2016 Blogs

26/06/2017
The Baked Goods sector covers bread, biscuits, cakes as well as variants of these such as snack bars, pastries and rusks. As such a range of packaging solutions are used and so a consideration of the requirements of each is needed before deciding on the right coding solution.
02/06/2017
Lean manufacturing aims for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to reduce waste and add value. Companies may use a range of proven methods when applying lean principles, including Just-In-Time deliveries which offer such benefits as eliminating the need for high stock levels, and freeing up factory floor space.
31/05/2016
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are the most important members of a group of polymers called polyolefins.
These polymers are used in applications spanning a multitude of industry sectors such as food packaging, automotive, pharmaceuticals, cable, wire & pipes, etc. They are used widely in industries where CIJ printers are used for coding and marking.
Their characteristics are such that effective coding and marking onto these plastics can be a challenge for manufacturers.
16/05/2016
Successful contract packing companies act as extensions of their clients’ operations. To hold their own in such a competitive market, contract packers must position themselves not just for their own growth, but for the growth of the companies they work with. 
08/06/2016

When choosing an ink for coding purposes, there are five key areas to consider:

But do you know what they are and why they are so important?

19/04/2016
Laser technology is losing its ‘expensive’ reputation and its versatility is making it an ideal solution for many coding applications, says Matt Eastham, Laser Business Manager of Linx Printing Technologies
As a manufacturer, you may find your margins are being affected by day to day pressures such as competition, retailer requirements and consumer demands. Becoming more efficient in your production and packing processes can help to alleviate these pressures.
14/12/2016
Coding onto alcoholic beverages – whether they are beers, wines, spirits or pre-mixed cocktails – brings a variety of challenges which can be placed into 3 broad areas. Carefully consider these before investing in new coding equipment, and ensure you are well placed for continued growth in the industry.
16/03/2016
Change is afoot in the beer brewing industry. Canned beer is traditionally synonymous with a lacklustre and inferior product when compared to bottled beer. However, it’s clear that particularly amongst craft breweries, attitudes are changing.
In 2002 when Oskar Blues Brewery in the USA were the first craft brewery to adopt the canned format, with their flagship Dale’s Pale Ale brew. Today more craft brewers are moving from glass bottles to cans. But what is the reason behind this move?
16/03/2016
As the farmgate price of milk continues to decline, how can dairy manufacturers squeeze more into their profits? Dairy UK has recently published an export strategy that looks to help UK dairy manufacturers improve their export performance. This could lead to increased production opportunities - but as production increases does it make sense for the amount of waste to increase proportionally?