well as washdown situations.

Traditionally continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers have been used for printing variable information onto meat and poultry packaging. These printers can usually handle the harsh conditions found on the packaging lines and also produce the print quality that is good enough for the applications. Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers have not been used in the past due to the inks being unsuitable for use on the films used for the packaging.

Product Coding for Protein Producers

Over the last few years, however, there have been great advances in the chemistry of inks for TIJ printing and today, this technology is proving to be very successful at printing onto the non-porous substrates used for protein packaging.Product Coding for Protein Producers

The ink cartridges used in thermal inkjet printers ensure that there is no need to have to deal with the MEK and other solvents used in other print technologies, such as CIJ. There is no need to deal with disposing of partially used ink or additive bottles.

With no cleaning cycle needed at startup or shutdown, a thermal inkjet printer is always ready to work.

The thermal inkjet coders provided by ProMach brands, Code Tech & ID Technology, are designed to be able to get the job done in these areas. They bring all the advantages of the thermal inkjet system but include models that are available in IP65 versions, perfect for producing excellent code quality every time, regardless of the environment.

 

Reduce Maintenance & Downtime

A thermal impact printer uses familiar HP type ink cartridges. This means that every time you change the cartridge, you effectively get a new printer.

As a bonus, should you need to change the color of your print, this is accomplished by simply replacing the ink cartridge with one of the required color.

Our TIJ printers come in versions that are built to IP65 environmental protection. This means that regardless of how dirty or wet the packaging environment, the printers will operate happily.

Exceptional Print Quality

With print resolutions of up to 600×600 DPI, thermal inkjet produces perfect prints every time, even when printing very small fonts or high-density barcodes.

Inks are available that are fast drying and durable to suit just about every packaging material.

Quick and Simple Installation and Integration

Thermal inkjet printers from ID Technology and Code Tech have a small footprint, making them easy to install in your parent packaging machine, even when multiple heads are needed.

Combined with the web handling and printer traversing expertise of the Greydon brand, printers from ProMach Labeling & Coding can be integrated with every type of flexible packaging machine.

Is TIJ Always the Best Technology to Use?

No, not always.

Thermal inkjet brings some important advantages, but there are times where an alternative technology such as CIJ printing, thermal transfer, laser or ink stamping might make sense. We happen to sell a complete range of coding technologies so we can work with you to help decide which is best for your unique needs.

Want to Get Started?

How can you start improving your own packaging coding? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com We’ll get you in touch with one of our local experts right away.

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

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Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!
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Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011.

The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by those little barcodes.

This all seemed quite exciting, but QR codes got old quickly and the concept seemed to fade away.

Fast forward to today and there is renewed interest in using packaging to actively engage with customers.

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Listen to our GS1 Digital Link Podcast

Traditional ways to communicate to customers such as TV and print advertising are not performing as well as In the past.  These are also a one-way form of communication, yelling a message at consumers – no wonder they don’t work as well as in the past. In addition, engagement on a brand’s social media pages is in decline as well. What is a marketer to do?

As a result of all this, brand owners have a renewed interest trying to set up a direct connection to their customers based on the product packaging – the package is potentially the ultimate marketing tool.
Enter smart packaging – a means to allow brands to connect directly with their customers. Generally, a smart package will allow the customer to scan a barcode (yes, usually a QR Code) and be connected to an interactive website.

So QR codes are back – a lot of brands are using them – some quite creatively

Currently, there isn’t a standard to use QR codes  (or any type of barcode) for customer engagement so brands are tending to encode them in different ways – often just a URL, sometimes other data.
Of course, the package’s UPC  barcode still needs to be there so most items would have to have multiple barcodes – rather messy and takes up more space on the package.
The product UPC codes scanned at the point of sale haven’t really changed in the 45 years since the concept was introduced.

Wouldn’t it be great if, rather than have multiple barcodes on a package, a single one could contain the UPC data, weblink for customer engagement? Maybe we can!

Last year GS1 our favorite standards organization came out with a new concept: GS1 Digital Link.

While the name might not be too exciting, Digital Link has the potential to revolutionize how barcoding is used, to add true customer engagement and to (yes really) provide item-level serialization and traceability.
For primary packaging (what we would buy in a store), GS1’s barcoding is built around the concept of the Global Trade Item Number – GTIN. This is what is encoded in the common UPC barcode that is scanned at the checkout.
The GTIN in the item barcode basically consists of a company prefix and an SKU or stock keeping unit number. The GTIN identifies a type of product – a 12oz can of Pepsi Cola or an 8 oz bag of salt n vinegar Lay’s chips for example. Every item sold at retail and many other products that use the GS1 system (such as pharmaceutical or medical products) has a GTIN.
It is important to note that a GTIN doesn’t identify an individual item – every 12oz can of Pepsi will have the same GTIN.
Also, no additional data can be encoded in the product barcode – only the 12 digit UPC in the US or 13 digit EAN code internationally. This is why additional barcodes must currently be added to a package in the event a brand owner wants to encode more data.
Traditionally, barcodes in the GS1 system have been used in the supply chain from manufacturer to point of sale. They lose their usefulness once the product has been sold. GS1 Digital Link promises to extend the reach of the GS1 system all the way from the manufacturer to consumer and to provide a means of interaction between the brand owner and the consumer.

So how does it work?

For the first time, GS1 is allowing a 2D QR barcode to be used as the barcode for point of sale.
Encoded within the barcode is a URI (unique resource identifier – an example of which is the familiar website URLs we use every day) and a number of other possible data fields that include:
GTIN
Lot number
Serial number
The expiration date and many more
Some examples:
Note, the examples use the domain id.gs1.org, but brand owners can use their own domains.
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link
An interesting addition to the new specification is that the data fields can be identified by either using the familiar GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) or by text identifiers. Note that this is only a quick intro, so check out the GS1 Digital Link specification to get complete information.
  The ability to include all this data in one barcode means that only one barcode needs to be printed on the package and it can be used for point of sale, traceability, anti-counterfeit and for customer engagement by sending a consumer who scans the code to an interactive website.
GS1 Digital Link could prove to be the biggest revolution in barcoding since the first code was scanned in a store 45 years ago.

When will this start?

It is going to take a while and we can expect to see both traditional UPC codes and the new QR codes used side by side until the infrastructure is in place to handle the new 2D barcodes.
 A survey carried out by the food marketing institute found that in the US nearly 40% of POS scanners are capable of reading 2D codes today and that will increase to about 55% by 2022.
The POS systems to handle the data are running somewhat behind, with an estimated 20% of systems being able to handle this data.
There is clearly a ways to go.
In the same survey, stakeholders saw the advantages of switching to data-rich solutions such as follows:
60% stated better inventory accuracy
40% stated better customer engagement
36% stated anti-counterfeit
35% stated improved recall control
33% stated expiration date control
* Yes, people could choose more than one.
Finally, 85% of stakeholders see 3-5 years to get a higher data density solution to the current UPC established.
So there is certainly a lot of interest in GS1 Digital Link. While I’ve discussed the use of QR codes in this podcast, other data carriers that could be used (and be very interesting) are NFC RFID tags and the Digimarc system that turns the complete package into the barcode. Digimarc will be the topic of a future podcast.
Should be interesting days ahead.
How can we help you meet your objectives for your labeling and barcode operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!
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End of Parts & Service – SATO Printers

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As companies improve their products and introduce new models, earlier generations are discontinued and eventually can no longer be supported.

I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period.

Included are the following models:

SATO EOS

 

You can see the original SATO end of service notice here: SATO EOS Doc

Most users of these printers have already upgraded to current models, but if you happen to still be using any of these models, please note that by the end of August, service will end and spare parts will be limited until the end of the year, after which they can’t be ordered.

What Should You Do?

If you do use any of these discontinued printers, it is best to upgrade to a new  SATO CLNX printer. The new model has a lot of advantages and is designed to be a simple replacement for older printers. SATO also has a special trade-in program for the legacy printers that you can take advantage of. ID Technology can help you with every step of this process.

Want to Get Started?

Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with one of our labeling experts, right in your area.

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As companies improve their products and introduce new models, earlier generations are discontinued and eventually can no longer be supported.

I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period.

Included are the following models:

SATO EOS

 

You can see the original SATO end of service notice here: SATO EOS Doc

Most users of these printers have already upgraded to current models, but if you happen to still be using any of these models, please note that by the end of August, service will end and spare parts will be limited until the end of the year, after which they can’t be ordered.

What Should You Do?

If you do use any of these discontinued printers, it is best to upgrade to a new  SATO CLNX printer. The new model has a lot of advantages and is designed to be a simple replacement for older printers. SATO also has a special trade-in program for the legacy printers that you can take advantage of. ID Technology can help you with every step of this process.

Want to Get Started?

Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with one of our labeling experts, right in your area.

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I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period.

Included are the following models:

End of Parts & Service – SATO Printers

 

You can see the original SATO end of service notice here: SATO EOS Doc

Most users of these printers have already upgraded to current models, but if you happen to still be using any of these models, please note that by the end of August, service will end and spare parts will be limited until the end of the year, after which they can’t be ordered.

What Should You Do?

If you do use any of these discontinued printers, it is best to upgrade to a new  SATO CLNX printer. The new model has a lot of advantages and is designed to be a simple replacement for older printers. SATO also has a special trade-in program for the legacy printers that you can take advantage of. ID Technology can help you with every step of this process.

Want to Get Started?

Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with one of our labeling experts, right in your area.

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Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

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The Labeling News PodcastOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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The Labeling News PodcastOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Podcast – Lasers and SustainabilityOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Podcast – Lasers and SustainabilityOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Podcast – Lasers and SustainabilityOur most recent podcast covered two topics:

The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets.

In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding can help companies meet their sustainability goals.

Before this, there is a quick update on the Loop circular packaging system. Kroger is now a Loop partner here in the US as well as Walgreens. I’m still somewhat skeptical about this, but it does seem to be making progress.

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Loop Waste Free Packaging Concept

On the topic of lasers for coding and marking products, Macsa has a very complete line up of laser systems for just about every application – see more info here: https://www.idtechnology.com/products/coding-solutions/laser-coders/

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Laser Coding Can Help Meet Sustainability Targets

In the podcast, we discuss how laser coding allows for permanent prints to be added to all kinds of products. Lasers use no inks or solvents, making them an environmentally friendly way to add date and traceability codes as well as barcodes to many types of packaging materials.

Listen to the podcast here: Labeling News Podcast Episode 5   or search for Labeling News at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

 

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Using inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the FoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Using inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the FoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesUsing inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the FoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesUsing inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesFoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesUsing inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow.

Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when it comes to installing inkjet systems for printing barcodes, text and graphics onto corrugated cases. We are a founding distributor of the Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping CasesFoxJet ProSeries system and have won the prestigious Regency Award for top FoxJet distributor for 14 consecutive years.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over this time, it’s that having good product handling is as important as having good printing equipment for getting the high-quality, compliant GS1 barcodes that customers demand. If the boxes are not presented consistently and accurately to the printheads, this will show in poor print quality and in particular will not allow high-quality barcodes to be printed.

To help educate users on best practices for product handling, our friends at FoxJet recently produced a detailed whitepaper on this topic that goes over many of the issues that are important to ensure great quality printing every time.

Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping Cases

FoxJet ProSeries Printers

The whitepaper the transition from the case taper or sealer to the conveyor where the barcode printers are installed as being an area of crucial importance. Because space is often limited on packaging lines, the printheads often have to be installed very close to the exit of the case sealer. Some important factors are:

Carton Control – Proximity to the Printhead

It is important that after leaving the case sealer, the boxes are correctly presented the correct distance from the printheads. The drops of ink that are fired from the printheads can only travel a short distance while maintaining accuracy. If the box is too far away, print quality will decline and if so close it hits the printhead, damage might occur.

Be sure to control the boxes gently so that the boxes are undamaged as they pass through your packaging processes.

It’s best to use guide rails to accurately control the position of the box and even better use in conjunction with FoxJet’s retracting printhead brackets. This bracket uses a roller allow the printhead to be the correct distance from the box every time.

Product/Conveyor Speed

Ensure that boxes leaving your case sealer are traveling at a speed that is within the limits of your inkjet printer. Our FoxJet ProSeries printheads are able to print high-quality text, barcodes and images at up to 300ft per minute, which is enough for all but the fastest production lines.

Angel Hair

No, we are not talking pasta here! Some case sealing machines use hot melt adhesive to hold the flaps on the boxes closed. At times the adhesive applicators can leave a stringy residue behind that can get stuck to the printheads and block the tiny nozzles. Dust from the corrugated boxes can be bad too – be sure to regularly clean your packaging equipment and the printheads.

Vibrations

Good quality printing depends on the boxes being transferred smoothly past the printheads. Make sure your conveyor belt runs smoothly and that you are not dropping boxes onto the conveyor where the printheads are mounted. We’ve seen this happen and the results are not always pretty!

Best Practice of All

The best way to get the best labeling or coding for your shipping cases is to connect with your local ID Technology representative. With many years of experience, combined with the case packing, sealing and product handling of ProMach, we are able to help you determine the best solution for all your case coding or labeling needs.

How can ID Technology and ProMach help you meet your objectives for your packaging barcode and coding operations? Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!

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Green Day isn’t just a band it’s every day here at Whitlam Group. Whitlam’s Environmental Policy Statement is “Protect the Environment”. We understand how important it is to make clean choices that will protect our environment for everyone’s future. Here are some of the ways that Whitlam has gone green to Protect the Environment.

We protect the environment through:

Recycled Materials:

Our environmental programs include:

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We protect the environment through:

Recycled Materials:

Our environmental programs include:

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Green Day isn’t just a band it’s every day here at Whitlam Group. Whitlam’s Environmental Policy Statement is “Protect the Environment”. We understand how important it is to make clean choices that will protect our environment for everyone’s future. Here are some of the ways that Whitlam has gone green to Protect the Environment.

We protect the environment through:

Recycled Materials:

Our environmental programs include:

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Green Day isn’t just a band it’s every day here at Whitlam Group. Whitlam’s Environmental Policy Statement is “Protect the Environment”. We understand how important it is to make clean choices that will protect our environment for everyone’s future. Here are some of the ways that Whitlam has gone green to Protect the Environment.

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At Whitlam Group our goal is to make the tough stuff easy. With our R&D team, and highly skilled engineers we can find the right product/application to meet your product requirements.

Whitlam is IATF 16949 ISO14001 Registered, CSA Certified and an UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Authorized Label Supplier.

Electronic technology is improving and becoming more sophisticated every day. In the Automotive Industry automobiles are adapting to include more complex designs and new interactions that electronic technology has brought to the market. It is more common now then ever that the driver information systems in vehicles are digitalize. This includes instrument cluster and driver heads up displays. Smart sensing functions, like collision sensors, parking sensors, and even window dimming sensors have even been more common in vehicle designs. Soon with the growth of the Electric Vehicles, and the development of Autonomous Vehicles there will be even more electronic technology involved in the Automotive Industry.

With technology getting more sophisticated and industries trying to adapt to new electronic technology it is important to have a supplier who understand where the market is going. Whitlam Group has over 50 years of experience in the automotive industry and has watched automobiles adapt throughout the years with new technology and more advanced designs. We see where the market is heading and understand the importance of OEM requirements. Let us help you find the right application to fit your needs.

Not only does Whitlam serve the automotive and electronic markets, we also serve other markets such as medical, industrial, and durable. Whitlam is focused on innovation and we can help you develop your product to make it have a more modern or sleek feel by replacing fasteners with bonding tapes.

Whitlam group can offer a variety of different bonding tapes that are durable, high-performance and have a strong adhesion with resistance to high-temperatures, chemicals, and liquids. This is in addition to being a 3M certified convertor.

Some examples of products that are within our capabilities include:

A variety material with different density, thickness and composition can be used to create these custom die-cut parts to meet your requirements of your products application.

Make Whitlam your source for all your bonding needs! Contact us today for more information.

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At Whitlam Group our goal is to make the tough stuff easy. With our R&D team, and highly skilled engineers we can find the right product/application to meet your product requirements.

Whitlam is IATF 16949 ISO14001 Registered, CSA Certified and an UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Authorized Label Supplier.

Electronic technology is improving and becoming more sophisticated every day. In the Automotive Industry automobiles are adapting to include more complex designs and new interactions that electronic technology has brought to the market. It is more common now then ever that the driver information systems in vehicles are digitalize. This includes instrument cluster and driver heads up displays. Smart sensing functions, like collision sensors, parking sensors, and even window dimming sensors have even been more common in vehicle designs. Soon with the growth of the Electric Vehicles, and the development of Autonomous Vehicles there will be even more electronic technology involved in the Automotive Industry.

With technology getting more sophisticated and industries trying to adapt to new electronic technology it is important to have a supplier who understand where the market is going. Whitlam Group has over 50 years of experience in the automotive industry and has watched automobiles adapt throughout the years with new technology and more advanced designs. We see where the market is heading and understand the importance of OEM requirements. Let us help you find the right application to fit your needs.

Not only does Whitlam serve the automotive and electronic markets, we also serve other markets such as medical, industrial, and durable. Whitlam is focused on innovation and we can help you develop your product to make it have a more modern or sleek feel by replacing fasteners with bonding tapes.

Whitlam group can offer a variety of different bonding tapes that are durable, high-performance and have a strong adhesion with resistance to high-temperatures, chemicals, and liquids. This is in addition to being a 3M certified convertor.

Some examples of products that are within our capabilities include:

A variety material with different density, thickness and composition can be used to create these custom die-cut parts to meet your requirements of your products application.

Make Whitlam your source for all your bonding needs! Contact us today for more information.

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Electronic Applications

At Whitlam Group our goal is to make the tough stuff easy. With our R&D team, and highly skilled engineers we can find the right product/application to meet your product requirements.

Whitlam is IATF 16949 ISO14001 Registered, CSA Certified and an UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Authorized Label Supplier.

Electronic technology is improving and becoming more sophisticated every day. In the Automotive Industry automobiles are adapting to include more complex designs and new interactions that electronic technology has brought to the market. It is more common now then ever that the driver information systems in vehicles are digitalize. This includes instrument cluster and driver heads up displays. Smart sensing functions, like collision sensors, parking sensors, and even window dimming sensors have even been more common in vehicle designs. Soon with the growth of the Electric Vehicles, and the development of Autonomous Vehicles there will be even more electronic technology involved in the Automotive Industry.

With technology getting more sophisticated and industries trying to adapt to new electronic technology it is important to have a supplier who understand where the market is going. Whitlam Group has over 50 years of experience in the automotive industry and has watched automobiles adapt throughout the years with new technology and more advanced designs. We see where the market is heading and understand the importance of OEM requirements. Let us help you find the right application to fit your needs.

Not only does Whitlam serve the automotive and electronic markets, we also serve other markets such as medical, industrial, and durable. Whitlam is focused on innovation and we can help you develop your product to make it have a more modern or sleek feel by replacing fasteners with bonding tapes.

Whitlam group can offer a variety of different bonding tapes that are durable, high-performance and have a strong adhesion with resistance to high-temperatures, chemicals, and liquids. This is in addition to being a 3M certified convertor.

Some examples of products that are within our capabilities include:

A variety material with different density, thickness and composition can be used to create these custom die-cut parts to meet your requirements of your products application.

Make Whitlam your source for all your bonding needs! Contact us today for more information.

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At Whitlam Group our goal is to make the tough stuff easy. With our R&D team, and highly skilled engineers we can find the right product/application to meet your product requirements.

Whitlam is IATF 16949 ISO14001 Registered, CSA Certified and an UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Authorized Label Supplier.

Electronic technology is improving and becoming more sophisticated every day. In the Automotive Industry automobiles are adapting to include more complex designs and new interactions that electronic technology has brought to the market. It is more common now then ever that the driver information systems in vehicles are digitalize. This includes instrument cluster and driver heads up displays. Smart sensing functions, like collision sensors, parking sensors, and even window dimming sensors have even been more common in vehicle designs. Soon with the growth of the Electric Vehicles, and the development of Autonomous Vehicles there will be even more electronic technology involved in the Automotive Industry.

With technology getting more sophisticated and industries trying to adapt to new electronic technology it is important to have a supplier who understand where the market is going. Whitlam Group has over 50 years of experience in the automotive industry and has watched automobiles adapt throughout the years with new technology and more advanced designs. We see where the market is heading and understand the importance of OEM requirements. Let us help you find the right application to fit your needs.Electronic Applications

Not only does Whitlam serve the automotive and electronic markets, we also serve other markets such as medical, industrial, and durable. Whitlam is focused on innovation and we can help you develop your product to make it have a more modern or sleek feel by replacing fasteners with bonding tapes.

Whitlam group can offer a variety of different bonding tapes that are durable, high-performance and have a strong adhesion with resistance to high-temperatures, chemicals, and liquids. This is in addition to being a 3M certified convertor.

Some examples of products that are within our capabilities include:

A variety material with different density, thickness and composition can be used to create these custom die-cut parts to meet your requirements of your products application.

Make Whitlam your source for all your bonding needs! Contact us today for more information.

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Weatherability is the ability of a label to withstand the effects of outdoor weathering, sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, rain, snow, and time.

Some of the components, along with the weather, that effect the life of a label include the type of ink used, the base material and the top coating of the label, and what substate the material will adhere to.

Why Weatherability Matters

The weather can cause a label to peel off easy or by itself, lose color, become illegible, scratch, or fade completely. The problem is that these labels may have important information on them that is essential or important so therefore these labels need to last as long as the products they are on.

It is important for labels to remain legible for product information such as lot numbers, barcodes, instructions, safety warnings, and warranties.

Solutions

There is no one-fits all answer when it comes to weatherability because each situation and weather type is different for every label.

It is important to understand the different types of weather environments your label will be in and make sure to test your label and review the results before choosing the best solutions.

Different types of common weathering tests that are done are:

The final results will give you an evaluation on adhesion, legibility, color retention abrasion resistance and other properties. 

Why Whitlam

Whitlam has over 50 years of experience in the Automotive Industry we understand regulations and requirements of labels. With our In-House Lab we have the capabilities to test labels against some of these types of weather conditions. We have solutions that will help your label withstand the effects of outdoor weathering, sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, rain, and time.

Whitlam can offer solutions that are tougher, better and longer lasting. For more information contact Whitlam today!

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Weatherability is the ability of a label to withstand the effects of outdoor weathering, sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, rain, snow, and time.

Some of the components, along with the weather, that effect the life of a label include the type of ink used, the base material and the top coating of the label, and what substate the material will adhere to.

Why Weatherability Matters

The weather can cause a label to peel off easy or by itself, lose color, become illegible, scratch, or fade completely. The problem is that these labels may have important information on them that is essential or important so therefore these labels need to last as long as the products they are on.

It is important for labels to remain legible for product information such as lot numbers, barcodes, instructions, safety warnings, and warranties.

Solutions

There is no one-fits all answer when it comes to weatherability because each situation and weather type is different for every label.

It is important to understand the different types of weather environments your label will be in and make sure to test your label and review the results before choosing the best solutions.

Different types of common weathering tests that are done are:

The final results will give you an evaluation on adhesion, legibility, color retention abrasion resistance and other properties. 

Why Whitlam

Whitlam has over 50 years of experience in the Automotive Industry we understand regulations and requirements of labels. With our In-House Lab we have the capabilities to test labels against some of these types of weather conditions. We have solutions that will help your label withstand the effects of outdoor weathering, sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, rain, and time.

Whitlam can offer solutions that are tougher, better and longer lasting. For more information contact Whitlam today!

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Weatherability is the ability of a label to withstand the effects of outdoor weathering, sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, rain, snow, and time.

Some of the components, along with the weather, that effect the life of a label include the type of ink used, the base material and the top coating of the label, and what substate the material will adhere to.

Why Weatherability Matters

The weather can cause a label to peel off easy or by itself, lose color, become illegible, scratch, or fade completely. The problem is that these labels may have important information on them that is essential or important so therefore these labels need to last as long as the products they are on.

It is important for labels to remain legible for product information such as lot numbers, barcodes, instructions, safety warnings, and warranties.

Solutions

There is no one-fits all answer when it comes to weatherability because each situation and weather type is different for every label.

It is important to understand the different types of weather environments your label will be in and make sure to test your label and review the results before choosing the best solutions.

Different types of common weathering tests that are done are:

The final results will give you an evaluation on adhesion, legibility, color retention abrasion resistance and other properties. 

Why Whitlam

Whitlam has over 50 years of experience in the Automotive Industry we understand regulations and requirements of labels. With our In-House Lab we have the capabilities to test labels against some of these types of weather conditions. We have solutions that will help your label withstand the effects of outdoor weathering, sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, rain, and time.

Whitlam can offer solutions that are tougher, better and longer lasting. For more information contact Whitlam today!

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Whitlam Group has been an industry leader in the automotive market for over 50 years. We understand how closely Automotive labels are evaluated to ensure compliance with OEM mandated regulations and performance requirements. Our Automotive labels are the best in the industry and can be customized to fit your company’s needs. We know where the industry has been and where it is going.

Whitlam Group can offer solutions for attaching interior automotive parts such as: