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The difference between treated and inherent flame-retardant fabrics

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Mark Lant, technical sales manager at ProGARM, explains the difference between ‘treated’ and ‘inherent’ flame-retardant fabrics

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Yokogawa signs investment and partnership agreement with JEPLAN

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Yokogawa has signed an investment and partnership agreement with JEPLAN, a polyester material recycling company with a unique chemical recycling technology

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Look deeply before you deep clean

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As parts of the economy prepare to leave lockdown, many organisations are considering whether they should undergo a deep clean and if so, how and when it should be done

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Public vote of confidence for UK manufacturing

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The UK public stands firmly behind the manufacturing sector to support the UK and protect the NHS through coronavirus and into the future

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Visusafe stencil kit has the markings of an effective aid in the battle against COVID-19

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A new floor stencil kit from visual communication solutions specialist Beaverswood provides a fast and effective eye-catching solution to improve the management of social distancing in the workplace

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How to make on-shoring work

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Mark Kelly, managing director of West Yorkshire based Fleming Seals and Polymers Limited (FSP), shares his experience of the benefits of an on-shoring programme

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Door & Hardware Federation reinstates its on-site face-to-face training

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Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that, from 1st June, it will be reinstating its on-site face-to-face training sessions

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Portable gas detectors you can count on

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HAIX continues to support heroes – Working through COVID-19 response

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Waste group achieves international safety standards ahead of schedule

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Maximising energy savings through the systems approach

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FLIR launches VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector for commercial, residential, and industrial electrical applications

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The rugged, triple alarm FLIR VP50-2 features light, vibration, and sound feedback alarms to reliably detect voltage when testing electrical installations

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Social distancing sensors for the factory floor

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ProGlove is responding to customers’ needs in manufacturing, distribution and logistics for a smart solution to help workers maintain proper social distance. Leveraging its MARK family of wearable ...

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Casella has announced its schedule for courses and webinars for 2020

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OK GOLDROX - ESAB’S NEW HIGH-QUALITY, ALL-POSITION RUTILE ELECTRODE

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Identify cables 3 times faster

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Experienced operators can print and manually apply a flag label on a cable in 15 seconds. With the new BradyPrinter A5500 Flag Printer Applicator they can significantly increase production output by ...

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Temperature testing in the workplace is set to become the new normal. Make sure you have the right tools for the job

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At the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, employers across the UK were advised to regularly test their employees’ temperatures, to identify those who may have been infected with Covid-19. As the ...

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New technology disinfects masks and gowns in seconds, economically and environmentally

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New Aquila technology combines the effectiveness of UV with the cleaning power of plasma to disinfect masks and gowns in a matter of minutes without the need to send them off site

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ProGlove named a Cool Vendor by Gartner

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Enterprise contact tracing platform launched to protect workers and minimise business downtime

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Food Packaging Safety: A Critical Review of Materials

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A report on food packaging centers on an assessment of different materials. Spoiler alert: Plastics do not fare well, but neither do metal and paper.

 

First came the notion of the Beer Print, when Packaging Digest reported on Molson Coors’ sustainability efforts that centered around that idea.

“Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” explained Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.” (see Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print, published December 2019)

My interest was piqued when I saw a parallel approach to that at the FoodPrint website, which published a paper, The FoodPrint of Food Packaging.  It’s based on a March 2019 report, Safer Materials in Food Packaging, by Safer Made. Commissioned by Forsythia Foundation which “promotes healthier people and environments by reducing harmful chemicals in our lives,” Safer Made’s 49-page study discusses the needs for innovation in food packaging and showcases innovative companies and potential solutions to the sector’s health and environmental challenges.

FoodPrint’s document is comprehensive 30-page PDF that cites 86 footnoted sources for the data and information. Among other things, the report shows how harmful chemicals in single-use plastics and other wasteful packaging leach into food. For example, it found that…

• Styrofoam use is on the decline due to environmental concerns, but its precursor, polystyrene, remains widely used despite also leaching petroleum-based chemicals into food.

• [Paper] fiber food packaging like [corrugated] is often coated with plastic and additives such as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that make it impossible to recycle and are prone to food contamination.

In both Safer Made and FoodPrint’s reports, fault is found with all materials related so specific usages with the exception of glass packaging, which essentially emerges clear of any adverse criticism.

A FoodPrint contact informed me that “the report offers a clear path forward, sharing actionable steps consumers can take and uplifting successful initiatives to develop sustainable and reusable alternatives to traditional plastics.”

It’s beneficial to hear from diverse voices in the markets Packaging Digest covers, so I reached out to Jerusha Klemperer, director, for additional information.

The report's fundamental considerations that were used to assess different food packaging materials.

 

Briefly describe what FoodPrint is and does.

Klemperer: Based in New York City, FoodPrint is a website that helps people understand how to eat in a way that does less harm to the environment, animals, and people. We have information on shopping, cooking and eating more sustainably as well as deep-dive information on the impacts of our industrial food system.

 

When and why was the report conducted?

Klemperer: We worked on this report because we felt that food packaging is an important part of the food system that a lot of consumers don't think much about. People are thinking a lot lately about things like pesticides that are used to grow the food itself, but what about the packaging the food comes in? There are environmental and health problems that could be addressed with innovations in food packaging and supported by changes in consumer behavior as well. For example, food packaging innovations include an endlessly recycled plastic, polydiketoenamine, or PDK, designed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (see New plastic for food packaging is infinitely recyclable published July 2019). Researchers at Penn State have developed an inexpensive, compostable material they believe could replace the plastic barrier coatings that are problematic in packaging.

 

What do you see as the main problems with food packaging?

Klemperer: The environmental problems are around production, but also disposal.

For example, plastic is problematic because of all of the unsustainable petroleum production it relies on — plastic comes, in large part from petroleum, but also now increasingly from natural gas production. However, the problem is also because plastic never goes away and is filling our landfills, water ways and more with gluts of plastic.

And there are also health impacts from certain plastics, like polystyrene, which is used in many types of packaging including coffee cup lids, and which causes a range of health problems when it leaches into the food or drink it carries. The top chemicals for concern are bisphenols including bisphenol-A, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and phthalates.

The report finds problems across three of the four main material types commonly used in food packaging.

 

Do you see instances where plastics is beneficial? For example, the coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the food safety benefits of single-use packaging.

Klemperer: Of course! There is a time and a place for plastic packaging, but I think we can all agree we are using way more than we need. We have prioritized convenience — and that's the key difference, between safety and convenience — to the point where we are drowning ourselves in unhealthy plastic.

 

What materials made out better than plastics, according to the study?

Klemperer: Cardboard/fiber can be better, but there are some additives, like PFAS, that can make them extremely problematic. Then we point out that some innovations that seem great might have problems as well, especially in the murky area of biodegradable plastics, for example.

 

Among other materials, metal packaging for instance is also singled out as potentially being problematic.

Klemperer: Metal is actually fine in terms of health as long as it is not lined with something, for example, as with metal beverage cans. I should point out that the use of the particlar material really depends on the exact nature of the metal, the use, if it's lined, etc.

 

What advice do you have for brands and for those involved in packaging development?

Klemperer: Innovation is happening, but more is needed! Customers are hungry for packaging that is safe for them and the environment.

 

Anything else to point out that’s important or not apparent?

Klemperer: While or report gives people lots of ideas for simple swaps they can make and items and chemicals to avoid, the onus shouldn't lie on consumers to make the right choices. We need new and safer packaging and companies have an opportunity and an obligation to step in and create products that are better both for human health and the environment.

 

The full 30-page report in PDF format is available to download.

Images: FoodPrint report

 

For related content from Packaging Digest, see Clean packaging: The next step in consumer transparency, published July 2018; and What ‘chemicals of concern’ are in your food packaging?, published June 2018.

 

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A report on food packaging centers on an assessment of different materials. Spoiler alert: Plastics do not fare well, but neither do metal and paper.

 

First came the notion of the Beer Print, when Packaging Digest reported on Molson Coors’ sustainability efforts that centered around that idea.

“Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” explained Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.” (see Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print, published December 2019)

My interest was piqued when I saw a parallel approach to that at the FoodPrint website, which published a paper, The FoodPrint of Food Packaging.  It’s based on a March 2019 report, Safer Materials in Food Packaging, by Safer Made. Commissioned by Forsythia Foundation which “promotes healthier people and environments by reducing harmful chemicals in our lives,” Safer Made’s 49-page study discusses the needs for innovation in food packaging and showcases innovative companies and potential solutions to the sector’s health and environmental challenges.

FoodPrint’s document is comprehensive 30-page PDF that cites 86 footnoted sources for the data and information. Among other things, the report shows how harmful chemicals in single-use plastics and other wasteful packaging leach into food. For example, it found that…

• Styrofoam use is on the decline due to environmental concerns, but its precursor, polystyrene, remains widely used despite also leaching petroleum-based chemicals into food.

• [Paper] fiber food packaging like [corrugated] is often coated with plastic and additives such as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that make it impossible to recycle and are prone to food contamination.

In both Safer Made and FoodPrint’s reports, fault is found with all materials related so specific usages with the exception of glass packaging, which essentially emerges clear of any adverse criticism.

A FoodPrint contact informed me that “the report offers a clear path forward, sharing actionable steps consumers can take and uplifting successful initiatives to develop sustainable and reusable alternatives to traditional plastics.”

It’s beneficial to hear from diverse voices in the markets Packaging Digest covers, so I reached out to Jerusha Klemperer, director, for additional information.

The report's fundamental considerations that were used to assess different food packaging materials.

 

Briefly describe what FoodPrint is and does.

Klemperer: Based in New York City, FoodPrint is a website that helps people understand how to eat in a way that does less harm to the environment, animals, and people. We have information on shopping, cooking and eating more sustainably as well as deep-dive information on the impacts of our industrial food system.

 

When and why was the report conducted?

Klemperer: We worked on this report because we felt that food packaging is an important part of the food system that a lot of consumers don't think much about. People are thinking a lot lately about things like pesticides that are used to grow the food itself, but what about the packaging the food comes in? There are environmental and health problems that could be addressed with innovations in food packaging and supported by changes in consumer behavior as well. For example, food packaging innovations include an endlessly recycled plastic, polydiketoenamine, or PDK, designed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (see New plastic for food packaging is infinitely recyclable published July 2019). Researchers at Penn State have developed an inexpensive, compostable material they believe could replace the plastic barrier coatings that are problematic in packaging.

 

What do you see as the main problems with food packaging?

Klemperer: The environmental problems are around production, but also disposal.

For example, plastic is problematic because of all of the unsustainable petroleum production it relies on — plastic comes, in large part from petroleum, but also now increasingly from natural gas production. However, the problem is also because plastic never goes away and is filling our landfills, water ways and more with gluts of plastic.

And there are also health impacts from certain plastics, like polystyrene, which is used in many types of packaging including coffee cup lids, and which causes a range of health problems when it leaches into the food or drink it carries. The top chemicals for concern are bisphenols including bisphenol-A, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and phthalates.

The report finds problems across three of the four main material types commonly used in food packaging.

 

Do you see instances where plastics is beneficial? For example, the coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the food safety benefits of single-use packaging.

Klemperer: Of course! There is a time and a place for plastic packaging, but I think we can all agree we are using way more than we need. We have prioritized convenience — and that's the key difference, between safety and convenience — to the point where we are drowning ourselves in unhealthy plastic.

 

What materials made out better than plastics, according to the study?

Klemperer: Cardboard/fiber can be better, but there are some additives, like PFAS, that can make them extremely problematic. Then we point out that some innovations that seem great might have problems as well, especially in the murky area of biodegradable plastics, for example.

 

Among other materials, metal packaging for instance is also singled out as potentially being problematic.

Klemperer: Metal is actually fine in terms of health as long as it is not lined with something, for example, as with metal beverage cans. I should point out that the use of the particlar material really depends on the exact nature of the metal, the use, if it's lined, etc.

 

What advice do you have for brands and for those involved in packaging development?

Klemperer: Innovation is happening, but more is needed! Customers are hungry for packaging that is safe for them and the environment.

 

Anything else to point out that’s important or not apparent?

Klemperer: While or report gives people lots of ideas for simple swaps they can make and items and chemicals to avoid, the onus shouldn't lie on consumers to make the right choices. We need new and safer packaging and companies have an opportunity and an obligation to step in and create products that are better both for human health and the environment.

 

The full 30-page report in PDF format is available to download.

Images: FoodPrint report

 

For related content from Packaging Digest, see Clean packaging: The next step in consumer transparency, published July 2018; and What ‘chemicals of concern’ are in your food packaging?, published June 2018.

 

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A report on food packaging centers on an assessment of different materials. Spoiler alert: Plastics do not fare well, but neither do metal and paper.

 

First came the notion of the Beer Print, when Packaging Digest reported on Molson Coors’ sustainability efforts that centered around that idea.

“Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” explained Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.” (see Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print, published December 2019)

My interest was piqued when I saw a parallel approach to that at the FoodPrint website, which published a paper, The FoodPrint of Food Packaging.  It’s based on a March 2019 report, Safer Materials in Food Packaging, by Safer Made. Commissioned by Forsythia Foundation which “promotes healthier people and environments by reducing harmful chemicals in our lives,” Safer Made’s 49-page study discusses the needs for innovation in food packaging and showcases innovative companies and potential solutions to the sector’s health and environmental challenges.

FoodPrint’s document is comprehensive 30-page PDF that cites 86 footnoted sources for the data and information. Among other things, the report shows how harmful chemicals in single-use plastics and other wasteful packaging leach into food. For example, it found that…

• Styrofoam use is on the decline due to environmental concerns, but its precursor, polystyrene, remains widely used despite also leaching petroleum-based chemicals into food.

• [Paper] fiber food packaging like [corrugated] is often coated with plastic and additives such as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that make it impossible to recycle and are prone to food contamination.

In both Safer Made and FoodPrint’s reports, fault is found with all materials related so specific usages with the exception of glass packaging, which essentially emerges clear of any adverse criticism.

A FoodPrint contact informed me that “the report offers a clear path forward, sharing actionable steps consumers can take and uplifting successful initiatives to develop sustainable and reusable alternatives to traditional plastics.”

It’s beneficial to hear from diverse voices in the markets Packaging Digest covers, so I reached out to Jerusha Klemperer, director, for additional information.

Food Packaging Safety: A Critical Review of Materials

The report's fundamental considerations that were used to assess different food packaging materials.

 

Briefly describe what FoodPrint is and does.

Klemperer: Based in New York City, FoodPrint is a website that helps people understand how to eat in a way that does less harm to the environment, animals, and people. We have information on shopping, cooking and eating more sustainably as well as deep-dive information on the impacts of our industrial food system.

 

When and why was the report conducted?

Klemperer: We worked on this report because we felt that food packaging is an important part of the food system that a lot of consumers don't think much about. People are thinking a lot lately about things like pesticides that are used to grow the food itself, but what about the packaging the food comes in? There are environmental and health problems that could be addressed with innovations in food packaging and supported by changes in consumer behavior as well. For example, food packaging innovations include an endlessly recycled plastic, polydiketoenamine, or PDK, designed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (see New plastic for food packaging is infinitely recyclable published July 2019). Researchers at Penn State have developed an inexpensive, compostable material they believe could replace the plastic barrier coatings that are problematic in packaging.

 

What do you see as the main problems with food packaging?

Klemperer: The environmental problems are around production, but also disposal.

For example, plastic is problematic because of all of the unsustainable petroleum production it relies on — plastic comes, in large part from petroleum, but also now increasingly from natural gas production. However, the problem is also because plastic never goes away and is filling our landfills, water ways and more with gluts of plastic.

And there are also health impacts from certain plastics, like polystyrene, which is used in many types of packaging including coffee cup lids, and which causes a range of health problems when it leaches into the food or drink it carries. The top chemicals for concern are bisphenols including bisphenol-A, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and phthalates.

The report finds problems across three of the four main material types commonly used in food packaging.

 

Do you see instances where plastics is beneficial? For example, the coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the food safety benefits of single-use packaging.

Klemperer: Of course! There is a time and a place for plastic packaging, but I think we can all agree we are using way more than we need. We have prioritized convenience — and that's the key difference, between safety and convenience — to the point where we are drowning ourselves in unhealthy plastic.

 

What materials made out better than plastics, according to the study?

Klemperer: Cardboard/fiber can be better, but there are some additives, like PFAS, that can make them extremely problematic. Then we point out that some innovations that seem great might have problems as well, especially in the murky area of biodegradable plastics, for example.

 

Among other materials, metal packaging for instance is also singled out as potentially being problematic.

Klemperer: Metal is actually fine in terms of health as long as it is not lined with something, for example, as with metal beverage cans. I should point out that the use of the particlar material really depends on the exact nature of the metal, the use, if it's lined, etc.

 

What advice do you have for brands and for those involved in packaging development?

Klemperer: Innovation is happening, but more is needed! Customers are hungry for packaging that is safe for them and the environment.

 

Anything else to point out that’s important or not apparent?

Klemperer: While or report gives people lots of ideas for simple swaps they can make and items and chemicals to avoid, the onus shouldn't lie on consumers to make the right choices. We need new and safer packaging and companies have an opportunity and an obligation to step in and create products that are better both for human health and the environment.

 

The full 30-page report in PDF format is available to download.

Images: FoodPrint report

 

For related content from Packaging Digest, see Clean packaging: The next step in consumer transparency, published July 2018; and What ‘chemicals of concern’ are in your food packaging?, published June 2018.

 

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A report on food packaging centers on an assessment of different materials. Spoiler alert: Plastics do not fare well, but neither do metal and paper.

 

First came the notion of the Beer Print, when Packaging Digest reported on Molson Coors’ sustainability efforts that centered around that idea.

“Beer Print is the notion that every time a beer is lifted up, there’s an imprint left behind,” explained Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility. “We want to make sure it’s a positive one on our communities and environment.” (see Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print, published December 2019)

My interest was piqued when I saw a parallel approach to that at the FoodPrint website, which published a paper, The FoodPrint of Food Packaging.  It’s based on a March 2019 report, Safer Materials in Food Packaging, by Safer Made. Commissioned by Forsythia Foundation which “promotes healthier people and environments by reducing harmful chemicals in our lives,” Safer Made’s 49-page study discusses the needs for innovation in food packaging and showcases innovative companies and potential solutions to the sector’s health and environmental challenges.

FoodPrint’s document is comprehensive 30-page PDF that cites 86 footnoted sources for the data and information. Among other things, the report shows how harmful chemicals in single-use plastics and other wasteful packaging leach into food. For example, it found that…

• Styrofoam use is on the decline due to environmental concerns, but its precursor, polystyrene, remains widely used despite also leaching petroleum-based chemicals into food.

• [Paper] fiber food packaging like [corrugated] is often coated with plastic and additives such as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that make it impossible to recycle and are prone to food contamination.

In both Safer Made and FoodPrint’s reports, fault is found with all materials related so specific usages with the exception of glass packaging, which essentially emerges clear of any adverse criticism.

A FoodPrint contact informed me that “the report offers a clear path forward, sharing actionable steps consumers can take and uplifting successful initiatives to develop sustainable and reusable alternatives to traditional plastics.”

It’s beneficial to hear from diverse voices in the markets Packaging Digest covers, so I reached out to Jerusha Klemperer, director, for additional information.

Food Packaging Safety: A Critical Review of Materials

The report's fundamental considerations that were used to assess different food packaging materials.

 

Briefly describe what FoodPrint is and does.

Klemperer: Based in New York City, FoodPrint is a website that helps people understand how to eat in a way that does less harm to the environment, animals, and people. We have information on shopping, cooking and eating more sustainably as well as deep-dive information on the impacts of our industrial food system.

 

When and why was the report conducted?

Klemperer: We worked on this report because we felt that food packaging is an important part of the food system that a lot of consumers don't think much about. People are thinking a lot lately about things like pesticides that are used to grow the food itself, but what about the packaging the food comes in? There are environmental and health problems that could be addressed with innovations in food packaging and supported by changes in consumer behavior as well. For example, food packaging innovations include an endlessly recycled plastic, polydiketoenamine, or PDK, designed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (see New plastic for food packaging is infinitely recyclable published July 2019). Researchers at Penn State have developed an inexpensive, compostable material they believe could replace the plastic barrier coatings that are problematic in packaging.

 

What do you see as the main problems with food packaging?

Klemperer: The environmental problems are around production, but also disposal.

For example, plastic is problematic because of all of the unsustainable petroleum production it relies on — plastic comes, in large part from petroleum, but also now increasingly from natural gas production. However, the problem is also because plastic never goes away and is filling our landfills, water ways and more with gluts of plastic.

And there are also health impacts from certain plastics, like polystyrene, which is used in many types of packaging including coffee cup lids, and which causes a range of health problems when it leaches into the food or drink it carries. The top chemicals for concern are bisphenols including bisphenol-A, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and phthalates.

Food Packaging Safety: A Critical Review of Materials

The report finds problems across three of the four main material types commonly used in food packaging.

 

Do you see instances where plastics is beneficial? For example, the coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the food safety benefits of single-use packaging.

Klemperer: Of course! There is a time and a place for plastic packaging, but I think we can all agree we are using way more than we need. We have prioritized convenience — and that's the key difference, between safety and convenience — to the point where we are drowning ourselves in unhealthy plastic.

 

What materials made out better than plastics, according to the study?

Klemperer: Cardboard/fiber can be better, but there are some additives, like PFAS, that can make them extremely problematic. Then we point out that some innovations that seem great might have problems as well, especially in the murky area of biodegradable plastics, for example.

 

Among other materials, metal packaging for instance is also singled out as potentially being problematic.

Klemperer: Metal is actually fine in terms of health as long as it is not lined with something, for example, as with metal beverage cans. I should point out that the use of the particlar material really depends on the exact nature of the metal, the use, if it's lined, etc.

 

What advice do you have for brands and for those involved in packaging development?

Klemperer: Innovation is happening, but more is needed! Customers are hungry for packaging that is safe for them and the environment.

 

Anything else to point out that’s important or not apparent?

Klemperer: While or report gives people lots of ideas for simple swaps they can make and items and chemicals to avoid, the onus shouldn't lie on consumers to make the right choices. We need new and safer packaging and companies have an opportunity and an obligation to step in and create products that are better both for human health and the environment.

 

The full 30-page report in PDF format is available to download.

Images: FoodPrint report

 

For related content from Packaging Digest, see Clean packaging: The next step in consumer transparency, published July 2018; and What ‘chemicals of concern’ are in your food packaging?, published June 2018.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

InvisiShield

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Coca-Cola-Keelclip

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

InvisiShield

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Coca-Cola-Keelclip

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Coca-Cola-Keelclip

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Coca-Cola-Keelclip

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

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4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Starbucks-disposable-cup

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

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8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Although food and packaging are not key players in the spread of COVID-19, pandemic-driven wariness is driving food brand owners and their packaging suppliers, as well as retailers and foodservice providers, to put more emphasis on hygienic packaging design.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states: “In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” Nonetheless, consumers are concerned about that risk.

To assuage their fears, supply chain participants are developing more hygienic packaging for products ranging from freshly baked bread to canned soft drinks. The package designs span the technological gamut, with simple kraft bags at one end and controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) at the other.

Here are several hygienic packages that illustrate the work in progress, starting with an option that stops pathogen growth.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

1. InvisiShield Says ‘No’ to Germs

A CAP approach called InvisiShield protects fresh-cut produce from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. InvisiShield is activated within sealed packages, releasing an anti-pathogenic agent —undetectable to consumers — that significantly reduces pathogens without contacting the product. The solution uses 3-Phase Activ-Polymer technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup.

 

Next: Skin4Can Coating

 

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

2. Beverage Cans Get Hygiene Boost with Skin4Can

Skin4Can, a transparent polymer coating, sticks to the surface of beverage cans to provide protection from contaminants ranging from dirt to microorganisms. The recyclable, skin-like coating protects cans throughout distribution and merchandising. Skin4Can, from The EMS Group, is also compatible with tinplate food cans.

 

Next: WaveSafe Carrier

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

3. Multipack Carrier Makes Beverage Packaging More Hygienic

The WaveSafe multipack carrier for beverage cans, from WaveGrip, protects the tops of cans from contaminants throughout the supply chain. The flexible carrier, available in a range of colors, incorporates a layer of recyclable polyethylene that covers the can tops. A new version of WaveSafe is in development: Featuring antimicrobial properties, it is expected to launch in September 2020.

 

Next: Coca-Cola’s Topper

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

4. Paperboard ‘Topper’ Keeps Coca-Cola’s Cans Clean

The Coca-Cola Co. announced last fall that it was launching the KeelClip paperboard “topper” in the European Union for multipacks of up to eight beverage cans. Supplied by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the topper covers the multipack completely, keeping can tops clean.

 

Next: Fresh Bagels

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

5. Supermarket Starts Bagging Bulk Bagels

COVID-19 has forced grocery stores to alter many aspects of their business to protect both workers and shoppers. In Chicago, Jewel-Osco supermarkets now pre-bag their fresh bagels rather than offering them in bulk bins. Each bag contains not one, but two bagels — a strategy likely to boost the total volume of bagels sold, even as it enhances safety.

 

Next: Safer Baguettes

 

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

6. Bakeries Say Bye-Bye to Unsealed Bread Bags

In-store bakeries are adopting more hygienic packaging for freshly baked baguettes and other loaves of bread, which were often packed in open paper bags in pre-pandemic times. Some stores are simply adding a pressure-sensitive sticker to loosely seal the conventional kraft bag (see image below).

The bread package shown above is more hygienic, by far. Bread is packed in a clear film bag that’s closed with a twist tie, and this package is slipped into a kraft bag.

Overkill? Not necessarily. Shoppers familiar with seeing bread in a kraft bag might look for that outer packaging first during a quick trip to the store.

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

Next: Back to Basics at Starbucks

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

7. Starbucks Nixes BYO Cups

With an eye to sustainability, Starbucks has for many years offered a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup or mug. But the chain paused that "Bring Your Own" (BYO) program in March 2020 in efforts to combat COVID-19 and began pouring all store-prepared beverages into disposable cups. Despite the pause, consumers who bring a reusable cup to Starbucks (even though they don’t use it) or request a “for-here” ceramic cup still get a 10-cent discount.

 

Next: Clean cannabis cans

Hygienic Packaging Designs Calm Virus-Related Anxiety

8. Cans Keep Cannabis Clean

Honest Marijuana is doing its part to keep its products free of contaminants and ready for curbside pickup (where permitted). The company packs cannabis flowers in squat ring-pull cans flushed with nitrogen. In addition to keeping the product clean, the packaging protects it from light and oxygen. An overcap is provided to reclose the package after the consumer removes the can end.

 

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Two German companies have successfully tested a process to remove ink from twofold low-density polyethylene films used extensively in packaging applications.

 

Flexible packaging offers a host of sustainability benefits ranging from source reduction to more efficient transport, but there are a number of challenges associated with recycling these materials. A new partnership between two German companies — a maker of printing inks and a developer of recycling technologies — has overcome one barrier to closing the loop.

Siegwerk and APK AG have announced the successful test of a process to remove ink from twofold low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films. Using APK AG’s solvent-based Newcycling recycling technology, the company’s R&D unit was able to disperse and filter out red, black, and blue Siegwerk inks from the polymer matrix, resulting in “near-virgin” transparency of the recyclate material. On films printed with yellow ink, some marginal color remained after the treatment process.  

“We have mastered a much-discussed challenge for efficient recycling of flexible packaging,” Ralf Leineweber, head of global technology development at Siegwerk, said according to a press release.

The companies teamed up back in October 2019 and completed the de-inking test this spring. Their next step will be continuing tests with a more complex product, such as a printed monolayer film with several colors or a multi-layer solution, Hagen Hanel, head of the Plastics Recycling Innovation Center at APK AG, tells Packaging Digest.

The Newcycling process takes 75 minutes or less and involves dissolving the polymer, followed by a solvent-based purification step, whereby additives such as ink are removed. It differs from chemical recycling in that the polymer’s molecular structure remains intact.

“In line with the principles of the EU [European Union] Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan, our Newcycling technology aims at closing cycles for flexible packaging solutions that are deemed ‘unrecyclable’ up to now,” Hanel said in the press release. The Circular Economy Action plan is a set of legislative and non-legislative measures intended to ensure that resources used in the manufacture of products are kept in the EU economy as long as possible. It’s part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission’s plan to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. “We aspire to combine environmental benefits of recycling with high-quality performance of the recyclate,” Hanel’s statement continued.

APK AG’s Newcycling technology is currently available at a plant in Merseburg, Germany, producing 8,000 tonnes. Plans for a 20,000-metric-ton plant are in the works. The company says Newcycling can ultimately be scaled to 50,000 tonnes or more.

 

Jamie Hartford is content director for Packaging Digest’s parent company, Informa Markets, a business unit of Informa LLC.

 

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Two German companies have successfully tested a process to remove ink from twofold low-density polyethylene films used extensively in packaging applications.

 

Flexible packaging offers a host of sustainability benefits ranging from source reduction to more efficient transport, but there are a number of challenges associated with recycling these materials. A new partnership between two German companies — a maker of printing inks and a developer of recycling technologies — has overcome one barrier to closing the loop.

Siegwerk and APK AG have announced the successful test of a process to remove ink from twofold low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films. Using APK AG’s solvent-based Newcycling recycling technology, the company’s R&D unit was able to disperse and filter out red, black, and blue Siegwerk inks from the polymer matrix, resulting in “near-virgin” transparency of the recyclate material. On films printed with yellow ink, some marginal color remained after the treatment process.  

“We have mastered a much-discussed challenge for efficient recycling of flexible packaging,” Ralf Leineweber, head of global technology development at Siegwerk, said according to a press release.

The companies teamed up back in October 2019 and completed the de-inking test this spring. Their next step will be continuing tests with a more complex product, such as a printed monolayer film with several colors or a multi-layer solution, Hagen Hanel, head of the Plastics Recycling Innovation Center at APK AG, tells Packaging Digest.

The Newcycling process takes 75 minutes or less and involves dissolving the polymer, followed by a solvent-based purification step, whereby additives such as ink are removed. It differs from chemical recycling in that the polymer’s molecular structure remains intact.

“In line with the principles of the EU [European Union] Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan, our Newcycling technology aims at closing cycles for flexible packaging solutions that are deemed ‘unrecyclable’ up to now,” Hanel said in the press release. The Circular Economy Action plan is a set of legislative and non-legislative measures intended to ensure that resources used in the manufacture of products are kept in the EU economy as long as possible. It’s part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission’s plan to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. “We aspire to combine environmental benefits of recycling with high-quality performance of the recyclate,” Hanel’s statement continued.

APK AG’s Newcycling technology is currently available at a plant in Merseburg, Germany, producing 8,000 tonnes. Plans for a 20,000-metric-ton plant are in the works. The company says Newcycling can ultimately be scaled to 50,000 tonnes or more.

 

Jamie Hartford is content director for Packaging Digest’s parent company, Informa Markets, a business unit of Informa LLC.

 

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What do you do when your packaging machine parts are no longer available? Packaging machinery maven John Henry offers answers for three different scenarios.

 

I’ve been in more than a thousand packaging plants through the years. I see lots of new machinery. I also see older machinery, some going back to the ’40s and ’30s, in daily use. A lot of these are built of cast iron and the basic machine will still be going when our grandchildren have retired.

If they are maintained properly.

The original iron lasts forever but many of the machine parts don’t. They wear and break. When replacement parts are not available, what’s a maintenance chief to do?

Different types of parts offer different supply channel challenges. We can classify parts broadly as machine parts, changeparts, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.

Let’s look at each type.

 

Machine parts.

Machine parts are made specifically for a machine by or for the machine builder. Examples include cams, pusher lugs, and grippers, as well as larger components and subcomponents. Many of these are not what we commonly think of as wear parts requiring periodic replacement. Many won’t last forever, though. The original builder may be out of business or otherwise unable or unwilling to provide them. When they can supply them, they may need to be fabricated.

Some companies purchase old machines to cannibalize them for parts. One source is brokers like EquipNet. EquipNet buys used machinery for resale. Some they sell for production use. Others, at the end of their service life, they sell for parts. Elba Boria, EquipNet’s director of Latin American sales, tells me the company accepts requests from customers looking for machines for parts. In other instances, EquipNet buys spare parts that may be sitting in stockrooms to offer to its customers.

Frain Industries also buys used machinery that it refurbishes to its customer’s specifications. It has an enormous parts inventory for refurbishing and after-sale support. However, Frain’s president Rich Frain tells me, “We don’t sell parts. Too often parts from seemingly identical machines, even with sequential serial numbers are not interchangeable. Modification and fitting may be needed to make them work if they can be made to work at all.”

When all else fails, replacement parts must be fabricated from scratch. Modern, technology makes this much easier than it used to be. Compact 3D scanners can capture even complex part geometries with high precision. This generates a g-code file that can be quickly printed in any 3D printer. The printed part may not be always be functional but serves to verify dimensions and fit. Once verified, the file can be sent to a CNC machine to fabricate the final, functional part.

 

Changeparts.

Changeparts are machine components that are routinely changed to adapt a machine to a specific package. Cap chucks, timing screws, starwheels, vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) drop tubes, and case packer grids are a few common types of changeparts. As marketing introduces new package designs, new changeparts will be required to build them.

Fortunately, there are a number of companies that specialize in making changeparts. Many times they supply the original machine builder. Because they build so many changeparts for so many different machines, chances are they already have drawings for whatever parts you need. When they don’t, detailed measurements need to be taken.

 

OEM Parts.

OEM parts are standard, commercially available components available from many sources. These include switches, sensors, gears and bearings, motors, air cylinders, and more. Many of these are standardized so there may be multiple suppliers for, say, a 1-inch diameter x 6-inch stroke pneumatic actuator. Wherever possible, try to get OEM part numbers from the machine builder in addition to the builder’s part numbers. This will allow you to purchase the components directly if needed.

One special area is controls. Machines more than about 25 years old may have electromechanical controls or custom-built electronic controls. These were often difficult to service when new. The rapid obsolescence of electronics may make it impossible now. “We don’t even try,” Frain says. “We just pull everything out and replace it with a $500 PLC. It just makes life easier for everyone.”

 

New is nice but many older machines still have decades of life left in them if they can be properly maintained. Finding the needed parts can be a challenge but that is what makes the maintenance chief’s job interesting.

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What do you do when your packaging machine parts are no longer available? Packaging machinery maven John Henry offers answers for three different scenarios.

 

I’ve been in more than a thousand packaging plants through the years. I see lots of new machinery. I also see older machinery, some going back to the ’40s and ’30s, in daily use. A lot of these are built of cast iron and the basic machine will still be going when our grandchildren have retired.

If they are maintained properly.

The original iron lasts forever but many of the machine parts don’t. They wear and break. When replacement parts are not available, what’s a maintenance chief to do?

Different types of parts offer different supply channel challenges. We can classify parts broadly as machine parts, changeparts, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.

Let’s look at each type.

 

Machine parts.

Machine parts are made specifically for a machine by or for the machine builder. Examples include cams, pusher lugs, and grippers, as well as larger components and subcomponents. Many of these are not what we commonly think of as wear parts requiring periodic replacement. Many won’t last forever, though. The original builder may be out of business or otherwise unable or unwilling to provide them. When they can supply them, they may need to be fabricated.

Some companies purchase old machines to cannibalize them for parts. One source is brokers like EquipNet. EquipNet buys used machinery for resale. Some they sell for production use. Others, at the end of their service life, they sell for parts. Elba Boria, EquipNet’s director of Latin American sales, tells me the company accepts requests from customers looking for machines for parts. In other instances, EquipNet buys spare parts that may be sitting in stockrooms to offer to its customers.

Frain Industries also buys used machinery that it refurbishes to its customer’s specifications. It has an enormous parts inventory for refurbishing and after-sale support. However, Frain’s president Rich Frain tells me, “We don’t sell parts. Too often parts from seemingly identical machines, even with sequential serial numbers are not interchangeable. Modification and fitting may be needed to make them work if they can be made to work at all.”

When all else fails, replacement parts must be fabricated from scratch. Modern, technology makes this much easier than it used to be. Compact 3D scanners can capture even complex part geometries with high precision. This generates a g-code file that can be quickly printed in any 3D printer. The printed part may not be always be functional but serves to verify dimensions and fit. Once verified, the file can be sent to a CNC machine to fabricate the final, functional part.

 

Changeparts.

Changeparts are machine components that are routinely changed to adapt a machine to a specific package. Cap chucks, timing screws, starwheels, vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) drop tubes, and case packer grids are a few common types of changeparts. As marketing introduces new package designs, new changeparts will be required to build them.

Fortunately, there are a number of companies that specialize in making changeparts. Many times they supply the original machine builder. Because they build so many changeparts for so many different machines, chances are they already have drawings for whatever parts you need. When they don’t, detailed measurements need to be taken.

 

OEM Parts.

OEM parts are standard, commercially available components available from many sources. These include switches, sensors, gears and bearings, motors, air cylinders, and more. Many of these are standardized so there may be multiple suppliers for, say, a 1-inch diameter x 6-inch stroke pneumatic actuator. Wherever possible, try to get OEM part numbers from the machine builder in addition to the builder’s part numbers. This will allow you to purchase the components directly if needed.

One special area is controls. Machines more than about 25 years old may have electromechanical controls or custom-built electronic controls. These were often difficult to service when new. The rapid obsolescence of electronics may make it impossible now. “We don’t even try,” Frain says. “We just pull everything out and replace it with a $500 PLC. It just makes life easier for everyone.”

 

New is nice but many older machines still have decades of life left in them if they can be properly maintained. Finding the needed parts can be a challenge but that is what makes the maintenance chief’s job interesting.

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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon pairing. After years of research and development dedicated to product and packaging testing and packaging development of a unique gourmet chocolate, startup SoChatti went big by introducing the namesake product in squeezable pouches on Amazon in May 2018. The 8oz, 10-serving pouch retails for $17.95.

For the brand, it’s the only packaging that makes the product commercially possible and viable.

But development wasn’t all straightforward, in fact it may have been more complicated than anyone would have imagined — for example, there were 50 packaging variations. But thanks to the know-how and resilience of pouch supplier Glenroy and the brand, the result is a fascinating and complex success story.

Packaging Digest unpacks the company’s packaging journey with Matt Rubin, SoChatti founder and CEO, who also discloses the company’s exciting new portable format.

 

What distinguishes your product?  

Rubin: SoChatti is an entirely new chocolate product made and packaged to preserve the rich, delicate flavors of chocolate that aren’t available in most chocolate products on the market today. SoChatti’s unique and innovative packaging is integral in enabling our company to create a new product category, which we’re calling Chocolate on Tap: Pure chocolate that contains only three pure ingredients and is made to be eaten melted. 

 

Talk about the brand’s experience with flexible packaging.

Rubin: Our flexible packaging solution was an integral part in creating and launching our brand.

The SoChatti nozzled pouch package was our first custom-designed, flexible packaging product. It took more than two and a half years to develop from beginning to end. In the initial testing and development stages, we used existing flexible packaging options. As we developed our own flexible packaging for this product, we needed something that would preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of chocolate like nothing else on the market, yet also allowed our chocolate to melt and harden an unlimited number of times without affecting the quality and taste of the product.

The true magic of SoChatti’s flexible packaging is that it is both a pouch and dispenser that uniquely fit together while preserving and melting the chocolate. The pouch incorporates a channel into the seal area that interlocks with the SoChatti chocolate dispenser.

To melt the chocolate, the pouch is submersed in warm water or placed within the SoChatti Warmer, a countertop appliance we launched in early 2020 to keep the chocolate warm and ready for use. With minimal power and designed to take up limited countertop space, users can enjoy SoChatti chocolate whenever the craving strikes. The Warmer retails for $124.95.

With the convenient piping tip provided by the Aptar VersaSpout fitment, the melted chocolate can be dispensed directly from the pouch for use in baking, drizzled onto a favorite snack, or eaten on its own. The valve enables the chocolate to flow at the optimum pressure level to conveniently dispense the chocolate into a shot glass or onto a spoon to get their “fix”.   

How unique is the pouch?

Rubin: SoChatti is the first real chocolate to use a flexible package. We aren’t a chocolate syrup, powder, or sauce. We’re pure chocolate made with only three ingredients: Cacao beans, cacao butter, and cane sugar. Within our packaging, our product is able to transform from a solid to melted chocolate, which initially posed a big challenge, However, we were successful and able to creat a new category we call “Tap Chocolate.”   

 

What were your R&D challenges?

Rubin: We faced many challenges throughout the process of creating SoChatti. In fact, throughout its development, we tested more than 50 different packaging iterations! Since our product is made to be eaten melted, we had to identify the ideal pressure and temperature for chocolate to be dispensed through a nozzle. It turns out there is only about a 10-degree window, so we had to be precise. We also had to identify the proper level of vapor barrier to truly preserve the freshness of our chocolate. The structure of the packaging film we use provides a superior oxygen barrier and prevents oxygen from destroying the flavors characteristic of cacao beans originating from origins like Trinidad, Peru, Honduras, and other locations.

Prior to filling the pouch, SoChatti chocolate is outgassed using a proprietary process to remove any microscopic dissolved air bubbles and to adjust the aromatic profile of the product. The chocolate is then directly filled through the AptarGroup nozzle under high pressure, automatically sealing in the complex flavors behind Aptar’s self-sealing valve. Unlike conventional chocolate bars, the SoChatti pouch is filled with untempered chocolate, thereby removing many of the typical processing steps. 

 

What’s the shelf life?

Rubin: SoChatti is completely shelf-stable for up to two years without using any preservatives or emulsifiers. It can be stored and transported at temperatures up to 120°F and can be subjected to repeated thermal cycling without degradation. This allows us to use conventional warehouse and fulfilment services, and eliminates the cold-chain distribution requirements of conventional chocolate products.

Chocolate products are typically considered hazardous to fulfilment centers during summer months. However, our packaging received a special exemption from Amazon to enable year-round fulfillment without temperature regulation or waste.

 

Is this a single-product line or is there more than one SKU?

Rubin: SoChatti has developed two unique packages to preserve the flavor of dark chocolate. Our 8oz dispenser pouch is made of a 5-layer, solid vapor barrier to enable it to be squeezed and piped for repeated use without any degradation of the chocolate. The pouch is waterproof with a silicon cross-cut valve in the nozzle to prevent oxygen from entering the pouch.

SoChatti to Go (shown above) is a brand-new SKU that we soft launched in early 2020 as a test with a few trusted retail partners. This on-the-go, 23-gram net weight packet conveniently fits in a pocket and is an especially great treat during the summer months: Whereas conventional chocolate can cause a mess when it melts, SoChatti is formulated to be eaten melted. It is now available for pre-order via the SoChatti website and retails for $17.95 for a box of 10 or for $1.79 apiece. 

SoChatti to Go packaging uses a similar vapor barrier as the pouch, but it’s a non-reinforced package that allows you to tear into it in order to eat the chocolate as a solid chocolate bar, or, melt it by placing it in warm water or just letting it melt in warm conditions.

 

The packet is designed with horizontal tear notch on the top end for full dispensing and has a vertical tear notch on the bottom for controlled dispensing.

 

Please comment on production and the impact of COVID-19.

Rubin: SoChatti chocolate is packaged entirely in-house. In May we moved into a nearly 13,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, IN, to expand production and double down on R&D. We've moved five locations worth of materials, chocolate production equipment, etc., into one integrated facility. It’s now operational and houses our SoChatti Warmer production line.

We're operationally committed to employee safety first and so, like many companies, we took the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure our team's safety before they returned for onsite operations. We've even managed to expand our team with new hires during this time.  

 

What’s been sales results and feedback?

Rubin: One of the unique features about the SoChatti packaging is that it transcends foodservice and consumer retail. It’s a product that appeals to restaurants and coffee shops, as well as consumers serving it to friends and family or on their own. It’s a product that’s been sold at Williams Sonoma as part of its Artisan’s Market program. It’s also on the menu at a number of partner restaurants in the form of a chocolate-tasting dessert options, and it’s also sold direct-to-consumer both online and through a few local grocery partners. Though still in the early stages, our SoChatti to Go product has exceeded expectations in re-orders from initial grocery and cafe partners. 

 

What are overall expectations?

Rubin: Through the pandemic 2020 sales have been consistent with 2019. However, we launched a new ecommerce website earlier this month, SoChatti Collections, which is a huge milestone for the brand.

As we continue to grow, our additional portable packaging, SoChatti to Go, will allow us to reach and serve even more consumers in our effort to introduce the world to the real flavor of chocolate.

 

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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon pairing. After years of research and development dedicated to product and packaging testing and packaging development of a unique gourmet chocolate, startup SoChatti went big by introducing the namesake product in squeezable pouches on Amazon in May 2018. The 8oz, 10-serving pouch retails for $17.95.

For the brand, it’s the only packaging that makes the product commercially possible and viable.

But development wasn’t all straightforward, in fact it may have been more complicated than anyone would have imagined — for example, there were 50 packaging variations. But thanks to the know-how and resilience of pouch supplier Glenroy and the brand, the result is a fascinating and complex success story.

Packaging Digest unpacks the company’s packaging journey with Matt Rubin, SoChatti founder and CEO, who also discloses the company’s exciting new portable format.

 

What distinguishes your product?  

Rubin: SoChatti is an entirely new chocolate product made and packaged to preserve the rich, delicate flavors of chocolate that aren’t available in most chocolate products on the market today. SoChatti’s unique and innovative packaging is integral in enabling our company to create a new product category, which we’re calling Chocolate on Tap: Pure chocolate that contains only three pure ingredients and is made to be eaten melted. 

 

Talk about the brand’s experience with flexible packaging.

Rubin: Our flexible packaging solution was an integral part in creating and launching our brand.

The SoChatti nozzled pouch package was our first custom-designed, flexible packaging product. It took more than two and a half years to develop from beginning to end. In the initial testing and development stages, we used existing flexible packaging options. As we developed our own flexible packaging for this product, we needed something that would preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of chocolate like nothing else on the market, yet also allowed our chocolate to melt and harden an unlimited number of times without affecting the quality and taste of the product.

The true magic of SoChatti’s flexible packaging is that it is both a pouch and dispenser that uniquely fit together while preserving and melting the chocolate. The pouch incorporates a channel into the seal area that interlocks with the SoChatti chocolate dispenser.

To melt the chocolate, the pouch is submersed in warm water or placed within the SoChatti Warmer, a countertop appliance we launched in early 2020 to keep the chocolate warm and ready for use. With minimal power and designed to take up limited countertop space, users can enjoy SoChatti chocolate whenever the craving strikes. The Warmer retails for $124.95.

With the convenient piping tip provided by the Aptar VersaSpout fitment, the melted chocolate can be dispensed directly from the pouch for use in baking, drizzled onto a favorite snack, or eaten on its own. The valve enables the chocolate to flow at the optimum pressure level to conveniently dispense the chocolate into a shot glass or onto a spoon to get their “fix”.   

How unique is the pouch?

Rubin: SoChatti is the first real chocolate to use a flexible package. We aren’t a chocolate syrup, powder, or sauce. We’re pure chocolate made with only three ingredients: Cacao beans, cacao butter, and cane sugar. Within our packaging, our product is able to transform from a solid to melted chocolate, which initially posed a big challenge, However, we were successful and able to creat a new category we call “Tap Chocolate.”   

 

What were your R&D challenges?

Rubin: We faced many challenges throughout the process of creating SoChatti. In fact, throughout its development, we tested more than 50 different packaging iterations! Since our product is made to be eaten melted, we had to identify the ideal pressure and temperature for chocolate to be dispensed through a nozzle. It turns out there is only about a 10-degree window, so we had to be precise. We also had to identify the proper level of vapor barrier to truly preserve the freshness of our chocolate. The structure of the packaging film we use provides a superior oxygen barrier and prevents oxygen from destroying the flavors characteristic of cacao beans originating from origins like Trinidad, Peru, Honduras, and other locations.

Prior to filling the pouch, SoChatti chocolate is outgassed using a proprietary process to remove any microscopic dissolved air bubbles and to adjust the aromatic profile of the product. The chocolate is then directly filled through the AptarGroup nozzle under high pressure, automatically sealing in the complex flavors behind Aptar’s self-sealing valve. Unlike conventional chocolate bars, the SoChatti pouch is filled with untempered chocolate, thereby removing many of the typical processing steps. 

 

What’s the shelf life?

Rubin: SoChatti is completely shelf-stable for up to two years without using any preservatives or emulsifiers. It can be stored and transported at temperatures up to 120°F and can be subjected to repeated thermal cycling without degradation. This allows us to use conventional warehouse and fulfilment services, and eliminates the cold-chain distribution requirements of conventional chocolate products.

Chocolate products are typically considered hazardous to fulfilment centers during summer months. However, our packaging received a special exemption from Amazon to enable year-round fulfillment without temperature regulation or waste.

 

Is this a single-product line or is there more than one SKU?

Rubin: SoChatti has developed two unique packages to preserve the flavor of dark chocolate. Our 8oz dispenser pouch is made of a 5-layer, solid vapor barrier to enable it to be squeezed and piped for repeated use without any degradation of the chocolate. The pouch is waterproof with a silicon cross-cut valve in the nozzle to prevent oxygen from entering the pouch.

SoChatti to Go (shown above) is a brand-new SKU that we soft launched in early 2020 as a test with a few trusted retail partners. This on-the-go, 23-gram net weight packet conveniently fits in a pocket and is an especially great treat during the summer months: Whereas conventional chocolate can cause a mess when it melts, SoChatti is formulated to be eaten melted. It is now available for pre-order via the SoChatti website and retails for $17.95 for a box of 10 or for $1.79 apiece. 

SoChatti to Go packaging uses a similar vapor barrier as the pouch, but it’s a non-reinforced package that allows you to tear into it in order to eat the chocolate as a solid chocolate bar, or, melt it by placing it in warm water or just letting it melt in warm conditions.

 

The packet is designed with horizontal tear notch on the top end for full dispensing and has a vertical tear notch on the bottom for controlled dispensing.

 

Please comment on production and the impact of COVID-19.

Rubin: SoChatti chocolate is packaged entirely in-house. In May we moved into a nearly 13,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, IN, to expand production and double down on R&D. We've moved five locations worth of materials, chocolate production equipment, etc., into one integrated facility. It’s now operational and houses our SoChatti Warmer production line.

We're operationally committed to employee safety first and so, like many companies, we took the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure our team's safety before they returned for onsite operations. We've even managed to expand our team with new hires during this time.  

 

What’s been sales results and feedback?

Rubin: One of the unique features about the SoChatti packaging is that it transcends foodservice and consumer retail. It’s a product that appeals to restaurants and coffee shops, as well as consumers serving it to friends and family or on their own. It’s a product that’s been sold at Williams Sonoma as part of its Artisan’s Market program. It’s also on the menu at a number of partner restaurants in the form of a chocolate-tasting dessert options, and it’s also sold direct-to-consumer both online and through a few local grocery partners. Though still in the early stages, our SoChatti to Go product has exceeded expectations in re-orders from initial grocery and cafe partners. 

 

What are overall expectations?

Rubin: Through the pandemic 2020 sales have been consistent with 2019. However, we launched a new ecommerce website earlier this month, SoChatti Collections, which is a huge milestone for the brand.

As we continue to grow, our additional portable packaging, SoChatti to Go, will allow us to reach and serve even more consumers in our effort to introduce the world to the real flavor of chocolate.

 

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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon pairing. After years of research and development dedicated to product and packaging testing and packaging development of a unique gourmet chocolate, startup SoChatti went big by introducing the namesake product in squeezable pouches on Amazon in May 2018. The 8oz, 10-serving pouch retails for $17.95.

For the brand, it’s the only packaging that makes the product commercially possible and viable.

But development wasn’t all straightforward, in fact it may have been more complicated than anyone would have imagined — for example, there were 50 packaging variations. But thanks to the know-how and resilience of pouch supplier Glenroy and the brand, the result is a fascinating and complex success story.

Packaging Digest unpacks the company’s packaging journey with Matt Rubin, SoChatti founder and CEO, who also discloses the company’s exciting new portable format.

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

 

What distinguishes your product?  

Rubin: SoChatti is an entirely new chocolate product made and packaged to preserve the rich, delicate flavors of chocolate that aren’t available in most chocolate products on the market today. SoChatti’s unique and innovative packaging is integral in enabling our company to create a new product category, which we’re calling Chocolate on Tap: Pure chocolate that contains only three pure ingredients and is made to be eaten melted. 

 

Talk about the brand’s experience with flexible packaging.

Rubin: Our flexible packaging solution was an integral part in creating and launching our brand.

The SoChatti nozzled pouch package was our first custom-designed, flexible packaging product. It took more than two and a half years to develop from beginning to end. In the initial testing and development stages, we used existing flexible packaging options. As we developed our own flexible packaging for this product, we needed something that would preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of chocolate like nothing else on the market, yet also allowed our chocolate to melt and harden an unlimited number of times without affecting the quality and taste of the product.

The true magic of SoChatti’s flexible packaging is that it is both a pouch and dispenser that uniquely fit together while preserving and melting the chocolate. The pouch incorporates a channel into the seal area that interlocks with the SoChatti chocolate dispenser.

To melt the chocolate, the pouch is submersed in warm water or placed within the SoChatti Warmer, a countertop appliance we launched in early 2020 to keep the chocolate warm and ready for use. With minimal power and designed to take up limited countertop space, users can enjoy SoChatti chocolate whenever the craving strikes. The Warmer retails for $124.95.

With the convenient piping tip provided by the Aptar VersaSpout fitment, the melted chocolate can be dispensed directly from the pouch for use in baking, drizzled onto a favorite snack, or eaten on its own. The valve enables the chocolate to flow at the optimum pressure level to conveniently dispense the chocolate into a shot glass or onto a spoon to get their “fix”.   

How unique is the pouch?

Rubin: SoChatti is the first real chocolate to use a flexible package. We aren’t a chocolate syrup, powder, or sauce. We’re pure chocolate made with only three ingredients: Cacao beans, cacao butter, and cane sugar. Within our packaging, our product is able to transform from a solid to melted chocolate, which initially posed a big challenge, However, we were successful and able to creat a new category we call “Tap Chocolate.”   

 

What were your R&D challenges?

Rubin: We faced many challenges throughout the process of creating SoChatti. In fact, throughout its development, we tested more than 50 different packaging iterations! Since our product is made to be eaten melted, we had to identify the ideal pressure and temperature for chocolate to be dispensed through a nozzle. It turns out there is only about a 10-degree window, so we had to be precise. We also had to identify the proper level of vapor barrier to truly preserve the freshness of our chocolate. The structure of the packaging film we use provides a superior oxygen barrier and prevents oxygen from destroying the flavors characteristic of cacao beans originating from origins like Trinidad, Peru, Honduras, and other locations.

Prior to filling the pouch, SoChatti chocolate is outgassed using a proprietary process to remove any microscopic dissolved air bubbles and to adjust the aromatic profile of the product. The chocolate is then directly filled through the AptarGroup nozzle under high pressure, automatically sealing in the complex flavors behind Aptar’s self-sealing valve. Unlike conventional chocolate bars, the SoChatti pouch is filled with untempered chocolate, thereby removing many of the typical processing steps. 

 

What’s the shelf life?

Rubin: SoChatti is completely shelf-stable for up to two years without using any preservatives or emulsifiers. It can be stored and transported at temperatures up to 120°F and can be subjected to repeated thermal cycling without degradation. This allows us to use conventional warehouse and fulfilment services, and eliminates the cold-chain distribution requirements of conventional chocolate products.

Chocolate products are typically considered hazardous to fulfilment centers during summer months. However, our packaging received a special exemption from Amazon to enable year-round fulfillment without temperature regulation or waste.

 

Is this a single-product line or is there more than one SKU?

Rubin: SoChatti has developed two unique packages to preserve the flavor of dark chocolate. Our 8oz dispenser pouch is made of a 5-layer, solid vapor barrier to enable it to be squeezed and piped for repeated use without any degradation of the chocolate. The pouch is waterproof with a silicon cross-cut valve in the nozzle to prevent oxygen from entering the pouch.

SoChatti to Go (shown above) is a brand-new SKU that we soft launched in early 2020 as a test with a few trusted retail partners. This on-the-go, 23-gram net weight packet conveniently fits in a pocket and is an especially great treat during the summer months: Whereas conventional chocolate can cause a mess when it melts, SoChatti is formulated to be eaten melted. It is now available for pre-order via the SoChatti website and retails for $17.95 for a box of 10 or for $1.79 apiece. 

SoChatti to Go packaging uses a similar vapor barrier as the pouch, but it’s a non-reinforced package that allows you to tear into it in order to eat the chocolate as a solid chocolate bar, or, melt it by placing it in warm water or just letting it melt in warm conditions.

 

The packet is designed with horizontal tear notch on the top end for full dispensing and has a vertical tear notch on the bottom for controlled dispensing.

 

Please comment on production and the impact of COVID-19.

Rubin: SoChatti chocolate is packaged entirely in-house. In May we moved into a nearly 13,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, IN, to expand production and double down on R&D. We've moved five locations worth of materials, chocolate production equipment, etc., into one integrated facility. It’s now operational and houses our SoChatti Warmer production line.

We're operationally committed to employee safety first and so, like many companies, we took the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure our team's safety before they returned for onsite operations. We've even managed to expand our team with new hires during this time.  

 

What’s been sales results and feedback?

Rubin: One of the unique features about the SoChatti packaging is that it transcends foodservice and consumer retail. It’s a product that appeals to restaurants and coffee shops, as well as consumers serving it to friends and family or on their own. It’s a product that’s been sold at Williams Sonoma as part of its Artisan’s Market program. It’s also on the menu at a number of partner restaurants in the form of a chocolate-tasting dessert options, and it’s also sold direct-to-consumer both online and through a few local grocery partners. Though still in the early stages, our SoChatti to Go product has exceeded expectations in re-orders from initial grocery and cafe partners. 

 

What are overall expectations?

Rubin: Through the pandemic 2020 sales have been consistent with 2019. However, we launched a new ecommerce website earlier this month, SoChatti Collections, which is a huge milestone for the brand.

As we continue to grow, our additional portable packaging, SoChatti to Go, will allow us to reach and serve even more consumers in our effort to introduce the world to the real flavor of chocolate.

 

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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon pairing. After years of research and development dedicated to product and packaging testing and packaging development of a unique gourmet chocolate, startup SoChatti went big by introducing the namesake product in squeezable pouches on Amazon in May 2018. The 8oz, 10-serving pouch retails for $17.95.

For the brand, it’s the only packaging that makes the product commercially possible and viable.

But development wasn’t all straightforward, in fact it may have been more complicated than anyone would have imagined — for example, there were 50 packaging variations. But thanks to the know-how and resilience of pouch supplier Glenroy and the brand, the result is a fascinating and complex success story.

Packaging Digest unpacks the company’s packaging journey with Matt Rubin, SoChatti founder and CEO, who also discloses the company’s exciting new portable format.

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

 

What distinguishes your product?  

Rubin: SoChatti is an entirely new chocolate product made and packaged to preserve the rich, delicate flavors of chocolate that aren’t available in most chocolate products on the market today. SoChatti’s unique and innovative packaging is integral in enabling our company to create a new product category, which we’re calling Chocolate on Tap: Pure chocolate that contains only three pure ingredients and is made to be eaten melted. 

 

Talk about the brand’s experience with flexible packaging.

Rubin: Our flexible packaging solution was an integral part in creating and launching our brand.

The SoChatti nozzled pouch package was our first custom-designed, flexible packaging product. It took more than two and a half years to develop from beginning to end. In the initial testing and development stages, we used existing flexible packaging options. As we developed our own flexible packaging for this product, we needed something that would preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of chocolate like nothing else on the market, yet also allowed our chocolate to melt and harden an unlimited number of times without affecting the quality and taste of the product.

The true magic of SoChatti’s flexible packaging is that it is both a pouch and dispenser that uniquely fit together while preserving and melting the chocolate. The pouch incorporates a channel into the seal area that interlocks with the SoChatti chocolate dispenser.

To melt the chocolate, the pouch is submersed in warm water or placed within the SoChatti Warmer, a countertop appliance we launched in early 2020 to keep the chocolate warm and ready for use. With minimal power and designed to take up limited countertop space, users can enjoy SoChatti chocolate whenever the craving strikes. The Warmer retails for $124.95.

With the convenient piping tip provided by the Aptar VersaSpout fitment, the melted chocolate can be dispensed directly from the pouch for use in baking, drizzled onto a favorite snack, or eaten on its own. The valve enables the chocolate to flow at the optimum pressure level to conveniently dispense the chocolate into a shot glass or onto a spoon to get their “fix”.   

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

How unique is the pouch?

Rubin: SoChatti is the first real chocolate to use a flexible package. We aren’t a chocolate syrup, powder, or sauce. We’re pure chocolate made with only three ingredients: Cacao beans, cacao butter, and cane sugar. Within our packaging, our product is able to transform from a solid to melted chocolate, which initially posed a big challenge, However, we were successful and able to creat a new category we call “Tap Chocolate.”   

 

What were your R&D challenges?

Rubin: We faced many challenges throughout the process of creating SoChatti. In fact, throughout its development, we tested more than 50 different packaging iterations! Since our product is made to be eaten melted, we had to identify the ideal pressure and temperature for chocolate to be dispensed through a nozzle. It turns out there is only about a 10-degree window, so we had to be precise. We also had to identify the proper level of vapor barrier to truly preserve the freshness of our chocolate. The structure of the packaging film we use provides a superior oxygen barrier and prevents oxygen from destroying the flavors characteristic of cacao beans originating from origins like Trinidad, Peru, Honduras, and other locations.

Prior to filling the pouch, SoChatti chocolate is outgassed using a proprietary process to remove any microscopic dissolved air bubbles and to adjust the aromatic profile of the product. The chocolate is then directly filled through the AptarGroup nozzle under high pressure, automatically sealing in the complex flavors behind Aptar’s self-sealing valve. Unlike conventional chocolate bars, the SoChatti pouch is filled with untempered chocolate, thereby removing many of the typical processing steps. 

 

What’s the shelf life?

Rubin: SoChatti is completely shelf-stable for up to two years without using any preservatives or emulsifiers. It can be stored and transported at temperatures up to 120°F and can be subjected to repeated thermal cycling without degradation. This allows us to use conventional warehouse and fulfilment services, and eliminates the cold-chain distribution requirements of conventional chocolate products.

Chocolate products are typically considered hazardous to fulfilment centers during summer months. However, our packaging received a special exemption from Amazon to enable year-round fulfillment without temperature regulation or waste.

 

Is this a single-product line or is there more than one SKU?

Rubin: SoChatti has developed two unique packages to preserve the flavor of dark chocolate. Our 8oz dispenser pouch is made of a 5-layer, solid vapor barrier to enable it to be squeezed and piped for repeated use without any degradation of the chocolate. The pouch is waterproof with a silicon cross-cut valve in the nozzle to prevent oxygen from entering the pouch.

SoChatti to Go (shown above) is a brand-new SKU that we soft launched in early 2020 as a test with a few trusted retail partners. This on-the-go, 23-gram net weight packet conveniently fits in a pocket and is an especially great treat during the summer months: Whereas conventional chocolate can cause a mess when it melts, SoChatti is formulated to be eaten melted. It is now available for pre-order via the SoChatti website and retails for $17.95 for a box of 10 or for $1.79 apiece. 

SoChatti to Go packaging uses a similar vapor barrier as the pouch, but it’s a non-reinforced package that allows you to tear into it in order to eat the chocolate as a solid chocolate bar, or, melt it by placing it in warm water or just letting it melt in warm conditions.

 

The packet is designed with horizontal tear notch on the top end for full dispensing and has a vertical tear notch on the bottom for controlled dispensing.

 

Please comment on production and the impact of COVID-19.

Rubin: SoChatti chocolate is packaged entirely in-house. In May we moved into a nearly 13,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, IN, to expand production and double down on R&D. We've moved five locations worth of materials, chocolate production equipment, etc., into one integrated facility. It’s now operational and houses our SoChatti Warmer production line.

We're operationally committed to employee safety first and so, like many companies, we took the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure our team's safety before they returned for onsite operations. We've even managed to expand our team with new hires during this time.  

 

What’s been sales results and feedback?

Rubin: One of the unique features about the SoChatti packaging is that it transcends foodservice and consumer retail. It’s a product that appeals to restaurants and coffee shops, as well as consumers serving it to friends and family or on their own. It’s a product that’s been sold at Williams Sonoma as part of its Artisan’s Market program. It’s also on the menu at a number of partner restaurants in the form of a chocolate-tasting dessert options, and it’s also sold direct-to-consumer both online and through a few local grocery partners. Though still in the early stages, our SoChatti to Go product has exceeded expectations in re-orders from initial grocery and cafe partners. 

 

What are overall expectations?

Rubin: Through the pandemic 2020 sales have been consistent with 2019. However, we launched a new ecommerce website earlier this month, SoChatti Collections, which is a huge milestone for the brand.

As we continue to grow, our additional portable packaging, SoChatti to Go, will allow us to reach and serve even more consumers in our effort to introduce the world to the real flavor of chocolate.

 

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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon pairing. After years of research and development dedicated to product and packaging testing and packaging development of a unique gourmet chocolate, startup SoChatti went big by introducing the namesake product in squeezable pouches on Amazon in May 2018. The 8oz, 10-serving pouch retails for $17.95.

For the brand, it’s the only packaging that makes the product commercially possible and viable.

But development wasn’t all straightforward, in fact it may have been more complicated than anyone would have imagined — for example, there were 50 packaging variations. But thanks to the know-how and resilience of pouch supplier Glenroy and the brand, the result is a fascinating and complex success story.

Packaging Digest unpacks the company’s packaging journey with Matt Rubin, SoChatti founder and CEO, who also discloses the company’s exciting new portable format.

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

 

What distinguishes your product?  

Rubin: SoChatti is an entirely new chocolate product made and packaged to preserve the rich, delicate flavors of chocolate that aren’t available in most chocolate products on the market today. SoChatti’s unique and innovative packaging is integral in enabling our company to create a new product category, which we’re calling Chocolate on Tap: Pure chocolate that contains only three pure ingredients and is made to be eaten melted. 

 

Talk about the brand’s experience with flexible packaging.

Rubin: Our flexible packaging solution was an integral part in creating and launching our brand.

The SoChatti nozzled pouch package was our first custom-designed, flexible packaging product. It took more than two and a half years to develop from beginning to end. In the initial testing and development stages, we used existing flexible packaging options. As we developed our own flexible packaging for this product, we needed something that would preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of chocolate like nothing else on the market, yet also allowed our chocolate to melt and harden an unlimited number of times without affecting the quality and taste of the product.

The true magic of SoChatti’s flexible packaging is that it is both a pouch and dispenser that uniquely fit together while preserving and melting the chocolate. The pouch incorporates a channel into the seal area that interlocks with the SoChatti chocolate dispenser.

To melt the chocolate, the pouch is submersed in warm water or placed within the SoChatti Warmer, a countertop appliance we launched in early 2020 to keep the chocolate warm and ready for use. With minimal power and designed to take up limited countertop space, users can enjoy SoChatti chocolate whenever the craving strikes. The Warmer retails for $124.95.

With the convenient piping tip provided by the Aptar VersaSpout fitment, the melted chocolate can be dispensed directly from the pouch for use in baking, drizzled onto a favorite snack, or eaten on its own. The valve enables the chocolate to flow at the optimum pressure level to conveniently dispense the chocolate into a shot glass or onto a spoon to get their “fix”.   

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

How unique is the pouch?

Rubin: SoChatti is the first real chocolate to use a flexible package. We aren’t a chocolate syrup, powder, or sauce. We’re pure chocolate made with only three ingredients: Cacao beans, cacao butter, and cane sugar. Within our packaging, our product is able to transform from a solid to melted chocolate, which initially posed a big challenge, However, we were successful and able to creat a new category we call “Tap Chocolate.”   

 

What were your R&D challenges?

Rubin: We faced many challenges throughout the process of creating SoChatti. In fact, throughout its development, we tested more than 50 different packaging iterations! Since our product is made to be eaten melted, we had to identify the ideal pressure and temperature for chocolate to be dispensed through a nozzle. It turns out there is only about a 10-degree window, so we had to be precise. We also had to identify the proper level of vapor barrier to truly preserve the freshness of our chocolate. The structure of the packaging film we use provides a superior oxygen barrier and prevents oxygen from destroying the flavors characteristic of cacao beans originating from origins like Trinidad, Peru, Honduras, and other locations.

Prior to filling the pouch, SoChatti chocolate is outgassed using a proprietary process to remove any microscopic dissolved air bubbles and to adjust the aromatic profile of the product. The chocolate is then directly filled through the AptarGroup nozzle under high pressure, automatically sealing in the complex flavors behind Aptar’s self-sealing valve. Unlike conventional chocolate bars, the SoChatti pouch is filled with untempered chocolate, thereby removing many of the typical processing steps. 

 

What’s the shelf life?

Rubin: SoChatti is completely shelf-stable for up to two years without using any preservatives or emulsifiers. It can be stored and transported at temperatures up to 120°F and can be subjected to repeated thermal cycling without degradation. This allows us to use conventional warehouse and fulfilment services, and eliminates the cold-chain distribution requirements of conventional chocolate products.

Chocolate products are typically considered hazardous to fulfilment centers during summer months. However, our packaging received a special exemption from Amazon to enable year-round fulfillment without temperature regulation or waste.

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

 

Is this a single-product line or is there more than one SKU?

Rubin: SoChatti has developed two unique packages to preserve the flavor of dark chocolate. Our 8oz dispenser pouch is made of a 5-layer, solid vapor barrier to enable it to be squeezed and piped for repeated use without any degradation of the chocolate. The pouch is waterproof with a silicon cross-cut valve in the nozzle to prevent oxygen from entering the pouch.

SoChatti to Go (shown above) is a brand-new SKU that we soft launched in early 2020 as a test with a few trusted retail partners. This on-the-go, 23-gram net weight packet conveniently fits in a pocket and is an especially great treat during the summer months: Whereas conventional chocolate can cause a mess when it melts, SoChatti is formulated to be eaten melted. It is now available for pre-order via the SoChatti website and retails for $17.95 for a box of 10 or for $1.79 apiece. 

SoChatti to Go packaging uses a similar vapor barrier as the pouch, but it’s a non-reinforced package that allows you to tear into it in order to eat the chocolate as a solid chocolate bar, or, melt it by placing it in warm water or just letting it melt in warm conditions.

 

The packet is designed with horizontal tear notch on the top end for full dispensing and has a vertical tear notch on the bottom for controlled dispensing.

 

Please comment on production and the impact of COVID-19.

Rubin: SoChatti chocolate is packaged entirely in-house. In May we moved into a nearly 13,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, IN, to expand production and double down on R&D. We've moved five locations worth of materials, chocolate production equipment, etc., into one integrated facility. It’s now operational and houses our SoChatti Warmer production line.

We're operationally committed to employee safety first and so, like many companies, we took the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure our team's safety before they returned for onsite operations. We've even managed to expand our team with new hires during this time.  

 

What’s been sales results and feedback?

Rubin: One of the unique features about the SoChatti packaging is that it transcends foodservice and consumer retail. It’s a product that appeals to restaurants and coffee shops, as well as consumers serving it to friends and family or on their own. It’s a product that’s been sold at Williams Sonoma as part of its Artisan’s Market program. It’s also on the menu at a number of partner restaurants in the form of a chocolate-tasting dessert options, and it’s also sold direct-to-consumer both online and through a few local grocery partners. Though still in the early stages, our SoChatti to Go product has exceeded expectations in re-orders from initial grocery and cafe partners. 

 

What are overall expectations?

Rubin: Through the pandemic 2020 sales have been consistent with 2019. However, we launched a new ecommerce website earlier this month, SoChatti Collections, which is a huge milestone for the brand.

As we continue to grow, our additional portable packaging, SoChatti to Go, will allow us to reach and serve even more consumers in our effort to introduce the world to the real flavor of chocolate.

 

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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon pairing. After years of research and development dedicated to product and packaging testing and packaging development of a unique gourmet chocolate, startup SoChatti went big by introducing the namesake product in squeezable pouches on Amazon in May 2018. The 8oz, 10-serving pouch retails for $17.95.

For the brand, it’s the only packaging that makes the product commercially possible and viable.

But development wasn’t all straightforward, in fact it may have been more complicated than anyone would have imagined — for example, there were 50 packaging variations. But thanks to the know-how and resilience of pouch supplier Glenroy and the brand, the result is a fascinating and complex success story.

Packaging Digest unpacks the company’s packaging journey with Matt Rubin, SoChatti founder and CEO, who also discloses the company’s exciting new portable format.

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

 

What distinguishes your product?  

Rubin: SoChatti is an entirely new chocolate product made and packaged to preserve the rich, delicate flavors of chocolate that aren’t available in most chocolate products on the market today. SoChatti’s unique and innovative packaging is integral in enabling our company to create a new product category, which we’re calling Chocolate on Tap: Pure chocolate that contains only three pure ingredients and is made to be eaten melted. 

 

Talk about the brand’s experience with flexible packaging.

Rubin: Our flexible packaging solution was an integral part in creating and launching our brand.

The SoChatti nozzled pouch package was our first custom-designed, flexible packaging product. It took more than two and a half years to develop from beginning to end. In the initial testing and development stages, we used existing flexible packaging options. As we developed our own flexible packaging for this product, we needed something that would preserve the delicate flavors and aromas of chocolate like nothing else on the market, yet also allowed our chocolate to melt and harden an unlimited number of times without affecting the quality and taste of the product.

The true magic of SoChatti’s flexible packaging is that it is both a pouch and dispenser that uniquely fit together while preserving and melting the chocolate. The pouch incorporates a channel into the seal area that interlocks with the SoChatti chocolate dispenser.

To melt the chocolate, the pouch is submersed in warm water or placed within the SoChatti Warmer, a countertop appliance we launched in early 2020 to keep the chocolate warm and ready for use. With minimal power and designed to take up limited countertop space, users can enjoy SoChatti chocolate whenever the craving strikes. The Warmer retails for $124.95.

With the convenient piping tip provided by the Aptar VersaSpout fitment, the melted chocolate can be dispensed directly from the pouch for use in baking, drizzled onto a favorite snack, or eaten on its own. The valve enables the chocolate to flow at the optimum pressure level to conveniently dispense the chocolate into a shot glass or onto a spoon to get their “fix”.   

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

How unique is the pouch?

Rubin: SoChatti is the first real chocolate to use a flexible package. We aren’t a chocolate syrup, powder, or sauce. We’re pure chocolate made with only three ingredients: Cacao beans, cacao butter, and cane sugar. Within our packaging, our product is able to transform from a solid to melted chocolate, which initially posed a big challenge, However, we were successful and able to creat a new category we call “Tap Chocolate.”   

 

What were your R&D challenges?

Rubin: We faced many challenges throughout the process of creating SoChatti. In fact, throughout its development, we tested more than 50 different packaging iterations! Since our product is made to be eaten melted, we had to identify the ideal pressure and temperature for chocolate to be dispensed through a nozzle. It turns out there is only about a 10-degree window, so we had to be precise. We also had to identify the proper level of vapor barrier to truly preserve the freshness of our chocolate. The structure of the packaging film we use provides a superior oxygen barrier and prevents oxygen from destroying the flavors characteristic of cacao beans originating from origins like Trinidad, Peru, Honduras, and other locations.

Prior to filling the pouch, SoChatti chocolate is outgassed using a proprietary process to remove any microscopic dissolved air bubbles and to adjust the aromatic profile of the product. The chocolate is then directly filled through the AptarGroup nozzle under high pressure, automatically sealing in the complex flavors behind Aptar’s self-sealing valve. Unlike conventional chocolate bars, the SoChatti pouch is filled with untempered chocolate, thereby removing many of the typical processing steps. 

 

What’s the shelf life?

Rubin: SoChatti is completely shelf-stable for up to two years without using any preservatives or emulsifiers. It can be stored and transported at temperatures up to 120°F and can be subjected to repeated thermal cycling without degradation. This allows us to use conventional warehouse and fulfilment services, and eliminates the cold-chain distribution requirements of conventional chocolate products.

Chocolate products are typically considered hazardous to fulfilment centers during summer months. However, our packaging received a special exemption from Amazon to enable year-round fulfillment without temperature regulation or waste.

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

 

Is this a single-product line or is there more than one SKU?

Rubin: SoChatti has developed two unique packages to preserve the flavor of dark chocolate. Our 8oz dispenser pouch is made of a 5-layer, solid vapor barrier to enable it to be squeezed and piped for repeated use without any degradation of the chocolate. The pouch is waterproof with a silicon cross-cut valve in the nozzle to prevent oxygen from entering the pouch.

SoChatti to Go (shown above) is a brand-new SKU that we soft launched in early 2020 as a test with a few trusted retail partners. This on-the-go, 23-gram net weight packet conveniently fits in a pocket and is an especially great treat during the summer months: Whereas conventional chocolate can cause a mess when it melts, SoChatti is formulated to be eaten melted. It is now available for pre-order via the SoChatti website and retails for $17.95 for a box of 10 or for $1.79 apiece. 

SoChatti to Go packaging uses a similar vapor barrier as the pouch, but it’s a non-reinforced package that allows you to tear into it in order to eat the chocolate as a solid chocolate bar, or, melt it by placing it in warm water or just letting it melt in warm conditions.

 

Pouch Makes Gourmet ‘Real Chocolate on Tap’ Possible

The packet is designed with horizontal tear notch on the top end for full dispensing and has a vertical tear notch on the bottom for controlled dispensing.

 

Please comment on production and the impact of COVID-19.

Rubin: SoChatti chocolate is packaged entirely in-house. In May we moved into a nearly 13,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, IN, to expand production and double down on R&D. We've moved five locations worth of materials, chocolate production equipment, etc., into one integrated facility. It’s now operational and houses our SoChatti Warmer production line.

We're operationally committed to employee safety first and so, like many companies, we took the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure our team's safety before they returned for onsite operations. We've even managed to expand our team with new hires during this time.  

 

What’s been sales results and feedback?

Rubin: One of the unique features about the SoChatti packaging is that it transcends foodservice and consumer retail. It’s a product that appeals to restaurants and coffee shops, as well as consumers serving it to friends and family or on their own. It’s a product that’s been sold at Williams Sonoma as part of its Artisan’s Market program. It’s also on the menu at a number of partner restaurants in the form of a chocolate-tasting dessert options, and it’s also sold direct-to-consumer both online and through a few local grocery partners. Though still in the early stages, our SoChatti to Go product has exceeded expectations in re-orders from initial grocery and cafe partners. 

 

What are overall expectations?

Rubin: Through the pandemic 2020 sales have been consistent with 2019. However, we launched a new ecommerce website earlier this month, SoChatti Collections, which is a huge milestone for the brand.

As we continue to grow, our additional portable packaging, SoChatti to Go, will allow us to reach and serve even more consumers in our effort to introduce the world to the real flavor of chocolate.

 

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What is Nestlé’s Novel Sustainability Secret?

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It’s only in the last couple decades that packaging has been getting appropriate attention from corporate executives at major consumer packaged goods companies. Yet, brand marketers still mostly focus on product development first, and bring in the packaging folks later. But at least one consumer packaged goods (CPG) leader is rethinking that strategy from a sustainability point of view.

An upcoming Packaging Digest webinar will put sustainable packaging innovations and successes at Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, in the spotlight. The free webinar, “Nestlé’s Sustainability Secret: Prioritize Packaging Design with a Consumer-Obsessed Mindset,” will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT.

Sponsored by Lake Forest, IL-based Colbert Packaging,the webinar will feature Nicole Camilleri, senior packaging sustainability specialist for Nestlé’s Confections and Global Foods division.

Nestlé is committed to making the changes necessary for a more sustainable future. Of particular note, the company recently reversed the traditional product-development lifecycle by putting packaging design before the product. Camilleri will discuss how Nestlé is embracing this unorthodox method as it works toward its goal of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.

Webinar attendees will discover:

• Why it’s important to evaluate packaging design at the beginning of the production cycle, with emphasis on how this affects the environment and, ultimately, the consumer experience.

• How this approach has proven effective, including examples such as new Häagen-Dazs packaging created in partnership with Loop and a DiGiorno pizza-packaging update that saves some 49K trees annually.

• What goes into designing sustainable packaging from an R&D perspective.

• What steps Nestlé is taking to meet its 100%-recyclable or -reusable packaging goal.

 

Register here to participate in the one-hour webinar.

 

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It’s only in the last couple decades that packaging has been getting appropriate attention from corporate executives at major consumer packaged goods companies. Yet, brand marketers still mostly focus on product development first, and bring in the packaging folks later. But at least one consumer packaged goods (CPG) leader is rethinking that strategy from a sustainability point of view.

An upcoming Packaging Digest webinar will put sustainable packaging innovations and successes at Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, in the spotlight. The free webinar, “Nestlé’s Sustainability Secret: Prioritize Packaging Design with a Consumer-Obsessed Mindset,” will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT.

Sponsored by Lake Forest, IL-based Colbert Packaging,the webinar will feature Nicole Camilleri, senior packaging sustainability specialist for Nestlé’s Confections and Global Foods division.

Nestlé is committed to making the changes necessary for a more sustainable future. Of particular note, the company recently reversed the traditional product-development lifecycle by putting packaging design before the product. Camilleri will discuss how Nestlé is embracing this unorthodox method as it works toward its goal of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.

Webinar attendees will discover:

• Why it’s important to evaluate packaging design at the beginning of the production cycle, with emphasis on how this affects the environment and, ultimately, the consumer experience.

• How this approach has proven effective, including examples such as new Häagen-Dazs packaging created in partnership with Loop and a DiGiorno pizza-packaging update that saves some 49K trees annually.

• What goes into designing sustainable packaging from an R&D perspective.

• What steps Nestlé is taking to meet its 100%-recyclable or -reusable packaging goal.

 

Register here to participate in the one-hour webinar.

 

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Managers from vendor Jones Healthcare Group and consultancies Ahead of the Curve Group and TUKU provide a close-up look at IoT-connected packaging.

 

It turned out be a smart move on my part to attend several of the weekly webinars on packaging topics managed by PAC, Packaging Consortium. One of those hour-long sessions was on smart packaging, where webcast attendees gained up-to-date information, insights, and advice from those in the know. PAC Next consultant Andrew Mcdonald moderated the session that featured presenters…

 

Smart Packaging Levels 3, 4, and 5 are the most exciting.

Leadoff presenter Lee set the stage by defined smart packaging as going beyond traditional packaging that promotes and preserves with added features and capabilities. Lee shared the company’s internal scale of five levels of packaging (main image) going from non-bar-coded dumb boxes at Level 1 to Level 2 with a scannable bar code. Levels 3-5 include technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags or near-field communications (NFC) tech.

Levels 3 and 4 refer to smartphone-enabled units and the smartest, Level 5, Jones described as standalone packages that connect to the internet or mobile network without the need for a smartphone.

“Adding connectivity to a package makes it an Internet of Things device,” he pointed out.

According to study data Lee referenced, smartphones are growing virally; in 2015 less than 15% of smartphones offered NFC readability, today that number is close to 90%.

Because Jones operates in the healthcare space, regulatory requirements mandate that it provide 100% inspection of enabled packaging including read and verify quality checks of the smart tag.

Interestingly, the company is proficient at using conductive inks to print circuits directly onto paperboard and plastic substrates.

Current best practices keep the NFC tag hidden and protected inside the packaging. “That also saves valuable on-pack real estate,” he added.

Image courtesy Jones Healthcare Group.

The company’s in-market “CpaX” brand connected packaging is used in one application for monitoring consumers’ medicine compliance. For example, when a patient opens a blister pack to access a medication, a notification is sent to a caregiver.

 

NFC, dual-level QR codes, and blockchain.

“We’re a small company with big aspirations,” said Ahead of the Curve Group’s Cvetan, who has 20 years’ experience in packaging development working with brands and retailers.

The company’s smart applications are in three areas: Consumer experience, Product integrity, and Inventory and Lifecycle.

“Product integrity is increasingly important for consumer brands,” she noted.

Image courtesy Danone.

Cvetan singled out several exemplary applications in the market that included a dual-Quick Response (QR) code for traceability and authenticity for multiserve containers of Danone baby formula distributed in China. An exterior outer QR code provides consumer-engaging information and an inner one is used to establish blockchain-level security in a market fraught with counterfeit products.

Cvetan also pointed to another application for CBD cannabis products with similar goals that uses an NFC tag to create a unique, verifiable identification number for the package.

And she referenced one of the largest smart packaging programs to date, which was done by a major brand working with a major retailer. Packaging Digest reported on this case study of Kraft slice cheese at Walmart (image below) in True Shelf Life in Real Time: There’s an App for That, published March 2020.

Image courtesy TPG Rewards

Cvetan's company offers the proprietary TapScan platform. She informs Packaging Digest that it “provides brand owners the ability to control their message when and where it matters most, at the right time at the right place.” It is available for global executions.

 

The influence of COVID-19 and brand advice.

Mark Baldwin of contactless engagement specialist TUKU kicked off his presentation by noting that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to “effect a decade of change in a few months.”

What should brands do? His advice: In the light of smart packaging they should adapt to survive and prosper by embracing brand control, digital, and data.

“Brands best avenue to do that is through connected packaging,” he said. And he said that brands…

Options and considerations in smart packaging, markets, and engagement. Image courtesy TUKU.

 

Q&A: Sustainability, privacy, and more.

The questions and responses at the end of the webinar were illuminating. Several attendees asked about packaging sustainability for some engagement technologies that may require devices or printed circuits.

“Carbon graphite [inks] are acceptable,” responded Jones’ Lee, “though we don’t know about nanomaterials. However, EAS packaging devices have been collected and recycled for years [without problems] so we don’t expect any risks associated with recovering these materials for recycling."

Brands can also leverage the technology itself via a targeted response to an inquiry about the package's recyclability. “Brands can communicate by location of engagement the local recycling guidelines,” offered Cvetan.

Also, the question of data collection and privacy came up. “Brands must adhere to all privacy requirements—they’re not tracking personal information…in that respect, it’s similar to a standard website interaction,” said Baldwin.

The need for collaboration was a common recommendation. “Open your company up to using partners, especially good ones,” said Cvetan.

What technology to use?

“The engagement method depends on the market, for example QR use is high in Asia, but not so much in North America,” said Lee.

Rather than pick one tech, best practice is to use both NFC tags and QR codes.

We close this report with this advice from Lee: “Don’t use the tech just to use it, use it to solve a business challenge.”

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Managers from vendor Jones Healthcare Group and consultancies Ahead of the Curve Group and TUKU provide a close-up look at IoT-connected packaging.

 

It turned out be a smart move on my part to attend several of the weekly webinars on packaging topics managed by PAC, Packaging Consortium. One of those hour-long sessions was on smart packaging, where webcast attendees gained up-to-date information, insights, and advice from those in the know. PAC Next consultant Andrew Mcdonald moderated the session that featured presenters…

 

Smart Packaging Levels 3, 4, and 5 are the most exciting.

Leadoff presenter Lee set the stage by defined smart packaging as going beyond traditional packaging that promotes and preserves with added features and capabilities. Lee shared the company’s internal scale of five levels of packaging (main image) going from non-bar-coded dumb boxes at Level 1 to Level 2 with a scannable bar code. Levels 3-5 include technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags or near-field communications (NFC) tech.

Levels 3 and 4 refer to smartphone-enabled units and the smartest, Level 5, Jones described as standalone packages that connect to the internet or mobile network without the need for a smartphone.

“Adding connectivity to a package makes it an Internet of Things device,” he pointed out.

According to study data Lee referenced, smartphones are growing virally; in 2015 less than 15% of smartphones offered NFC readability, today that number is close to 90%.

Because Jones operates in the healthcare space, regulatory requirements mandate that it provide 100% inspection of enabled packaging including read and verify quality checks of the smart tag.

Interestingly, the company is proficient at using conductive inks to print circuits directly onto paperboard and plastic substrates.

Current best practices keep the NFC tag hidden and protected inside the packaging. “That also saves valuable on-pack real estate,” he added.

Image courtesy Jones Healthcare Group.

The company’s in-market “CpaX” brand connected packaging is used in one application for monitoring consumers’ medicine compliance. For example, when a patient opens a blister pack to access a medication, a notification is sent to a caregiver.

 

NFC, dual-level QR codes, and blockchain.

“We’re a small company with big aspirations,” said Ahead of the Curve Group’s Cvetan, who has 20 years’ experience in packaging development working with brands and retailers.

The company’s smart applications are in three areas: Consumer experience, Product integrity, and Inventory and Lifecycle.

“Product integrity is increasingly important for consumer brands,” she noted.

Image courtesy Danone.

Cvetan singled out several exemplary applications in the market that included a dual-Quick Response (QR) code for traceability and authenticity for multiserve containers of Danone baby formula distributed in China. An exterior outer QR code provides consumer-engaging information and an inner one is used to establish blockchain-level security in a market fraught with counterfeit products.

Cvetan also pointed to another application for CBD cannabis products with similar goals that uses an NFC tag to create a unique, verifiable identification number for the package.

And she referenced one of the largest smart packaging programs to date, which was done by a major brand working with a major retailer. Packaging Digest reported on this case study of Kraft slice cheese at Walmart (image below) in True Shelf Life in Real Time: There’s an App for That, published March 2020.

Image courtesy TPG Rewards

Cvetan's company offers the proprietary TapScan platform. She informs Packaging Digest that it “provides brand owners the ability to control their message when and where it matters most, at the right time at the right place.” It is available for global executions.

 

The influence of COVID-19 and brand advice.

Mark Baldwin of contactless engagement specialist TUKU kicked off his presentation by noting that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to “effect a decade of change in a few months.”

What should brands do? His advice: In the light of smart packaging they should adapt to survive and prosper by embracing brand control, digital, and data.

“Brands best avenue to do that is through connected packaging,” he said. And he said that brands…

Options and considerations in smart packaging, markets, and engagement. Image courtesy TUKU.

 

Q&A: Sustainability, privacy, and more.

The questions and responses at the end of the webinar were illuminating. Several attendees asked about packaging sustainability for some engagement technologies that may require devices or printed circuits.

“Carbon graphite [inks] are acceptable,” responded Jones’ Lee, “though we don’t know about nanomaterials. However, EAS packaging devices have been collected and recycled for years [without problems] so we don’t expect any risks associated with recovering these materials for recycling."

Brands can also leverage the technology itself via a targeted response to an inquiry about the package's recyclability. “Brands can communicate by location of engagement the local recycling guidelines,” offered Cvetan.

Also, the question of data collection and privacy came up. “Brands must adhere to all privacy requirements—they’re not tracking personal information…in that respect, it’s similar to a standard website interaction,” said Baldwin.

The need for collaboration was a common recommendation. “Open your company up to using partners, especially good ones,” said Cvetan.

What technology to use?

“The engagement method depends on the market, for example QR use is high in Asia, but not so much in North America,” said Lee.

Rather than pick one tech, best practice is to use both NFC tags and QR codes.

We close this report with this advice from Lee: “Don’t use the tech just to use it, use it to solve a business challenge.”

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Managers from vendor Jones Healthcare Group and consultancies Ahead of the Curve Group and TUKU provide a close-up look at IoT-connected packaging.

 

It turned out be a smart move on my part to attend several of the weekly webinars on packaging topics managed by PAC, Packaging Consortium. One of those hour-long sessions was on smart packaging, where webcast attendees gained up-to-date information, insights, and advice from those in the know. PAC Next consultant Andrew Mcdonald moderated the session that featured presenters…

 

Smart Packaging Levels 3, 4, and 5 are the most exciting.

Leadoff presenter Lee set the stage by defined smart packaging as going beyond traditional packaging that promotes and preserves with added features and capabilities. Lee shared the company’s internal scale of five levels of packaging (main image) going from non-bar-coded dumb boxes at Level 1 to Level 2 with a scannable bar code. Levels 3-5 include technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags or near-field communications (NFC) tech.

Levels 3 and 4 refer to smartphone-enabled units and the smartest, Level 5, Jones described as standalone packages that connect to the internet or mobile network without the need for a smartphone.

“Adding connectivity to a package makes it an Internet of Things device,” he pointed out.

According to study data Lee referenced, smartphones are growing virally; in 2015 less than 15% of smartphones offered NFC readability, today that number is close to 90%.

Because Jones operates in the healthcare space, regulatory requirements mandate that it provide 100% inspection of enabled packaging including read and verify quality checks of the smart tag.

Interestingly, the company is proficient at using conductive inks to print circuits directly onto paperboard and plastic substrates.

Current best practices keep the NFC tag hidden and protected inside the packaging. “That also saves valuable on-pack real estate,” he added.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Jones Healthcare Group.

The company’s in-market “CpaX” brand connected packaging is used in one application for monitoring consumers’ medicine compliance. For example, when a patient opens a blister pack to access a medication, a notification is sent to a caregiver.

 

NFC, dual-level QR codes, and blockchain.

“We’re a small company with big aspirations,” said Ahead of the Curve Group’s Cvetan, who has 20 years’ experience in packaging development working with brands and retailers.

The company’s smart applications are in three areas: Consumer experience, Product integrity, and Inventory and Lifecycle.

“Product integrity is increasingly important for consumer brands,” she noted.

Image courtesy Danone.

Cvetan singled out several exemplary applications in the market that included a dual-Quick Response (QR) code for traceability and authenticity for multiserve containers of Danone baby formula distributed in China. An exterior outer QR code provides consumer-engaging information and an inner one is used to establish blockchain-level security in a market fraught with counterfeit products.

Cvetan also pointed to another application for CBD cannabis products with similar goals that uses an NFC tag to create a unique, verifiable identification number for the package.

And she referenced one of the largest smart packaging programs to date, which was done by a major brand working with a major retailer. Packaging Digest reported on this case study of Kraft slice cheese at Walmart (image below) in True Shelf Life in Real Time: There’s an App for That, published March 2020.

Image courtesy TPG Rewards

Cvetan's company offers the proprietary TapScan platform. She informs Packaging Digest that it “provides brand owners the ability to control their message when and where it matters most, at the right time at the right place.” It is available for global executions.

 

The influence of COVID-19 and brand advice.

Mark Baldwin of contactless engagement specialist TUKU kicked off his presentation by noting that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to “effect a decade of change in a few months.”

What should brands do? His advice: In the light of smart packaging they should adapt to survive and prosper by embracing brand control, digital, and data.

“Brands best avenue to do that is through connected packaging,” he said. And he said that brands…

Options and considerations in smart packaging, markets, and engagement. Image courtesy TUKU.

 

Q&A: Sustainability, privacy, and more.

The questions and responses at the end of the webinar were illuminating. Several attendees asked about packaging sustainability for some engagement technologies that may require devices or printed circuits.

“Carbon graphite [inks] are acceptable,” responded Jones’ Lee, “though we don’t know about nanomaterials. However, EAS packaging devices have been collected and recycled for years [without problems] so we don’t expect any risks associated with recovering these materials for recycling."

Brands can also leverage the technology itself via a targeted response to an inquiry about the package's recyclability. “Brands can communicate by location of engagement the local recycling guidelines,” offered Cvetan.

Also, the question of data collection and privacy came up. “Brands must adhere to all privacy requirements—they’re not tracking personal information…in that respect, it’s similar to a standard website interaction,” said Baldwin.

The need for collaboration was a common recommendation. “Open your company up to using partners, especially good ones,” said Cvetan.

What technology to use?

“The engagement method depends on the market, for example QR use is high in Asia, but not so much in North America,” said Lee.

Rather than pick one tech, best practice is to use both NFC tags and QR codes.

We close this report with this advice from Lee: “Don’t use the tech just to use it, use it to solve a business challenge.”

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Managers from vendor Jones Healthcare Group and consultancies Ahead of the Curve Group and TUKU provide a close-up look at IoT-connected packaging.

 

It turned out be a smart move on my part to attend several of the weekly webinars on packaging topics managed by PAC, Packaging Consortium. One of those hour-long sessions was on smart packaging, where webcast attendees gained up-to-date information, insights, and advice from those in the know. PAC Next consultant Andrew Mcdonald moderated the session that featured presenters…

 

Smart Packaging Levels 3, 4, and 5 are the most exciting.

Leadoff presenter Lee set the stage by defined smart packaging as going beyond traditional packaging that promotes and preserves with added features and capabilities. Lee shared the company’s internal scale of five levels of packaging (main image) going from non-bar-coded dumb boxes at Level 1 to Level 2 with a scannable bar code. Levels 3-5 include technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags or near-field communications (NFC) tech.

Levels 3 and 4 refer to smartphone-enabled units and the smartest, Level 5, Jones described as standalone packages that connect to the internet or mobile network without the need for a smartphone.

“Adding connectivity to a package makes it an Internet of Things device,” he pointed out.

According to study data Lee referenced, smartphones are growing virally; in 2015 less than 15% of smartphones offered NFC readability, today that number is close to 90%.

Because Jones operates in the healthcare space, regulatory requirements mandate that it provide 100% inspection of enabled packaging including read and verify quality checks of the smart tag.

Interestingly, the company is proficient at using conductive inks to print circuits directly onto paperboard and plastic substrates.

Current best practices keep the NFC tag hidden and protected inside the packaging. “That also saves valuable on-pack real estate,” he added.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Jones Healthcare Group.

The company’s in-market “CpaX” brand connected packaging is used in one application for monitoring consumers’ medicine compliance. For example, when a patient opens a blister pack to access a medication, a notification is sent to a caregiver.

 

NFC, dual-level QR codes, and blockchain.

“We’re a small company with big aspirations,” said Ahead of the Curve Group’s Cvetan, who has 20 years’ experience in packaging development working with brands and retailers.

The company’s smart applications are in three areas: Consumer experience, Product integrity, and Inventory and Lifecycle.

“Product integrity is increasingly important for consumer brands,” she noted.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Danone.

Cvetan singled out several exemplary applications in the market that included a dual-Quick Response (QR) code for traceability and authenticity for multiserve containers of Danone baby formula distributed in China. An exterior outer QR code provides consumer-engaging information and an inner one is used to establish blockchain-level security in a market fraught with counterfeit products.

Cvetan also pointed to another application for CBD cannabis products with similar goals that uses an NFC tag to create a unique, verifiable identification number for the package.

And she referenced one of the largest smart packaging programs to date, which was done by a major brand working with a major retailer. Packaging Digest reported on this case study of Kraft slice cheese at Walmart (image below) in True Shelf Life in Real Time: There’s an App for That, published March 2020.

Image courtesy TPG Rewards

Cvetan's company offers the proprietary TapScan platform. She informs Packaging Digest that it “provides brand owners the ability to control their message when and where it matters most, at the right time at the right place.” It is available for global executions.

 

The influence of COVID-19 and brand advice.

Mark Baldwin of contactless engagement specialist TUKU kicked off his presentation by noting that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to “effect a decade of change in a few months.”

What should brands do? His advice: In the light of smart packaging they should adapt to survive and prosper by embracing brand control, digital, and data.

“Brands best avenue to do that is through connected packaging,” he said. And he said that brands…

Options and considerations in smart packaging, markets, and engagement. Image courtesy TUKU.

 

Q&A: Sustainability, privacy, and more.

The questions and responses at the end of the webinar were illuminating. Several attendees asked about packaging sustainability for some engagement technologies that may require devices or printed circuits.

“Carbon graphite [inks] are acceptable,” responded Jones’ Lee, “though we don’t know about nanomaterials. However, EAS packaging devices have been collected and recycled for years [without problems] so we don’t expect any risks associated with recovering these materials for recycling."

Brands can also leverage the technology itself via a targeted response to an inquiry about the package's recyclability. “Brands can communicate by location of engagement the local recycling guidelines,” offered Cvetan.

Also, the question of data collection and privacy came up. “Brands must adhere to all privacy requirements—they’re not tracking personal information…in that respect, it’s similar to a standard website interaction,” said Baldwin.

The need for collaboration was a common recommendation. “Open your company up to using partners, especially good ones,” said Cvetan.

What technology to use?

“The engagement method depends on the market, for example QR use is high in Asia, but not so much in North America,” said Lee.

Rather than pick one tech, best practice is to use both NFC tags and QR codes.

We close this report with this advice from Lee: “Don’t use the tech just to use it, use it to solve a business challenge.”

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Managers from vendor Jones Healthcare Group and consultancies Ahead of the Curve Group and TUKU provide a close-up look at IoT-connected packaging.

 

It turned out be a smart move on my part to attend several of the weekly webinars on packaging topics managed by PAC, Packaging Consortium. One of those hour-long sessions was on smart packaging, where webcast attendees gained up-to-date information, insights, and advice from those in the know. PAC Next consultant Andrew Mcdonald moderated the session that featured presenters…

 

Smart Packaging Levels 3, 4, and 5 are the most exciting.

Leadoff presenter Lee set the stage by defined smart packaging as going beyond traditional packaging that promotes and preserves with added features and capabilities. Lee shared the company’s internal scale of five levels of packaging (main image) going from non-bar-coded dumb boxes at Level 1 to Level 2 with a scannable bar code. Levels 3-5 include technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags or near-field communications (NFC) tech.

Levels 3 and 4 refer to smartphone-enabled units and the smartest, Level 5, Jones described as standalone packages that connect to the internet or mobile network without the need for a smartphone.

“Adding connectivity to a package makes it an Internet of Things device,” he pointed out.

According to study data Lee referenced, smartphones are growing virally; in 2015 less than 15% of smartphones offered NFC readability, today that number is close to 90%.

Because Jones operates in the healthcare space, regulatory requirements mandate that it provide 100% inspection of enabled packaging including read and verify quality checks of the smart tag.

Interestingly, the company is proficient at using conductive inks to print circuits directly onto paperboard and plastic substrates.

Current best practices keep the NFC tag hidden and protected inside the packaging. “That also saves valuable on-pack real estate,” he added.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Jones Healthcare Group.

The company’s in-market “CpaX” brand connected packaging is used in one application for monitoring consumers’ medicine compliance. For example, when a patient opens a blister pack to access a medication, a notification is sent to a caregiver.

 

NFC, dual-level QR codes, and blockchain.

“We’re a small company with big aspirations,” said Ahead of the Curve Group’s Cvetan, who has 20 years’ experience in packaging development working with brands and retailers.

The company’s smart applications are in three areas: Consumer experience, Product integrity, and Inventory and Lifecycle.

“Product integrity is increasingly important for consumer brands,” she noted.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Danone.

Cvetan singled out several exemplary applications in the market that included a dual-Quick Response (QR) code for traceability and authenticity for multiserve containers of Danone baby formula distributed in China. An exterior outer QR code provides consumer-engaging information and an inner one is used to establish blockchain-level security in a market fraught with counterfeit products.

Cvetan also pointed to another application for CBD cannabis products with similar goals that uses an NFC tag to create a unique, verifiable identification number for the package.

And she referenced one of the largest smart packaging programs to date, which was done by a major brand working with a major retailer. Packaging Digest reported on this case study of Kraft slice cheese at Walmart (image below) in True Shelf Life in Real Time: There’s an App for That, published March 2020.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy TPG Rewards

Cvetan's company offers the proprietary TapScan platform. She informs Packaging Digest that it “provides brand owners the ability to control their message when and where it matters most, at the right time at the right place.” It is available for global executions.

 

The influence of COVID-19 and brand advice.

Mark Baldwin of contactless engagement specialist TUKU kicked off his presentation by noting that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to “effect a decade of change in a few months.”

What should brands do? His advice: In the light of smart packaging they should adapt to survive and prosper by embracing brand control, digital, and data.

“Brands best avenue to do that is through connected packaging,” he said. And he said that brands…

Options and considerations in smart packaging, markets, and engagement. Image courtesy TUKU.

 

Q&A: Sustainability, privacy, and more.

The questions and responses at the end of the webinar were illuminating. Several attendees asked about packaging sustainability for some engagement technologies that may require devices or printed circuits.

“Carbon graphite [inks] are acceptable,” responded Jones’ Lee, “though we don’t know about nanomaterials. However, EAS packaging devices have been collected and recycled for years [without problems] so we don’t expect any risks associated with recovering these materials for recycling."

Brands can also leverage the technology itself via a targeted response to an inquiry about the package's recyclability. “Brands can communicate by location of engagement the local recycling guidelines,” offered Cvetan.

Also, the question of data collection and privacy came up. “Brands must adhere to all privacy requirements—they’re not tracking personal information…in that respect, it’s similar to a standard website interaction,” said Baldwin.

The need for collaboration was a common recommendation. “Open your company up to using partners, especially good ones,” said Cvetan.

What technology to use?

“The engagement method depends on the market, for example QR use is high in Asia, but not so much in North America,” said Lee.

Rather than pick one tech, best practice is to use both NFC tags and QR codes.

We close this report with this advice from Lee: “Don’t use the tech just to use it, use it to solve a business challenge.”

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Managers from vendor Jones Healthcare Group and consultancies Ahead of the Curve Group and TUKU provide a close-up look at IoT-connected packaging.

 

It turned out be a smart move on my part to attend several of the weekly webinars on packaging topics managed by PAC, Packaging Consortium. One of those hour-long sessions was on smart packaging, where webcast attendees gained up-to-date information, insights, and advice from those in the know. PAC Next consultant Andrew Mcdonald moderated the session that featured presenters…

 

Smart Packaging Levels 3, 4, and 5 are the most exciting.

Leadoff presenter Lee set the stage by defined smart packaging as going beyond traditional packaging that promotes and preserves with added features and capabilities. Lee shared the company’s internal scale of five levels of packaging (main image) going from non-bar-coded dumb boxes at Level 1 to Level 2 with a scannable bar code. Levels 3-5 include technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags or near-field communications (NFC) tech.

Levels 3 and 4 refer to smartphone-enabled units and the smartest, Level 5, Jones described as standalone packages that connect to the internet or mobile network without the need for a smartphone.

“Adding connectivity to a package makes it an Internet of Things device,” he pointed out.

According to study data Lee referenced, smartphones are growing virally; in 2015 less than 15% of smartphones offered NFC readability, today that number is close to 90%.

Because Jones operates in the healthcare space, regulatory requirements mandate that it provide 100% inspection of enabled packaging including read and verify quality checks of the smart tag.

Interestingly, the company is proficient at using conductive inks to print circuits directly onto paperboard and plastic substrates.

Current best practices keep the NFC tag hidden and protected inside the packaging. “That also saves valuable on-pack real estate,” he added.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Jones Healthcare Group.

The company’s in-market “CpaX” brand connected packaging is used in one application for monitoring consumers’ medicine compliance. For example, when a patient opens a blister pack to access a medication, a notification is sent to a caregiver.

 

NFC, dual-level QR codes, and blockchain.

“We’re a small company with big aspirations,” said Ahead of the Curve Group’s Cvetan, who has 20 years’ experience in packaging development working with brands and retailers.

The company’s smart applications are in three areas: Consumer experience, Product integrity, and Inventory and Lifecycle.

“Product integrity is increasingly important for consumer brands,” she noted.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy Danone.

Cvetan singled out several exemplary applications in the market that included a dual-Quick Response (QR) code for traceability and authenticity for multiserve containers of Danone baby formula distributed in China. An exterior outer QR code provides consumer-engaging information and an inner one is used to establish blockchain-level security in a market fraught with counterfeit products.

Cvetan also pointed to another application for CBD cannabis products with similar goals that uses an NFC tag to create a unique, verifiable identification number for the package.

And she referenced one of the largest smart packaging programs to date, which was done by a major brand working with a major retailer. Packaging Digest reported on this case study of Kraft slice cheese at Walmart (image below) in True Shelf Life in Real Time: There’s an App for That, published March 2020.

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Image courtesy TPG Rewards

Cvetan's company offers the proprietary TapScan platform. She informs Packaging Digest that it “provides brand owners the ability to control their message when and where it matters most, at the right time at the right place.” It is available for global executions.

 

The influence of COVID-19 and brand advice.

Mark Baldwin of contactless engagement specialist TUKU kicked off his presentation by noting that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to “effect a decade of change in a few months.”

What should brands do? His advice: In the light of smart packaging they should adapt to survive and prosper by embracing brand control, digital, and data.

“Brands best avenue to do that is through connected packaging,” he said. And he said that brands…

Smart Packaging Experts Talk Tech and Options

Options and considerations in smart packaging, markets, and engagement. Image courtesy TUKU.

 

Q&A: Sustainability, privacy, and more.

The questions and responses at the end of the webinar were illuminating. Several attendees asked about packaging sustainability for some engagement technologies that may require devices or printed circuits.

“Carbon graphite [inks] are acceptable,” responded Jones’ Lee, “though we don’t know about nanomaterials. However, EAS packaging devices have been collected and recycled for years [without problems] so we don’t expect any risks associated with recovering these materials for recycling."

Brands can also leverage the technology itself via a targeted response to an inquiry about the package's recyclability. “Brands can communicate by location of engagement the local recycling guidelines,” offered Cvetan.

Also, the question of data collection and privacy came up. “Brands must adhere to all privacy requirements—they’re not tracking personal information…in that respect, it’s similar to a standard website interaction,” said Baldwin.

The need for collaboration was a common recommendation. “Open your company up to using partners, especially good ones,” said Cvetan.

What technology to use?

“The engagement method depends on the market, for example QR use is high in Asia, but not so much in North America,” said Lee.

Rather than pick one tech, best practice is to use both NFC tags and QR codes.

We close this report with this advice from Lee: “Don’t use the tech just to use it, use it to solve a business challenge.”

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John Bitner enjoyed life, from his birth on June 4, 1944, until his death on May 14, 2020. For more than 50 of those years, John served the packaging industry with an illustrative career that blended packaging design and engineering across multiple markets and disciplines. Join us on Friday, May 29, to celebrate his life and accomplishments.

 

Imagine you can’t see well, that everything is blurry, and you can’t read the instructions on a package. And you can’t hear what the person helping you is telling you to do. Your hands fumble and your fingers don’t have the dexterity to do a simple task like opening a bottle.

Welcome to old age.

John Bitner realized that packaging engineers could make the world a better place by designing packages that were easy for senior citizens to read, handle, open, and reclose, while still being safe for the rest of the population, especially young children. In his career, John advocated for child-resistant packaging designs that were also senior friendly, especially for pharmaceuticals.

I participated in one of John’s experiments that, through direct experience, taught packaging developers that pharmaceutical packaging desperately needed to be better designed by considering the plight of the user.

At a Chicago Chapter meeting of the Institute of Packaging Professionals sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, John had people in the audience pair up, with one person acting as a “senior” and the other as their caregiver. The senior was given glasses smeared with petroleum jelly, ear plugs, and rubber gloves. This instantly turned them into a typical elderly person with bad eyesight, who was hard of hearing, and had arthritic hands that didn’t work well.

These seniors then tried to open different pharmaceutical packages, like a pill bottle or a blister pack. The caregiver was there to help, but without actually opening the packages for the patient. Of course, there was a lot of laughter. Us seniors (I got to play) looked ridiculous, decked out as we were.

But then something remarkable happened. The play turned serious and, as the task to open the packages failed over and over, the frustration of both parties rose to yelling-and-throwing-things levels. Really.

What a great way to make an important point and to spur packaging designers on. Since then, we have seen some improved package and closure designs that are easier to open without compromising safety — efforts that continue with today's emphasis on user-centric design.

Thank you, John, for helping to make all this possible.

John Bitner, 1944-2020

 

What else John taught us.

He stayed busy and involved with packaging. In more recent conversations with John, he and I talked about better packaging for contraceptions and cannabis.

Here are a few of John’s insights, advice, and wisdom over the years:

 

“The packaging requirement for medical marijuana exceeds that for other controlled substances requiring special packaging. The package must be intuitive and easy to use. It is not enough to pass CPSC [Consumer Products Safety Commission] protocol. It must be a package that patients want to use in their home. There can be no exemptions such as we now grant to the elderly or debilitated. Because THC acts directly upon those brain cells called cannabinoids that influence memory, thinking, concentration, time perception, and coordinated movement, which are all required to properly open and re-secure a medical vial package for safety and adherence, packaging design must address impaired coordination and difficulty with thinking, concentration, and problem solving.”

From December 2013, “Letter to the Editor: A Packaging Prescription for Medical Marijuana”

 

“Motivating a patient through fear does not enamor her to use a compliant package. [Instead,] a package can function as a patient partner by providing motivational passion of joy rather than fear.”

From March 2012, “Changing patient behavior with packaging”

 

“When packaging technology interacts directly with research, marketing, and sales, all parties benefit. Ultimately the company as a whole thrives, and the patient survives. Packaging must take its position in marketing, sales, research, discovery ... the early stages of product/market conceptualization/development. Millions of dollars are lost and opportunities for patients sacrificed because of late-arriving catastrophes.”

From August 2014, “Employees report: Doing more with less is mandatory”

 

“…there is an inordinate amount of information in the literature that is neither pertinent [nor] relevant to the patient. The drug manufacturer is mandated to provide a road map–sized amount of literature folded multiple times and wadded up into a one-inch square. What begins as a massive insert becomes nothing more than a single sheet of paper when delivered to the patient at the pharmacy.”

From September 2011, “Quality in packaging”

 

“The number one reason for nursing home admittance is the inability to manage one’s medication regimen. That said, everyone should want to support every aspect of compliant packaging. Designers and engineers who are not aware of a child’s thought process or are not intimate with the daily struggles of the elderly are an impediment to their own initiative. Technical intellect exists within the realm of the multitude of packaging industries. It is their willingness to unleash it that drives success.”

From May 2010, “Pharmaceutical packagers: Compete through innovation”

 

“Seniors sometimes really do forget, but alarms and buzzers won’t make patients take medications if they don’t want to. What does make them compliant is knowledge. Meaningfully educating the patient more than anything will work — not fear-based motivation. If technological innovation can increase communication between a doctor or a pharmacist and a patient, improved adherence will follow.”

From July 2014, “Preparing for patients of the future”

 

A full life and career.

In his online obituary, we learn more about the husband, father, uncle, grandfather (pop pop), as well as about his professional accomplishments. Here is an excerpt:

His accomplished 50+ year career blended art, and design and engineering in packaging, and spanned multiple market signets and disciplines.

Recognized internationally for his work with the Consumer Products Safety Commission for over twenty-five years to protect the lives of our children while improving the quality of life for seniors, John was in the forefront of investigative research related to improved seal integrity and higher barrier performance through adhesion technology, advanced tooling design, equipment innovation, and award-winning structural design.

The Wall Street Journal has hailed John Bitner’s efforts as “evangelical” for senior-friendly packaging and the Public Broadcast System produced a documentary on the challenges of universal design, featuring John’s achievements. He never tired of testing and pushing packaging and technology to make life safe and secure for the young and the elderly. Nor did he tire of a good 18 holes of golf, a drink with a friend, singing with his wife, or thinking of how to make life better. Artist, designer, packaging industry icon, friend.

 

Share your stories and memories.

To celebrate the life and career of John Bitner, one of his colleagues — Peter Schmitt, managing director at healthcare packaging consultancy Montesino — has arranged a virtual wake. The packaging community is invited to briefly share their stories of how they met and worked with John in a Zoom call on Friday, May 29, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

To attend, click this link on the date and time:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441074735?pwd=UXhSM2hTbUxleWYzWDMxbytTdEtvdz09

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John Bitner enjoyed life, from his birth on June 4, 1944, until his death on May 14, 2020. For more than 50 of those years, John served the packaging industry with an illustrative career that blended packaging design and engineering across multiple markets and disciplines. Join us on Friday, May 29, to celebrate his life and accomplishments.

 

Imagine you can’t see well, that everything is blurry, and you can’t read the instructions on a package. And you can’t hear what the person helping you is telling you to do. Your hands fumble and your fingers don’t have the dexterity to do a simple task like opening a bottle.

Welcome to old age.

John Bitner realized that packaging engineers could make the world a better place by designing packages that were easy for senior citizens to read, handle, open, and reclose, while still being safe for the rest of the population, especially young children. In his career, John advocated for child-resistant packaging designs that were also senior friendly, especially for pharmaceuticals.

I participated in one of John’s experiments that, through direct experience, taught packaging developers that pharmaceutical packaging desperately needed to be better designed by considering the plight of the user.

At a Chicago Chapter meeting of the Institute of Packaging Professionals sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, John had people in the audience pair up, with one person acting as a “senior” and the other as their caregiver. The senior was given glasses smeared with petroleum jelly, ear plugs, and rubber gloves. This instantly turned them into a typical elderly person with bad eyesight, who was hard of hearing, and had arthritic hands that didn’t work well.

These seniors then tried to open different pharmaceutical packages, like a pill bottle or a blister pack. The caregiver was there to help, but without actually opening the packages for the patient. Of course, there was a lot of laughter. Us seniors (I got to play) looked ridiculous, decked out as we were.

But then something remarkable happened. The play turned serious and, as the task to open the packages failed over and over, the frustration of both parties rose to yelling-and-throwing-things levels. Really.

What a great way to make an important point and to spur packaging designers on. Since then, we have seen some improved package and closure designs that are easier to open without compromising safety — efforts that continue with today's emphasis on user-centric design.

Thank you, John, for helping to make all this possible.

John Bitner, 1944-2020

 

What else John taught us.

He stayed busy and involved with packaging. In more recent conversations with John, he and I talked about better packaging for contraceptions and cannabis.

Here are a few of John’s insights, advice, and wisdom over the years:

 

“The packaging requirement for medical marijuana exceeds that for other controlled substances requiring special packaging. The package must be intuitive and easy to use. It is not enough to pass CPSC [Consumer Products Safety Commission] protocol. It must be a package that patients want to use in their home. There can be no exemptions such as we now grant to the elderly or debilitated. Because THC acts directly upon those brain cells called cannabinoids that influence memory, thinking, concentration, time perception, and coordinated movement, which are all required to properly open and re-secure a medical vial package for safety and adherence, packaging design must address impaired coordination and difficulty with thinking, concentration, and problem solving.”

From December 2013, “Letter to the Editor: A Packaging Prescription for Medical Marijuana”

 

“Motivating a patient through fear does not enamor her to use a compliant package. [Instead,] a package can function as a patient partner by providing motivational passion of joy rather than fear.”

From March 2012, “Changing patient behavior with packaging”

 

“When packaging technology interacts directly with research, marketing, and sales, all parties benefit. Ultimately the company as a whole thrives, and the patient survives. Packaging must take its position in marketing, sales, research, discovery ... the early stages of product/market conceptualization/development. Millions of dollars are lost and opportunities for patients sacrificed because of late-arriving catastrophes.”

From August 2014, “Employees report: Doing more with less is mandatory”

 

“…there is an inordinate amount of information in the literature that is neither pertinent [nor] relevant to the patient. The drug manufacturer is mandated to provide a road map–sized amount of literature folded multiple times and wadded up into a one-inch square. What begins as a massive insert becomes nothing more than a single sheet of paper when delivered to the patient at the pharmacy.”

From September 2011, “Quality in packaging”

 

“The number one reason for nursing home admittance is the inability to manage one’s medication regimen. That said, everyone should want to support every aspect of compliant packaging. Designers and engineers who are not aware of a child’s thought process or are not intimate with the daily struggles of the elderly are an impediment to their own initiative. Technical intellect exists within the realm of the multitude of packaging industries. It is their willingness to unleash it that drives success.”

From May 2010, “Pharmaceutical packagers: Compete through innovation”

 

“Seniors sometimes really do forget, but alarms and buzzers won’t make patients take medications if they don’t want to. What does make them compliant is knowledge. Meaningfully educating the patient more than anything will work — not fear-based motivation. If technological innovation can increase communication between a doctor or a pharmacist and a patient, improved adherence will follow.”

From July 2014, “Preparing for patients of the future”

 

A full life and career.

In his online obituary, we learn more about the husband, father, uncle, grandfather (pop pop), as well as about his professional accomplishments. Here is an excerpt:

His accomplished 50+ year career blended art, and design and engineering in packaging, and spanned multiple market signets and disciplines.

Recognized internationally for his work with the Consumer Products Safety Commission for over twenty-five years to protect the lives of our children while improving the quality of life for seniors, John was in the forefront of investigative research related to improved seal integrity and higher barrier performance through adhesion technology, advanced tooling design, equipment innovation, and award-winning structural design.

The Wall Street Journal has hailed John Bitner’s efforts as “evangelical” for senior-friendly packaging and the Public Broadcast System produced a documentary on the challenges of universal design, featuring John’s achievements. He never tired of testing and pushing packaging and technology to make life safe and secure for the young and the elderly. Nor did he tire of a good 18 holes of golf, a drink with a friend, singing with his wife, or thinking of how to make life better. Artist, designer, packaging industry icon, friend.

 

Share your stories and memories.

To celebrate the life and career of John Bitner, one of his colleagues — Peter Schmitt, managing director at healthcare packaging consultancy Montesino — has arranged a virtual wake. The packaging community is invited to briefly share their stories of how they met and worked with John in a Zoom call on Friday, May 29, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

To attend, click this link on the date and time:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441074735?pwd=UXhSM2hTbUxleWYzWDMxbytTdEtvdz09

Meeting ID: 854 4107 4735

Password: 994021

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Imagine you can’t see well, that everything is blurry, and you can’t read the instructions on a package. And you can’t hear what the person helping you is telling you to do. Your hands fumble and your fingers don’t have the dexterity to do a simple task like opening a bottle.

Welcome to old age.

John Bitner realized that packaging engineers could make the world a better place by designing packages that were easy for senior citizens to read, handle, open, and reclose, while still being safe for the rest of the population, especially young children. In his career, John advocated for child-resistant packaging designs that were also senior friendly, especially for pharmaceuticals.

I participated in one of John’s experiments that, through direct experience, taught packaging developers that pharmaceutical packaging desperately needed to be better designed by considering the plight of the user.

At a Chicago Chapter meeting of the Institute of Packaging Professionals sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, John had people in the audience pair up, with one person acting as a “senior” and the other as their caregiver. The senior was given glasses smeared with petroleum jelly, ear plugs, and rubber gloves. This instantly turned them into a typical elderly person with bad eyesight, who was hard of hearing, and had arthritic hands that didn’t work well.

These seniors then tried to open different pharmaceutical packages, like a pill bottle or a blister pack. The caregiver was there to help, but without actually opening the packages for the patient. Of course, there was a lot of laughter. Us seniors (I got to play) looked ridiculous, decked out as we were.

But then something remarkable happened. The play turned serious and, as the task to open the packages failed over and over, the frustration of both parties rose to yelling-and-throwing-things levels. Really.

What a great way to make an important point and to spur packaging designers on. Since then, we have seen some improved package and closure designs that are easier to open without compromising safety — efforts that continue with today's emphasis on user-centric design.

Thank you, John, for helping to make all this possible.

Early Advocate for Senior Friendly Packaging Dies

John Bitner, 1944-2020

 

What else John taught us.

He stayed busy and involved with packaging. In more recent conversations with John, he and I talked about better packaging for contraceptions and cannabis.

Here are a few of John’s insights, advice, and wisdom over the years:

 

“The packaging requirement for medical marijuana exceeds that for other controlled substances requiring special packaging. The package must be intuitive and easy to use. It is not enough to pass CPSC [Consumer Products Safety Commission] protocol. It must be a package that patients want to use in their home. There can be no exemptions such as we now grant to the elderly or debilitated. Because THC acts directly upon those brain cells called cannabinoids that influence memory, thinking, concentration, time perception, and coordinated movement, which are all required to properly open and re-secure a medical vial package for safety and adherence, packaging design must address impaired coordination and difficulty with thinking, concentration, and problem solving.”

From December 2013, “Letter to the Editor: A Packaging Prescription for Medical Marijuana”

 

“Motivating a patient through fear does not enamor her to use a compliant package. [Instead,] a package can function as a patient partner by providing motivational passion of joy rather than fear.”

From March 2012, “Changing patient behavior with packaging”

 

“When packaging technology interacts directly with research, marketing, and sales, all parties benefit. Ultimately the company as a whole thrives, and the patient survives. Packaging must take its position in marketing, sales, research, discovery ... the early stages of product/market conceptualization/development. Millions of dollars are lost and opportunities for patients sacrificed because of late-arriving catastrophes.”

From August 2014, “Employees report: Doing more with less is mandatory”

 

“…there is an inordinate amount of information in the literature that is neither pertinent [nor] relevant to the patient. The drug manufacturer is mandated to provide a road map–sized amount of literature folded multiple times and wadded up into a one-inch square. What begins as a massive insert becomes nothing more than a single sheet of paper when delivered to the patient at the pharmacy.”

From September 2011, “Quality in packaging”

 

“The number one reason for nursing home admittance is the inability to manage one’s medication regimen. That said, everyone should want to support every aspect of compliant packaging. Designers and engineers who are not aware of a child’s thought process or are not intimate with the daily struggles of the elderly are an impediment to their own initiative. Technical intellect exists within the realm of the multitude of packaging industries. It is their willingness to unleash it that drives success.”

From May 2010, “Pharmaceutical packagers: Compete through innovation”

 

“Seniors sometimes really do forget, but alarms and buzzers won’t make patients take medications if they don’t want to. What does make them compliant is knowledge. Meaningfully educating the patient more than anything will work — not fear-based motivation. If technological innovation can increase communication between a doctor or a pharmacist and a patient, improved adherence will follow.”

From July 2014, “Preparing for patients of the future”

 

A full life and career.

In his online obituary, we learn more about the husband, father, uncle, grandfather (pop pop), as well as about his professional accomplishments. Here is an excerpt:

His accomplished 50+ year career blended art, and design and engineering in packaging, and spanned multiple market signets and disciplines.

Recognized internationally for his work with the Consumer Products Safety Commission for over twenty-five years to protect the lives of our children while improving the quality of life for seniors, John was in the forefront of investigative research related to improved seal integrity and higher barrier performance through adhesion technology, advanced tooling design, equipment innovation, and award-winning structural design.

The Wall Street Journal has hailed John Bitner’s efforts as “evangelical” for senior-friendly packaging and the Public Broadcast System produced a documentary on the challenges of universal design, featuring John’s achievements. He never tired of testing and pushing packaging and technology to make life safe and secure for the young and the elderly. Nor did he tire of a good 18 holes of golf, a drink with a friend, singing with his wife, or thinking of how to make life better. Artist, designer, packaging industry icon, friend.

 

Share your stories and memories.

To celebrate the life and career of John Bitner, one of his colleagues — Peter Schmitt, managing director at healthcare packaging consultancy Montesino — has arranged a virtual wake. The packaging community is invited to briefly share their stories of how they met and worked with John in a Zoom call on Friday, May 29, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

To attend, click this link on the date and time:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441074735?pwd=UXhSM2hTbUxleWYzWDMxbytTdEtvdz09

Meeting ID: 854 4107 4735

Password: 994021

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+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 854 4107 4735

Password: 994021

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdR3xyCmAO

 

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For packaging operations like case packing or palletizing that need a collaborative robot (cobot) to stretch farther in the workspace to get the job done, a new teachable robot has a reach of 1.25 meters (4+ feet) with a payload of 4 kilograms (almost 9 lbs). Like other cobots, this 7-axis system learns tasks without programming.

The OB7-Stretch from Productive Robotics Inc. is the fourth product in the company’s line of 7-axis cobots. Any of the OB7 models — OB7, OB7 Stretch, OB7 Max 12, and OB7 Max 8 — have extra dexterity to reach around obstacles and perform well in confined spaces, compared to 6-axis systems. How? Because each joint can rotate 360 degrees — both clockwise and counterclockwise. Zac Bogart, Productive Robotics’ president, says, “The extreme rotation capability of each of OB7’s 7 axes give OB7 unmatched maneuverability.”

The OB7-Stretch sells for $25,000, which, Bogart tells us, is substantially less expensive than other long-reach cobots. To hit this price point while extending the reach of the standard OB7, the OB7-Stretch shares the engineering design of the standard 5kg OB7 but with a lower payload capability.

Bogart explains how the new OB7-Stretch fills the need for a longer reach at an affordable cost for packaging operations: “Packaging applications require more floor space than machine tending. The longer reach is needed to support the larger area required for packaging.”

Here’s how the new OB7-Stretch (second from the top) compares to other products in the OB7 line.

 

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For packaging operations like case packing or palletizing that need a collaborative robot (cobot) to stretch farther in the workspace to get the job done, a new teachable robot has a reach of 1.25 meters (4+ feet) with a payload of 4 kilograms (almost 9 lbs). Like other cobots, this 7-axis system learns tasks without programming.

The OB7-Stretch from Productive Robotics Inc. is the fourth product in the company’s line of 7-axis cobots. Any of the OB7 models — OB7, OB7 Stretch, OB7 Max 12, and OB7 Max 8 — have extra dexterity to reach around obstacles and perform well in confined spaces, compared to 6-axis systems. How? Because each joint can rotate 360 degrees — both clockwise and counterclockwise. Zac Bogart, Productive Robotics’ president, says, “The extreme rotation capability of each of OB7’s 7 axes give OB7 unmatched maneuverability.”

The OB7-Stretch sells for $25,000, which, Bogart tells us, is substantially less expensive than other long-reach cobots. To hit this price point while extending the reach of the standard OB7, the OB7-Stretch shares the engineering design of the standard 5kg OB7 but with a lower payload capability.

Bogart explains how the new OB7-Stretch fills the need for a longer reach at an affordable cost for packaging operations: “Packaging applications require more floor space than machine tending. The longer reach is needed to support the larger area required for packaging.”

Here’s how the new OB7-Stretch (second from the top) compares to other products in the OB7 line.

 

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For packaging operations like case packing or palletizing that need a collaborative robot (cobot) to stretch farther in the workspace to get the job done, a new teachable robot has a reach of 1.25 meters (4+ feet) with a payload of 4 kilograms (almost 9 lbs). Like other cobots, this 7-axis system learns tasks without programming.

The OB7-Stretch from Productive Robotics Inc. is the fourth product in the company’s line of 7-axis cobots. Any of the OB7 models — OB7, OB7 Stretch, OB7 Max 12, and OB7 Max 8 — have extra dexterity to reach around obstacles and perform well in confined spaces, compared to 6-axis systems. How? Because each joint can rotate 360 degrees — both clockwise and counterclockwise. Zac Bogart, Productive Robotics’ president, says, “The extreme rotation capability of each of OB7’s 7 axes give OB7 unmatched maneuverability.”

The OB7-Stretch sells for $25,000, which, Bogart tells us, is substantially less expensive than other long-reach cobots. To hit this price point while extending the reach of the standard OB7, the OB7-Stretch shares the engineering design of the standard 5kg OB7 but with a lower payload capability.

Bogart explains how the new OB7-Stretch fills the need for a longer reach at an affordable cost for packaging operations: “Packaging applications require more floor space than machine tending. The longer reach is needed to support the larger area required for packaging.”

7-Axis Cobot Reaches Farther Without a Higher Price

Here’s how the new OB7-Stretch (second from the top) compares to other products in the OB7 line.

 

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Kao’s new recyclable package for MyKirei personal care products — which uses up to 50% less plastic by weight than traditional rigid plastic bottles with pumps — embodies functional, emotional, and social benefits of a holistic sustainable design.

 

While the recyclability challenges of lightweighted packaging are of increasing importance to producers and consumers, the tremendous benefits of smaller, lighter packages must be acknowledged to find solutions that balance their virtues with more intuitive resource management.

Less material by weight equals fewer resources extracted from the planet, and less waste if disposed compared to heavier packages. For producers, less packaging brings down production costs overall, and with lighter, less voluminous shipments, transportation costs by weight, which are additionally offset by the ability to fit more items on a truck or pallet.

This translates for consumers, who enjoy increased access to products by the pricing and delivery of packaged goods in-store. Ecommerce relies heavily on lightweight packing material to maintain product quality from point A to B, and even “non-packaged” items such as clothing, fresh produce, and durable goods like furniture and automobiles are often packaged for distribution.

Lightweight packaging also lends itself to beauty and utility. Many packages are lightweighted by using plastic and other synthetics, which have near-endless potential for colorization, shaping, printing, and textures, often rendered to resemble wood, glass, and other high-value, aesthetically pleasing materials.

Flexibles and films, ubiquitous across the packaging supply chain, have versatile characteristics. In sachets, pouches, cling wraps, and bags (which recycling critic John Tierney calls, not inaccurately, “a marvel of economic, engineering, and environmental efficiency”), these thin plastics are cheap, strong, and often elegant in design, making lots of sense from a utilitarian and practical perspective.

It cannot be overstated that no lightweighted packaging material, namely plastics, in and of itself is at the crux of our issues with recyclability, pollution, and waste. It’s the way we use them, intentionally designing items to be thrown away in a global recycling system that isn’t equipped to effectively recover it for additional cycles of production.

But just as the material, shape, and size of package is part of the design, the creation of systems that ensure it is recovered and reintegrated it into the supply chain are, as well.

MyKirei is a new lifestyle brand launching in the US by Kao Corp. (makers of Bioré, Jergens, and Curél), with whom TerraCycle is partnered with in Japan. They are debuting the brand nationally with three products — Japanese Tsubaki & Rice Water Nourishing shampoo and conditioner, and Yuzu and Rice Water Nourishing hand wash — all of which are packaged in Kao’s patented “Air” Bottles, flexible film bottles filled with air pockets around the perimeter of the bottle to make it stand upright.

The innovative Air Bottles are said to use up to 50% less plastic by weight than traditional rigid plastic bottles with pumps. The brand promises the Air Bottles are 100% nationally recyclable through the recycling program we manage, free to consumers to use with the points incentive they can use to donate cash to charity.

Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of “Kirei” (which favors sustainability as well as beauty, cleanliness, simplicity, and balance), this collection of products is founded on the belief that care and respect for ourselves, our societies, and the world around us is key to simple, beautiful living. The brand hopes to inspire a gentle, more sustainable way of life.

With a recycling program and charity component developed as part of the product launch, vs. reactively down the road, MyKirei by Kao maintains and reinforces the functional, emotional, and social benefits of a beautiful, but typically non-recyclable, package with a holistic design approach.

 

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Kao’s new recyclable package for MyKirei personal care products — which uses up to 50% less plastic by weight than traditional rigid plastic bottles with pumps — embodies functional, emotional, and social benefits of a holistic sustainable design.

 

While the recyclability challenges of lightweighted packaging are of increasing importance to producers and consumers, the tremendous benefits of smaller, lighter packages must be acknowledged to find solutions that balance their virtues with more intuitive resource management.

Less material by weight equals fewer resources extracted from the planet, and less waste if disposed compared to heavier packages. For producers, less packaging brings down production costs overall, and with lighter, less voluminous shipments, transportation costs by weight, which are additionally offset by the ability to fit more items on a truck or pallet.

This translates for consumers, who enjoy increased access to products by the pricing and delivery of packaged goods in-store. Ecommerce relies heavily on lightweight packing material to maintain product quality from point A to B, and even “non-packaged” items such as clothing, fresh produce, and durable goods like furniture and automobiles are often packaged for distribution.

Lightweight packaging also lends itself to beauty and utility. Many packages are lightweighted by using plastic and other synthetics, which have near-endless potential for colorization, shaping, printing, and textures, often rendered to resemble wood, glass, and other high-value, aesthetically pleasing materials.

Flexibles and films, ubiquitous across the packaging supply chain, have versatile characteristics. In sachets, pouches, cling wraps, and bags (which recycling critic John Tierney calls, not inaccurately, “a marvel of economic, engineering, and environmental efficiency”), these thin plastics are cheap, strong, and often elegant in design, making lots of sense from a utilitarian and practical perspective.

It cannot be overstated that no lightweighted packaging material, namely plastics, in and of itself is at the crux of our issues with recyclability, pollution, and waste. It’s the way we use them, intentionally designing items to be thrown away in a global recycling system that isn’t equipped to effectively recover it for additional cycles of production.

But just as the material, shape, and size of package is part of the design, the creation of systems that ensure it is recovered and reintegrated it into the supply chain are, as well.

MyKirei is a new lifestyle brand launching in the US by Kao Corp. (makers of Bioré, Jergens, and Curél), with whom TerraCycle is partnered with in Japan. They are debuting the brand nationally with three products — Japanese Tsubaki & Rice Water Nourishing shampoo and conditioner, and Yuzu and Rice Water Nourishing hand wash — all of which are packaged in Kao’s patented “Air” Bottles, flexible film bottles filled with air pockets around the perimeter of the bottle to make it stand upright.

The innovative Air Bottles are said to use up to 50% less plastic by weight than traditional rigid plastic bottles with pumps. The brand promises the Air Bottles are 100% nationally recyclable through the recycling program we manage, free to consumers to use with the points incentive they can use to donate cash to charity.

Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of “Kirei” (which favors sustainability as well as beauty, cleanliness, simplicity, and balance), this collection of products is founded on the belief that care and respect for ourselves, our societies, and the world around us is key to simple, beautiful living. The brand hopes to inspire a gentle, more sustainable way of life.

With a recycling program and charity component developed as part of the product launch, vs. reactively down the road, MyKirei by Kao maintains and reinforces the functional, emotional, and social benefits of a beautiful, but typically non-recyclable, package with a holistic design approach.

 

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CONTA-CLIP expands its cable entry portfolio, launching the KDS-R system for M20 to M63.

A two-piece thread and locking adapter plus two-piece locknut to fix it in place, and sealing elements with ...

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CONTA-CLIP expands its cable entry portfolio, launching the KDS-R system for M20 to M63.

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ABB at Robotics and Automation to show ‘distribution centre of the future’

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Casella’s VAPex Sampling Pump wins new Product of the Year Award

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ABB at Robotics and Automation to show ‘distribution center of the future’

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The Ultimate Choices in Work Trousers From Snickers Workwear

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New Styles, New Designs and Snickers Workwear’s most advanced work trousers yet – with 4-way stretch.

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Hultafors NEW Range of ‘Snap-Off’ Knives

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Precision, quality and long-lasting sharpness are the hallmarks of these superb new products.

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The biggest celebration of achievement and business excellence at the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

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The processing and packaging machinery industry celebrated another year of outstanding achievement and business excellence at its eighth PPMA Group Industry Awards at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 1 October 2019.

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The processing and packaging machinery industry celebrated another year of outstanding achievement and business excellence at its eighth PPMA Group Industry Awards at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 1 October 2019.

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Top 3 innovation trends of the year

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The engineering and technology worlds never stand still; in fact, their rates of progress only seem to increase with each passing year. From 3D-printed houses to cashier-free shops, 2018 saw some incredible technological advances, and the next year promises to continue this path of innovation.

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UK-wide assembly to focus on engineers on a health and wellbeing mission

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Hundreds of engineers are set to inspire young people to become engineers this November.

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Schmersal launches ex-proof RFID safety sensor

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At Motek 2019 (7 to 10 October, Stuttgart), the Schmersal Group will showcase its first RFID-based safety sensor designed in accordance with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU which can be used in EX zones 2 (...

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RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES ‘SWITCH TO ANDROID’ CONSULTING SERVICE FOR SUPPLY CHAIN USERS

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--Around 70% of the industry is still to make the switch say Renovotec - with current Windows handheld device support ending in January 2020

--“With the right technology in the right hands the ...

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FIELDBUS MODULES WITH IO-LINK MASTER FUNCTIONALITY FOR TODAYS AUTOMATION AND IT SYSTEMS

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The new range of Fieldbus modules with IO-Link master functionality from ifm electronic, are designed to meet the demands for ever-increasing levels of intelligent sensing and control to facilitate ...

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The new range of Fieldbus modules with IO-Link master functionality from ifm electronic, are designed to meet the demands for ever-increasing levels of intelligent sensing and control to facilitate ...

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Spaciotempo provides space and time for businesses to grow

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Spaciotempo strongly believes that the key to a successful business is having the space and time to grow.

The market leader in temporary buildings has a proud history, spanning more than four ...

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Fundamental Control through Component Traceability

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Component traceability within manufacturing relies on two fundamental processes: marking and data recording. Traceability within the manufacturing supply chain is essential to limiting the damaging ...

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Cable entry plates

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icotek is expanding its assortment of tool-free mountable cable entry plates with the KEL-DP 6 and KEL-DP 16.

For the introduction of up to 50 standard cables, icotek offers a wide range of cable ...

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icotek is expanding its assortment of tool-free mountable cable entry plates with the KEL-DP 6 and KEL-DP 16.

For the introduction of up to 50 standard cables, icotek offers a wide range of cable ...

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Casella’s VAPex Sampling Pump Wins New Product of the Year Award

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Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has won Occupational Health and Safety’s 2019 ‘New Product of the Year Award’ for its VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump.

Casella’s VAPex ...

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Casella’s VAPex ...

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Celebrating 75 years of LEEA at LiftEx 2019

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LiftEx 2019 is the free-to-attend flagship event of LEEA (The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) taking place at the Marshall Arena (formerly Arena MK) in Milton Keynes on 13-14 November 2019. ...

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Make sure you visit Combilift and Aisle Master at IMHX

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Hall 18. Stand L125 & outside area

If you’re planning a trip to IMHX in Birmingham this week, make sure you visit Combilift and Aisle Master! With around fifteen exhibits on four stands, you’ll ...

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If you’re planning a trip to IMHX in Birmingham this week, make sure you visit Combilift and Aisle Master! With around fifteen exhibits on four stands, you’ll ...

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Nordson EFD P-Jet and P-Dot valves and V100 controllers jet low- to high-viscosity fluids with great precision and repeatability.

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMerge™

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMerge™

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMerge™

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMerge™

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMerge™

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMerge™

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMerge™

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMerge™

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Print and Apply – Finally as Simple as it Sounds. 

Many of our customers are faced with the same demands when it comes to labeling their secondary packaging:

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Traditionally, labels would be applied to the side of a shipping case or tray, using a pneumatic or servo driven tamp arrangement. This method has provided excellent service over the years and it is still the most common process in use today.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Using a tamp applicator, while being simple and reliable, does have some drawbacks, though.

The label can only be printed while the tamp pad is in its home position. This means that there are parts of the application cycle where the printer is forced to be idle – reducing the maximum output of the labeler.

These systems usually need plant compressed air to operate them. With many of our customers looking to reduce their overall plant air usage, this is not ideal.

There can also be safety considerations with reciprocating parts operating at high speeds – it is difficult to ensure there are no pinch points.

PowerMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

To address some of these issues, ID Technology introduced PowerMerge.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Rather than using a tamp system to deliver the label to the product, as the label leaves the print engine, it travels on a driven belt where it is controlled by a flow of air (from a fan, not plant air) to the product.

PowerMerge provides some great advantages:

Once a label is printed and on the belt, the next label can start its own print process. This virtually eliminates and seat time in the print-apply, increasing output considerably.

Gaining time in the sequence also means that the printer can run at lower print speeds, even while maintaining high outputs. This provides better print quality and longer life of printer components.

However, while PowerMerge is often a big step forward compared to tamp applicators, it does have a couple of drawbacks.

Introducing CrossMergeThe Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

CrossMerge brings our PowerMerge concept to another level.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

Labels feed from the printer ib the most efficient orientation and then change direction to allow them to be wiped onto the product.

The Evolution of Print – Apply Labeling

For our customers, there are some huge advantages of CrossMerge.

One of the (many) cool things about CrossMerge is that it can be installed on most existing ID Technology 252 or 255 labeling systems – make the most of your current investment.

Want to learn more? Contact me at david.holliday@ProMachBuilt.com or visit www.idtechnology.com

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Okay, I’m not suggesting that your barcodes are looking a little scraggly and in need of getting their chins cleaned up. Barcode shaving (also often referred to as pixel shaving) is a way of tweaking your barcodes to get the best, verified print quality.

In this article I want to dig a little into this process and how it relates to printing two-dimensional barcodes when using inkjet printers.

When producing 2D barcodes such as DataMatrix or QR code to GS1 standards, it is obviously important that the data is correct, the structure of the encoded data is correct and the quality of the printed code meets the quality standard.

Typical GS1 DataMatrix Code

Getting the data correct is really the job of the organization that’s printing the barcode, after all, it is their data.

The structure of a GS1 barcode is defined in the GS1 general specification. It’s relatively easy to check that the structure of the data is correct in some cases using a simple smartphone application – I’ve discussed this several times elsewhere.

In the GS1 system, quality for 2D barcodes, such as data matrix and QR codes, is defined in the ISO/IEC 15416 standard.

To verify the quality of a barcode against the standard, a number of measurements are taken using a calibrated verifier. All of these measurements each produce an individual grade which is then combined into one single overall score.

One of these parameters is called print growth. This measures the size of the elements in the barcode and ensures they haven’t crept above the size they should be.

With a 2D DataMatrix barcode, as an example, each of the little squares that makes up the symbol should be exactly the same size, both the dark and light squares.

Look at these two examples:

One of them looks to be printed nice and darkly you – would think that it will be easy for a scanner to read and that its verification score will be good.

In the other example, the barcode looks somewhat lighter. Intuition tells us, that this one would be more difficult to read in the dark version and possibly would score less high in the verification

As it happens, both barcodes are easy to read with most barcode scanners – I can read them just fine with the Barcode Check app on my phone.

However, if you look more closely at the darker example, you’ll see that the darker squares are somewhat larger than the white ones – this is print growth.

What is Print Growth?

When printing with an inkjet printer, the image is produced of a number of very small individual drops of ink. The examples I’ve used were printed on our ClearMark Thermal Inkjet printer, set at 300 dots per inch in both the horizontal and vertical axis. Since the barcode is 0.5″ square, each size is 150 drops or pixels and the individual small squares that make up the barcode are 7 x 7 pixels.

As the drops of ink are sprayed onto the product, they dry quickly (assuming the ink is compatible with the substrate), but not instantly. There is often some time for the drops to spread a little before they set permanently, causing the elements on the image to be slightly larger than intended.

This is why when inspecting a DataMatrix or QR Code that has been printed using inkjet, the small squares that are printed are often too large as the ink spreads.

This is print growth – you can see in the darker example, that the black squares are infringing on the white ones – causing the white squares to be smaller, or even rectangular, rather than squares.

Print growth will downgrade the ISO score of your barcode – possibly to the extent that it fails verification.

So What’s The Solution?

In these situations, Barcode (or Pixel) Shaving is your friend.

With each of the small squares in my example barcode, our ID Technology and Code Tech TIJ printers (and our Greydon Genesis inkjet printers), allow pixels to be removed (shaved) from around each square. So I could make the elements of my barcode 6 x 6 pixels (instead of 7 x 7), but still centered in the same location. This allows the ink to spread a little in each barcode element, but still stay within its assigned overall area.

Using barcode shaving on our printers allows them to be fine-tuned to ensure the best verification scores for both DataMatrix and QR Codes. This is huge for customers who need to comply with GS1 standards, such as those in the medical of pharma industries.

 

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, this is easy to use on both our Code Tech and ClearMark printers.

Here is the setting screen on ClearMark. You simply set the amount of shaving as a percentage. There is a little trial and error involved, but the setting is saved with the message to remember for next time.

 

So Shaving is Good?

Yes – this feature can be the difference between passing or failing barcode verification. It is often well worth the time to spend a few minutes fine-tuning your barcode settings, to avoid potential problems in the future.

Want to Learn More?

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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Okay, I’m not suggesting that your barcodes are looking a little scraggly and in need of getting their chins cleaned up. Barcode shaving (also often referred to as pixel shaving) is a way of tweaking your barcodes to get the best, verified print quality.

In this article I want to dig a little into this process and how it relates to printing two-dimensional barcodes when using inkjet printers.

When producing 2D barcodes such as DataMatrix or QR code to GS1 standards, it is obviously important that the data is correct, the structure of the encoded data is correct and the quality of the printed code meets the quality standard.

Typical GS1 DataMatrix Code

Getting the data correct is really the job of the organization that’s printing the barcode, after all, it is their data.

The structure of a GS1 barcode is defined in the GS1 general specification. It’s relatively easy to check that the structure of the data is correct in some cases using a simple smartphone application – I’ve discussed this several times elsewhere.

In the GS1 system, quality for 2D barcodes, such as data matrix and QR codes, is defined in the ISO/IEC 15416 standard.

To verify the quality of a barcode against the standard, a number of measurements are taken using a calibrated verifier. All of these measurements each produce an individual grade which is then combined into one single overall score.

One of these parameters is called print growth. This measures the size of the elements in the barcode and ensures they haven’t crept above the size they should be.

With a 2D DataMatrix barcode, as an example, each of the little squares that makes up the symbol should be exactly the same size, both the dark and light squares.

Look at these two examples:

One of them looks to be printed nice and darkly you – would think that it will be easy for a scanner to read and that its verification score will be good.

In the other example, the barcode looks somewhat lighter. Intuition tells us, that this one would be more difficult to read in the dark version and possibly would score less high in the verification

As it happens, both barcodes are easy to read with most barcode scanners – I can read them just fine with the Barcode Check app on my phone.

However, if you look more closely at the darker example, you’ll see that the darker squares are somewhat larger than the white ones – this is print growth.

What is Print Growth?

When printing with an inkjet printer, the image is produced of a number of very small individual drops of ink. The examples I’ve used were printed on our ClearMark Thermal Inkjet printer, set at 300 dots per inch in both the horizontal and vertical axis. Since the barcode is 0.5″ square, each size is 150 drops or pixels and the individual small squares that make up the barcode are 7 x 7 pixels.

As the drops of ink are sprayed onto the product, they dry quickly (assuming the ink is compatible with the substrate), but not instantly. There is often some time for the drops to spread a little before they set permanently, causing the elements on the image to be slightly larger than intended.

This is why when inspecting a DataMatrix or QR Code that has been printed using inkjet, the small squares that are printed are often too large as the ink spreads.

This is print growth – you can see in the darker example, that the black squares are infringing on the white ones – causing the white squares to be smaller, or even rectangular, rather than squares.

Print growth will downgrade the ISO score of your barcode – possibly to the extent that it fails verification.

So What’s The Solution?

In these situations, Barcode (or Pixel) Shaving is your friend.

With each of the small squares in my example barcode, our ID Technology and Code Tech TIJ printers (and our Greydon Genesis inkjet printers), allow pixels to be removed (shaved) from around each square. So I could make the elements of my barcode 6 x 6 pixels (instead of 7 x 7), but still centered in the same location. This allows the ink to spread a little in each barcode element, but still stay within its assigned overall area.

Using barcode shaving on our printers allows them to be fine-tuned to ensure the best verification scores for both DataMatrix and QR Codes. This is huge for customers who need to comply with GS1 standards, such as those in the medical of pharma industries.

 

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, this is easy to use on both our Code Tech and ClearMark printers.

Here is the setting screen on ClearMark. You simply set the amount of shaving as a percentage. There is a little trial and error involved, but the setting is saved with the message to remember for next time.

 

So Shaving is Good?

Yes – this feature can be the difference between passing or failing barcode verification. It is often well worth the time to spend a few minutes fine-tuning your barcode settings, to avoid potential problems in the future.

Want to Learn More?

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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The Art of Barcode ShavingOkay, I’m not suggesting that your barcodes are looking a little scraggly and in need of getting their chins cleaned up. Barcode shaving (also often referred to as pixel shaving) is a way of tweaking your barcodes to get the best, verified print quality.

In this article I want to dig a little into this process and how it relates to printing two-dimensional barcodes when using inkjet printers.

When producing 2D barcodes such as DataMatrix or QR code to GS1 standards, it is obviously important that the data is correct, the structure of the encoded data is correct and the quality of the printed code meets the quality standard.

Typical GS1 DataMatrix Code

Getting the data correct is really the job of the organization that’s printing the barcode, after all, it is their data.

The structure of a GS1 barcode is defined in the GS1 general specification. It’s relatively easy to check that the structure of the data is correct in some cases using a simple smartphone application – I’ve discussed this several times elsewhere.

In the GS1 system, quality for 2D barcodes, such as data matrix and QR codes, is defined in the ISO/IEC 15416 standard.

To verify the quality of a barcode against the standard, a number of measurements are taken using a calibrated verifier. All of these measurements each produce an individual grade which is then combined into one single overall score.

One of these parameters is called print growth. This measures the size of the elements in the barcode and ensures they haven’t crept above the size they should be.

With a 2D DataMatrix barcode, as an example, each of the little squares that makes up the symbol should be exactly the same size, both the dark and light squares.

Look at these two examples:

One of them looks to be printed nice and darkly you – would think that it will be easy for a scanner to read and that its verification score will be good.

In the other example, the barcode looks somewhat lighter. Intuition tells us, that this one would be more difficult to read in the dark version and possibly would score less high in the verification

As it happens, both barcodes are easy to read with most barcode scanners – I can read them just fine with the Barcode Check app on my phone.

However, if you look more closely at the darker example, you’ll see that the darker squares are somewhat larger than the white ones – this is print growth.

What is Print Growth?

When printing with an inkjet printer, the image is produced of a number of very small individual drops of ink. The examples I’ve used were printed on our ClearMark Thermal Inkjet printer, set at 300 dots per inch in both the horizontal and vertical axis. Since the barcode is 0.5″ square, each size is 150 drops or pixels and the individual small squares that make up the barcode are 7 x 7 pixels.

As the drops of ink are sprayed onto the product, they dry quickly (assuming the ink is compatible with the substrate), but not instantly. There is often some time for the drops to spread a little before they set permanently, causing the elements on the image to be slightly larger than intended.

This is why when inspecting a DataMatrix or QR Code that has been printed using inkjet, the small squares that are printed are often too large as the ink spreads.

This is print growth – you can see in the darker example, that the black squares are infringing on the white ones – causing the white squares to be smaller, or even rectangular, rather than squares.

Print growth will downgrade the ISO score of your barcode – possibly to the extent that it fails verification.

So What’s The Solution?

In these situations, Barcode (or Pixel) Shaving is your friend.

With each of the small squares in my example barcode, our ID Technology and Code Tech TIJ printers (and our Greydon Genesis inkjet printers), allow pixels to be removed (shaved) from around each square. So I could make the elements of my barcode 6 x 6 pixels (instead of 7 x 7), but still centered in the same location. This allows the ink to spread a little in each barcode element, but still stay within its assigned overall area.

Using barcode shaving on our printers allows them to be fine-tuned to ensure the best verification scores for both DataMatrix and QR Codes. This is huge for customers who need to comply with GS1 standards, such as those in the medical of pharma industries.

 

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, this is easy to use on both our Code Tech and ClearMark printers.

Here is the setting screen on ClearMark. You simply set the amount of shaving as a percentage. There is a little trial and error involved, but the setting is saved with the message to remember for next time.

 

So Shaving is Good?

Yes – this feature can be the difference between passing or failing barcode verification. It is often well worth the time to spend a few minutes fine-tuning your barcode settings, to avoid potential problems in the future.

Want to Learn More?

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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The Art of Barcode ShavingOkay, I’m not suggesting that your barcodes are looking a little scraggly and in need of getting their chins cleaned up. Barcode shaving (also often referred to as pixel shaving) is a way of tweaking your barcodes to get the best, verified print quality.

In this article I want to dig a little into this process and how it relates to printing two-dimensional barcodes when using inkjet printers.

When producing 2D barcodes such as DataMatrix or QR code to GS1 standards, it is obviously important that the data is correct, the structure of the encoded data is correct and the quality of the printed code meets the quality standard.

The Art of Barcode Shaving

Typical GS1 DataMatrix Code

Getting the data correct is really the job of the organization that’s printing the barcode, after all, it is their data.

The structure of a GS1 barcode is defined in the GS1 general specification. It’s relatively easy to check that the structure of the data is correct in some cases using a simple smartphone application – I’ve discussed this several times elsewhere.

In the GS1 system, quality for 2D barcodes, such as data matrix and QR codes, is defined in the ISO/IEC 15416 standard.

To verify the quality of a barcode against the standard, a number of measurements are taken using a calibrated verifier. All of these measurements each produce an individual grade which is then combined into one single overall score.

One of these parameters is called print growth. This measures the size of the elements in the barcode and ensures they haven’t crept above the size they should be.

With a 2D DataMatrix barcode, as an example, each of the little squares that makes up the symbol should be exactly the same size, both the dark and light squares.

Look at these two examples:

One of them looks to be printed nice and darkly you – would think that it will be easy for a scanner to read and that its verification score will be good.

In the other example, the barcode looks somewhat lighter. Intuition tells us, that this one would be more difficult to read in the dark version and possibly would score less high in the verification

As it happens, both barcodes are easy to read with most barcode scanners – I can read them just fine with the Barcode Check app on my phone.

However, if you look more closely at the darker example, you’ll see that the darker squares are somewhat larger than the white ones – this is print growth.

What is Print Growth?

When printing with an inkjet printer, the image is produced of a number of very small individual drops of ink. The examples I’ve used were printed on our ClearMark Thermal Inkjet printer, set at 300 dots per inch in both the horizontal and vertical axis. Since the barcode is 0.5″ square, each size is 150 drops or pixels and the individual small squares that make up the barcode are 7 x 7 pixels.

As the drops of ink are sprayed onto the product, they dry quickly (assuming the ink is compatible with the substrate), but not instantly. There is often some time for the drops to spread a little before they set permanently, causing the elements on the image to be slightly larger than intended.

This is why when inspecting a DataMatrix or QR Code that has been printed using inkjet, the small squares that are printed are often too large as the ink spreads.

This is print growth – you can see in the darker example, that the black squares are infringing on the white ones – causing the white squares to be smaller, or even rectangular, rather than squares.

Print growth will downgrade the ISO score of your barcode – possibly to the extent that it fails verification.

So What’s The Solution?

In these situations, Barcode (or Pixel) Shaving is your friend.

With each of the small squares in my example barcode, our ID Technology and Code Tech TIJ printers (and our Greydon Genesis inkjet printers), allow pixels to be removed (shaved) from around each square. So I could make the elements of my barcode 6 x 6 pixels (instead of 7 x 7), but still centered in the same location. This allows the ink to spread a little in each barcode element, but still stay within its assigned overall area.

Using barcode shaving on our printers allows them to be fine-tuned to ensure the best verification scores for both DataMatrix and QR Codes. This is huge for customers who need to comply with GS1 standards, such as those in the medical of pharma industries.

 

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, this is easy to use on both our Code Tech and ClearMark printers.

Here is the setting screen on ClearMark. You simply set the amount of shaving as a percentage. There is a little trial and error involved, but the setting is saved with the message to remember for next time.

 

So Shaving is Good?

Yes – this feature can be the difference between passing or failing barcode verification. It is often well worth the time to spend a few minutes fine-tuning your barcode settings, to avoid potential problems in the future.

Want to Learn More?

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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The Art of Barcode ShavingOkay, I’m not suggesting that your barcodes are looking a little scraggly and in need of getting their chins cleaned up. Barcode shaving (also often referred to as pixel shaving) is a way of tweaking your barcodes to get the best, verified print quality.

In this article I want to dig a little into this process and how it relates to printing two-dimensional barcodes when using inkjet printers.

When producing 2D barcodes such as DataMatrix or QR code to GS1 standards, it is obviously important that the data is correct, the structure of the encoded data is correct and the quality of the printed code meets the quality standard.

The Art of Barcode Shaving

Typical GS1 DataMatrix Code

Getting the data correct is really the job of the organization that’s printing the barcode, after all, it is their data.

The structure of a GS1 barcode is defined in the GS1 general specification. It’s relatively easy to check that the structure of the data is correct in some cases using a simple smartphone application – I’ve discussed this several times elsewhere.

In the GS1 system, quality for 2D barcodes, such as data matrix and QR codes, is defined in the ISO/IEC 15416 standard.

To verify the quality of a barcode against the standard, a number of measurements are taken using a calibrated verifier. All of these measurements each produce an individual grade which is then combined into one single overall score.

One of these parameters is called print growth. This measures the size of the elements in the barcode and ensures they haven’t crept above the size they should be.

With a 2D DataMatrix barcode, as an example, each of the little squares that makes up the symbol should be exactly the same size, both the dark and light squares.

Look at these two examples:

The Art of Barcode Shaving

One of them looks to be printed nice and darkly you – would think that it will be easy for a scanner to read and that its verification score will be good.

In the other example, the barcode looks somewhat lighter. Intuition tells us, that this one would be more difficult to read in the dark version and possibly would score less high in the verification

As it happens, both barcodes are easy to read with most barcode scanners – I can read them just fine with the Barcode Check app on my phone.

However, if you look more closely at the darker example, you’ll see that the darker squares are somewhat larger than the white ones – this is print growth.

What is Print Growth?

When printing with an inkjet printer, the image is produced of a number of very small individual drops of ink. The examples I’ve used were printed on our ClearMark Thermal Inkjet printer, set at 300 dots per inch in both the horizontal and vertical axis. Since the barcode is 0.5″ square, each size is 150 drops or pixels and the individual small squares that make up the barcode are 7 x 7 pixels.

As the drops of ink are sprayed onto the product, they dry quickly (assuming the ink is compatible with the substrate), but not instantly. There is often some time for the drops to spread a little before they set permanently, causing the elements on the image to be slightly larger than intended.

This is why when inspecting a DataMatrix or QR Code that has been printed using inkjet, the small squares that are printed are often too large as the ink spreads.

This is print growth – you can see in the darker example, that the black squares are infringing on the white ones – causing the white squares to be smaller, or even rectangular, rather than squares.

Print growth will downgrade the ISO score of your barcode – possibly to the extent that it fails verification.

So What’s The Solution?

In these situations, Barcode (or Pixel) Shaving is your friend.

With each of the small squares in my example barcode, our ID Technology and Code Tech TIJ printers (and our Greydon Genesis inkjet printers), allow pixels to be removed (shaved) from around each square. So I could make the elements of my barcode 6 x 6 pixels (instead of 7 x 7), but still centered in the same location. This allows the ink to spread a little in each barcode element, but still stay within its assigned overall area.

Using barcode shaving on our printers allows them to be fine-tuned to ensure the best verification scores for both DataMatrix and QR Codes. This is huge for customers who need to comply with GS1 standards, such as those in the medical of pharma industries.

 

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, this is easy to use on both our Code Tech and ClearMark printers.

Here is the setting screen on ClearMark. You simply set the amount of shaving as a percentage. There is a little trial and error involved, but the setting is saved with the message to remember for next time.

 

So Shaving is Good?

Yes – this feature can be the difference between passing or failing barcode verification. It is often well worth the time to spend a few minutes fine-tuning your barcode settings, to avoid potential problems in the future.

Want to Learn More?

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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The Art of Barcode ShavingOkay, I’m not suggesting that your barcodes are looking a little scraggly and in need of getting their chins cleaned up. Barcode shaving (also often referred to as pixel shaving) is a way of tweaking your barcodes to get the best, verified print quality.

In this article I want to dig a little into this process and how it relates to printing two-dimensional barcodes when using inkjet printers.

When producing 2D barcodes such as DataMatrix or QR code to GS1 standards, it is obviously important that the data is correct, the structure of the encoded data is correct and the quality of the printed code meets the quality standard.

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Typical GS1 DataMatrix Code

Getting the data correct is really the job of the organization that’s printing the barcode, after all, it is their data.

The structure of a GS1 barcode is defined in the GS1 general specification. It’s relatively easy to check that the structure of the data is correct in some cases using a simple smartphone application – I’ve discussed this several times elsewhere.

In the GS1 system, quality for 2D barcodes, such as data matrix and QR codes, is defined in the ISO/IEC 15416 standard.

To verify the quality of a barcode against the standard, a number of measurements are taken using a calibrated verifier. All of these measurements each produce an individual grade which is then combined into one single overall score.

One of these parameters is called print growth. This measures the size of the elements in the barcode and ensures they haven’t crept above the size they should be.

With a 2D DataMatrix barcode, as an example, each of the little squares that makes up the symbol should be exactly the same size, both the dark and light squares.

Look at these two examples:

The Art of Barcode Shaving

One of them looks to be printed nice and darkly you – would think that it will be easy for a scanner to read and that its verification score will be good.

In the other example, the barcode looks somewhat lighter. Intuition tells us, that this one would be more difficult to read in the dark version and possibly would score less high in the verification

As it happens, both barcodes are easy to read with most barcode scanners – I can read them just fine with the Barcode Check app on my phone.

However, if you look more closely at the darker example, you’ll see that the darker squares are somewhat larger than the white ones – this is print growth.

What is Print Growth?

When printing with an inkjet printer, the image is produced of a number of very small individual drops of ink. The examples I’ve used were printed on our ClearMark Thermal Inkjet printer, set at 300 dots per inch in both the horizontal and vertical axis. Since the barcode is 0.5″ square, each size is 150 drops or pixels and the individual small squares that make up the barcode are 7 x 7 pixels.

As the drops of ink are sprayed onto the product, they dry quickly (assuming the ink is compatible with the substrate), but not instantly. There is often some time for the drops to spread a little before they set permanently, causing the elements on the image to be slightly larger than intended.

This is why when inspecting a DataMatrix or QR Code that has been printed using inkjet, the small squares that are printed are often too large as the ink spreads.

This is print growth – you can see in the darker example, that the black squares are infringing on the white ones – causing the white squares to be smaller, or even rectangular, rather than squares.

Print growth will downgrade the ISO score of your barcode – possibly to the extent that it fails verification.

So What’s The Solution?

In these situations, Barcode (or Pixel) Shaving is your friend.

With each of the small squares in my example barcode, our ID Technology and Code Tech TIJ printers (and our Greydon Genesis inkjet printers), allow pixels to be removed (shaved) from around each square. So I could make the elements of my barcode 6 x 6 pixels (instead of 7 x 7), but still centered in the same location. This allows the ink to spread a little in each barcode element, but still stay within its assigned overall area.

Using barcode shaving on our printers allows them to be fine-tuned to ensure the best verification scores for both DataMatrix and QR Codes. This is huge for customers who need to comply with GS1 standards, such as those in the medical of pharma industries.

 

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, this is easy to use on both our Code Tech and ClearMark printers.

The Art of Barcode Shaving

Here is the setting screen on ClearMark. You simply set the amount of shaving as a percentage. There is a little trial and error involved, but the setting is saved with the message to remember for next time.

 

So Shaving is Good?

Yes – this feature can be the difference between passing or failing barcode verification. It is often well worth the time to spend a few minutes fine-tuning your barcode settings, to avoid potential problems in the future.

Want to Learn More?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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:

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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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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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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Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping Cases

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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.

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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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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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AEP INDUSTRIES INC. REPORTS FISCAL 2016 THIRD QUARTER AND YEAR-TO- DATE RESULTS

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AEP Industries Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Dividend

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AEP INDUSTRIES INC. REPORTS FISCAL 2016 SECOND QUARTER AND YEAR-TO-DATE RESULTS

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AEP Industries Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Dividend

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Developments in polymer composites to create opportunities for global medical composite market

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Anti-bacterial packaging doubles perishable food shelf-life, Zinc packaging reduces bacteria by 97%

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Asia Pacific to drive flexible electronics market estimated to cross US$87000 mln by 2024

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US imports to meet LatAms growing PE demand, Europe to continue high PE imports from Middle East

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Double digit growth in 3D printing offers manufacturing of complex designs a reality

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Advances in global thermoplastic elastomers market to be driven by ongoing product innovations

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Styrenic polymers market for medical applications to register CAGR of 7.5% uptil decade-end

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Urbanization, rising incomes in Asia Pacific leads growth in global flame retardant market

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Biobased polymer capacity to triple to 17 mln tons in 2020- PET, PLA, PHA to show fastest growth

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Escalating demand from Asia Pacific to drive growth of global flexible packaging till decade-end

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Growing use of polymers to drive global petrochemicals demand at CAGR of 6.8% uptil 2020

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Driven by APAC demand, antimicrobial plastic market to grow at CAGR of 10% until end of decade

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