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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.

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.

Waste is a costly factor, and one which when addressed can be hugely significant in terms of increasing profitability and saving on costs. By applying lean principles throughout your production line you will use fewer materials, less labour time, and require less costly space on the factory floor; in turn allowing you to make huge savings by cutting waste.

Dr. Richard Marsden – Chief Chemist, Linx Printing Technologies Ltd Coding onto PE & PP plastics – what do I need to know? Introduction Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are the most important members of a group of polymers called polyolefins. PE is the most widely used polymer in the world (around 80 million tonnes per year), whilst polypropylene (PP) acc ...

Due to the often-harsh nature of the bottling environment, beverage manufacturers and bottle packers must choose their equipment wisely: fragile or temperamental coders will not survive wet, dusty or sugary environments, and will need replacing frequently. This means more downtime, regular expenses, and a decrease in productivity. Naturally, this is something that professional bottlers wish to avoid at all costs. The new Linx 8940 CIJ printer can help.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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?