Holst Centre, imec and their partners in the EU FP7 project ORICLA have fabricated an radio frequency identification (RFID) circuit made in low-temperature, thin-film technology that allows reader-talks-first communication. The technology behind this prototype is used to create RFID tags that are cheap enough and have enough performance to be used as intelligent item-level tags on the packaging of retail consumer goods.
The Moss Digitube digital transfer machine is a plastic tube decoration system. The machine uses a new transfer technology for decorating containers with high-quality images. The images are pre-printed on a Xeikon printer at 1200 dpi on rolled-up silicon paper. The rolls are then used by the machine to transfer the high-quality images onto the containers plastic substrate. This transfer is achieved by a combination of heat, pressure and synchronisation.
The Herma 400 form, fill and seal self-adhesive labeller can be integrated to apply self-adhesive labels for reseal tabs, promotional messages or to add or correct information on the pack.
The Moss MO 2062 is a rotary dry offset machine for printing up to 4 colours on the top of bottle screw caps, with a production speed from 30,000 to 300,000 pieces per hour.
A strategic alliance partner of GS1 Australia, insignia has helped CUB ensure logistics labelling is accurate at CUB’s Yatala brewery in Queensland.
The ML20 markless sensor from Sick offers greater flexibility and shorter equipping times for varying labels and formats, more freedom of design in the structuring of packaging systems and prevention of unnecessary material use and rejects.
The Herma LAM is a laser-activatable material that has been specifically developed for use with CO2 laser inscription. When the laser makes contact with the material, its specialised coating changes from white to black.
The days are gone when packaging was used for nothing more than protecting the product and ensuring an attractive presentation at the point of sale. These days, packaging has to do a lot more. It has to be intelligent and interactive, and it is supposed to track goods along the entire supply chain, to expose counterfeits, to test whether a package has already been opened, or to indicate whether a cold chain has been interrupted. Finally, it is supposed to make it possible to pursue new methods of brand communication and to interact with the consumer.
Fibre King’s shelf-ready range of case packers and palletisers has been designed to suit the evolving shelf-ready requirements of Australian food retailers.
The Quicklabel Systems Plexo! Duo 453 printer includes: two-colour thermal transfer printing, electronic ribbon saving (especially important in GHS applications), an advanced user-friendly design, high-quality rugged build with sturdy die-cast aluminium chassis, robust metal cover and a Plexo! glass window for viewing consumables.
The Quicklabel Systems Plexo! 653 barcode printer includes: two-colour thermal transfer printing, electronic ribbon saving (especially important in GHS applications), a user-friendly design, high-quality rugged build with sturdy die-cast aluminium chassis, robust metal cover and a Plexo! glass window for viewing consumables.
The Avery Dennison Curve Appeal label application system can be used for complex curved surfaces and will allow designers to create more distinctive packaging shapes to catch the eye of consumers.
UPM Raflatac has launched a UV-hotmelt adhesive for use with transparent and opaque films in beverage and food labelling. The RC 7B adhesive performs well on a range of substrates, including glass and PET, and is suitable for applications requiring a no-label look.
The SmartDate X40 thermal transfer coder is designed to print large amounts of complex information at high speed on flexible packaging films, with minimal loss of data and maximised ribbon usage.
Markem-Imaje has introduced to the marking and coding market a small-character inkjet printer: the 9232. It prints best-before dates, logos, alphanumeric text, 1D and 2D barcodes for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, electronic, cable and extrusion industries.